Former Commissioner of Police Faseeh appointed to Police Board

Ahmed Faseeh, former Police Commissioner. (Sun File Photo)

Former Commissioner of Police Ahmed Faseeh, on Monday, has been appointed to the vacant seat in Police Board.

Home Ministry’s Communications Director Hasfy Abdulla confirmed his appointment to Sun.

A seat in the Police Board became vacant after Ali Faiz, Ma. Manaage, who was serving as the Board’s president was appointed Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka.

Hafsy said that a new president will be elected in a vote taken amongst all members of the Board.

“A president is yet to be appointed to the Board. This will be done during the Board’s convening. It is only a member that has been appointed to the vacant post,” he had said.

Faseeh served as the Commissioner of Police during former President Mohamed Nasheed’s administration.

Police Board was constituted under the new Maldives Police Service Act last April.

According to Police Service Act, the Police Board must be composed of two presidential appointees, three members with education and experience in a professional area, and two members from the general public.

They are responsible for appointing the police commissioner and deputy police commissioners, conducting the vetting process for their appointment, and providing their counsel to the Home Minister and other officials they are legally obligated to counsel.