Article III: Commission Authority and Membership
Section 1. Authority
Subject to the limitations of these bylaws, the DODPOSTC shall provide direction and oversight for all DODPOSTC activities. The Commission shall have review authority, including but not limited to, all policies for DODPOSTC operations, minimum training standards, and procedures for the certification of law enforcement officers (both military and civilian) across Department of Defense.
Section 2. Commission Composition
The Commission is comprised of Department of Defense law enforcement organizations, military services and agencies, as identified herein. The current composition of the Commission will be regulated by the DOD Office of Law Enforcement Policy and Support.
Number of Commission Members:
The number of Commission members will be set and regulated by the DOD Office of Law Enforcement Policy and Support. The number will be 13 Commission members with 10 voting commissioners. The number and composition of the Commission may be changed by a two-thirds majority vote of the Commission membership then in office. The process to change the number will be through the submission and approval of a resolution at a regular or special meeting in compliance with the requirements set forth herein.
Composition of the Commission: The Commission shall be composed of:
Commission Director: Director, DOD Officer of Law Enforcement Policy and Training Commission Deputy Director: (from the USAMPS staff/Non- Voting designation) Commission Executive Secretary: (from the USAMPS staff/Non-Voting designation) One voting representative from each Law Enforcement Organization (service or agency):
-the United States Navy
- the United States Air Force
- the United States Marine Corps
- the United States Army (Office of the Provost Marshal General)
- the Defense Logistics Agency
- the Pentagon Force Protection Agency
- the National Security Agency
- the Defense Intelligence Agency
- the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
Section 3. Commission Membership
Service Members: Representatives are appointed by appropriate military law enforcement commanders/directors. The representatives will be senior managers with policy-making input authority, senior oversight responsibility, and significant leadership experience with military law enforcement training. Appointees shall receive sufficient time and resources from their respective service/organization in order to actively participate in all Commission actions and responsibilities. Agency Members: Representatives are appointed by appropriate senior service and agency law enforcement directors. The representatives will be managers with policy-making authority and significant leadership experience with federal law enforcement training. Appointees shall receive sufficient time and resources from their respective agency in order to actively participate in all Commission actions and responsibilities.
Section 4. Terms of Appointment
Military and Civilian appointees shall serve for a five-year term, unless membership extension is approved by the Commission. Terms shall be staggered to provide for the expiration of approximately one-third of the Commission's membership each year. The Commission is authorized to take such action as necessary to amend current term appointments to meet the intent of this section.
Appointments shall commence on October 1 and expire on September 30 in the fifth year. No term limitations exist for Commission executives.
Section 5. Commission Member Responsibilities
Only designated Commission members may represent their organization, service, or agency at Commission meetings. Substitutes or alternates are not permitted, but members may designate proxies as provided by these bylaws.
New Commission members are expected to participate in an orientation process established by the DOD POST Commission Executive Committee.
Commission members are expected to attend every Commission meeting and other designated activities, and be fully prepared to engage in discussions, deliberations, and decisions, and actively represent the interests of their respective areas in the DOD law enforcement community.
Each member of the Commission will affirm that they agree to maintain confidentiality and discretion regarding any and all information provided and/or discovered while executing the duties and responsibilities of the Commission.
Section 6. Reappointments and Vacancies
Reappointments: At each regular meeting, the Executive Secretary shall notify the Commission of any member whose term is due to expire within the next twelve calendar months. Upon receipt of said notification, the Commission will place the position under new business to discuss continued representation on the Commission.
The Executive Secretary will coordinate with the current member to obtain a written correspondence from their respective organization, service, or agency which expresses its intent and commitment to continued participation on the Commission. Unless an objection is raised and supported by a properly approved motion, membership shall continue.
Vacancies: A vacancy shall occur whenever the member can no longer participate on the Commission. Within 90 days of a vacancy occurring, the Executive Secretary will coordinate with the Executive Committee and the service/agency to secure a replacement to fill the unexpired term.
Section 7. Resignations and Removal of Commission Member
Resignations: Commission members may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Commission through the Chair or Executive Secretary. The resignation is effective upon receipt unless the notice specifies a later effective date.
A Commission member who misses two regularly scheduled Commission meetings in any 12-month period without an excused absence granted by the Commission is presumed to have resigned.
Removals: Members may be removed for cause. Any member who has breached any duty obligation arising under these bylaws, or has taken such other action as to undermine the mission and goals of the Commission, may be removed by a two-thirds majority vote of the Commission membership then in office. The member shall be provided notice which outlines the breach of conduct five days prior to the meeting date and shall have an opportunity to be heard at the meeting. The final decision shall be promptly communicated to the member by the Executive Secretary. The Commission's decision is final and there is no right of appeal.