Chairman of the Police and Prison Services Commission Edmund Andresen says the commission is in the dark as to how the new Commissioner of Police was identified.

Mr Andresen says that the commission has, according to the minutes, only agreed in its last meeting to advertise the post both locally and overseas.

Mr Andresen says as far as the Police and Prison Services Commission is concerned, the post had not yet been advertised. He says the Public Service Commission was going to advertise the position.

Andersen stated that the appointment of Fiji national Jahir Khan may have been a special appointment, but the commission was not aware of it. Mr Andresen says up until now, the commission is not yet certain of the nature of Mr Khan's appointment.

He says recommendation for the appointment has yet to be formalized by the Police and Prison Services Commission.

Mr Khan was sworn in by Governor General Sir Nathaniel Waena at the Government House on Tuesday.