POLICE SERVICE ACT - 1970 (ACT 350)

    Section - 5 - Filling of Vacancies.

    (1) A vacancy in a Police Service post or rank may be filled-

    (a) by promotion, that is by appointing a police officer who is to be moved from another grade or rank with an immediate increase in his salary;

    (b) by transfer within the Service, that is by appointing a police officer who is to be moved from another grade or rank with no alteration in his salary;

    (c) on reduction in rank, that is by appointing a police officer who is to be moved from another grade or rank with an immediate reduction in his salary;

    (d) by recruitment, that is by appointing a person who is not a police officer or who would cease to be a police officer if the appointment were not made.

    (2) Wherever practicable, a vacancy in the Police Service shall be filled either by promotion or transfer within the Service.

    (3) Promotions shall be made according to merit.