The Law Enforcement Monitoring Commission will operate independently and;
(1) The duties and authorities of the Commission are indicated below:
a) Making suggestions to the Ministry regarding to the determined principles on the functioning of the law enforcement complaint system, monitoring the practices about this issue and ensuring the coordination among public institutions and organizations in the functioning of the system.
b) Demanding a disciplinary investigation for the law enforcement officers by the competent authorities when necessary by virtue of crimes or actions, attitudes or behaviours allegedly committed by the law enforcement officers that require disciplinary punishment.
c) Making recommendations to the Ministry for inspection and supervision on issues related to the functioning of the law enforcement complaint system, evaluating the reports issued in consequence of these inspections and supervisions, determining the administrative measures to be taken regarding the identified deficiencies and proposing them to the Ministry and declaring the reports to the public which they deem suitable.
d) Making recommendations to the Ministry for the effective functioning and development of the central registry system and monitoring the functioning of this system.
e) Preparing statistics related to the data and information to be obtained from the central registration system, creating a database, analysing and to have analysed the obtained data and information, making suggestions on strategy determination and implementation, and announcing the results of these analyzes to the public when considered necessary.
f) Preparing annual reports containing determinations, opinions and suggestions on issues falling into its remit and submitting these reports to the Human Rights Investigation Commission of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and to the Presidency of the Republic and declaring them to the public every year in March.
g) Carrying out researches or getting researches to improve the working conditions of law enforcement officers, monitoring and evaluating the actions carried out for the development and improvement of law enforcement services, and making suggestions to the Ministry on these issues.
h) Monitoring the implementation of law enforcement’s ethical principles; making suggestions to the competent authorities on the effective implementation of these principles and cooperating with the law enforcement agency and other relevant organizations in this respect.
i) Conducting or having conducted opinion researches at least once in every two years in order to measure the public's trust in the law enforcement complaint system and evaluating the opinions and thoughts of the public regarding the system.
j) Communicating and cooperating with universities, public professional organisations, and relevant non-governmental organizations on issues falling into its remit.
k) Expressing opinions and making suggestions to the authorized units regarding the in-service training programs of the law enforcement.
l) Expressing opinion on legislative arrangements related to the issues that fall into its remit.
(2) In the case of submission of notices and complaints to the Commission regarding the actions, attitudes or behaviours of law enforcement officers that require disciplinary punishment or the Commission finds out them on its own motion; the Commission may request to initiate a disciplinary investigation from the Directorate of the Council within thirty days from the date of the notification or complaint found out. Upon this request, the Directorate of the Council take actions with respect to the general disciplinary provisions.