A. There is created the “public safety advisory commission” composed of seven citizens of New Mexico appointed by the governor with the consent of the senate for staggered terms of three years ending on January 1; provided that in making the initial appointments, three members shall be appointed for terms of three years each, two members shall be appointed for terms of two years each and two members shall be appointed for terms of one year each. Thereafter, all appointments shall be made for terms of three years.

B. The commission shall advise the secretary on policy matters respecting the activities of the department and shall conduct disciplinary proceedings for any officer of the department state police division as required by Section 29-2-11 NMSA 1978. The disciplinary hearings shall be a matter of record and shall be conducted in the manner provided for in Section 29-2-11 NMSA 1978. The commission shall serve its findings and conclusions on the secretary for execution.