The Samoa government is amending the Police Service Act to allow the Head of State, on advice from cabinet, to suspend or terminate the commissioner or assistant commissioners.
The Prime Minister, who is also Police Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi tabled the amendments saying it aims to speed up the process because a commission of inquiry takes too long.
Tuila'epa is also the minister for the newly established National Prosecution Office and is seeking similar amendments in its legislation.
Tuila'epa said the grievances within the police are the main reasons for his push for amendments.
The suspended Director of National Prosecution, Mauga Precious Chang, has been cleared by the district court of traffic related offences, but she is yet to be re-instated.
There are local media reports quoting the Attorney General, Lemalu Herman Retzlaff, as saying they are awaiting an appeal against the not-guilty verdict.