December 31st 2017 is the timeline being given by Edmund Dillon National Security Minister for submission of the final report to cabinet, by the Police Manpower Audit Committee.
He also confirmed that cabinet agreed to extend the life of the committee by nine months.
Members of the committee were presented with their instruments of appointment in January 2017.
Minister Dillon revealed that the committee submitted its status report to cabinet on March 28th this year and it outlined the work it had been undertaking since its establishment along with major preliminary findings.
Mr Dillon told the parliament that the work of the committee will provide the Police Service with factual data that can better influence its planning and policies going forward.