South African Police Service Medical Scheme (POLMED), is a closed medical scheme registered under the Medical Schemes Act (Act 131 of 1998). Only employees of the South African Police Service (SAPS), appointed under the South African Police Service Act (Act 68 of 1995), and their dependants are eligible to be members of POLMED. The Board of Trustees is entrusted with ensuring the optimal operation of the Scheme to the benefit of the members. The Board of Trustees comprises of seven individuals that are elected and seven that are appointed by the National Commissioner. The Principal Officer, supported by Scheme Management, is responsible for executing the directives of the Board and ensuring that POLMED offers its members an excellent service.