Official members are identified in the legislation as being a Police officer and a Community Corrections Officer (previously known as Probation and Parole Officer).
The Police representative on the State Parole Authority is a senior Police officer, must be of at least Senior Sergeant Rank, appointed by the Commissioner of Police. There are always at least two Police representatives appointed at one time, with others appointed as deputies who fulfil the role when the official members are on leave. This member plays an important role in the representing of the NSW Police Service and may provide information regarding offender's further charges while on parole, copies of Police facts along with their expertise in the criminal justice system.
The Community Corrections representative is a senior Community Corrections officer, appointed by the Commissioner of Corrective Services NSW. There are always at least two Community Corrections representatives appointed at one time, with others appointed as deputies, who fulfil the role when the official members are on leave. This valued member's role includes assisting the other members with the operation, functions and responsibilities of Community Corrections staff. Their role may include with the assistance of further interpreting reports prepared by the Service and may also include with information on Correctional Centre operations and programs.