22 November 2016 - NW2246
Balindlela, Ms ZB to ask the Minister of Transport
(1)(a) What criteria were used to appoint senior inspectors in the National Traffic Police (NTP) in the past three financial years, (b) what salary scales are used for the specified inspectors, (c) why do salaries sometimes differ for the same rank and (d) why have some of the inspectors not been given ranks despite them being in the service of the NTP for more than three years; (2) whether all training provided to the senior inspectors is accredited; if not, (a) why not and (b) why are the inspectors receiving training that is not accredited; if so, what are the relevant details?
1. (a)The successful applicant should be in possession of a Basic Traffic Diploma, atleast 4 years work related experience in Law Enforcement. Avalid proof of registration as a Traffic Officer, No previous conviction, have a Driver’s License and should at least have an Examiner of Driver’s License or Examiner of Vehicles qualification.
(b) Post where advertised on the basis that Salary was negotiable within the C1 band as per Patterson grades and the date of appointment.
(c)Please refer answer (b) as it bears relevance to the question.
(d)why have some of the inspectors not been given ranks despite them being in the service of the NTP for more than three years;
Irrespective of the years served, all Traffic Officers are appointed as Traffic Officers at the entry level of the profession. Traffic officers are considered for progression on the basis of funded and vacant positions.
(2) The training provided to Senior Inspectors is accredited i.e. Examiners of Vehicles and Examiners of Driver’s License.
(a) Not applicable
(b) All Traffic officers receive accredited Training