10 October 2017 - NW2781
Horn, Mr W to ask the Minister of Police
(1) How many sectors does the Germiston Police Station have; (2) how many (a) officers for visible policing and (b) vehicles are there for (i) each sector, (ii) charge office and (iii) other policing function; (3) (a) what is the shortage of (i) officers for visible policing and (ii) vehicles at the station and (b) by what date will the station receive their full complement of officers for visible policing and vehicles?
(1) The Germiston Police Station has five sectors.
(2)(a) The police station has 149 visible policing members.
(2)(b)(i) One vehicle has been allocated to each sector.
(2)(b)(ii) A vehicle has not been allocated to the Community Service Centre, however, should personnel stationed there require a vehicle, one is made available.
(2)(b)(iii) Ten vehicles are available for other policing functions.
(3)(a)(i) According to the fixed establishment, the Germiston Police Station has a shortage of four officers between levels 8 to 12, and has a surplus of 35 employees between levels 3 to 7, within the visible policing environment.
(3)(a)(ii) The police station does not have a shortage of vehicles.
(3)(b) The Germiston Police Station, will receive one vehicle by the end of October 2017. Critical vacancies, for salary levels 8 to 12, were identified and posts were requested from Head Office, as critical funded posts. However, it needs to be mentioned that posts can only be filled, once the moratium on promotion is uplifted and posts are made available.