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CPO holds preliminary discussions with Police on Job Evaluation Exercise

On February 28, 2023 the Chief Personnel Officer (CPO), Commander Dr. Daryl Dindial met with the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Social and Welfare Association (TTPSWA) representing the 1st and 2nd Divisions to commence preliminary discussions on a new Job Evaluation Exercise for Offices within the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

The discussions covered the potential Job Evaluation methodologies, timelines, governance structures, and composition of the Job Evaluation Committees and the requisite next steps for the Cabinet’s consideration.


The CPO recognises the impact a new Job Evaluation Exercise can have on the TTPSCompensation and Classification Structure. He advised that the Job Evaluation Exercise will update the competency profile of all jobs and it will consequently impact human resource functions such as training and development, recruitment and selection and performance management.


The current TTPS Classification and Compensation system was an outcome of a successfully completed Job Evaluation Exercise between the CPO and the Association in the early 2000s. In that exercise, a new grade structure was completed along with recommendations arising from a salary survey.  The CPO advises that there are one hundred and eighty-eight (188) positions within an establishment of approximately seven thousand, eight hundred and eighty-four (7,884) Officers that will be subject to the Job Evaluation Exercise.


Following the meeting, Dr. Dindial expressed his commitment to working collaboratively with the Association and the Ministry of National Security throughout the exercise. He further stated that the Personnel Department learnt valuable lessons in the leadership, management, and administration of previous Job Evaluation Exercises and is well-equipped to complete this exercise within the timelines, from its commencement.


Further to the recent completion of negotiations with the CPO, the President of the TTPSWA, ASP Gideon Dickson sees the advancement of the TTPS’ Job Evaluation Exercise as critical and the Association and its members look forward to the development of the process. He added, twenty years have elapsed since the last exercise and the offices in the TTPS deserve to be evaluated in line with international best practices.


The exercise is expected to commence in January 2024.

Chief Personnel Officer, Commander Dr. Daryl Dindial and President, TTPSSWA ASP Gideon Dickson following the meeting at the Office of the Chief Personnel Officer.