Tomasz has been Chief Road Transport Inspector (since his appointment in 2007), is a Police Chief Superintendent, and a member of the National Road Traffic Safety Council. He is a graduate of the Police Academy in Szczytno, and the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Wrocław (political science). He has been an active contributor to the establishment of the Road Transport Inspection as part of the PHARE programme. He is co-author of an automatic traffic supervision system, implemented under the name CANARD.
He has been involved in various legislative initiatives related to legal acts on road transport and safety, both domestic and within the EU (e.g. as a co-author of the “penalty tariff” project, the points system for drivers, the road transport act, and the road traffic act, as well as numerous executive regulation bills for these acts). As Executive Committee Member and OPSED Work Group Leader (he is responsible for organising control activities in the EU) of the Eurocontrol Route – (ECR), and the organisation of control institutions (the equivalent of the Polish Road Transport Inspection in European countries). He has had a real influence on raising the standards of the control and enforcement of provisions related to road transport, and social provisions for drivers in road transport. His experience and knowledge have also been useful in leading twin projects in Ukraine and Croatia, under the auspices of the European Commission (Support to the strengthening of road freight and passenger transport safety in Ukraine/Further harmonisation of road safety legislation, strengthening, and development of the administrative capacity of the Ministries in the field of road transport in Croatia).
Tomasz Połeć is also experienced in working with the mass media, including a long-running column in an automotive monthly, programmes in the 1st and 3rd channels of Polish Radio, including ‘Radio Truck’ – programmes for professional drivers.