Singapore Police Force
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The Singapore Police Force (Abbreviation
Abbreviation
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: SPF; ; ; ) is the main agency tasked with maintaining law and order
Law enforcement in Singapore
Generally, law enforcement in Singapore comes under the direct purview of the Singapore Police Force, the main government agency entrusted with the maintenance of law and order in Singapore...

 in the city-state. Formerly known as the Republic of Singapore Police (Abbreviation
Abbreviation
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: RSP; ), it has grown from an 11-man organisation to a 38,587 strong force. It enjoys a relatively positive public image, and is credited for helping to arrest Singapore
Singapore
Singapore , officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the...

's civic unrests and lawlessness in its early years, and maintaining the low crime rate today despite having a smaller police-citizen ratio compared to other major cities.
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The Singapore Police Force (Abbreviation
Abbreviation
An abbreviation is a shortened form of a word or phrase. Usually, but not always, it consists of a letter or group of letters taken from the word or phrase...

: SPF; ; ; ) is the main agency tasked with maintaining law and order
Law enforcement in Singapore
Generally, law enforcement in Singapore comes under the direct purview of the Singapore Police Force, the main government agency entrusted with the maintenance of law and order in Singapore...

 in the city-state. Formerly known as the Republic of Singapore Police (Abbreviation
Abbreviation
An abbreviation is a shortened form of a word or phrase. Usually, but not always, it consists of a letter or group of letters taken from the word or phrase...

: RSP; ), it has grown from an 11-man organisation to a 38,587 strong force. It enjoys a relatively positive public image, and is credited for helping to arrest Singapore
Singapore
Singapore , officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the...

's civic unrests and lawlessness in its early years, and maintaining the low crime rate today despite having a smaller police-citizen ratio compared to other major cities. Singapore has been ranked consistently in the top five positions in the Global Competitiveness Report
Global Competitiveness Report
The Global Competitiveness Report is a yearly report published by the World Economic Forum. The first report was released in 1979. The 2011–2012 report covers 142 major and emerging economies....

 in terms of its reliability of police services.

The organisation structure of the SPF is split between the staff and line functions, roughly modelled after the military. There are currently 15 staff departments and 13 line units. The headquarters is located in a block at New Phoenix Park in Novena
Novena, Singapore
Novena is a town in Singapore, and is within the Central Region. The area falls under the Novena Planning Area, an urban planning zone under the Urban Redevelopment Authority.It is served by the North South MRT Line at the Novena MRT Station....

, adjacent to a twin block occupied by the Ministry of Home Affairs
Ministry of Home Affairs (Singapore)
The Ministry of Home Affairs is a ministry of the Government of Singapore responsible for public safety, civil defence and immigration. It is also known as the Home Team. It is headed by the Minister for Home Affairs....

.

History


Early years

The Singapore Police Force has a heritage almost as old as that of modern Singapore, having been formed in 1819 with a skeleton force of 11 men under the command of Francis James Bernard, son-in-law of William Farquhar
William Farquhar
Major-General William Farquhar was an employee of the East India Company, and the first Resident of colonial Singapore.-Early life:Farquhar was born at Newhall, Aberdeenshire, near Aberdeen in 1774, and joined the East India Company as a cadet when he was 17...

, and kept in operation with a monthly budget of $300. Manpower constraints meant that the men had to perform a wide range of roles, and required the help of headmen amongst the various ethnic communities to maintain orderliness on the streets, all the more possible as the communities lived in segregated areas around the city.

This partnership with the community was in line with Sir Stamford Raffles
Stamford Raffles
Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles, FRS was a British statesman, best known for his founding of the city of Singapore . He is often described as the "Father of Singapore"...

' vision of a thriving colony largely self-regulated by local social structures, with the British masters administrating it via indirect rule. The large influx of migrants from China, however, began to test this system when the hands-off approach by the British allowed secret societies in Singapore
Secret societies in Singapore
Secret societies in Singapore are generally Chinese in origin. They have been largely eradicated as a security issue in the city state. However many smaller groups remain today which attempt to mimic societies of the past...

 to thrive. Although originally formed with legal intentions of community bonding and the provision of assistance to fellow migrants, these societies gradually became influential, competitive, and increasingly engaged in illegal activity including monetary extortion from the masses, the operation of gambling
Gambling
Gambling is the wagering of money or something of material value on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning additional money and/or material goods...

 dens, and the smuggling
Smuggling
Smuggling is the clandestine transportation of goods or persons, such as out of a building, into a prison, or across an international border, in violation of applicable laws or other regulations.There are various motivations to smuggle...

 of illegal goods on top of more legal commercial operations to meet their financial needs.

Competition gradually heated up between large rival factions, such as that between the larger Ghee Hin Kongsi
Ghee Hin Kongsi
The Ghee Hin Kongsi is a secret society in Singapore and Malaya, formed in 1820. Ghee Hin literally means "the rise of righteousness" in Chinese. The Ghee Hin often fought against the Hakka-dominated Hai San secret society....

, the Ghee Hock Kongsi and the Hai San Kongsi. Murders, mass riots, kidnappings, arson and other serious crimes became commonplace in the next four decades since the colony's founding. Faced with violent acts of crime which may involve thousands, such as the funeral riots of 1846 involving 9,000 members from the Ghee Hin and Ghee Hock secret societies, the police force was woefully incapable of bringing the situation under control, and often had to call in the army for assistance. The escalating number of serious crimes prompted the need for stronger legislation to deter would-be criminals. Singapore's first executions were thus held in the wake of the first criminal session in June 1828, when a Chinese and Indian were found guilty and convicted for murder.

Headed by Europeans and predominantly staffed by Malay and Indian officers, the force had little Chinese representation as the military and policing professionals were traditionally shunned by the Chinese community, which therefore impaired policing efforts amongst the large Chinese populace. In 1843, the force comprised a sitting magistrate
Magistrate
A magistrate is an officer of the state; in modern usage the term usually refers to a judge or prosecutor. This was not always the case; in ancient Rome, a magistratus was one of the highest government officers and possessed both judicial and executive powers. Today, in common law systems, a...

 doubling up as a superintendent
Superintendent (police)
Superintendent , often shortened to "super", is a rank in British police services and in most English-speaking Commonwealth nations. In many Commonwealth countries the full version is superintendent of police...

, three European constables and an assistant native constable, 14 officers and 110 policemen. With a total strength of no more than 150 men, the police was compelled to avoid direct intervention in these mass acts of violence, else risking almost total annihilation.

A repeat of this scenario occurred in 1851, when lingering displeasure against Roman Catholic ethnic Chinese erupted into major rioting leaving over 500 Chinese dead. The army was called in again, although it involved having to induct Indian convicts into military service almost overnight. In 1854, twelve consecutive days of violence sparked by a dispute between the Hokkiens and Teochews disrupted trade. This particular incident led to the formation of the military's Singapore Rifle Corps on 8 July 1854, the earliest predecessor of the Singapore Armed Forces
Singapore Armed Forces
The Singapore Armed Forces is the military arm of the Total Defence of the Republic of Singapore; as well as the military component of the Ministry of Defence. The SAF comprises three branches: the Singapore Army, the Republic of Singapore Air Force and the Republic of Singapore Navy...

' People's Defence Force today.

Criminal violence was not merely in the domain of the ethnic Chinese, however. Rivalries between Malay princes and communities also often result in acts of violence, which prompted the passing of Singapore's first arms law in March 1823 restricting the right to bear arms to 24 of the Malay Sultan's followers. Nearly two centuries later, these anti-arms laws continue to be strictly enforced, resulting in a society relatively free from firearms-related criminal offences.

Police Pledge

We pledge to be loyal and true to the Police service and the Republic of Singapore.

We pledge to uphold the law, to protect life and property, to prevent and detect crime.

We pledge to discharge our responsibilities without fear or favour, regardless of race, language or religion.

We pledge to strive for excellence, to be proactive and to exercise initiative in our duties.

We pledge to serve our community and our country and to be courteous and humane in our dealings with every fellowman.

Police Headquarters

Appointment Rank Abbreviation Name Address
Commissioner of Police
Commissioner of Police (Singapore)
The Commissioner of Police is the top-ranking police officer of the Singapore Police Force. Assisted by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, he reports to the Minister for Home Affairs....

Commissioner of Police
Commissioner of Police (Singapore)
The Commissioner of Police is the top-ranking police officer of the Singapore Police Force. Assisted by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, he reports to the Minister for Home Affairs....

CP
Commissioner of Police (Singapore)
The Commissioner of Police is the top-ranking police officer of the Singapore Police Force. Assisted by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, he reports to the Minister for Home Affairs....

Ng Joo Hee New Phoenix Park, 28 Irrawaddy Road
Deputy Commissioner (Policy) Deputy Commissioner of Police
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Singapore)
The Deputy Commissioner of Police is the second most senior police rank of a senior officer in the Singapore Police Force above the rank of Senior Assistant Commissioner and below that of the Commissioner of Police...

DCP
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Singapore)
The Deputy Commissioner of Police is the second most senior police rank of a senior officer in the Singapore Police Force above the rank of Senior Assistant Commissioner and below that of the Commissioner of Police...

T Raja Kumar  New Phoenix Park, 28 Irrawaddy Road
Quality Service Manager Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Deputy assistant commissioner is a rank in London's Metropolitan Police Service between assistant commissioner and commander. It is equivalent to deputy chief constable in other British police forces and wears the same insignia: a pip above crossed tipstaves within a wreath.The rank was introduced...

DAC
Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Deputy assistant commissioner is a rank in London's Metropolitan Police Service between assistant commissioner and commander. It is equivalent to deputy chief constable in other British police forces and wears the same insignia: a pip above crossed tipstaves within a wreath.The rank was introduced...

Kuldip SINGH New Phoenix Park, 28 Irrawaddy Road

Staff departments

Department Abbreviation Director Address
Administration and Finance Department A&F SUPT
Superintendent (police)
Superintendent , often shortened to "super", is a rank in British police services and in most English-speaking Commonwealth nations. In many Commonwealth countries the full version is superintendent of police...

 Jo Choo
New Phoenix Park, 28 Irrawaddy Road
Commercial Affairs Department
Commercial Affairs Department
The Commercial Affairs Department is a staff department of the Singapore Police Force and is previously known as the Commercial Crime Department....

CAD Mr.
Mr.
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 Tan Boon Gin
Police Cantonment Complex
Police Cantonment Complex
The Police Cantonment Complex is a high-rise government complex located on 391 New Bridge Road, Singapore. It was officially opened in July 2001....

, 391 New Bridge Road
New Bridge Road
New Bridge Road is a one-way road located within the Central Area in Singapore.New Bridge Road starts at the Coleman Bridge to the south of the Singapore River and extends into Chinatown within the Outram Planning Area, before joining with Eu Tong Sen Street and Kampong Bahru Road within the Bukit...

 Block D
Criminal Investigation Department
Criminal Investigation Department
The Crime Investigation Department is the branch of all Territorial police forces within the British Police and many other Commonwealth police forces, to which plain clothes detectives belong. It is thus distinct from the Uniformed Branch and the Special Branch.The Metropolitan Police Service CID,...

CID SAC
Senior Assistant Commissioner
Senior assistant commissioner is a rank used in the Singapore Police Force and in the New South Wales Police Force of Australia.-Australia:The rank of senior assistant commissioner is only used in the New South Wales Police Force, where it is senior to the rank of assistant commissioner and junior...

 Hoong Wee Teck
Police Cantonment Complex
Police Cantonment Complex
The Police Cantonment Complex is a high-rise government complex located on 391 New Bridge Road, Singapore. It was officially opened in July 2001....

, 391 New Bridge Road
New Bridge Road
New Bridge Road is a one-way road located within the Central Area in Singapore.New Bridge Road starts at the Coleman Bridge to the south of the Singapore River and extends into Chinatown within the Outram Planning Area, before joining with Eu Tong Sen Street and Kampong Bahru Road within the Bukit...

 Block C
Manpower Department MPD SAC
Senior Assistant Commissioner
Senior assistant commissioner is a rank used in the Singapore Police Force and in the New South Wales Police Force of Australia.-Australia:The rank of senior assistant commissioner is only used in the New South Wales Police Force, where it is senior to the rank of assistant commissioner and junior...

 Jerry See
New Phoenix Park, 28 Irrawaddy Road
Operations Department OPS AC
Assistant Commissioner
Assistant commissioner is a rank used in many police forces across the globe. It is also a rank used in revenue administrations in many countries.-Australia:...

 Lim Kok Thai
New Phoenix Park, 28 Irrawaddy Road
Planning and Organisation Department P&O AC
Assistant Commissioner
Assistant commissioner is a rank used in many police forces across the globe. It is also a rank used in revenue administrations in many countries.-Australia:...

 Tan Chye Hee
New Phoenix Park, 28 Irrawaddy Road
Police Custodial Department PCD AC
Assistant Commissioner
Assistant commissioner is a rank used in many police forces across the globe. It is also a rank used in revenue administrations in many countries.-Australia:...

 Jarmal Singh
New Phoenix Park, 28 Irrawaddy Road
Police Intelligence Department
Police Intelligence Department
The Police Intelligence Department is a staff department of the Singapore Police Force. Its primary purpose is to collate and analyse information obtained from the various departments of the SPF, as well as other sources, to support law enforcement activities in Singapore...

PID SAC
Senior Assistant Commissioner
Senior assistant commissioner is a rank used in the Singapore Police Force and in the New South Wales Police Force of Australia.-Australia:The rank of senior assistant commissioner is only used in the New South Wales Police Force, where it is senior to the rank of assistant commissioner and junior...

 Ng Ser Song
New Phoenix Park, 28 Irrawaddy Road
Police Logistics Department PLD DAC
Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Deputy assistant commissioner is a rank in London's Metropolitan Police Service between assistant commissioner and commander. It is equivalent to deputy chief constable in other British police forces and wears the same insignia: a pip above crossed tipstaves within a wreath.The rank was introduced...

 Stephen Teng
New Phoenix Park, 28 Irrawaddy Road
Police National Service Department PNSD DAC
Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Deputy assistant commissioner is a rank in London's Metropolitan Police Service between assistant commissioner and commander. It is equivalent to deputy chief constable in other British police forces and wears the same insignia: a pip above crossed tipstaves within a wreath.The rank was introduced...

 Tan Chong Hee
Old Police Academy, 1 Mount Pleasant Road
Mount Pleasant Road
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 Block 2A
Police Technology Department
Police Technology Department
The Police Technology Department is the IT arm of the Singapore Police Force.-History:The Data Processing Unit was formed in 1971 to handle the Data Processing requirements and needs of the SPF...

PTD MR
Mr.
Mister, usually written in its abbreviated form Mr or Mr. , is a commonly used English honorific for men under the rank of knighthood. The title derived from master, as the equivalent female titles, Mrs., Miss, and Ms, all derived from the archaic mistress...

 Kan Siew Ning
New Phoenix Park, 28 Irrawaddy Road
Public Affairs Department PAD AC
Assistant Commissioner
Assistant commissioner is a rank used in many police forces across the globe. It is also a rank used in revenue administrations in many countries.-Australia:...

 Ng Guat Ting
New Phoenix Park, 28 Irrawaddy Road
Security Industry Regulatory Department SIRD DAC
Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Deputy assistant commissioner is a rank in London's Metropolitan Police Service between assistant commissioner and commander. It is equivalent to deputy chief constable in other British police forces and wears the same insignia: a pip above crossed tipstaves within a wreath.The rank was introduced...

 Jessica Kwok
New Phoenix Park, 28 Irrawaddy Road
Service Development and Inspectorate Department SDI DAC
Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Deputy assistant commissioner is a rank in London's Metropolitan Police Service between assistant commissioner and commander. It is equivalent to deputy chief constable in other British police forces and wears the same insignia: a pip above crossed tipstaves within a wreath.The rank was introduced...

 Kuldip Singh
New Phoenix Park, 28 Irrawaddy Road
Volunteer Special Constabulary
Volunteer Special Constabulary
The Volunteer Special Constabulary is an important component of the Singapore Police Force, contributing more than fifty years of volunteer service to the nation...

VSC AC (V)
Assistant Commissioner
Assistant commissioner is a rank used in many police forces across the globe. It is also a rank used in revenue administrations in many countries.-Australia:...

 S Lakshmanan
Police Cantonment Complex
Police Cantonment Complex
The Police Cantonment Complex is a high-rise government complex located on 391 New Bridge Road, Singapore. It was officially opened in July 2001....

, 391 New Bridge Road
New Bridge Road
New Bridge Road is a one-way road located within the Central Area in Singapore.New Bridge Road starts at the Coleman Bridge to the south of the Singapore River and extends into Chinatown within the Outram Planning Area, before joining with Eu Tong Sen Street and Kampong Bahru Road within the Bukit...

 Block C
Traffic Police Department TP AC
Assistant Commissioner
Assistant commissioner is a rank used in many police forces across the globe. It is also a rank used in revenue administrations in many countries.-Australia:...

 Cheang Keng Keong
10 Ubi Avenue 3
Training Command
Home Team Academy
The Home Team Academy is the training institute for various organisations of the Ministry of Home Affairs in Singapore, including the Singapore Police Force, the Singapore Civil Defence Force, the Central Narcotics Bureau, the Singapore Prison Service, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority,...

TRACOM AC
Assistant Commissioner
Assistant commissioner is a rank used in many police forces across the globe. It is also a rank used in revenue administrations in many countries.-Australia:...

 Zuraidah Abdullah
Home Team Academy
Home Team Academy
The Home Team Academy is the training institute for various organisations of the Ministry of Home Affairs in Singapore, including the Singapore Police Force, the Singapore Civil Defence Force, the Central Narcotics Bureau, the Singapore Prison Service, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority,...

, 501 Old Choa Chu Kang Road
National Police Cadet Corps
National Police Cadet Corps
The National Police Cadet Corps is the largest uniformed group for youths in Singapore in terms of membership. As of 31 March 2004, the organisation has 596 teacher officers and 20,146 student members in 155 secondary schools, 2 polytechnics open units and 2 University Open Units.With the support...

NPCC SUPT
Superintendent
Superintendent may refer to:*Superintendent , Superintendent of Police, SP, Senior Superintendent of Police or SSP - a police rank*Superintendent or Superintendent of Prison, Superintendent of Jail, Senior Superintendent of Jail - a rank in prisons - head of a district, central or special prison...

 Rosalind Khoo
Home Team Academy
Home Team Academy
The Home Team Academy is the training institute for various organisations of the Ministry of Home Affairs in Singapore, including the Singapore Police Force, the Singapore Civil Defence Force, the Central Narcotics Bureau, the Singapore Prison Service, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority,...

, 501 Old Choa Chu Kang Road

Line units

Line units Abbreviation Commander Address
Ang Mo Kio Police Division
Ang Mo Kio Police Division
The Ang Mo Kio Police Division is a police division of the Singapore Police Force. With its headquarters at 51 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9, it has eight Neighbourhood Police Centres and eight Neighbourhood Police Posts under its jurisdiction...

'F' Division DAC
Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Deputy assistant commissioner is a rank in London's Metropolitan Police Service between assistant commissioner and commander. It is equivalent to deputy chief constable in other British police forces and wears the same insignia: a pip above crossed tipstaves within a wreath.The rank was introduced...

 Hsu Sin Yun
51 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9
Bedok Police Division
Bedok Police Division
The Bedok Police Division is a police division of the Singapore Police Force. Based in the eastern part of Singapore, its headquarters is located at 30 Bedok North Road, operating a total of seven Neighbourhood Police Centres and 17 Neighbourhood Police Posts spread across the Bedok, Changi,...

'G' Division DAC
Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Deputy assistant commissioner is a rank in London's Metropolitan Police Service between assistant commissioner and commander. It is equivalent to deputy chief constable in other British police forces and wears the same insignia: a pip above crossed tipstaves within a wreath.The rank was introduced...

 How Kwang Hwee
30 Bedok North Road
Central Police Division
Central Police Division
The Central Police Division is the oldest police division of the Singapore Police Force. It was formerly located at Beach Road Police Station...

'A' Division DAC
Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Deputy assistant commissioner is a rank in London's Metropolitan Police Service between assistant commissioner and commander. It is equivalent to deputy chief constable in other British police forces and wears the same insignia: a pip above crossed tipstaves within a wreath.The rank was introduced...

 Tan Hung Hooi
Police Cantonment Complex
Police Cantonment Complex
The Police Cantonment Complex is a high-rise government complex located on 391 New Bridge Road, Singapore. It was officially opened in July 2001....

, 391 New Bridge Road
New Bridge Road
New Bridge Road is a one-way road located within the Central Area in Singapore.New Bridge Road starts at the Coleman Bridge to the south of the Singapore River and extends into Chinatown within the Outram Planning Area, before joining with Eu Tong Sen Street and Kampong Bahru Road within the Bukit...

 Block A
Clementi Police Division
Clementi Police Division
The Clementi Police Division is a police division of the Singapore Police Force. Covering the south-wested parts of Singapore, it controls an area of about 70 square kilometres which includes all or part of Bukit Merah, Bukit Timah, Clementi, Queenstown, Jurong East, as well as off-shore islands...

'D' Division DAC
Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Deputy assistant commissioner is a rank in London's Metropolitan Police Service between assistant commissioner and commander. It is equivalent to deputy chief constable in other British police forces and wears the same insignia: a pip above crossed tipstaves within a wreath.The rank was introduced...

 Melvin Yong
20 Clementi Avenue 5
Jurong Police Division
Jurong Police Division
The Jurong Police Division is a police division of the Singapore Police Force. It manages the largest land area amongst the various land divisions in Singapore , covering the areas of Bukit Batok, Bukit Panjang, Choa Chu Kang, Jurong West, Kranji, Lim Chu Kang and Woodlands...

'J' Division DAC
Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Deputy assistant commissioner is a rank in London's Metropolitan Police Service between assistant commissioner and commander. It is equivalent to deputy chief constable in other British police forces and wears the same insignia: a pip above crossed tipstaves within a wreath.The rank was introduced...

 Florence Chua
2 Jurong West Avenue 5
Tanglin Police Division
Tanglin Police Division
The Tanglin Police Division is a police division of the Singapore Police Force. It manages a varied, highly urbanised area of central Singapore, which includes the public housing towns of Bishan, Toa Payoh and parts of Kallang, large areas of private housing areas such as those in Bukit Timah and...

'E' Division DAC
Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Deputy assistant commissioner is a rank in London's Metropolitan Police Service between assistant commissioner and commander. It is equivalent to deputy chief constable in other British police forces and wears the same insignia: a pip above crossed tipstaves within a wreath.The rank was introduced...

 Koh Yak Leng
21 Kampong Java Road
Airport Police AP DAC
Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Deputy assistant commissioner is a rank in London's Metropolitan Police Service between assistant commissioner and commander. It is equivalent to deputy chief constable in other British police forces and wears the same insignia: a pip above crossed tipstaves within a wreath.The rank was introduced...

 Keok Tong San
35 Airport Boulevard
Gurkha Contingent
Gurkha Contingent
The Gurkha Contingent is a line department of the Singapore Police Force. Members of the GC are trained to be highly-skilled and are selected for their display of strong discipline and dedication in their tasks...

GC DAC
Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Deputy assistant commissioner is a rank in London's Metropolitan Police Service between assistant commissioner and commander. It is equivalent to deputy chief constable in other British police forces and wears the same insignia: a pip above crossed tipstaves within a wreath.The rank was introduced...

 Ross Forman
Mount Vernon Camp
Mount Vernon Camp
Mount Vernon Camp, also known as the Gurkha Cantonment, is an establishment of the Singapore Police Force built to house the training and residential facilities of the Gurkha Contingent's Gurkhas and their families...

Police Coast Guard
Police Coast Guard
The Police Coast Guard is the Marine Police division of the Singapore Police Force which also takes on roles of the coast guard typically handled by the military or as separate organisations in other countries...

PCG SAC
Senior Assistant Commissioner
Senior assistant commissioner is a rank used in the Singapore Police Force and in the New South Wales Police Force of Australia.-Australia:The rank of senior assistant commissioner is only used in the New South Wales Police Force, where it is senior to the rank of assistant commissioner and junior...

 Teo Kian Teck
11 Brani Way
Public Transport Security Command TransCom DAC
Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Deputy assistant commissioner is a rank in London's Metropolitan Police Service between assistant commissioner and commander. It is equivalent to deputy chief constable in other British police forces and wears the same insignia: a pip above crossed tipstaves within a wreath.The rank was introduced...

 Andy Tan 
132 Paya Lebar Road (Old Geylang Police Station, Geylang NPC)
Security Command SecCom DAC
Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Deputy assistant commissioner is a rank in London's Metropolitan Police Service between assistant commissioner and commander. It is equivalent to deputy chief constable in other British police forces and wears the same insignia: a pip above crossed tipstaves within a wreath.The rank was introduced...

 Lim Chee Pheng
2 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh (Old Toa Payoh Police Station)
Special Operations Command
Special Operations Command (Singapore)
The Special Operations Command is a frontline unit of the Singapore Police Force grouping together various specialist units into a single strategic reserve of the regular forces to be called upon in any contingency and serious case of public disorder.Today, the unit is composed of:The SOC also...

SOC AC
Assistant Commissioner
Assistant commissioner is a rank used in many police forces across the globe. It is also a rank used in revenue administrations in many countries.-Australia:...

 Anthony NG
Queensway Base
Queensway Base
Queensway Base is home of Special Operations Command , part of the Singapore Police Force . This place is gazetted as a protected place and is situated directly across the road from the Old Queenstown Police Station. Units such as Police Light Strike Force, Police KINS Training Camp, Police...


Finances

The Singapore Police Force receives the highest budget allocation annually compared to the various departments of the Ministry of Home Affairs
Ministry of Home Affairs (Singapore)
The Ministry of Home Affairs is a ministry of the Government of Singapore responsible for public safety, civil defence and immigration. It is also known as the Home Team. It is headed by the Minister for Home Affairs....

 (MHA), regularly accounting for about 50% ot its annual budget. For the financial year 2006 (for the year beginning 1 April 2006), S$2.27 billion was budgeted to the MHA, of which 52.8%, or S$1.28 billion was allocated for the Police Programme. Actual expenses in the 2006 financial year was S$1.33 billion, of which S$1.14 billion was spent on operating expenditure (against the budgeted S$1.10 billion) and S$188.28 million on development expenditure (budgeted at $171.52 million). Manpower costs amounting to S$709.11 million continue to dominate the SPF's expenditure, accounting for 62.2% of its operating expenditure and 53.4% of total expenditure in FY2006.
Year ended Operating Expenditure Development Expenditure Total Expenditure
Other Operating
(millions)
Manpower
(millions)
Total
(millions)
Budgeted Total
(millions)
Budgeted Total
(millions)
Budgeted
31 March 2004 325.61 636.47 962.08 142.14 1,104.22
31 March 2005 325.27 655.56 980.83 214.83 1,195.66
31 March 2006 343.11 668.62 1011.73 948,615,140 267.74 246,085,700 1,279.47 1,194,700,840
31 March 2007 431.13 709.11 1,140.24 1,103,597,000 188.28 171,522,700 1,328.52 1,275,119,700
31 March 2008
1,218,736,370
69,353,000
1,288,089,370
31 March 2009
1,246,301,000
129,985,000
1,376,286,000


The latest budget for financial year 2008, S$1.38 billion was allocated to the Police Programme, or 47.2% of MHA's total budget of S$2.91 billion (The Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence (Singapore)
The Ministry of Defence is a ministry of the Government of Singapore entrusted with overseeing the national defence needs of the Republic of Singapore. It is the headquarters of the Singapore Armed Forces...

, in comparison, receives a S$10.08 billion budget allocation). This includes S$1.25 billion for Operating expenditure and $129.99 million for Development Expenditure. The main Development Expenditures expected in FY2008 included the installation of an electronic surveillance system, the building of an Integrated Tactical Training Centre and procurement of new Coastal Patrol Crafts for the Police Coast Guard
Police Coast Guard
The Police Coast Guard is the Marine Police division of the Singapore Police Force which also takes on roles of the coast guard typically handled by the military or as separate organisations in other countries...

.

Manpower

As at 31 March 2006, the total strength of the force stands at 34,397, of which 12,496 are full-time staff. Manpower trends in recent years are as follows:
Year ended Regulars Civilians PNSF PNSmen VSC
Volunteer Special Constabulary
The Volunteer Special Constabulary is an important component of the Singapore Police Force, contributing more than fifty years of volunteer service to the nation...

Total
31 March 2003 7,791 1,210 3,664 21,843 1,020 35,528
31 March 2004 8,035 1,238 4,104 22,311 1,098 36,786
31 March 2005 8,001 1,255 3,958 23,461 1,164 37,839
31 March 2006 7,949 1,246 3,861 24,349 1,182 38,587
31 March 2007 7,826 1,206 3,464 20,852 1,049 34,397


The full-time uniformed officers are predominantly male, accounting for about 87% of total full-time strength. This is in part due to the all-male profile of PNSFs, although the ratio of female regular officers has been steadily increasing over the years. The force is also dominated by younger officers. Besides the presence of PNSFs who usually serve up to two years typically from age 18, there is also a relatively high turnover rate amongst regular officers.

Regulars

Regulars, or uniformed, full-time officers, constitute about 20% of the police's total workforce and number approximately 8,000 in strength. Basic entry requirements for police officers include normal fitness levels, good eyesight, and at least five passes in the GCE Ordinary level or a NITEC from the Institute of Technical Education
Institute of Technical Education
The Institute of Technical Education is a post-secondary institution in Singapore that provides pre-employment training to secondary school leavers and continuing education and training to working adults....

, although those with lower qualifications may still be considered. Those joining the senior police officers require a basic degree from a recognised university. Alternatively, police officers from the junior ranks may also be considered for promotion into the senior ranks. Officers serving in the force as national servicemen are also regularly considered for absorption into the regular scheme. Basic training for all officers are conducted at the Home Team Academy
Home Team Academy
The Home Team Academy is the training institute for various organisations of the Ministry of Home Affairs in Singapore, including the Singapore Police Force, the Singapore Civil Defence Force, the Central Narcotics Bureau, the Singapore Prison Service, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority,...

, under the purview of the Police Training Command. It takes about six months and nine months to train a new police officer and senior police officer respectively.

As is the case with many other civil service positions in Singapore, the salaries of police officers are reviewed in accordance to market rates. Salaries are kept competitive as part of anti-corruption measures. Gross starting salaries for police officers may range from S$1,559.43 to $2,186.90, and that of senior police officers from S$2,650.00 to S$3,889.00, depending on entry qualifications and National Service.

Police officers commence their careers as Sergeants (Full GCE 'A' level or Diploma holders) or Corporals (other qualifications), while senior police officers start as either Assistant Superintendent of Police (2nd Upper Honours Degree and above) or Inspectors (2nd Lower Honours degree and lower). Reviews of an officer's performance for promotion consideration are conducted annually. Interviews conducted for promotion to certain ranks were phased out since 1995. It takes approximately five years for a police officer to be promoted to the next rank, although the system allows for accelerated promotion for outstanding officers.

While joining the force as a career is generally considered a respectable decision in contemporary Singapore, support from the ethnic Malay community has been traditionally stronger due to less social stigma attached to the profession. Traditionally, Chinese culture has eschewed careers in uniformed positions, resulting in a force dominated by non-Chinese officers for most of the force's early history. National servicemen also contribute a higher proportion of ethnic Malays in the force. The current ethnic profile of the force continues to have a significantly higher proportion of ethnic minorities compared to the national ethnic profile, although such an outcome is related to operational demands: police resources are typically deployed with a diverse ethnic mix to decrease communication problems while attending to incidents in ethnically-diverse Singapore.

Competition in the employment market, usually heating up during economic boom times, occasionally depressed the number of police recruits as well as its existing ranks. A series of major incidents in 2008 affecting agencies of the Home Affairs Ministry has led to the ministry conducting a study which concluded that there is a shortage of officers, resulting in officers being "overstretched, strained and overstressed". In the police force, it was admitted that the recruitment and retention of non-graduate police officers has been "adversely affected by the tighter labour market", with resignation rates increasing by 50% between 2004 and 2007. Recruitment figures, while remaining relatively stable, has been unable to "address the higher demands placed on the Force". Various measures were thus taken in response, including an increase in starting salaries, sign-on bonuses for senior police officers, and retention bonuses of up to S$30,000 for non-graduate police officers in a bid to encourage them to stay for at least eight years, over the five years where many leave at the end of their service bonds.

Police national servicemen

While national service
National service
National service is a common name for mandatory government service programmes . The term became common British usage during and for some years following the Second World War. Many young people spent one or more years in such programmes...

 was introduced in 1967 in Singapore, it was solely geared towards the building up of the Singapore Armed Forces
Singapore Armed Forces
The Singapore Armed Forces is the military arm of the Total Defence of the Republic of Singapore; as well as the military component of the Ministry of Defence. The SAF comprises three branches: the Singapore Army, the Republic of Singapore Air Force and the Republic of Singapore Navy...

. There was little urgency in the police force to increase its manpower strength until the Laju incident
Laju incident
The Laju Incident occurred on 31 January 1974 in Singapore, when four armed men attacked the Shell oil refinery complex on Pulau Bukom and later hijacked the ferryboat Laju.- Overview :...

 in 1974 demonstrated the need for additional trained reserve officers who can be called up at short notice in the event of an emergency. National service was thus extended to the Singapore Police Force in 1975, with the primary aim of guarding key installations and to act as a reserve unit. Subsequent expansion of the scheme, changing security needs, and the trend in outsourcing installation protection (such as to the Auxiliary Police
Auxiliary police
Auxiliary police or special constables in England) are usually the part-time reserves of a regular police force. They may be armed or unarmed. They may be unpaid volunteers or paid members of the police service with which they are affiliated...

 Forces) has expanded their role to more functions, which may range from administration, investigation to front-line policing alongside their regular counterparts.

Volunteers

Formed in 1946, The Volunteer Special Constabulary (VSC) is an important component of the Singapore Police Force, contributing more than fifty years of volunteer service to the nation.

The VSC is composed of volunteers from all walks of life in Singapore, from businessmen to blue-collar executives to even bus captains, bonded with the same aspiration to serve the nation by complementing the Singapore Police Force. They are vested with equal powers of a police officer to enforce law and order in Singapore. VSC Officers don the same police uniform and patrol the streets, participate in anti-drug operations and sometimes even high-speed sea chases.

Previously headquartered at the Eu Tong Sen Street Police Station and Toa Payoh Police Station
Toa Payoh Police Station
The Toa Payoh Police Division was a former police division of the Singapore Police Force, operating from 1977 to 1988.-History:...

, it relocated to the new Police Cantonment Complex
Police Cantonment Complex
The Police Cantonment Complex is a high-rise government complex located on 391 New Bridge Road, Singapore. It was officially opened in July 2001....

 in year 2000.

Civilian staff

Civilian staff in the Police Force are deployed i*n areas such as technology, logistics, human resource and administrative and finance services as well as investigation, planning and intelligence.
The civilian staff schemes falls under the general civil service schemes managed by the Public Service Division. These schemes include:
  • Commercial Affairs Officer Scheme (CAO)
    • Commercial Affairs Officer
  • Management Executive Scheme(MX) for degree holders
    • Home Affairs Senior Executive (HASE)
  • Corporate Support Scheme (CS) for diploma and below
    • Technical Support Officer
    • Corporate Support Officer

The civilization of non-core police functions have accelerated over the years in order to free up additional manpower for redeployment into Police Divisions. Other changes include the deployment of contract staff through organizations such as Ministry of Finance's VITAL.org for administrative staff and partners such as Singapore Technologies, CSA Singapore for technical support.

Staff Welfare


Uniforms


Dark blue (or more accurately Dacron blue) is the organisational colour of the Singapore Police Force, and has remained so continuously since 1969, although the first police uniforms introduced in 1856 were also in the same colour.

On 1 July 1969, dacron blue made a comeback to the uniform with a force-wide change away from khaki overnight, in part to coincide with Singapore's 150th anniversary since its founding in 1819. The new uniform comprises a dark blue peak cap, shirt, trousers, black belt, shoes and socks, and coded whistle lanyard in blue and white. 3 large and 4 small metal buttons, metal collar badges, and a metal cap badge are affixed, and a black plastic name tag completes the uniform. Metallic ranks, if any, are fixed to the sleeve or on the shoulders for senior officers. The lanyard was changed to a metal chain in 1972, and in 1985, the material of the uniform was changed from 75% polyester
Polyester
Polyester is a category of polymers which contain the ester functional group in their main chain. Although there are many polyesters, the term "polyester" as a specific material most commonly refers to polyethylene terephthalate...

 25% cotton
Cotton
Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective capsule, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium. The fiber is almost pure cellulose. The botanical purpose of cotton fiber is to aid in seed dispersal....

 to 100% polyester for ease of daily maintenance.

Derivatives of the standard blue uniform (collectively called the no.3 uniform) was adopted for specialised forces and for all officers in various occasions which calls for more formal or casual attire. The Traffic Police Department was amongst the few to move away from the all-blue attire, adopting a short-sleeved white tunic, dark blue breeches
Breeches
Breeches are an item of clothing covering the body from the waist down, with separate coverings for each leg, usually stopping just below the knee, though in some cases reaching to the ankles...

, a black leather Sam Browne belt
Sam Browne belt
The Sam Browne belt is a wide belt, usually leather, which is supported by a strap going diagonally over the right shoulder. It is most often seen as part of a military or police uniform.-Origins:...

, and riding boots for its officers performing mobile squad duties. A white crash helmet is worn when on the move, while a new dark blue jockey cap with chequered white and dark blue patterns around its circumference is worn when convenient while performing static duty. Members of the Vigilante Corps are also attired by a white short-sleeved top similar in design to the dark blue version for normal officers, gold-coloured buttons and badges, and a dark blue beret
Beret
A beret is a soft, round, flat-crowned hat, designated a "cap", usually of woven, hand-knitted wool, crocheted cotton, or wool felt, or acrylic fiber....

 in place of the peak cap.

Combat uniforms has also been adopted for specialist units such as those from the Special Operations Command
Special Operations Command (Singapore)
The Special Operations Command is a frontline unit of the Singapore Police Force grouping together various specialist units into a single strategic reserve of the regular forces to be called upon in any contingency and serious case of public disorder.Today, the unit is composed of:The SOC also...

 and the Police Coast Guard
Police Coast Guard
The Police Coast Guard is the Marine Police division of the Singapore Police Force which also takes on roles of the coast guard typically handled by the military or as separate organisations in other countries...

 (PCG), collectively known as the No.4 uniforms. These involve the replacement of metal buttons with sewn-on plastic ones, the avoidance of all other metallic accruements which are deemed potentially hazardous to the officer or to others and the use of long-sleeved shirts. SOC officers wear combat boots while officers in PCG use lace up leather shoes with non-slip soles. These units also tend to adopt the beret
Beret
A beret is a soft, round, flat-crowned hat, designated a "cap", usually of woven, hand-knitted wool, crocheted cotton, or wool felt, or acrylic fiber....

 as their headgear, although PCG officers use the baseball cap
Baseball cap
A baseball cap is a type of soft cap with a rounded stiff brim. The front of the cap typically contains designs or logos of sports teams ,...

 while on operational duties.

There was no major change to the uniform since then, except for the adoption of embroidered shoulder ranks and badges for all ranks in the 1990s. Other changes are less distinct, such as the upgrading of shoes used, the change of the belt material and belt buckle to one including the police crest, and changes to the peak cap to a more durable and ventilated version.

Ranks

A standard rank structure is used throughout the police force, although some ranks may be unique to specific organisations. These ranks are denoted where applicable in the following list, which lists them in ascending seniority:

Police officers

The rank of Corporal was abolished in 1972, but reinstated in 1976. In 1997, all ranks were shifted from the sleeves to the epaulettes, except for the Gurkha Contingent. Also in the same year, the Station Inspector rank was changed from collar pips to epaulettes with a new design similar to that of the SAF Warrant Officers, and the rank of Senior Station Inspector
Senior Station Inspector
Senior station inspector is the second highest non-commissioned officer rank in the Singapore Police Force, below that of senior station inspector ....

 was introduced. In 1998, the Senior Station Inspector (2)
Senior Station Inspector (2)
Senior station inspector is the highest non-commissioned officer rank in the Singapore Police Force, above that of senior station inspector. It was introduced in 1997 as part of a force-wide revamp of the junior officer ranks and employment terms....

 rank was introduced, and changes were made to the SI, SSI, and SSI(2) rank designs. The rank of Lance Corporal was abolished in 2002. The 2006, the Gurkha Contingent adopted embroidered ranks as part of an overhaul of its combat dress, but are worn on the right front pocket.http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://www.geocities.com/inescutcheon/RanksMilitary.htm&date=2009-10-26+00:26:41
Rank Abbreviation Trainee Regular NSF NSmen VSC Gurkha
Constable
Constable
A constable is a person holding a particular office, most commonly in law enforcement. The office of constable can vary significantly in different jurisdictions.-Etymology:...

PC T/PC
PC
PC
Special Constable
Special constable
A Special Constable is a law enforcement officer who is not a regular member of a police force. Some like the Royal Canadian Mounted Police carry the same law enforcement powers as regular members, but are employed in specific roles, such as explosive disposal technicians, court security, campus...

SC T/SC
SC
Corporal
Corporal
Corporal is a rank in use in some form by most militaries and by some police forces or other uniformed organizations. It is usually equivalent to NATO Rank Code OR-4....

CPL T/CPL CPL |SC/CPL CPL (NS) CPL (V) CPL
Sergeant
Sergeant
Sergeant is a rank used in some form by most militaries, police forces, and other uniformed organizations around the world. Its origins are the Latin serviens, "one who serves", through the French term Sergent....

SGT T/SGT SGT SC/SGT SGT (NS) SGT (V) SGT
Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant
Staff sergeant is a rank of non-commissioned officer used in several countries.The origin of the name is that they were part of the staff of a British army regiment and paid at that level rather than as a member of a battalion or company.-Australia:...

SSGT
SSGT SC/SSGT SSGT (NS) SSGT (V) SSGT
Senior Staff Sergeant
Senior Staff Sergeant
A senior staff sergeant in the Singapore Police Force ranks between staff sergeant and station inspector....

SSSGT
SSSGT
SSSGT (NS) SSSGT (V) SSSGT
Station Inspector
Station Inspector
Station Inspector is the third highest non-commissioned officer rank in the Singapore Police Force, below that of Senior Station Inspector....

SI
SI
SI (NS) SI (V) SI
Senior Station Inspector
Senior Station Inspector
Senior station inspector is the second highest non-commissioned officer rank in the Singapore Police Force, below that of senior station inspector ....

SSI
SSI
SSI (NS) SSI (V)
Senior Station Inspector (2)
Senior Station Inspector (2)
Senior station inspector is the highest non-commissioned officer rank in the Singapore Police Force, above that of senior station inspector. It was introduced in 1997 as part of a force-wide revamp of the junior officer ranks and employment terms....

SSI (2)
SSI (2)
SSI(2) (NS) SSI(2)(V)

Senior police officers

Rank Abbreviation Trainee Regular NSF NSmen VSC Gurkha
Inspector
Inspector
Inspector is both a police rank and an administrative position, both used in a number of contexts. However, it is not an equivalent rank in each police force.- Australia :...

INSP OCT(NSF)
P/INSP
INSP NSPI
NSI
INSP (NS) INSP (V) INSP
Chief Inspector
Chief inspector
Chief inspector is a rank used in police forces which follow the British model. In countries outside Britain, it is sometimes referred to as chief inspector of police .-Australia:...

C/INSP
Assistant Superintendent
Assistant Superintendent
Assistant commissioner, or assistant commissioner of police , was a rank used by police forces in the British Empire. It was usually the lowest rank that could be held by a European officer, most of whom joined the police at this rank...

ASP P/ASP ASP ASP (NS) ASP (NS) ASP (V) ASP
Deputy Superintendent
Deputy Superintendent
Deputy superintendent, or deputy superintendent of police , was a rank used by police forces of the British Empire. In some territories it was called Deputy District Superintendent of police ....

DSP
DSP
DSP (NS) DSP (V) DSP
Superintendent
Superintendent (police)
Superintendent , often shortened to "super", is a rank in British police services and in most English-speaking Commonwealth nations. In many Commonwealth countries the full version is superintendent of police...

SUPT
SUPT
SUPT (NS) SUPT(V) SUPT
Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Deputy assistant commissioner is a rank in London's Metropolitan Police Service between assistant commissioner and commander. It is equivalent to deputy chief constable in other British police forces and wears the same insignia: a pip above crossed tipstaves within a wreath.The rank was introduced...

DAC
DAC
DAC (V) DAC
Assistant Commissioner
Assistant Commissioner
Assistant commissioner is a rank used in many police forces across the globe. It is also a rank used in revenue administrations in many countries.-Australia:...

AC
AC
AC(V) AC
Senior Assistant Commissioner
Senior Assistant Commissioner
Senior assistant commissioner is a rank used in the Singapore Police Force and in the New South Wales Police Force of Australia.-Australia:The rank of senior assistant commissioner is only used in the New South Wales Police Force, where it is senior to the rank of assistant commissioner and junior...

SAC
SAC
Deputy Commissioner of Police
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Singapore)
The Deputy Commissioner of Police is the second most senior police rank of a senior officer in the Singapore Police Force above the rank of Senior Assistant Commissioner and below that of the Commissioner of Police...

DCP/DC
DCP
Commissioner of Police
Commissioner of Police (Singapore)
The Commissioner of Police is the top-ranking police officer of the Singapore Police Force. Assisted by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, he reports to the Minister for Home Affairs....

CP
CP

Weapons and equipment

Police officers in the various divisions are armed when conducting regular uniformed patrols and plainclothes duties. A force-wide change from the 5-shot Smith & Wesson Model 36
Smith & Wesson Model 36
The Smith & Wesson Model 36 is a revolver chambered for .38 Special. Like nearly all other "J-frame" Smith & Wesson revolvers, it has a 5-round capacity in a swing-out cylinder, and features an exposed hammer. It features a nickel-plated or blued finish and either wood or rubber grips...

 (with 3 inch barrel) to the 5-shot .38 Taurus Model 85
Taurus Model 85
The Taurus Model 85 is a small-frame revolver manufactured by the Brazilian firearm company Taurus International.The Model 85 is available in several configurations. These include blued steel, stainless steel, and "Ultralite" variants constructed of aluminum and titanium, with steel lockwork...

 was undertaken in August 2002, featuring a laser sight and a new snatch-resistant holster
Holster
A handgun holster is a device used to hold or restrict the undesired movement of a handgun, most commonly in a location where it can be easily withdrawn for immediate use.-Function:...

. A new speedloader
Speedloader
A speedloader is a device used for loading a firearm or firearm magazine that will run out of ammunition very quickly. Generally, speedloaders are used for loading all chambers of a revolver simultaneously, although speedloaders are also used for the loading of fixed tubular magazines of shotguns...

 was introduced in the same year to replace the old bullet pouch, allowing for quicker reloading of the revolvers and reducing the likelihood of misplaced bullets. In 2001, the Monadnock PR-21 side handle baton (more commonly known as the T-baton) replaced the wooden batons and retractable nightsticks to enhance their defensive capabilities. In addition, each officer is issued with one pair of handcuffs
Handcuffs
Handcuffs are restraint devices designed to secure an individual's wrists close together. They comprise two parts, linked together by a chain, a hinge, or rigid bar. Each half has a rotating arm which engages with a ratchet that prevents it from being opened once closed around a person's wrist...

.

The primary communication tool carried by each officer is through a digital radio set provided by Matra Nortel Communications, the same provider for other Home Team organisations such as the Singapore Civil Defence Force
Singapore Civil Defence Force
The Singapore Civil Defence Force is the main agency in charge of the provision of emergency services in Singapore during peacetime and emergency.A uniformed organisation under the purview of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the main role of SCDF is to provide...

. A trial of individual palmtops (called mPOD), developed from the Hewlett-Packard
Hewlett-Packard
Hewlett-Packard Company or HP is an American multinational information technology corporation headquartered in Palo Alto, California, USA that provides products, technologies, softwares, solutions and services to consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises, including...

 Jornada 928, which allows officers to screen persons and vehicles on the go without having to rely on radio communication. There are currently no plans to roll out the mPOD forcewide as the results of the trial were not considered favourable.

Also currently on trial by officers from Bukit Merah East Neighbourhood Police Centre and Geylang Neighbourhood Police Centre is the Taser
TASER International
Taser International, Inc. is a developer, manufacturer, and distributor of the Taser less-lethal electroshock guns in the United States. It is based at Scottsdale, Arizona, United States. Taser is the most common brand of electroshock gun.-History:...

 X26 stun gun, which provides another non-lethal means of subduing suspects. Despite some safety concerns due to incidents experienced by foreign police forces, the weapon was deemed suitable for use by trained personnel, and was rolled out in phases across other NPCs.

Strict enforcement of anti-arm laws which are in existence in Singapore since 1823 has resulted in a relatively disarmed society, where firearms-related crimes are rare. It is therefore not an operational requirement for police officers to don bulletproof vest
Bulletproof vest
A ballistic vest, bulletproof vest or bullet-resistant vest is an item of personal armor that helps absorb the impact from firearm-fired projectiles and shrapnel from explosions, and is worn on the torso...

s when conducting normal policing duties. However, these vests are carried in police vehicles and stocked in police establishments and can be rapidly utilised should the situation require it. From 2004, new multi-purpose vests were introduced which offer officers protection against most handgun fire, knife thrusts, as well as doubling up as a buoyancy vest should officers fall into deep water.

In 2006, the Singapore Police Force acquired new firearms for the Special Operations Command, namely the Sphinx 3000 pistol. Prior to this, the standard issue for the SOC was the SIG P226
SIG P226
The SIG P226 is a full-sized, service-type pistol made by SIG Sauer. It is chambered for the 9×19mm Parabellum, .40 S&W, .357 SIG, and .22 Long Rifle. It is essentially the same basic design of the SIG P220, but developed to use higher capacity, staggered-column magazines in place of the...

 pistol, also operated by the Singapore Armed Forces Military Police Command. Heckler & Koch USP
Heckler & Koch USP
The USP is a semi-automatic pistol developed in Germany by Heckler & Koch GmbH of Oberndorf am Neckar as a replacement for the P7 series of handguns.-History:...

 pistols are also known to be used by the Criminal Investigation Department, Special Tactics and Rescue
Special Tactics and Rescue (Singapore)
The Special Tactics and Rescue is the elite Special Operations SWAT of the Singapore Police Force. Its official task is to provide the Singapore Police Force with a tactical armed-response capability, and its motto is "Vigilance, Valour, Victory"....

 (STAR), Security Command and the Police Coast Guard's Special Task Squadron. The Singapore Police Force, also uses the Heckler & Koch MP5
Heckler & Koch MP5
The Heckler & Koch MP5 is a 9mm submachine gun of German design, developed in the 1960s by a team of engineers from the German small arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch GmbH of Oberndorf am Neckar....

 submachine gun and the Remington 870
Remington 870
The Remington Model 870 is a U.S.-made pump-action shotgun manufactured by Remington Arms Company, Inc. It is widely used by the public for sport shooting, hunting, and self-defense. It is also commonly used by law enforcement and military organizations worldwide.-Development:The Remington 870 was...

 shotgun.

Vehicles

Land division officers typically respond to calls in rapid-deployment vehicles known as the Fast Response Car
Fast Response Car
Singapore Police Force land division officers typically respond to calls in rapid-deployment vehicles now known as the Fast Response Car which are the main police cars in Singapore. Prior to 2000, they were known in public simply as police patrol cars....

 (FRC). The SPF have been staunch users of Japanese-made saloon cars since the 1980s for patrol duties, with the mainstay models in use being the various generations of the Mitsubishi Lancer
Mitsubishi Lancer
The Mitsubishi Lancer is a family car built by Mitsubishi Motors. It has been known as the Colt Lancer, Dodge/Plymouth Colt, Chrysler Valiant Lancer, Chrysler Lancer, Eagle Summit, Hindustan Lancer, Soueast Lioncel, Mitsubishi Carisma, and Mitsubishi Mirage in various countries at different times,...

s, Mazda 323s and Toyota Corolla
Toyota Corolla
The Toyota Corolla is a line of subcompact and compact cars manufactured by the Japanese automaker Toyota, which has become very popular throughout the world since the nameplate was first introduced in 1966. In 1997, the Corolla became the best selling nameplate in the world, with over 35 million...

s. At the turn of the century they have also included Nissan Sunny
Nissan Sunny
The Nissan Sunny is a small car from Nissan. It was launched in 1966 as the Datsun 1000 and although production in Japan ended in 2004, it remains in production today for the African, American and Sri Lankan markets. In the US, the later models were known as the Nissan Sentra; in Mexico, the Sunny...

s, and most recently acquired Subaru Impreza
Subaru Impreza
Introduced in November 1993, the Impreza was offered in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive versions and as a four-door sedan/saloon or five-door station wagon/estate. According to a Motor Trend article written March 1992 on page 26, the name of Subaru's new compact was, initially, to be...

 1.6 TS sedans (not to be confused with the Subaru Impreza WRX
Subaru Impreza WRX
The Subaru Impreza WRX is a turbocharged version of the Subaru Impreza, an all-wheel drive, four-door passenger vehicle. It is available as a sedan or wagon....

 used by the Traffic Police
Traffic police
Traffic police or Traffic cops may refer to:*Police controlling traffic, see rules of the road*Traffic Cops, a BBC real-life documentary*Highway patrol*Road Policing Unit*Traffic Guard*Sri Lankan Traffic Police*Municipal police...

). All FRCs carry a large array of equipment to allow officers to conduct normal policing duties and basic investigative work which officers are expected to perform with the implementation of the Neighbourhood Police Centre
Neighbourhood Police Centre
A neighbourhood police centre is a mid-sized police station in Singapore, introduced in 1997 to replace the Singapore Police Force's Neighbourhood Police Post system...

 (NPC) system. A typical FRC vehicle may therefore stock equipment for the force-opening of locked doors, conducting roadblock
Roadblock
A roadblock is a temporary installation set up to control or block traffic along a road. The reasons for one could be:*Roadworks*Temporary road closure during special events*Police chase*Robbery*Sobriety checkpoint...

s, fingerprint
Fingerprint
A fingerprint in its narrow sense is an impression left by the friction ridges of a human finger. In a wider use of the term, fingerprints are the traces of an impression from the friction ridges of any part of a human hand. A print from the foot can also leave an impression of friction ridges...

 collection, and the provision of first aid
First aid
First aid is the provision of initial care for an illness or injury. It is usually performed by non-expert, but trained personnel to a sick or injured person until definitive medical treatment can be accessed. Certain self-limiting illnesses or minor injuries may not require further medical care...

. On top of these, chemical agent protection equipment and bulletproof vests are also carried for the officer's protection.

In 2002, the Enhanced Patrol Vehicle Project
Fast Response Vehicle
Originally unveiled in 2002 at the Singapore Police Force's annual workplan seminar, the Enhanced Patrol Vehicle Project was presented to highlight the need for police off-road capability. The Volvo V70 AWD XC, Mitsubishi Space Wagon and Mitsubishi Chariot underwent evaluation in various...

 was unveiled at the SPF's annual workplan seminar to highlight the need for off-road capability. The Volvo V70 AWD XC
Volvo V70
The Volvo V70 is a mid-size five-door estate car / station wagon manufactured by Volvo Cars since 2000. It is closely related to the S70, S60 and S80 saloons, as well as the four-wheel drive Cross Country and XC70....

, Mitsubishi Space Wagon and Mitsubishi Chariot
Mitsubishi Chariot
The Mitsubishi Chariot, is a five door, five/seven seat compact MPV produced by Mitsubishi Motors of Japan from 1983 to 2003. It was based on the SSW concept car first exhibited at the 23rd Tokyo Motor Show in 1979, and named for the battle chariots used during the times of the ancient Greek and...

 underwent evaluation in various NPCs. Eventually, all NPCs were to have at least three of such vehicles, but the project was met with skepticism by some of the public, stating that the police need not use such "luxurious vehicles" for police patrols. In 2004, the new Fast Response Vehicle
Fast Response Vehicle
Originally unveiled in 2002 at the Singapore Police Force's annual workplan seminar, the Enhanced Patrol Vehicle Project was presented to highlight the need for police off-road capability. The Volvo V70 AWD XC, Mitsubishi Space Wagon and Mitsubishi Chariot underwent evaluation in various...

 (FRV) was introduced, consisting of cheaper modified Toyota Hi-Lux sport utility vehicle
Sport utility vehicle
A sport utility vehicle is a generic marketing term for a vehicle similar to a station wagon, but built on a light-truck chassis. It is usually equipped with four-wheel drive for on- or off-road ability, and with some pretension or ability to be used as an off-road vehicle. Not all four-wheel...

s. These vehicles utilise diesel-power which provide greater ability to endure high usage on the roads over extensive periods of time. Their bigger storage space also allows for easier storage and retrieval of equipment.

Other vehicles typically used in NPCs include the scooters
Scooter (motorcycle)
A scooter is a motorcycle with step-through frame and a platform for the operator's feet. Elements of scooter design have been present in some of the earliest motorcycles, and motorcycles identifiable as scooters have been made from 1914 or earlier...

 and van
Van
A van is a kind of vehicle used for transporting goods or groups of people.In British English usage, it can be either specially designed or based on a saloon or sedan car, the latter type often including derivatives with open backs...

s. Bicycles, although currently less seen, are still used by land division officers occasionally, particularly when conducting routine patrols in large, sprawling private housing estates. At NDP 2007, the Singapore Police Force unveiled a Tenix S600 APC
Shorland S600
-Production history:The S600 is an APC developed in 1995 as a private venture by Short Brothers plc in Northern Ireland. Unlike the previous Shorland armoured car series which were based on the Land Rover Defender, Shorts used the much larger chassis and drive-train of the Mercedes-Benz Unimog...

 (Armored Personnel Carrier) had been purchased for its operations for the Special Operations Command.

For weaponry, equipment and vehicles of the various specialist forces, please see their respective pages for details.

Auxiliary Police Forces

  • Aetos Security Management Private Limited
    Aetos Security Management
    AETOS Security Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, provides security solutions to a diverse clientele.Established in 2004, AETOS commenced operations following the strategic merger of the Auxiliary Police Forces of PSA Corporation Ltd, Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd and...

     (CIAS / PSA / ST Kinetics)
  • Certis CISCO Security Private Limited - The oldest and largest auxiliary.
  • Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS)
    SATS Security Services
    SATS Security Services Pte Ltd is a subsidiary of SATS Ltd, providing security services for aviation-related activities at the Singapore Changi Airport. It provides armed auxiliary police officers for mainly airline clients, one of three companies licensed to do so in Singapore...

     Auxiliary Police Force
  • Corporate Security and Revenue Scrutiny (CREUNCSE) Auxiliary Police Force

Units

  • Old Police Academy (01°19′47"N 103°50′11"E) - vacated in 2006, relocated to Old Choa Chu Kang Road as part of the Home Team Academy
    Home Team Academy
    The Home Team Academy is the training institute for various organisations of the Ministry of Home Affairs in Singapore, including the Singapore Police Force, the Singapore Civil Defence Force, the Central Narcotics Bureau, the Singapore Prison Service, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority,...

    , leaving behind the Police National Service provost unit and Traffic Police driving test school. The accommodation barracks and training facilities of the Old Police academy currently houses the training departments for all auxiliary police forces in Singapore.
  • Geylang Police Division (01°19′35"N 103°53′26"E) defunct 'C' Division HQ - closed and vacated in 2000, areas of responsibility was divided between 'A', 'F' & 'G' Divisions. Station's status - Currently in use by Geylang NPC under 'G' Bedok Police Division and by Public Transport Security Command.
  • Toa Payoh Police Division (01°20′23"N 103°51′0"E) defunct 'B' Division HQ - closed and vacated in 1988, areas of responsibility was divided between 'E' & 'F' Divisions. Station was refurbished and is currently in use by Security Command.

Land Divisions

  • Beach Road Police Station
    Central Police Division
    The Central Police Division is the oldest police division of the Singapore Police Force. It was formerly located at Beach Road Police Station...

     (01°17′50"N 103°51′26"E) - former site of 'A' Division HQ, vacated in 2000 and was transferred to the charge of Singapore Land Authority
    Singapore Land Authority
    The Singapore Land Authority is a statutory board under the Ministry of Law of the Singapore Government.-History:...

     (SLA), which in turn released the premises for use by private developers.
  • Eu Tong Sen Street Police Station
    Central Police Division
    The Central Police Division is the oldest police division of the Singapore Police Force. It was formerly located at Beach Road Police Station...

     (01°16′59"N 103°50′29"E) - former HQ site of CAD
    Commercial Affairs Department
    The Commercial Affairs Department is a staff department of the Singapore Police Force and is previously known as the Commercial Crime Department....

    , CID
    Criminal Investigation Department
    The Crime Investigation Department is the branch of all Territorial police forces within the British Police and many other Commonwealth police forces, to which plain clothes detectives belong. It is thus distinct from the Uniformed Branch and the Special Branch.The Metropolitan Police Service CID,...

     & VSC
    Volunteer Special Constabulary
    The Volunteer Special Constabulary is an important component of the Singapore Police Force, contributing more than fifty years of volunteer service to the nation...

     since 1994, vacated in 2001 and was transferred to the charge of SLA. Station status pending.
  • Joo Chiat Police Station
    Bedok Police Division
    The Bedok Police Division is a police division of the Singapore Police Force. Based in the eastern part of Singapore, its headquarters is located at 30 Bedok North Road, operating a total of seven Neighbourhood Police Centres and 17 Neighbourhood Police Posts spread across the Bedok, Changi,...

     (01°18′19"N 103°54′15"E) - former site of 'G' Division HQ, vacated in 1987 and was transferred to the charge of SLA, which in turn released the premises for use by private developers.
  • Old Hill Street Police Station
    Old Hill Street Police Station
    The Old Hill Street Police Station is a historic building in Singapore, and is located at Hill Street in the Museum Planning Area, within the Central Area, Singapore's central business district.-History:...

     (01°17′26.61"N 103°50′53.31"E) - vacated in 1980, this old police station and barracks was refurbished and rebuilt in 2001, it currently houses the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts
    Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts
    The Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts is a ministry of the Government of Singapore...

     of Singapore.
  • Paya Lebar Police Station
    Ang Mo Kio Police Division
    The Ang Mo Kio Police Division is a police division of the Singapore Police Force. With its headquarters at 51 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9, it has eight Neighbourhood Police Centres and eight Neighbourhood Police Posts under its jurisdiction...

     (01°21′06"N 103°52′34"E) - former site of 'F' Division HQ, vacated in 1987, released for use by 2nd Division HQ SCDF.
  • Queenstown Police Station
    Clementi Police Division
    The Clementi Police Division is a police division of the Singapore Police Force. Covering the south-wested parts of Singapore, it controls an area of about 70 square kilometres which includes all or part of Bukit Merah, Bukit Timah, Clementi, Queenstown, Jurong East, as well as off-shore islands...

     (01°17′49"N 103°47′58"E) - former site of 'D' Division HQ, vacated in 1988, released for use by 1st Division HQ SCDF.
  • Old Tanglin Police Station
    Tanglin Police Division
    The Tanglin Police Division is a police division of the Singapore Police Force. It manages a varied, highly urbanised area of central Singapore, which includes the public housing towns of Bishan, Toa Payoh and parts of Kallang, large areas of private housing areas such as those in Bukit Timah and...

     (01°18′21"N 103°49′20"E) - former site of 'E' Division HQ, vacated in 2001, currently being redeveloped as the Interpol Global Complex.
  • Taman Jurong Police Station
    Jurong Police Division
    The Jurong Police Division is a police division of the Singapore Police Force. It manages the largest land area amongst the various land divisions in Singapore , covering the areas of Bukit Batok, Bukit Panjang, Choa Chu Kang, Jurong West, Kranji, Lim Chu Kang and Woodlands...

     (01°19′38"N 103°43′14"E) - vacated in 1980 and demolished in 1988, the surrounding land at the site has been redeveloped as a HDB housing precinct.
  • Ama Keng Police Sub-station (01°24′12"N 103°42′5"E) sited directly across the road from Ama Keng Chinese Temple in Lim Chu Kang
    Lim Chu Kang
    Lim Chu Kang is a planning area located in the northwestern part of Singapore.-History:Lim Chu Kang Village was founded by Neo Tiew , a Chinese immigrant who was the sheriff of the village. The village is on the banks of the Sungei Kranji and was controlled by the Lim clan. Neo Tiew also set up a...

    , the station was closed and vacated in 1980, duties taken over by Jurong Police Division
    Jurong Police Division
    The Jurong Police Division is a police division of the Singapore Police Force. It manages the largest land area amongst the various land divisions in Singapore , covering the areas of Bukit Batok, Bukit Panjang, Choa Chu Kang, Jurong West, Kranji, Lim Chu Kang and Woodlands...

    .
  • Bukit Panjang Police Sub-station
  • Pasir Panjang Police Sub-station (01°17′30"N 103°46′6"E) - closed and vacated in 1986 following the inauguration of Pasir Panjang NPP & West Coast NPP. Demolished in 1991, the surrounding land at site was redeveloped as a private condominium - The Spectrum.
  • Woodlands Police Sub-station (01°26′38"N 103°46′13"E) - closed in 1999 (located within the old Woodlands Checkpoint building since 1980), Woodlands Neighbourhood Police Centre has since taken over its duty.
  • Kranji Police Post (01°26′10"N 103°45′3"E) - closed and vacated in 1997 following the inauguration of Yew Tee NPP, building was demolished for land clearing to build factory.

Police Coast Guard

  • Kallang Regional Base (01°18′15"N 103°52′16"E) - vacated in 2007, relocated to Brani Regional Base
    Brani Naval Base
    Brani Naval Base was a former naval facility of the Republic of Singapore Navy, since the relocation of its facilities to Changi Naval Base and Tuas Naval Base in 2000...

     at Pulau Brani
    Pulau Brani
    Pulau Brani is an island located off the southern coast of Singapore, near Keppel Harbour. The island is situated between the main island of Singapore and the resort island of Sentosa, and is linked to the mainland via Brani Terminal Avenue...

    , status pending.
  • Jurong Regional Base (01°18′31"N 103°42′39"E) - vacated in 1999, relocated to Gul Regional Base, base was demolished to make way for the Jurong Island Highway
    Jurong Island Highway
    Jurong Island Highway is a major highway in Singapore which links Jurong Pier Road in Jurong Port of the main island to Jurong Island. It was opened in March 1999...

    .
  • Pulau Sakeng Police Post (01°12′36"N 103°46′41"E) - closed and vacated in 1987 after the last islander left, the island was subsumed by the land reclamation process of the nearby Pulau Semakau
    Pulau Semakau
    "Pulau Sakeng", "Pulau Seking" & "Pulau Sakeng Police Post" redirects here.Pulau Semakau is located to the south of the main island of Singapore, off the Straits of Singapore. The Semakau Landfill is located on the eastern side of the island, and was created by the amalgamation of Pulau Sakeng ,...

    . The Semakau landfill receiving station was built on top of the island after the reclamation process.

Popular media works related to SPF

Book
Book
A book is a set or collection of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of hot lava, paper, parchment, or other materials, usually fastened together to hinge at one side. A single sheet within a book is called a leaf or leaflet, and each side of a leaf is called a page...

s
  • In the service of the nation, 1985
  • 999: True Cases from the CID, 1987
  • Service to the Nation: 50 years of the Volunteer Special Constabulary, 1998
  • Policing Singapore in the 19th & 20th centuries, 2002
  • Justice is Done
    Justice Is Done
    Justice Is Done is a 1950 French drama film directed by André Cayatte. It tackles the subject of euthanasia by depicting a court case in which a woman is tried for killing her terminally ill husband at his request...

    , 2005
  • The Adventures of Constable Acai, 1987: A series of crime stories, based on actual crimes from police files were compiled into story books from the popular children's magazine Young Generation, about the adventures of a fictional policeman named Constable Acai. They were written by officers from the Crime Prevention Department to instill crime awareness in children during the 80's through to the mid 90's. The other books in this series are as below:
  • More Adventures of Constable Acai, 1989
  • Constable Acai Fights Crime, 1996


Novel
Novel
A novel is a book of long narrative in literary prose. The genre has historical roots both in the fields of the medieval and early modern romance and in the tradition of the novella. The latter supplied the present generic term in the late 18th century....

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  • Operation Firestorm, 1997


Periodicals
  • Singapore Police Magazine
  • Police Life, 1971 to present
  • Police Life Annual


Television programs
  • Documentary
    • Crimewatch
      Crimewatch (Singaporean TV series)
      Crimewatch is a television programme produced by the National Crime Prevention Council, Singapore and Singapore Police Force. Currently presented by serving regular police officers, it showcases the work of the Singapore Police Force: including solved cases, appeals for unsolved cases, as well as...

      , 1986 - Current
    • True Files
      True Files
      True Files is an English language television docu-drama telecast on MediaCorp Channel 5, with each episode re-enacting some major cases of crime in Singapore...

      , 2002–2007

  • Drama
    • Seletar Robbery
      Seletar Robbery
      Seletar Robbery is a 90-minute Singaporean action drama produced by Singapore Broadcasting Corporation in 1982.-Story:...

       (实里达大劫案), 1982
    • CID '83, 1983
    • First Step (踏上征途), 1986: On women in the police force
    • Patrol
      Patrol (television series)
      Patrol is a Singaporean action drama produced by Singapore Broadcasting Corporation in 1989....

       (铁警雄风), 1989: A take on the lives of the men in the Traffic Police
      Traffic police
      Traffic police or Traffic cops may refer to:*Police controlling traffic, see rules of the road*Traffic Cops, a BBC real-life documentary*Highway patrol*Road Policing Unit*Traffic Guard*Sri Lankan Traffic Police*Municipal police...

       Department
    • Crime and Passion (執法先鋒), 1991
    • Triple Nine
      Triple Nine
      For the Triple Nine Society, see this pageTriple Nine is an English language television police procedural telecast on what was then the Television Corporation of Singapore's Channel 5 from 1995 to 1999...

      , 1995-1998: On the adventures of a CID team.
    • City Cops (城市双雄), 1996
    • Of Cops And Men (警网双雄), 1996
    • Dare To Strike (扫冰者), 14 November 2000: the phrase "Dare to Strike" is the motto of the Central Narcotics Bureau
      Central Narcotics Bureau
      The Central Narcotics Bureau of Singapore was established in 1971 as the primary drug enforcement agency entrusted with the responsibilities of coordinating all matters pertaining to drug eradication...

    • The Reunion
      The Reunion
      The Reunion is the second studio album by rap duo Capone-N-Noreaga. It is not as critically acclaimed as their first album, The War Report, but did feature a number of well-received tracks, most notably "Invincible," produced by the legendary DJ Premier...

       (顶天立地), 26 December 2001
    • Heartlanders
      Heartlanders
      Heartlanders is an English language television drama telecast on MediaCorp TV Channel 5. Based on the encounters of two officers of the Singapore Police Force. The first season aired on 5 July 2002, and has since another three seasons have aired, with the last season being shown from 12 July 2005...

      , 2002-2005: On two Neighbourhood Police Centre
      Neighbourhood Police Centre
      A neighbourhood police centre is a mid-sized police station in Singapore, introduced in 1997 to replace the Singapore Police Force's Neighbourhood Police Post system...

       officers
    • True Heroes
      True Heroes (TV series)
      True Heroes revolves around the daily lives of three police officers in a Neighbourhood Police Centre in Singapore. The show was endorsed by the Singapore Police Force, which opened up facilities such as the Old Police Academy and the Ang Mo Kio Police Divisional Headquarters, and loaned real...

       (城市英雄), 5 May 2003: On a rookie Neighbourhood Police Centre
      Neighbourhood Police Centre
      A neighbourhood police centre is a mid-sized police station in Singapore, introduced in 1997 to replace the Singapore Police Force's Neighbourhood Police Post system...

       officer
    • The Frontline (家在前线), 2003: This fictional six-part TV show depicts how Singaporeans cope after the German mastermind of a neo-anarchist organisation sets off a bomb at a naval base as an anti-imperialistic statement against Singapore's ties with the United States. It showcases the capabilities of the Singapore Police Force and the Singapore Armed Forces
      Singapore Armed Forces
      The Singapore Armed Forces is the military arm of the Total Defence of the Republic of Singapore; as well as the military component of the Ministry of Defence. The SAF comprises three branches: the Singapore Army, the Republic of Singapore Air Force and the Republic of Singapore Navy...

       to deal with terrorism. Many technologies introduced in this series has never been before shown to the public. It is also the only local television series to date to accurately depict the Police's elite Special Tactics and Rescue
      Special Tactics and Rescue (Singapore)
      The Special Tactics and Rescue is the elite Special Operations SWAT of the Singapore Police Force. Its official task is to provide the Singapore Police Force with a tactical armed-response capability, and its motto is "Vigilance, Valour, Victory"....

       (STAR) team and the Army's Special Operations Forces
      Singapore Special Operations Force
      The Special Operations Force is a special forces unit in the Commando Formation of the Singapore Army and a component of the joint Special Operations Task Force. It specialises in operations such as direct action, counter-terrorism, hostage rescue and special reconnaissance, and is one of the few...

       (SOF) although the latter unit was never addressed by name in the show. They were instead referred to as "The Commandos".
    • Police & Thief
      Police & Thief
      Police & Thief is a 2004 Singaporean sitcom that airs on MediaCorp TV Channel 5. The sitcom tells the story of a single-father police officer whose neighbour is an ex-gangster. The two constantly bicker but sometimes help each other's families out...

      , 2004–2010
    • Life Line, 2005–2007
    • Without Warning, 2006
    • C.I.D. (刑警2人组), 12 June 2006
    • Metamorphosis
      Metamorphosis (TV series)
      Metamorphosis is a Singaporean Chinese action thriller drama which is being telecast on Singapore's free-to-air channel, MediaCorp TV Channel 8. It made its debut on 18 September 2007, screening at 2100 hours every night on weekdays. The serial consists of 20 episodes...

       (破茧而出), 18 September 2007
    • Crime Busters x 2 (叮当神探), 30 September 2008
    • Unriddle
      Unriddle
      Unriddle is a Singaporean Chinese drama which was telecasted on Singapore's free-to-air channel, MediaCorp Channel 8. It made its debut on 4 August 2010 and ended on 31 August 2010. This drama serial consists of 20 episodes, and was screened on every weekday night at 9:00 pm...

       (最火搭档), 2010
    • C.L.I.F.
      C.L.I.F.
      C.L.I.F. is a 20-episode police blockbuster drama produced by MediaCorp Singapore in 2011, in collaboration with the Singapore Police Force. It is aired from 31 May - 27 Jun 2011 on free-to-air Channel 8, Singapore. The drama stars Tay Ping Hui, Qi Yu Wu, Elvin Ng, Joanne Peh, Chris Tong, Tracy...

       (警徽天职), 2011: First drama to be produced in close collaboration with the Singapore Police Force.


Movie
Film
A film, also called a movie or motion picture, is a series of still or moving images. It is produced by recording photographic images with cameras, or by creating images using animation techniques or visual effects...

s
  • The Last Blood (驚天十二小時), 1991
  • 2000 AD
    2000 AD (film)
    2000 AD is a 2000 Hong Kong action film directed by Gordon Chan and produced by Hong Kong 's Media Asia Films and Singaporean publisher manufactured company studio distributed holder production house has : Raintree Pictures and United States based from American version regions based in North...

     (公元2000), 1999
  • After School (放学后), 2004: A film released by the National Crime Prevention Council to harness the power of cinema as a public education tool to reach out to young Singaporeans and their families.

See also

  • Project Griffin
    Project Griffin
    Project Griffin was originally introduced by the City of London Police and Metropolitan Police in April, 2004 to help "London's financial sector better protect itself against terrorist threats"...

  • Major crimes in Singapore
    Major crimes in Singapore
    -1960s:*12 July 1963: The Pulau Senang prison riots saw the killing of four prisons officers by rioting prisoners. The unprecedently large court proceedings sentenced 18 to death....

  • Law enforcement in Singapore
    Law enforcement in Singapore
    Generally, law enforcement in Singapore comes under the direct purview of the Singapore Police Force, the main government agency entrusted with the maintenance of law and order in Singapore...

  • List of law enforcement agencies
  • Internal Security Department
    Internal Security Department
    The Internal Security Department is a domestic intelligence agency of the Ministry of Home Affairs of Singapore. It was formerly part of the Ministry of Interior and Defence until it was split on 11 August 1970...

  • Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau
    Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau
    Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau is a government agency in Singapore which investigates and prosecutes corruption in the public and private sectors...


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