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    1 October 1968
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Singapore Police Force


Mission: “uphold the law, maintain order and keep the peace in the Republic of Singapore.”

Law enforcement services in Singapore are provided by a combination of specialized agencies, including:

  • Singapore Police Force;
  • Central Narcotics Bureau;
  • Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau;
  • Ministry of Manpower;
  • Immigration and Checkpoints Authority;
  • Internal Security Department;
  • Singapore Customs.

With a force of almost 40,000 officers, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) is part of Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs.  The SPF is made up of more than 20 units and departments, several of which perform frontline operational duties.

The International Cooperation Department (ICD) of the SPF was established in 2009 and its mission is to prevent and fight crime effectively through heightened international police cooperation.

ICD mission:

  • Serve as the central gateway for communication and cooperation between the SPF and its counterparts in INTERPOL’s member countries, including functioning as the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Singapore;
  • Promote cooperation with members of the international law enforcement community, building and strengthening relationships to prevent and fight transnational crimes.

ICD is made up of the following divisions:

  • International Policy;
  • International Operations;
  • Protocol & Administrative Services.

INTERPOL Singapore

The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Singapore is the designated point of contact on transnational police matters for the INTERPOL General Secretariat, INTERPOL regional offices and all INTERPOL member countries.

ICD uses INTERPOL’s secure communications system, I-24/7, to exchange information with other INTERPOL member countries on investigations and other law enforcement matters.  By serving as a gateway for the exchange of information, INTERPOL Singapore promotes cooperation and facilitates communication between the law enforcement agencies in Singapore and their foreign counterparts.

INTERPOL Singapore in action
01 October 2014

Singapore recognizes INTERPOL Chief’s contribution to international security with award

SINGAPORE – President Tony Tan Keng Yam of Singapore has conferred the Distinguished Service Order (Darjah Utama Bakti Cemerlang) to INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble in recognition of his services to international police cooperation.Singaporean authorities said the award presented to Secretary General Noble at the Istana Presidential Palace reco...
30 September 2014

INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation opens its doors

SINGAPORE – The INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) building has been officially handed over to the head of the world police body by Singaporean authorities.In a ceremony at the IGCI, on behalf of the government of Singapore Second Minister S. Iswaran officially presented the building to INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble.“The decision t...
18 July 2014

Illegal gambling networks across Asia targeted in INTERPOL-led operation

LYON, France – An INTERPOL-coordinated operation targeting illegal soccer gambling networks across Asia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup has resulted in more than 1,400 arrests and the seizure of almost USD 12 million.During the six-week operation, law enforcement officers from China, Hong Kong (China), Macao (China), Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam carried...
02 May 2014

INTERPOL-coordinated operation strikes back at ‘sextortion’ networks

MANILA, Philippines - An INTERPOL-coordinated operation targeting organized crime networks behind ‘sextortion’ cases around the world has resulted in the arrest of 58 individuals, including three men linked to the group which harassed Scottish teenager Daniel Perry.   Perry, a 17-year-old victim of an online blackmail attempt, died after jumping off...
23 September 2013

INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation reaches new heights

SINGAPORE – A milestone in the development of the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) and 21st century policing solutions has been reached, with the highest point of the building structure being put in place.The event was marked with a high-level ‘topping out’ ceremony on Monday, involving Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs an...
18 September 2013

Suspected leader of match-fixing gang and 13 others arrested in Singapore

LYON, France – The arrest by Singapore authorities of 14 individuals on suspicion of belonging to an organized crime group involved in match-fixing, including the suspected leader, has been commended by INTERPOL.The 12 men and two women were arrested following raids across Singapore in the early hours of Tuesday 17 September. Among those taken into custod...
22 August 2013

Innovation the way forward against tomorrow’s security threats, says INTERPOL Chief

SINGAPORE – INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has underlined the role of innovation in combating transnational crime amid a changing globalized and interconnected world.Speaking on Thursday at the International Relations Perspectives Seminar hosted by Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Mr Noble said that nearly 100 years since the idea o...
28 November 2012

Stamping out football corruption through education focus of INTERPOL experts meeting in Singapore

SINGAPORE – International sports integrity experts from academia, law enforcement and international organizations are participating in the inaugural INTERPOL Global Academic Experts Meeting for Integrity in Sport to consider issues surrounding match-fixing and how to combat corruption in football through education.Organized by INTERPOL’s Integrity in Spor...
11 February 2011

Singapore announces special visa status to INTERPOL Travel Document holders at historic groundbreaking ceremony

SINGAPORE – The decision by Singapore to accord special visa status to INTERPOL Travel Document holders has been hailed by the head of the world police organization as a 'significant development' that will enhance international security by ensuring global law enforcement assistance is available when and where needed.Singapore Minister for Home Affairs and...
16 July 2010

Thousands arrested in INTERPOL-led operation against illegal soccer gambling networks across Asia

LYON, France – More than 5,000 people have been arrested and nearly 10 million US dollars seized in an INTERPOL co-ordinated operation in Asia run throughout the 2010 FIFA World Cup targeting illegal soccer gambling linked to organized crime gangs. In the month-long operation codenamed SOGA III, police across China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Malaysi...
25 June 2010

INTERPOL Global Complex in Singapore to enhance and strengthen policing worldwide

LYON, France – INTERPOL‘s Executive Committee has unanimously endorsed plans for the creation of an INTERPOL Global Complex in Singapore. An implementat ion plan will be presented for approval at INTERPOL’s 79th General Assembly in Qatar in November with full operation projected for late 2013 or early 2014. The new global complex will complement and suppo...
19 November 2009

International operation combats online supply of counterfeit and illegal medicines

An international week of action targeting the online sale of counterfeit and illicit medicines has resulted in a series of arrests and the seizure of thousands of potentially harmful medical products.In response to an ever-increasing number of websites supplying dangerous and illegal medicines, Operation Pangea II involving 24 countries was co-ordinated b...
13 May 2009

Singapore’s ‘most wanted terrorist’ arrest by Malaysia highlights value of international co-operation

HANOI, Vietnam – The arrest of a suspected terrorist leader in Malaysia following his escape from custody in Singapore has again underlined the need for police to share information on wanted international fugitives via INTERPOL, President KHOO Boon Hui told the 29th Asean Chiefs of Police (Aseanapol) conference in Hanoi today.Immediately after Mas Selamat...
17 November 2008

Police across Southeast Asia target counterfeit medicines in multi-agency operation

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Police across Southeast Asia have made a series of arrests and seized fake drugs worth millions of dollars in an operation supported by INTERPOL, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Customs Organization (WCO).Under the framework of the WHO’s International Medical Products Anti-counterfeiting Task Force (IMPACT) and co-...
13 November 2008

Illegal online medicine suppliers targeted in first international Internet day of action

The first international Internet day of action co-ordinated by the Permanent Forum on International Pharmaceutical Crime, INTERPOL and the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce (IMPACT), targeting the illegal online sale of medicines to the public has resulted in a series of arrests and the seizure...
10 July 2008

Police across Asia break up illegal soccer gambling networks in INTERPOL-led operation

LYON, France – An INTERPOL co-ordinated operation targeting illegal soccer gambling across Asia has resulted in more than 1,300 arrests and the seizure of over 16 million US dollars.During the two-month-long operation, law enforcement officers throughout the region identified and raided 1,088 illegal gambling dens, many of which were controlled by organiz...
23 November 2007

INTERPOL helps smash illegal soccer gambling networks across Asia

LYON, France – More than 400 people have been arrested across Asia following a five-month operation co-ordinated by INTERPOL that targeted illegal soccer gambling controlled by organized crime gangs.Police officers across the region identified and shut down a total of 272 underground gambling dens which were estimated to have handled more than 6...

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