How to become a police officer in Singapore?

Role of the police in Singapore

  1. The Police Officer conducts criminal investigations, gang investigations, computer fraud detection, and community policing.
  2. For criminal investigations, the Police Officer analyses evidence and educates the public on crime prevention.
  3. They are also in charge of a coast guard patrol boat and develop crime-fighting plans.
  4. A police officer’s job is not only fighting crime but also protecting the defenseless.
  5. Day-to-day incident command and control.
  6. Keeping the public transportation system safe.
  7. security during major national events and protection of vital installations.
  8. VIP/foreign dignitaries’ security and protection.
  9. Responsible for upholding the law and safeguarding the country’s peace and order.


  • Education qualification also includes Diplomas; GCE ‘A’ Level certificates; Higher NITEC or NITEC certificates; and GCE ‘O’ Level certificates (at least 5 credits).
  • For Direct-Entry Sergeant: Minimally 5 GCE ‘O’ Level Credits*
  • For Direct-Entry Inspector: A Pass Degree in any discipline.

Entry requirements for males and females

Male Female
PES Status PES A or B1 Exempted
Educational Requirements Direct-Entry Sergeant:
Minimally 5 GCE ‘O’ Level Credits*Direct-Entry Inspector:A Pass Degree in any discipline
Vision Normal Colour Vision

List of posts in Singapore police

Posts Salary
Direct entry inspector S$3,940 – S$4,900
Frontline Policing S$9 per hour
Investigation S$4,400/monthly
Command S$8000/monthly
Staff 2,290 SGD Monthly
Direct entry sergeant S$1,780 – S$2,670
Coast Guard S$2,000/mo
Security Officer S$1,400
Traffic Police S$3,940


Direct entry inspector

Training: It’s a 9-month residential training program. Police defense tactics, physical training, criminal law lectures, and leadership development will all be covered in a well-structured program.

It includes leadership training, which will be an international component, and learning about criminal investigations. Your professional path will be well-defined, preparing you for future command positions.

You can apply here.

Direct entry sergeant

The first six months of your career will be spent in a residential training program. A well-structured curriculum will be followed, which will cover police defense techniques, physical training, criminal law studies, and training to prepare you to be a Ground Response Force officer.

You can apply here.

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