You do not have to don a uniform to affix the Residence Crew to safeguard the protection and safety of Singapore. Whereas uniformed officers are sometimes within the public eye dealing with the front-line operations, there are additionally civilian officers — the “silent heroes” — who work alongside their uniformed counterparts.
Civilian officers with abilities in numerous fields can take up a wide range of positions, from growing and enhancing plans and insurance policies, conducting investigation work, to innovating cutting-edge applied sciences in empowering the day by day operations of the varied Residence Crew Departments.
Three civilian officers inform us why they love their jobs and about their “particular powers” as on a regular basis heroes in plain garments.
1. The Crime Scene Specialist, Science and Expertise observe
Mr Harith Shah Roslan, 29
Origin story: Harith had at all times been eager on a profession in forensics. He selected to learn Biomedical Science to construct up his basis and data in forensic science, earlier than he joined HTX (Residence Crew Science and Expertise Company). Now a criminal offense scene specialist, he approaches crime scenes with a mindset that there’s a logical clarification behind each motion. His work merges science and crime as he items collectively data retrieved from the scene to reconstruct a sequence of occasions. 5 years into his job, Harith says he hopes his efforts will deter crime and produce closure to victims’ households.
Mission: Deployed to the Singapore Police Drive to analyse crime scenes and make sure that proof is recognized, recovered and examined to facilitate investigation efforts.
Particular skills: Well timed response to crime scenes. Goal evaluation of the scene. Thorough documentation, search, and examination of proof. Optimistic perspective in direction of studying. Capability to maintain an open thoughts. Good crew participant.
2. The Analysis Analyst, Inner Safety Monitor
‘Ms Charlene Ng’, 25
Origin story: ‘Charlene’ (pseudonym) had not deliberate on becoming a member of the Inner Safety Division (ISD) till she chanced upon ISD’s recruitment drive. Through the recruitment course of, she learnt extra in regards to the totally different roles at ISD, and realised that the position of a analysis analyst was aligned to her pursuits in writing and investigation work. Although comparatively new to her job, the Social Sciences alumna from the Nationwide College of Singapore has been concerned in numerous decision-making processes with real-world influence.
Mission: To scan the horizon for developments in addition to rising developments and safety threats, make well timed and correct assessments, evaluation insurance policies and synthesise data into helpful intelligence, assist maintain Singapore secure and sovereign.
Particular skills: Meticulous with an eye fixed for element. Capability to affix the dots shortly and precisely. Curiosity in present affairs and talent to understand how world developments can influence Singapore’s inside safety.
three. The Investigation Officer, Industrial Affairs Monitor
Mr Daniel Neubronner, 26
Origin story: Daniel turned excited by industrial crime when he took a forensic accounting module at college. Upon commencement, he utilized for the position of an investigation officer with the Singapore Police Drive (SPF) Industrial Affairs Division’s Worldwide Cooperation Department, which works with numerous native and international legislation enforcement companies to research prison exercise with transnational components. One 12 months into his job, he finds it gratifying to assist victims who’ve “unwittingly entered into transactions initiated by nefarious components”, and to deliver perpetrators to justice.
Mission: To research money-laundering offences in Singapore, the place such transactions could also be tied to crimes dedicated abroad.
Particular skills: Wholesome scepticism for data introduced at face worth. Capability to take care of a number of sides of the investigation course of (akin to interviewing victims and witnesses, gathering and analysing documentary proof, and interrogating suspects). Eager eye for particulars. An inquisitive thoughts.
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