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Para-counsellor policemen lend an ear to other cops

Published on Jan 26, 2014 8:28 AM
 
Volunteer police para-counsellors Dalip Kaur and Jason Loke are trained to help their colleagues deal with  personal issues, whether marital, financial or work-related. Para-counsellors go through a rigorous selection process. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Superintendent of Police Jason Loke does not just catch crooks.

He also catches problems - the personal kind.

The 40-year-old is one of a growing number of volunteer police para-counsellors who are trained to help their colleagues deal with life's issues, whether marital, financial or work-related.

Once, he noticed how another policeman was under-performing at work. He took him out for drinks, and the married colleague revealed that he was having an affair with an old friend.

 
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