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Six more neighbourhoods to adopt community policing system

Published on Jan 6, 2013 4:20 PM
Police officers simulate their defence tactics at the launch of the second phase of the Community Policing System (Cops). -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

The Clementi Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC) rolled out its Community Policing System (Cops) today.

First implemented in Tampines and Bukit Merah East in May last year, Cops is what the Singapore Police Force calls "a nation-wide transformation of frontline policing strategies" which aims to improve police force and community integration.

The system employs two recent major changes to the NPCs' manpower, one of which is having Crime Strike Forces of plainclothes policemen to patrol crime hotspots daily, gather intelligence and track the whereabouts of persons of interest within the community.

Policemen in T-shirts and shorts also form the Community Policing Unit on bikes and on foot, getting to know the neighbourhood's residents and helping to foster a more community-engaged policing culture.

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