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Photo Essay - Singapore Police Force's Top Cops

Published on Feb 24, 2013 8:36 AM
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Portraits of the different tactical set-ups in the Special Tactics and Rescue unit. Each set-up tackles different scenarios, from naval threats to airborne chemical agents. -- ST PHOTO: TED CHEN

Deep within the Singapore Police Force are select groups of men and women, trained to handle high-risk operations such as hostage-rescue, counter-terrorism and VIP protection.

In the first of a four-part series, Through the Lens gets an inside look at the elite Special Tactics and Rescue (STAR) unit.