MHA's Addendum to President's address: Police to explore whether to install more cameras in HDB estates and public areas

A CCTV camera being installed at the foot of a stairwell at an HDB block in Jalan Bukit Merah.
A CCTV camera being installed at the foot of a stairwell at an HDB block in Jalan Bukit Merah.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Singapore will step up efforts to deal with new and growing challenges, Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam  said on Monday (Jan 18).

These initiatives include strengthening border security capabilities, and installing police cameras at all HDB blocks and multi-storey carparks,  he said in his ministry's Addendum to the President Tony Tan Keng Yam's Address to Parliament last Friday (Jan 15).

Here's a look at the key initiatives announced:

 
 

Step up security responses and resilience against terrorism

* The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority will strengthen border security capabilities

* Police will complete installation of police cameras at all HDB blocks and multi-storey carparks, and consider having more cameras in housing estates and public areas to deter and detect threats

Develop new operating models

* The Home Team will review operations to cope with increasing demands and manpower constraints, using data and technology to deploy officers and equipment

Deepen community engagement & international partnerships

* Laws will be reviewed to keep them relevant and effective against emerging threats, and public education will be scaled up

* Cooperation with international organisations will be deepened to counter terrorism, drugs and cybercrime, among other threats

Strengthen Home Team

* Intelligence efforts, investigations and operations will be better integrated across different Home Team departments