Jurong Division Commander steps down to head public affairs for police

Deputy Assistant Commissioner (DAC) Koh Wei Keong, 44, took over from AC Lim, 43, at a change of command ceremony on Friday.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner (DAC) Koh Wei Keong, 44, took over from AC Lim, 43, at a change of command ceremony on Friday.ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

SINGAPORE - Jurong Division will have a new commander on Monday, when Assistant Commissioner (AC) Wilson Lim Hock Lee moves on to become the director of the police's public affairs department and community partnership department.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner (DAC) Koh Wei Keong, 44, took over from AC Lim, 43, at a change of command ceremony on Friday.

DAC Koh has served 20 years with the police in positions such as Head Operations of Security Command, Deputy Commander, Jurong Division and 2 Deputy Director of Operations Department.

AC Lim was appointed Commander, Jurong Division on Nov 5, 2012. He joined the Singapore Police Force (SPF) in 1996 and has held several key appointments including Assistant Director of Operations Department (Operations Planning), Deputy Commander, Bedok Division and 2 Deputy Director of Operations Department.

During his tenure as Commander Jurong Division, it achieved a 21 per cent drop in offences such as housebreaking, motor vehicle theft, robbery, outrage of modesty and snatch theft, from 635 cases in 2012 to 504 cases in 2014.

Cases of harassment from unlicensed money-lenders also dropped 28 per cent from 2,385 in 2012 to 1,720 in 2014.

He also spearheaded Project Alliance, an initiative to reduce crime and social disamenities and prevent public disorder involving foreign workers.

AC Lim said of his new post: "In this dynamic media environment, it is important for us to communicate information to the public quickly so one focus is to ensure that we provide timely and accurate information via the most effective communication platforms."

He said he would also enhance the police's partnership with the community, including online engagment.