Home Team should reflect on what went wrong when officers "fall short"

The Home Team should reflect on what went wrong when officers "fall short" of standards said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean on Monday. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
The Home Team should reflect on what went wrong when officers "fall short" of standards said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean on Monday. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

The Home Team should reflect on what went wrong when officers "fall short" of standards said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean on Monday.

He was speaking to officers from Home Team agencies, such as the police force, Central Narcotics Bureau and the Singapore Prison Service, in an event held to honour outstanding officers. At the ceremony, which was held at the police headquarters in Novena, 104 individuals were honoured with this year's Minister for Home Affairs National Day Award for their contributions. The recipients included volunteers and members of the public.

He said: "From time to time, however, there may be individual officers who fall short of the high standards that we have set for ourselves, and which Singaporeans expect of Home Team officers."

His comments came after Home Team officers have been in the news for the wrong reasons. In July, a policeman was charged with the high-profile double murders of a father and son in Kovan. The same month, a prison officer was found guilty of causing the death of an inmate by negligence. Both men were veterans.