Retirement age of uniformed Home Team officers to be reviewed: Iswaran

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is in discussions with the Public Service Division to review the retirement age of uniformed Home Team officers, said Second Minister for Home Affairs S. Iswaran,

He was speaking at the Home Team Promotion ceremony on Wednesday at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, where 187 Home Team officers received their certificates of promotion.

Mr Iswaran, who is also Second Minister for Trade & Industry, said the MHA would study how officers can be allowed to serve longer and contribute their knowledge and expertise.

He also stressed that the ministry would continue to focus on leadership renewal at all levels.

Currently, junior officers retire at the age of 50, and senior officers at 55. Over the last five years, about 200 uniformed officers retired each year, half of whom were re-employed.

More than 4,700 officers across the Home Team agencies will be promoted this year, including national servicemen from the Singapore Police Force and Singapore Civil Defence Force, as well as volunteers in uniformed services such as the Voluntary Special Constabulary and the Civil Defence Auxiliary Unit.