Whitley Neighbourhood Police Post to become CPIB Corruption Reporting Centre

The premises of Whitley Neighbourhood Police Post (NPP), located at 247 Whitley Road on Feb 22, 2016.
The premises of Whitley Neighbourhood Police Post (NPP), located at 247 Whitley Road on Feb 22, 2016.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau's (CPIB's) new Corruption Reporting Centre will be located at the premises of Whitley Neighbourhood Police Post and is slated to be operational in December.

The police post will cease operations from Feb 29 to facilitate the handover of the premises.

Located at 247 Whitley Road, the upcoming Corruption Reporting Centre is "centrally located and near the Stevens MRT station, making it more convenient for the public to walk-in and report suspected corrupt practices", said CPIB in a media release on Monday.

CPIB's Heritage Gallery will also be located within the Corruption Reporting Centre to allow members of the public to learn about Singapore's zero tolerance stance towards corruption.

More details on the centre will be made known at a later date.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in January last year that a one-stop Corruption Reporting Centre will be set up to make it easier for members of the public to report cases of corruption. The Government is reviewing Singapore's laws on corruption and will increase the CPIB's manpower by more than 20 per cent, as part of efforts to keep corruption at bay, he added.

The public can also continue to lodge a report at CPIB's headquarters at 2 Lengkok Bahru, by calling CPIB's 24-hour hotline at 1800-376-0000, and lodging an online complaint at www.cpib.gov.sg.

Meanwhile, residents in the vicinity can visit the Kampong Java Neighbourhood Police Centre or Bukit Timah Neighbourhood Police Centre if necessary. They can also lodge non-emergency reports online.

limyihan@sph.com.sg