Home Team Science and Technology Agency: An agency of the future

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The proposal that the Home Team will set up its own Science and Technology Agency is a timely one that will boost capabilities across the security agencies.

Right now, there is a Home Team Academy (HTA), a training institute made up of basic instructional and training schools for officers from various agencies, such as the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Singapore Police Force (SPF), the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), the Singapore Prisons' Service, the Central Narcotics Bureau and the Internal Security Department. Supplementing this training, there are also undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Management and Security Studies from the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 22, 2019, with the headline Home Team Science and Technology Agency: An agency of the future. Subscribe