Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean has thanked Commissioner of Police Ng Joo Hee for his service to the police force. Mr Ng will be replaced by current Deputy Commissioner of Investigations and Intelligence, Mr Hoong Wee Teck, on Jan 6 next year.
Here's what Mr Teo said:
"I would like to thank Commissioner of Police Ng Joo Hee for his dedication and commitment to keeping Singapore safe and secure in his 29 years with the Singapore Police Force.
During his tour of duty as Commissioner of Police, he has made significant improvements to reduce crime and bring unlicensed money lending under control. He has also introduced various initiatives to increase the effectiveness of the force and to provide our Officers with more capabilities to carry out their duties, such as in Community Policing and the deployment of Police cameras in our HDB estates to fight crime.
Joo Hee has also played an active role to further strengthen the Singapore Police Force's partnership and collaboration with regional and international law enforcement agencies through joint operations and sharing of information to combat transnational crime. All of us in MHA wish Joo Hee well in his future responsibilities."