Police aim to get to the heart of crime by referring offenders to in-house social workers

Social worker Julia Quek (left) and Tian Ching Ching, counsellor at HT Cares, at Bedok Division Headquarters, on Feb 20, 2020.
Social worker Julia Quek (left) and Tian Ching Ching, counsellor at HT Cares, at Bedok Division Headquarters, on Feb 20, 2020.ST PHOTO: MARCELLIN LOPEZ

SINGAPORE - After getting into a dispute with his family members, a man used a hammer to repeatedly knock on a door in his home to get their attention.

Police officers hauled the man to the station for his distressing actions.

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