Safeguards in place to prevent auxiliary police officers from unauthorised firearm use

The police conduct regular audits of auxiliary police forces to ensure compliance when issuing firearms.
The police conduct regular audits of auxiliary police forces to ensure compliance when issuing firearms.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO FILE

SINGAPORE - Auxiliary police officers who need to draw a firearm for duty are subject to security screening and vetting by the Singapore Police Force (SPF) before they are hired.

The police also conduct regular audits of auxiliary police forces such as Certis and Aetos to ensure compliance when issuing firearms, SPF said in response to queries from The Straits Times.

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