The Home Affairs Ministry is developing a specialised undergraduate degree programme just for its Home Team officers.
It is working with the Ministry of Education, the Singapore Institute of Technology and a yet-unannounced university in the United Kingdom to develop the curriculum for the programme in security studies and criminology.
This announced by Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade and Industry, Mr S Iswaran, at the 2013 Home Awards and Degree Sponsorship Ceremony on Saturday.
In total, a record 162 Home Team officers received sponsorship awards for their degree studies this year, up from 143 last year.
Of these, 120 were awarded to officers from the Singapore Police Force.