Home Team National Day Observance Ceremony 2014
The Home Team celebrated National Day on 6 August 2014. In his opening speech, DPM Teo paid tribute to three groups of people who have worked hard together to make Singapore a safe and secure home for all.
To our Home Team Pioneers who laid the foundation for the peace and security. To our Home Team Partners, including volunteers, community partners, advocates and champions from the members of the public, who have supported the Home Team in the work that we do. To our Home Team Officers, who have achieved significant outcomes by working together as one Home Team. DPM announced a new award, the Home Team Operational Service Medal, to recognise Home Team officers who have responded to deal with major incidents. In September 2014, DPM Teo will present this medal to about 180officers who responded to the call of duty during the 8 December Little India Riot.
During the ceremony, DPM Teo presented the Minister for Home Affairs National Day Awards to 73 members of the public, 105 Home Team officers and 10 Home Team Volunteers. The Minister for Home Affairs National Day Award (Team) was also presented to the inter-agency team involved in the Formulation and Operationalisation of the Conditional Remission System (CRS) and the Mandatory Aftercare Scheme (MAS).
The full speech can be found here.