MHA Excel Festival 2015
The MHA Excel Festival was held on 8 January this year to celebrate the outstanding contributions of Home Team Officers in the areas of Innovation, Improvements and Service Excellence. During the ceremony, Home Team officers received the MHA 3i Awards which recognises those who displayed the spirit of innovation in their service and commitment towards the community. New safety and security solutions developed in partnership with schools under the Security Awareness for Everyone (SAFE) programme were also displayed at the Festival. These included a mobile app which offers user-friendly facial templates to identify suspects and a classroom-based game that conveys the importance of communal harmony and emergency preparedness to young children. 67 students from the SAFE programme were also recognised during the Festival this year for their outstanding projects. In his welcome speech, Second Minister for Home Affairs, Mr S Iswaran, emphasised the importance of innovation in a challenging security environment and praised the Home Team officers and students for their spirit and commitment.