Highlights 2002/03

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1. Hotwheels: Citizens-on-Patrol and Women-on-Wheels in Jurong Central

With bicycles equipped with fire extinguishers, first-aid boxes and sirens, the Hotwheels team conducts regular patrols around their neighbourhood and focuses on fire-prone and crime-prone spots. The Women-on-Wheels Team complements the Hotwheels Team by carrying out patrols during the day. 

2. CSSP for Crime Against Elderly

Involving Woodlands, Marsiling, Sembawang, and Admiralty CCCs and Woodlands Ring Secondary School, this programme tackled the problem of crime against senior citizens through awareness-building activities and house visits. 

3. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

In line with the National Security Awareness Campaign, the Singapore Police Force and the Singapore Civil Defence Force worked with Aljunied-Kembangan CDEC and Lengkong Tiga RC to form CERTs. These comprise residents trained in fire fighting, first aid, emergency evacuation and emergency behaviour management who are then involved in patrols of their neighbourhoods. 

4. CSSP for Pulau Ubin

The Home Team officers tapped on the existing network between the residents and the PCG officers to inculcate the importance of community self-help and crime prevention and train them in the necessary skills. The trained volunteers put their skills to good use when they successfully put out a lallang fire on the island in February 2002. 

5. Safe United!

Community members of Pasir Ris constituency, as well as several community groups such as Mendaki, Sinda, CDAC, the Eurasian Association and the Association of Muslim Professionals engaged youths in the Pasir Ris area through exhibitions and healthy activities such as street soccer and basketball tournaments. 

6. Maid Watch Scheme

Since house owners are out most of the day, the maids of Faber Estates were trained to watch out for suspicious people or suspicious activity and to help prevent house-breaking in their vicinity. 

7. CSSP for TOUCH Community in Kampong Ubi

In this project, civil defence volunteers worked with caretakers at the Touch Community Hostel in Kampong Ubi to train them in civil defence skills. As part of the project, an emergency exercise was also held to familiarise the caretakers as well as the residents with emergency situations. 

8. Heartware Network

The North East CDC, National Youth Council, Temasek Polytechnic, several secondary schools and other community members, including radio station Power 98 and Warner Brothers, organised a range of creative activities such as treasure hunts and movie screenings to raise crime prevention awareness among youths. 

9. 'Students-At-Risk' Programme

Involving Bukit Panjang, Cashew and Zhenghua CCCs, five schools and families of the students, the project was planned and implemented to prevent juvenile delinquency and to mould positive behaviour. Visits to drug rehabilitation centres were also conducted.

10. Shop Theft at Bookstore

This CSSP was initiated to reduce the incidence of shoplifting at a bookstore at a shopping centre. SPF worked with the relevant shop-owners and five schools in Sembawang to hold crime prevention and anti-shop-theft-cum-anti-riot talks and exhibitions. Their efforts paid off when loitering by students decreased, theft rates fell sharply and none of the students from the five schools was involved in any thefts.

11. 'Little India' CSSP for Foreign Workers

Rochor NPC worked together with the Hindu Endowment Board, the Singapore Contractors Association Limited and the National Environment Agency to address some of the problems associated with the overcrowding of foreign workers in Little India, including the setting up of a Sunday market.

12. Timber Industries at Sungei Kadut

This CSSP involved the Singapore Timber Association, Jurong Town Corporation, Industrial Premises Committee, and National Fire Prevention Council. The factories were organised into self-help clusters to pool resources and enhance co-operation in the event of fire. SCDF also equipped emergency response teams with basic civil defence and evacuation skills. [Top of Page]​
Last Updated on 17 Apr 2015
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