1) Community Emergency Preparedness Begins with Multi-Racial & Religious Food Rationing
The Queenstown Constituency Office has piloted a systematic food rationing procedure to be activated during times of crisis. This was held concurrently with a food fair involving the multi-ethic organizations of the Mujahideen mosque, temples as well as voluntary welfare organizations and secondary schools in Queenstown.
2) The Henderson Heartbeat
Responding to statistics showing that Henderson and Bukit Merah estates have the highest death rate relating to heart failure in Singapore, the Tanglin-Cairnhill Constituency Office has initiated an action plan to equip its residents with adequate training and access to 21 sets of Automatic External Defibrillators around the constituency.
To protect its residents from potential security vulnerabilities arising from the usage of the internet, the Yew Tee Constituency Office has devised a series of activities including a survey on information technology usage, a consultation session with expert advisers, a workshop on security wellness, as well as distributed Cyber Wellness Kits to its residents and schools.
4) Project Unity
A total of 160 grassroots leaders from 7 constituencies were mobilized for Project Unity, a Community Engagement Programme initiative organized by the Central Police Division, to test the readiness of the Police and community in the event of a bomb blast. Project Unity also tested Police’s response plans in the event of a terrorist attack.
5) Unlicensed Moneylender Intervention Project
With a surge in unlicensed money lending cases nationwide, the Police has developed a 3 pronged approach towards alleviating the fears of victims of harassment cases. This project also aims to promote community spiritedness and enhance the partnership between the police and residents in related investigations.
6) Crime Awareness OutReach (CARe) for the Elderly
The CARe for the Elderly project is a joint community and Home team effort to promote self awareness and the notion of self help among older persons. It addresses specific safety and security concerns and has achieved a significant 71% reduction in robbery and snatch theft cases reported against elderly victims in the period of June to December 2008 in relation to the previous year.
7) PNSMen Readily On Watch, Lookout! (PROWL)
PROWL is a Community Safety and Security Programme (CSSP) piloted by the Ang Mo Kio Police Division and the grassroots organizations to engage Police National Service Men in a look-out for suspicious or criminal activity within the constituency. 3 arrests have been made with the assistance of PROWL members.
8) Project Reach Out
The Police has engaged the Assyakirin mosque in Taman Jurong to create awareness on crime prevention. Specifically, this project is tailored to empower the Malay-Muslim community in maintaining a low crime rate in their jurisdiction through programmes such as crime prevention education for the residents and house-to-house visits by youth ambassadors on community issues.
9) The CEP Plus Project
CEP Plus goes beyond merely generating awareness on the Community Engagement Programme concept by instilling the importance of community self help through a mutual aid scheme, where resources of grassroots organizations and stakeholders from 7 participating constituencies can be mobilized to assist an affected constituency, should the need arise. It also coordinates efforts in maintaining communal relations in the aftermath of a terrorist attack.
10) P.U.R.E. Community at Geylang Serai
This project aims to forge a strong “Partnership” within the community, enhance “Unity” among multi-racial and religious peoples, cultivate a “Resilient” community ready to face any emergencies and create an “Exemplary” community for others to emulate. Specifically, this project addresses the safety and security concerns of Geylang Serai which is crowded during festivities and over weekends.
11) Kampong Glam Emergency Bag
The Kampong Glam Constituency Office and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) 1st Civil Defence Division produced 9000 emergency bags for every household within the constituency. The objective was to inculcate self responsibility in the families and to disseminate the message of emergency preparedness to children so as to create a multiplier effect within the household.
12) Emergency Evacuation Exercise For Disabled Persons & Senior Citizens
This project prepares the disabled and elderly for emergencies especially when the need for evacuation arises. This helps to cultivate a self- help philosophy in every member of the community.
13) Neighborhood Youth Development Programme (NYDP) 2008– “Nurturing Youths for Society”
The NYDP is a year-long mentorship programme involving youths. After completion of the programme, the behavior of participants improved and they have also assisted the Police with combating crime by keeping a close watch on their community.
14) Homefront Security Ambassador Camp
In another project that engaged the young to deal with security challenges, the Police and SCDF have been engaging youths for training in the event of a crisis. Enhanced skills and knowledge learnt would help the community to be more resilient and recover quickly.
15) Going to the Community (Jurong Junior College Public Education Effort)
Organized by the Jurong Junior College Civil Defence Club, this project aims to reach out to local communities through events such as Emergency Preparedness Days and Resiliency Carnivals to help residents acquire practical skills such as first-aid and CPR assistance.
16) First Toa Payoh Secondary School Emergency Response Team
Students of this Emergency Response Team are equipped with life saving skills and an emergency kit to provide a crucial first response during emergencies within the school and around the neighborhood. This is especially important as the neighborhood has a large aging population.
17) Youth Enrichment Programme (YEP)- Anti-Drug Workshop
This is an initiative by the Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) to prevent premature school leaving and encourage students to pursue post secondary education. It involves 3 anti-drug workshops that were conducted for approximately 100 students from various schools and complements the Central Narcotics Bureau’s (CNB) school based programmes.
18) Total Defence @ Singapore Discovery Centre
This 2 week long project (11 to 24 February 2008) helped the public and in particular, primary and secondary school students, to better understand the 5 aspects of Total Defence through a series of exhibitions and games.
19) i3 Shop
i3 was formed as part of the Police efforts to strengthen the ties between the police, SCDF, Ang Mo Kio Hub and other strategic stakeholders. It is a focused approach towards crime prevention and achieving anti-terrorism awareness by nurturing stakeholders to become the “eyes” and “ears” of the police in combating both threats.
20) “Our Crossroads”- Yellow Ribbon Journey Exhibition
The Yellow Ribbon Journey Exhibition featured the life experiences of 3 inmates and their family members with the purpose of creating greater understanding of the intricate issues surrounding offenders and ex-offenders. The experiential exhibition also highlighted the roles that the public can play to support the successful reintegration of ex-offenders.