How MHA Works

Seven Departments. Two Statutory Boards. One Home Team.

Each has a specific role and responsibility but all share a common mission and vision. All Home Team Departments and agencies work as one with our community, to keep Singapore safe and secure

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How We Work Together

The Home Team works together as one, in close partnership with the community, to keep our Home safe and secure. 
 
Our Home Team Guardians work round the clock to keep our home and loved ones safe amidst an increasingly complex security environment. The Home Team is constantly innovating to prepare ourselves to respond to security challenges and to strengthen partnerships with the community to keep Singapore safe and secure.

The Home Team comprises ten agencies:


  • 01 Ministry HQ
  • 07 Departments
  • 02 StatBoards
As one Home Team, we serve with determination, pride and passion, guided always by our core values of Honour and Unity.

Keen to play a part as a Home Team volunteer? Find out more at: www.htvn.mha.gov.sg
 
Interested in a career with us? Get more information from our MHA Careers page.

Our Leaders

shanmugam 

Mr K Shanmugam

Minister for Home Affairs & Minister for Law

josephine 

Mrs Josephine Teo

Minister for Manpower & Second Minister for Home Affairs

amrinamin 

Mr Amrin Amin

Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of Health

SPS Sun Xueling 

Ms Sun Xueling

Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of National Development

 

   MHA Management Team


Mr Pang Kin Keong
Permanent Secretary

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Mr Lai Chung Han
Second Permanent Secretary

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Ms Goh Soon Poh
Deputy Secretary
(Corporate)
Mr Puah Kok Keong
Deputy Secretary
(Policy)

 Mr T. Raja Kumar
Deputy Secretary
(International
and Training)

 


Divisions in Ministry of Home Affairs Headquarters


Community Partnership & Communications Group

Finance & Admin Division

Gambling Regulatory Unit

Human Resource Division

Home Team Medical Services
Division

International Cooperation and Partnerships Division

Legal Division
Joint Operations Group
Office of the Chief Science & Technology Officer

Operations-Technology Group

Planning & Organisation
Division

Policy Development Division
Procurement & Logistics
Division

Registry of
Societies
Research & Statistics Division

Risk Management and
Audit Group
Training and Competency Development Division  

 



Do you know the MHA Story?

Though its days as the centre of homefront security or as the seat of power for the British during colonial times have long past, MHA Headquarters still stands testament to a rich heritage of perseverance and dedication to safeguarding Singapore’s security. The timeline below summarises some of the key milestones of MHA HQ.

1959

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) was set up when Singapore attained self-governance

1963

Singapore joined the Federation of Malaysia and internal security (or Home Affairs) became a federal responsibility

1965

Singapore gained independence. Home Affairs came under the purview of the Ministry of Interior and Defence (MID) and returned to its Empress Place address

1970

Home Affairs and Defence became separate Ministries. MHA remained at Pearl's Hill

1977

MHA moved to Phoenix Park at Tanglin Road

2001

MHA, together with Police Headquarters, moved to its current premises at New Phoenix Park at 28 Irrawaddy Road

 

Always Innovating to keep Singapore Safe and Secure

The Home Team is constantly on the look-out for new and better ways to keep Singapore safe and secure. Innovation and new technology allow us to stay relevant and adapt to the ever-changing security landscape and new challenges that come our way.

Last Updated on 20 Nov 2018
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