Home Team Academy


Officially opened in September 2006, the Home Team Academy (HTA) is one of the seven departments of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Chief Executive Clarence Yeo heads the Academy with two other Deputies in charge of Training & Development, and Administration.

Primary Objectives of the Academy

  • Through programmes like the HT Leadership Programme for Junior Officers and Senior Officers and the HT Senior Command and Staff Course, HTA aims to provide centralised training within distinctive subjects. These subjects include Joint Operations and Crisis Leadership.
  • HTA provides leadership training and guidance for its instructors and instructional development. It manages a variety of courses like instructional design, methodology and assessment.
  • Collaborating with HT and its external partners, the Academy also runs needs driven, specialised courses.



Our Vision and Mission 

As the training arm of the Home Team, the Academy is guided by a vision and mission.


Our Vision

"A Leading Corporate University in Homefront Safety and Security.”


Our Mission

"Corporate University of the Home Team - Empowering Learning & Growth. Enabling a United & Successful Home Team."

Our Training Philosophy

To ensure high efficiency in delivering training, Home Team Academy is guided by the following training philosophy.

To Train as We Operate

We aim to provide training that will add on to the operational strength of the Home Team (HT) Departments. Aligning our training to existing operational policies and practices is crucial in injecting and ensuring our training effectiveness.

To Develop the Home Team (HT) Officer

We aim to develop the HT officer – one who transcends his/her core competencies, and who can help facilitate a fellow HT colleague's work, and is able to apply cross – departmental skills and knowledge.

To Inculcate the HT Values

We are committed to help HT officers internalise and live the HT values of Honour and Unity through our training curricula.

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