HT Department Schools & Specialist Centres

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Every Home Team Department School whether or not co-located in HTA is given equal opportunity to utilise its facilities to train their officers. They are accountable to their respective HODs who will maintain command and control over the professional development of the Schools.

The Chief Executive also provides training and administrative oversight of the Specialist Units on behalf of Ministry Headquarters.

Police Training Command

The Police Training Command (TRACOM) is the training arm of the Singapore Police Force (SPF). TRACOM sets force wide training policies and conducts basic and developmental training to equip all officers with core and generic competencies. These training programmes include basic training for all new entrants, vocational training for certain functional areas as well as supervisory, executive and leadership courses. TRACOM also maintains oversight of other SPF training institutions such as the School of Criminal Investigation, the Intelligence Training School and the Police Coast Guard training branch, etc.


Immigration & Checkpoints Training School

The ICA Training School formulates, implements and reviews training programmes that develop and equip ICA officers with the core competencies required for them to discharge their duties with confidence.


Prison Staff Training School

As the training arm of Singapore Prison Service, the Prison Staff Training School nurtures future leaders and constantly seeks to build a learning culture. With this mission in mind, the school's vision is to build an exemplary training institute committed to championing a learning culture in the Singapore Prison Service. The school is dedicated to nurturing Prison staff into Captains of Lives.

It does this in two ways. Firstly, it ensures that new officers are well trained and equipped with the necessary skills to manage inmates under Prison custody. Secondly, it provides continuous training for serving Prison officers to help them improve their core competencies with the aim of furthering their career progression and personal development. These objectives are achieved through the Basic Officers’ Course and the Supervisory Course respectively.


Institute of Safety and Security Studies

With effect from 1 Jan 2017, the Institute of Safety and Security Studies (ISSS) was established to enhance the Home Team’s future readiness to deal with emerging threats and security trends.  Besides capacity building for Home Team and its local partners, ISSS will also help train foreign counterparts and work with experts, industry leaders and leading security thinkers to better meet the HT’s evolving operational and developmental needs.

The ISSS comprises 3 main centres, including the 2 existing centres in Home Team Academy (HTA), namely the Centre for Protective Security Studies (CPSS) and the Centre for Cyber Security Studies (CCSS), which will continue to offer training and advisory services in protective security and cyber security respectively.  The third centre is the Advocacy Office against Drugs and Crimes (AODC), which will focus on securing Singapore’s interests in international drug policy while shoring up domestic support for the vision of a drug free society for Singapore.

The ISSS is helmed by a Dean who reports directly to a Board of Management.  The Executive Directors of the 3 centres within ISSS are responsible for the day-to-day operations of their respective outfit and will in turn report to the Dean.


Home Team School of Criminal Investigation

The Home Team School of Criminal Investigation (HT SCI) was established on 18 July 2011 as a new line unit under the Singapore Police Force. It is led by a Director who reports to a Board of Management chaired by the Commissioner of Police. An Expert Advisory Board comprising well-respected investigation experts and legal practitioners from the Attorney-General’s Chambers and Subordinate Courts will also be established, to advise and make recommendations to the Board of Management. 

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Home Team Behavioural Sciences Centre

The Home Team Behavioural Sciences Centre (HTBSC) is a behavioural sciences research centre based at the Home Team Academy. HTBSC strives to provide a behavioural sciences angle to support the Home Team (HT)’s operational work. The unit was formerly conceptualised and initiated in 2005. As a scientific response to evidence-based policies, HTBSC advocates the integration of research science to complement ground operations, to enhance efficiency of our HT officers.

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