Written Replies to Parliamentary Questions

Written Reply to Parliamentary Question on Plans to Review the Retirement Age for Senior Police Officers, by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law

Published: 20 November 2018



Mr Kwek Hian Chuan Henry: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs whether there are any plans to review the retirement age of 55 years, including that for senior police officers, given that the nature of policing has changed to require even more experience and knowledge.



1.     MHA had extended the retirement age for Home Affairs Uniformed Service (HUS) officers just five years ago, when it was raised from 50 to 55 years. We will continue to periodically review it, as the general retirement age increases, and Singaporeans live longer and healthier lives.


2.     When HUS officers reach the age of 55, some of them may be offered extension of service.


3.     As for those for whom we do not have posts to re-employ, MHA is investing significant effort and has put in place structures to systematically help them find new employment. We outlined these measures in a reply to a Parliamentary Question in February this year.