Published: 11 July 2016
Mr Melvin Yong: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) what is the number of Auxiliary Police Officers (APOs) deployed and the number of CCTVs installed at the Liquor Control Zone (LCZ) in Little India; and (b) whether the APOs conduct vertical foot patrols of the staircase landings of HDB blocks within the LCZ.
1. The Police deploy Auxiliary Police Officers (APOs) and Security Officers (SOs) in Little India on a daily basis to deter crime and dis-amenities such as urination, littering and spitting. During the peak periods on weekend nights, eves of Public Holidays and Public Holidays, more than 90 APOs and SOs are deployed. This is in addition to the Police officers on patrol.
2. Currently, there are 34 Police Camera Zone CCTV cameras installed within the Little India Liquor Control Zone (LCZ), and SPF has plans to install an additional 50 cameras in this zone by the end of the year.
3. The APOs and SOs will patrol the common areas as well as specific areas of concern. This includes the higher floors and staircase landings of HDB blocks where specific feedback has been received about congregations or dis-amenities.