Published: 07 November 2023
Mr Murali Pillai: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) for each year since 2018, what is the ratio of local population to full-time SPF National Servicemen; and (b) how many Volunteer Special Constabulary officers are recruited for each year since 2018.
Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law:
1. The ratio of Full-time National Servicemen in the Singapore Police Force (SPF) to the local population since 2018 is in Table 1.
|Table 1: Ratio to SPF Full-Time National Servicemen to Total Population|
|Full-time Police National Servicemen per 100,000 population||85||79||82||86||79|
2. The total number of Volunteer Special Constabulary (VSC) officers and VSC (Community) officers recruited each year since 2018 is in Table 2.
|Table 2: VSC and VSC (Community) Officers Recruited|
|Total number of VSC and VSC (Community) officers||180||148||91||67||63|
3. The VSC (Community) vocation was launched in 2018 to create more opportunities for the public to join the VSC. They patrol in areas with high commuter traffic, facilitate crowd control and traffic management, carry out engagement at events and roadshows, and assist with evacuation during an incident.