Published: 29 May 2015
The amendments to the Police Force Act (PFA), which were passed in Parliament on 13 March 2015, will take effect from 1 June 2015.
The PFA is the main legislative instrument that provides for the powers, organisation and disciplinary procedures of the Singapore Police Force (SPF). The amendments will strengthen the operational effectiveness of the SPF as a whole, prevent abuse of SPF items and streamline internal processes.
With the amendments coming into force, it will now be an offence for a person to, without authorisation, (i) use items bearing SPF logos and insignias for the purpose of creating a false impression of an association with the SPF; and (ii) distribute and sell SPF insignia, uniforms, and items bearing SPF logos.
The penalties for the evasion of Police road blocks will be raised from a fine not exceeding $1,000 and/or imprisonment up to 6 months to a fine not exceeding $5,000 and/or imprisonment not exceeding 1 year.
For more information, please refer to:
Second Reading of the Police Force (Amendment) Bill – Speech by Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs
Response Speech on the Police Force (Amendment) Bill – Speech by Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs
First Reading of Police Force (Amendment) Bill