Volunteer Special Constabulary (VSC) - Police Officer

Volunteer Special Constabulary (VSC) - Police Officer

The Volunteer Special Constabulary (VSC) stands with the SPF to prevent, deter, and detect crime, contributing to Singapore’s security.

The VSC is an important part of the Singapore Police Force. VSC officers are vested with the same powers as regular police.

We have volunteers from all walks of life, who share the same aspiration to prevent, deter and detect crime by working alongside the Singapore Police Force (SPF).

As a VSC officer, you will don the same uniform as regulars. You will patrol the streets, be the first responder when a crime is reported, and participate in anti-crime operations.

Key Details

Commitment Duty Timings
At least 16 hours per month Usually after office hours. Shifts can be from 4 hours, up to 12 to 14 hours (full shift)
Allowance Rank Upon Joining
Duty allowance of $5.20 per hour, regardless of rank
  • New VSCs receive the rank of Sergeant 1 upon successful enrolment
  • Former regulars or former PNSFs may be allowed to retain their last held rank, subject to approval
Home Team Department Skills and Interest
Singapore Police Force Uniformed Role, Safety and Security

Did you know? The VSC was formed in 1946 to augment the slender ranks of the regulars immediately after the war. About 150 men formed the pioneer VSCs. Today, the VSC has grown to more than 800 volunteers, contributing significantly to maintaining law and order in Singapore.


Who Is Eligible

To join VSC, you'll need to meet these criteria:



How to Apply

Apply Online 


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SGT 2 (V) John Joel Seow

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I take pride in working with the regular officers, PNSFs, PNSmen and civilian staff to maintain law and order, and to keep Singapore safe. I also enjoy interacting with members of the public during our patrols and roadshows. I feel I am part of a larger family and this keeps inspiring me to do my best.

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