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Who We Are

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The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) consists of MHA Headquarters, 7 Home Team departments and 3 statutory boards, and is known collectively as the Home Team. We work as One Home Team, in close partnership with the community, to keep Singapore safe and secure. Each Home Team Department has its specific roles and responsibilities, working towards a common mission and vision.

Our Home Team officers work tirelessly to keep Singapore safe and secure amidst an increasingly complex operating landscape. The Home Team is constantly innovating to ensure we are always ready and able to respond effectively, and to serve the public better.

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Ministry Headquarters

MHQ sets policies and reviews legislations to enable and safeguard the work of the Home Team. It provides strategic directions on key plans based on a comprehensive analysis of challenges, opportunities and priorities.

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Singapore Police Force (SPF)

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) is a uniformed organisation under the purview of the Ministry of Home Affairs. The mission of the SPF is to prevent, deter and detect crime to ensure the safety and security of Singapore. This is done through its focus on the five broad areas of Police work - Frontline Policing, Counter and E-services, Investigation, Community Engagement and Public Security & Order. 

Singapore Police

Internal Security Department (ISD)

ISD keeps Singapore safe and sovereign for all Singaporeans by countering security threats to Singapore’s internal stability and sovereignty.

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)

SCDF provides firefighting, rescue, emergency medical services and hazardous materials mitigation. It also formulates, implements and enforces regulations on fire safety and civil defence shelter matters.

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)

The ICA is responsible for securing Singapore’s borders against the entry of undesirable people and cargo through land, air and sea checkpoints. It also administers immigration and registration services such as issuing passports and Identity Cards to Singapore citizens, and immigration passes and permits to foreigners. As a security agency, ICA enforces laws and regulations relating to immigration and registration.

Singapore Prison Service (SPS)

SPS enforces the secure custody of offenders and rehabilitates them for a safe Singapore. It also works closely with families of inmates, aftercare agencies and community partners to steer offenders to become responsible and contributing citizens.

Singapore Prison

Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB)

The Central Narcotics Bureau works towards a drug-free Singapore, through rigorous enforcement against drug activities, targeted preventive drug education, and active engagement of the community.

Central Narcotics

Home Team Academy (HTA)

As the Corporate University of the Home Team (HT), HTA plays a crucial role in developing HT leaders and officers. We develop quality programmes through partnering leading local and international, professional and academic institutions and domain experts. Effective training enables successful operations; and successful operations will ensure a safe and secure Singapore.

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Statutory boards

Home Team Science and Technology (HTX)

HTX integrates a diverse range of scientific and engineering capabilities to innovate and deliver transformative and operationally-ready solutions for our Home Team, to contribute to a safer and more secure Singapore.

Gambling Regulatory Authority (GRA)

The GRA was reconstituted from the Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) on 1 August 2022. GRA is a statutory board under the Ministry of Home Affairs and is responsible for regulating the gambling industry in Singapore.

Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA)

Yellow Ribbon Singapore (YRSG)

As the lead agency championing the reintegration of ex-offenders, YRSG prepares them for their return into the national workforce. At the same time, YRSG garners support and acceptance from the private, public and people sectors to help ex-offenders become responsible and contributing members of society.


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