Brief reference of Sinagpore Police Force
1819 - Major William Farquhar tasked his son Mr Francis James Bernard
to set up Police Force.
1843 - Thomas Dunman Head Police Force on a part time basis.
1862 - Detective
Branch was formed to target secret
1866 - Marine Police was established to deal with piracy.
1870s - Police Sikh Contingent was formed to kerb with the Chinese gang wars.
1918 - Traffic Branch was form with 20 Police Constables.
1925 - Straits Settlements Police Band was formed as second Police Band.
1929 - Police Training School was
built and later known respectively as Police Academy and Police Training Command.
1945 - Radio Branch later known as Radio Division.
1946 - Volunteer
Special Crops was formed and
about 150 men responded.
1948 - Dialing of
999 to contact for Police service was launched.
1948 - SPF officers
where sent to fight Communists in the Malaya jungles.
1949 - Women Police
Unit was formed as Women Special Constabulary.
1949 - Gurkhas Contingent was formed with 147 men recruited from Indian Army Gurkhas.
1951 - Security Squad was formed and later known as Police Security Branch.
1952 - Riot Squad formed with 60 officers to tackle roits in Oct that year. Later also known as Reserve Unit, Police Task
Force and now as Special Operation Command.
1955 - Airport Police and Dog Unit were formed.
1959 - National Police Cadet Crops was introduced.
1965 - Polis Republik of Singapura Band was named.
1967 - Special and
Volunteer Constables opened for part time National Service.
1971 - Central Narcotics Bureau was formed.
1976 - Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprise was formed.
1977 - Police Tactical Team was established. Later known as"STAR TEAM"Special Tactic&Rescue.
1981 - Compulsory National Service for all men above the age of 18
1983 - Neighborhood Police Post system of community policing was implemented.
1992 - Police Task Force was renamed Special Operation Command.
1997 - Neighborhood Police Centre replaced Neighborhood Police Post.
2000 - Police Security Command renamed from Police Security Branch.
2003 - Immigration and Checkpoint Authority was a merger of Singapore Immigration & Registration and Custom & Exercise
2006 - Police
Academy will be known as Home Team Academy