Police Heritage Centre

Police Heritage Centre, Singapore: Hours, Address, Police Heritage Centre Reviews: 3.5/5

Police Heritage Centre
3.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore6,369 contributions
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I organized a visit to the ISD Heritage Centre for my grassroots committee members and decided to pair the visit with this Police Heritage Centre.

It was easy to book a visit. I sent an email to the Heritage Centre and Mdm Angie Lim, the Visit Management Officer, confirmed the visit promptly. Even though it was her off day, she arranged two officers to standby for us and to escort us from the guardhouse to the heritage center.

The Heritage Center is located within the Police Headquarter building at Irrawaddy Road and security check need to be conducted prior to entering the building. Angie also arranged an experienced tour guide by the name of `Mickey' to bring us through the numerous artifact display.

`Mickey' presented herself with enthusiasm and passion. She was a free lance tour guide but at the same time, a Police volunteer with the Force for the past 24 years. She spoke enthusiastically of the numerous incidents she encountered while serving for the Force and how the Force has changed her outlook of life. She is currently with the Police Coast Guard and found the work of a Policeman challenging and demanding.

We were led to a hall of valor and bravery and Mickey shared some of the incidents of those officers who sacrificed their lives in the maintenance of law and order. There are officers who were killed during crossfire with gunmen at a time when guns were easily accessible. There are officers who sacrificed their lives during riot suppression and handling secret society violence.

She mentioned one officer, Station Inspector Boo who was axed to death while conducting a routine check on a drug addict. It is not easy being a policeman. Danger lurks in every moment and corner and the challenge for him to maintain a high degree of alertness and vigilance at all times.

The Singapore Police Force has evolved from being an apparatus serving the interests of the British colonial government to become Friends of the People protecting life and property. We have the reputation of being one of the safest city in the world and the credit has to go to a criminal justice system that emphasized on the rule of law and a Police Force that work with the community and not colored or prejudiced by issues of race, class and religion.

There is no organized crimes in Singapore. The Force has effectively clamped down on rampant secret societies clashes and you hardly hear goldsmith or firearm robberies in today's news. Maritime policing has effectively controlled piracy attacks and ensure our port is safe for vessels to dock here.

The Force has also embraced technology to innovate in the detection and prevention of crimes. Mickey spoke about the Anthony Ler's murder and how computer forensics uncovered material evidence against him resulting in his eventual conviction in Court. CCTVs have also aided in the solving of many crimes. The Special Operations Command and the elite STAR team are also operationally ready to combat any challenges in the areas of terrorist attacks.

We are proud of our Police Force. These Men in Blue are reputedly clean and not marred by corruption. They are loyal, effective and efficient in the maintenance of law and order. Singaporeans now happily live and work in a peaceful and safe environment. Tourists have no fear walking on our streets at nights.

The visit to the Police Heritage Centre is free. The tour commenced at 12 noon and finished at 1.30 pm. My members were happy to visit the center and I would like to thank Mickey and Angie for the facilitating the tour.

Well done, SPF!
Written October 16, 2017
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,727 contributions
Family
A visit here requires a bit of planning: you need to email them a form at least 5 days in advance together with your ID details, and then when you visit you need to provide photo ID in exchange for a pass. Entry is by organised tour only: you're not allowed to go wandering off by yourself. But all this hassle is worth it - there's quite a bit to see inside and very few people seem to know about it. The photo policy is a bit unclear - some galleries are allowed whilst others are not, but there are no signs to guide you.
Written February 3, 2018
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Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore8,584 contributions
Friends
Visited this museum today - very informative and I'm so pleased I went.

You must book 5 days in advance and you must be at least a group of 5 - at least that's what it says on the website. The application form to visit on the website gives the impression you must be from an organisation to apply. All this is not exactly the case. I called the number and the kind lady asked when I wanted to visit and if we would like to be added to an existing tour. So we found ourselves on a tour two days after my initial call. You MUST supply your Singapore ID number or your passport number and present same on arrival.

Formalities over. Arrive 10 minutes before the tour time and you are directed to the museum. Once in the museum there are parts in which you can and can not take photos you are which is which.

You start with the sculpture of a police officer and the four virtues. Behind him is a list of police officers who have fallen in the line of duty. To the sides are displays of orders, decorations and medals. Uniforms and history are also displayed.

Continuing .... the gallery shows different problems faced by Singapore and how they were dealt with. Opium dens, gambling and guns.

Uniforms and rank badges and different crests used by them. Firearms and triad gear are on display. Guides to various traffic and marine police. Well thought out and well laid out.

No charge to visit. Always worth a call
Even if you don't fulfil the criteria to get in.

Renews your Singapore history.
Written December 28, 2017
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yptay
Malang, Indonesia306 contributions
Family
To visit this gallery, you'll have to book an appointment 5 days in advance. This is because this is also the headquarters of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore. Go to the ministry of home affairs website to make your appointment. Note that photos may not be taken because of security reasons.

You can also view many of the notorious crimes that happened in Singapore. Some of the murder motivation will simply wow you.
Written December 7, 2017
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abdulrahman542
Nejran, Saudi Arabia10,644 contributions
Family
History Of Singapore Police in details you will see the 142 names who killed while working in police department since Japan Attack Singapore up to date and how police was before Japan Attack and after that step by step some area kids not allowed and some area they can even play
We spent 90 minutes with mr. Kevin who was having a lot of information explained well
Written February 25, 2017
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JunKiat
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Visited Phc recently and really enjoyed myself.The presenter are well versed about the history of the police and they are very patient.
Heard that there will be a children season coming. Parent could include into their itenary this holiday
Written April 22, 2014
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Police Heritage Centre is open:
  • Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM