• Short Summary

    A MOBILE POLICE STATION IS THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT IN THE SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE'S EFFORT TO BRING THEIR SERVICE TO THE REMOTER AREAS OF THE ISLAND.

  • Description

    A MOBILE POLICE STATION IS THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT IN THE SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE'S EFFORT TO BRING THEIR SERVICE TO THE REMOTER AREAS OF THE ISLAND. MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND SINGAPORE'S MILLION AND A HALE PEOPLE LIVE IN KAMPONGS SCATTERED OVER THE 224 SQ. MILES OF THE ISLAND. THESE VILLAGES ALTHOUGH THEY ARE MOSTLY CLOSE TO MAIN ROADS, OFTEN LACK MANY OF THE NORMAL FACILITIES INCLUDING POLICE SERVICES.

    TO MAKE IT EASY FOR THESE PEOPLE TO CONDUCT BUSINESS WHICH IS NORMALLY CARRIED OUT AT POLICE STATIONS. THIS MOBILE UNIT VISITS THE KAMPONGS AND CAN CARRY OUT ALL THE FUNCTIONS OF A NORMAL POLICE STATION, SUCH AS REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS AND DATES, ISSUE OF DOG LICENCES, NOTIFICATION OF ADDRESS CHANGE, LOSS OF IDENTIFICATION CARDS. CRIME REPORTS AND THE ISSUE OF POLICE WHISTLES. AS WELL AS THESE ROUTINE DUTIES, THE UNIT CARRIES A P.A. AMPLIFIER OVER WHICH ARE PLAYED RECORDED OR LIVE MESSAGES REQUESTING COOPERATION WITH THE POLICE AND ADVISING THE RESIDENTS ON PRECAUTIONS THEY CAN TAKE TO PREVENT CRIME. MESSAGES ARE RECORDED ON TAPE IN FOUR LANGUAGES, MALAY CHINESE, TAMIL AND ENGLISH. A TWO WAY RADIO KEEPS THE VAS IN CONSTANT COMMUNICATION WITH THE DUTY OFFICER IN THE OPERATIONS ROOM AT POLICE H.Q.

    THE UNIT CARRIES A NORMAL COMPLIMENT OF, 1 INSPECTOR, 1 N.C.G. 1 DETECTIVE, 1 POLICEWOMAN, 1 P.C., AND A DRIVER, THE TEAM IS USUALLY OF MIXED RACIAL ORIGIN. THE UNIT IS ATTACHED IN TURN TO EACH OF THE FOUR POLICE DIVISIONS WHICH HAVE RURAL AREAS BUT CAN IN SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES BE CALLED INTO THE CITY AREAS.

    THE POLICE WHISTLES ARE SOLD TO THE PEOPLE FOR M$1/- AND HAVE BEEN A MOST EFFECTIVE DEFERENT TO CRIME, MANY CASES CAN BE CITED WHERE A WHISTLE BLAST HAS BROUGHT IMMEDIATE AD EFFECTIVE POLICE OR CIVILIAN AID WHERE A CRIME HAS BEEN COMMITTED OR THREATENED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC4NFI11LM00KP722F7M1JMJQH
    Media URN:
    VLVAC4NFI11LM00KP722F7M1JMJQH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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