Bedok Police Divisional HQ or 'G' Division, takes charge of the eastern sector of Singapore. The present 'G' Divisional HQ became operational on 1 August 1987 when the former Joo Chiat Police Station at East Coast Road was closed down. On 17 December 2000, the Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC) system was rolled out to 'G' Division, which presently operates with 7 NPCs and 16 Neighourhood Police Posts (NPP). The 7 NPCs are Bedok North, Bedok South, Marine Parade, Geylang, Tampines, Pasir Ris and Changi.
With the implementation of the NPC system, the area of jurisdiction under 'G' Division has expanded to cover a total land area of approximately 114 sq km. 'G' Division serves some 840,000 residents in private and public housing estates such as Marine Parade, Geylang, Bedok, Tampines, Pasir Ris and Changi. Scattered throughout the division's jurisdiction are also several industrial estates, and sports and recreational facilities, which include the National Stadium, East Coast Park and Downtown East.
The mission of 'G' Division is to prevent, deter and detect Crime.
'G' Division's policing strategies are guided by its vision to be a Division that emanates excellence and to be a beacon that others aspire to follow. Its officers hold closely to the four vision tenets: to be friends and confidantes of the community; to be resolute in their pursuit of justice; to constantly seek avenues to improve capabilities, as well as to be a cohesive unit, regarding the Division as one family.
Roles and Functions
In addition to its core policing duties of protecting lives and property, 'G' Division works closely with the community in a myriad of Community Safety and Security Programmes (CSSPs) and activities. 'G' Division also collaborates closely with other Home Team agencies and community partners to provide more effective and efficient services to the public. For example, in a joint effort by Bedok South NPC, Joo Chiat Civil Defence Executive Committee (CDEC), the Citizen Consultative Committee (CCC) and the SCDF 2nd Division HQ, we launched the CSSP project 'Joo Chiat Wheelers in Action to Care and Help', or in short J-WATCH, in February 2002. Under this programme, trained volunteers conduct weekly bicycle beat patrol along a stretch of East Coast Park. Since its launch, J-WATCH volunteers have been a regular feature at the East Coast Park on Sunday evenings.
Significant events taking place in the division's calendar include the biennial Asian Aerospace Exhibition, which is held at the Changi International Exhibition and Convention Centre; the month-long Geylang Serai Bazaar leading up to Hari Raya Puasa; and the celebration of the nation's birthday at the National Stadium. All these events require meticulous planning and preparations, as well as extensive deployment of our officers to ensure the safety and security of the events.