The mission of the Home Team School of Criminal Investigation is to train all investigation, forensic and investigation support officers in the Home Team and other law enforcement agencies .
The School is located at Home Team Academy at 501 Old Choa Chu Kang Road, Singapore 698928. The School also operates a city campus at the premises of the former Criminal Investigation Department(CID SCI) at the Police Cantonment Complex.
Phase 1 of the School’s set up was completed on 18 Jul 11. Phase 2 is scheduled for completion by January 2012. The Organisation Structure of the School (Phase 1) is attached below:
Roles & Functions
HT SCI was formed by expanding the School of Criminal Investigation under the former CID SCI. The School will manage the investigation training needs of all Home Team Departments (HTDs) by providing comprehensive investigation training to all Investigation, Forensic and Investigation Support Officers across all HTDs and other law enforcement agencies, from basic investigation training to specialised training courses catering to specific departmental needs. The School will also facilitate networking and peer-learning, strengthening the cadre of investigators across the entire spectrum of HTDs. It will be one of the key levers to upgrade the skills and knowledge of all HT Investigation Officers.
The School will continue to run all the current courses and programmes conducted by the CID SCI. It will review all its courses to raise the standards as well as to cater to the needs of all HTDs. More importantly, it will build new capabilities, run new courses to prepare the HT to meet the challenges ahead. The HT SCI will be a practised oriented, premier training institution on investigation and forensics, in the region and beyond. The School aims to position itself as the “Gold Standard” for investigation training among law enforcement agencies in Singapore.
In its daily operations, the school will be supported by a corps of full-time trainers for its milestone courses. It will work closely with CID for specialised courses. It will also tap on the Expert Advisory Board for advice on the quality and relevance of its course contents.