Police Intelligence Department (PID) started its roots as the Criminal Intelligence Unit (CIU) of the Criminal Investigation Department on 1 April 1973 to support CID's investigations. To reap greater synergies and for better intelligence collation across the entire SPF, the CIU was revamped and upgraded to a division of CID in October 1988; and subsequently to a full-fledged Department on 28 Mar 1996. That marked the tremendous progress of the unit over the years; reflecting the value and contribution of intelligence in SPF’s fight against crimes.
More significantly, the re-organisation symbolised the importance of Intelligence alongside Investigation and Operations as the 3 key pillars of policing towards effective law enforcement.
PID’s vision is to be: -
• A world class intelligence agency
• The navigator for the Force
• A formidable pillar in keeping our nation safe and secure
• A family of valued professionals working in and for our best Home
The mission of the Police Intelligence Department is to provide useful intelligence to prevent, deter, and detect Crime in Singapore
Roles & Functions
PID systematically employs the intelligence process and builds criminal intelligence to help protect life and property, prevent crimes and disorder and detect and apprehend offenders.