Introduction An abortive assassination on Sir Franklin Gimson, then Governor of the Straits Settlement of Singapore, marked the birth of the very first VIP squad in 1950. In 1953, this squad was renamed Security Branch and the strength then comprised of only 30 detective sergeants dedicated to protect the Chief Minister and the Legislative Assemblymen.
In the year 1965, Singapore declared its independence and separated from Malaysia. Security Branch's manpower was increased to 70 officers to ensure the personal security of the President, Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers. The Branch was then based in a colonial bungalow at Pearl's Hill Terrace. In 1972, Security Branch was shifted to Loewen Road where it operated for almost 29 years before finally moving to Toa Payoh in 2001.
Security Branch was officially renamed Security Command after gaining divisional status in the year 2000.
Mission The mission of the Security Command is to ensure the safety and security of its protectees.
Vision We are a premier police authority in VIP protection. Our VIPs and the public have utmost confidence in our responsibilities. Our operational excellence commands respect from protection agencies around the world.
We are officers of courage and integrity, individually recognised for our trustworthiness and dedication. Our highly trained officers stand tall among their peers internationally.
We are a family, treating each other with openness, mutual respect and trust. We are a caring and learning organisation striving for continuous improvement and professional excellence. As we cherish and nurture officers, our people believe that they can, and yearn to, contribute.
Roles and Functions
Security Command is responsible for the personal safety and security of all Cabinet Ministers including the Speaker of Parliament. SecCom also provides protection for visiting foreign dignitaries.