Introduction and History
The Tanglin Police Division Headquarters was located at 17, Napier Road, directly opposite the British Council. The building was opened in June 1981 by the then Minister for Home Affairs Mr Chua Sian Chin. To meet the rising demands of modern-day policing, Tanglin Police Division Headquarters was relocated to its current location at No.21, Kampong Java Road on 6 May 2001. The new building has bolstered its operational competency with state-of-the-art technology in building management, security and command & control systems.
The mission of 'E' Division is to prevent, deter and detect Crime.
We are a premier Police unit, which is an inspiration to others.
We treat our people as our most valued asset. Our people work in a caring, harmonious and enjoyable environment that thrives on quality relationships and promotes a deep sense of belonging.
We are an organisation rooted in a culture of quality training, continuous learning and improvement.
We share a quality partnership with the community anchored on a strong common purpose, mutual trust, respect and a harmonious relationship. The community enjoys a service of excellence that exceeds their expectations.
We deliver to our community a safe and secure environment. Our people are highly skilled and driven by the core values and our capabilities are a powerful deterrent to crime and disorder.
As a leading, dynamic and professional Police unit, we take pride in contributing to the success of a world class Police Force and in building Singapore into our best home.
Roles and Functions
Tanglin Police Division Headquarters and its 5 Neighbourhood Police Centres (NPCs) strive to deliver a safe and secure environment to its community . Its regular officers, Police National Service Full-time (PNSF), Police National Service Men (PNSmen), Voluntary Special Constables (VSC), together with the support and assistance of the community have contributed to a low crime rate and excellent performance. Despite the increased workload brought about by recent security threats, Tanglin Police Division clinched the 3rd position in 2001 and 2nd position in 2002 in the Best Land Division Competition.
Tanglin Police Division is responsible for policing in Bishan - Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency, Potong Pasir Single Member Constituency, Jalan Besar Group Representation Constituency, Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency and Holland - Bukit Panjang Group Representation Constituency. There are 5 Neighbourhood Police Centres under its charge: Bishan Neighbourhood Police Centre, Kampong Java Neighbourhood Police Centre, Toa Payoh Neighbourhood Police Centre, Bukit Timah Neighbourhood Police Centre and Orchard Neighbourhood Police Centre.
The environment in Tanglin Police Division is diverse and challenging. In addition to daily patrols and house-visits, officers of Tanglin Police Division also carry out other functions, which are unique to the division. Firstly, the Istana, official residence of the President of the Republic of Singapore is located at the heart of the division. Other institutions and establishments such as embassies, high commissions and most major hotels are also located within the division. Another unique feature of Tanglin Police Division is Orchard Road, Clarke Quay and Mohammed Sultan which attract a large transient population of locals and tourists with its concentration of retail and entertainment outlets, . These locations bustle with activities until the wee hours of the morning, especially during weekends. In addition, major events at Shangri-La Hotel and other hotels, Christmas Light Up and New Year Countdown at Orchard Road are features unique to Tanglin Police Division.
NPCs and NPPs
The Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC) system was implemented in Tanglin Police Division in July 2001. The division has a total of 5 NPCs and 12 NPPs under its jurisdiction.