With effect from 2 April 2012, the Security Industry Regulatory Department
(SIRD) and the Licensing Division in the Operations Department (Ops Licensing)
has been merged to form the new Police Licensing & Regulatory Department
The single merged regulatory department will allow for greater synergy and
ensure greater consistency in the areas of policy formulation, licensing
processes and enforcement actions across all the licensing regimes administered
by the PLRD. This move will allow all SPF approved licenses currently
administered by SIRD and Ops Licensing to be centralised under one department;
providing a one-stop service for all licence applicants.
The PLRD will administer and regulate the various licensing regimes,
namely: public entertainment, liquor, massage establishments, second-hand goods
dealers, private lotteries, house-to-house & street collections, arms &
explosives and private security industry.
To ensure the effective licensing and regulation of the various sectors
under its purview, the PLRD will constantly keep abreast of developments in the
sectors, formulate clear and consistent regulatory policies, set standards and
requirements for the sectors and ensure compliance to them. In short, the PLRD
aims to effectively regulate the sectors under the various licensing regimes in
support of the Singapore Police Force’s mission.