Singapore Police Force
In this dynamic and rapidly changing environment, the Singapore Police Force's core function is to protect the people who live in Singapore from crime and all manner of criminal harm. Crime in SPF's context include terrorism and public disorder. In order to achieve this, we apply the strategies of Prevention, Deterrence and Detection. As crime is generally defined by the inclusion of two key ingredients: mens rea (the guilty mind), and actus rea (the guilty act), the twin strategies of Prevention and Deterrence act to deny these two key ingredients of crime; the former strategy stops the criminal intent from being formed, while the latter denies opportunities for the criminal act to be realised. The final strategy of Detection is a mitigating strategy that reduces the damage resulting from the crime.
In aspiring to be a Force for the Nation, it is the goal of the Singapore Police Force to make Singapore the safest country in the world. As a force for the nation, SPF strives to ensure the security, survival, and success of Singapore.
Courage – We are willing to risk our lives, if necessary, in order to safeguard our society. We also have the moral courage to seek and speak the truth, and to set wrongs right.
Loyalty – We are loyal to the nation, to the Home Team, to the SPF community, and to our own beliefs and ideals.
Integrity – We never forsake our ethics in order to attain our objectives. Our actions are guided by our principle, not expediency.
Fairness – We are fair in our dealings with people, irrespective of their race, religion, gender, age, standing in life and irrespective of whether they are victims, suspects or convicts. We also apply the same standard to the members of the SPF.