Specialist and Line Units

Airport Police Division


The Airport Police Division (APD)  is the state authority responsible for aviation security in Singapore. APD strives to make Changi and Seletar airports the safest airports in the world. It works closely with key aviation stakeholders to protect our airports against terrorism and acts of unlawful interference so as to ensure a safe and secure air travel for passengers


To protect Singapore Civil Aviation against crime.


APD functions as the law enforcement agency, responsible for the maintenance of law and order within its jurisdiction, which encompasses the Singapore Changi Airport, Seletar Airport, Changi Airfreight Centre and Airport Logistics Park of Singapore.

SPF is also the Appropriate Authority for civil aviation security in Singapore, fulfilling its international obligation to the International Civil Aviation Organisation framework. APD, as the executive arm of the SPF, is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the National Civil Aviation Security Programme, National Civil Aviation Security Training Programme and National Civil Aviation Security Quality Control Programme. It protects the security of international civil aviation in the airports and safeguard against acts of unlawful interference aimed at passengers, personnel, aircrafts, airport terminals and aircraft navigation installations.

In carrying out its roles, APD maintains close relationships with its partners which comprises the Ministry of Transport, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority, other government agencies, Changi Airport Group, airline operators, ground handling agencies and other private organisations operating within the airports.

With the airports as vital installations linking Singapore with the rest of the world, APD strives to fulfil its duties through robust and relevant security measures, enabling Changi Airport, as Singapore’s only international airport, to retain its accolade as one of the best international airports in the world.

Last Updated on 14 March 2019