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Dear Customers,

With effect from 23 April 2020, the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department will restrict over-the-counter services at the Police Cantonment Complex, 391 New Bridge Road, to attend only to services with pre-approved appointments. This move supports the Multi-Ministry Taskforce’s implementation of elevated safe distancing measures.

2 To make an appointment, please use the following link or QR code: www.picktime.com/policelicensing

3 We will attend to cases of persons who turn up without an appointment on a case-by-case basis, only if they have valid reasons, such as to make payment for services that cannot be done online. For collection of controlled item(s), please pay the license fee for the item(s) (if any) online, and email us at SPF_Licensing_Feedback@spf.gov.sg to arrange for collection.

4 Please use our online services on www.police.gov.sg/licence or email us at SPF_Licensing_Feedback@spf.gov.sg. Members of the public are advised to stay home and avoid going out. Please wear a mask when outside your homes, in accordance with the prevailing circuit breaker measures.

5 We seek your understanding for the change and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

6 Thank you.


IN-HOUSE EMPLOYERS

You need to register as an In-House Employer with the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department before your company, business entity or a management corporation or MCST (Management Corporation Strata Title) can employ licensed Security Officers or Private Investigators.

 

 

With reference to Para 5(a)* of the Private Security Industry (Exemptions) Order 2009 in respect of training courses, the person shall attend and be certified trained in the following two WSQ modules for security officers:

1) Handle Security Incidents and Services; and

2) Provide Guard and Patrol Services.

 

* Para 5 of the Private Security Industry (Exemptions) Order 2009 states:

Exempt security officers at construction workplaces

5. Section 14 of the Act shall not apply to any person who carries out for reward, or who advertises, or in any way holds out, that the person carries out or is willing to carry out for reward, any function of a security officer at a construction workplace if the person —

(a) has attended and successfully completed such courses of training relating to the security of premises as the licensing officer may require from time to time; and

(b) declares in writing to his employer stating every offence (if any) that he has been convicted of in the preceding one year prior to his employment as a security officer.

 


You are required to register as an In-House Employer before you can employ licensed Security Officers or Private Investigators. You will need to appoint a company representative to be the point-of-contact with the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department. This person can be a Human Resource officer or security manager.

The appointed representative will represent the In-House Employer on all matters relating to notification of employment and cessation of licensed Security Officers or Private Investigators.

 



No document is required.

About 14 working days from the receipt of the registration submission and the necessary supporting documents, if required. Any incomplete or incorrect submission will be rejected.

You will be notified of the outcome via post. Alternatively, you can login to GoBusiness Licensing to view your application status.



No fee is required.

You can download the step-by-step guide to assist you in your registration at GoBusiness Licensing.



You will be directed to GoBusiness webpage which will require you to sign in using your CorpPass.

The process may take around 15-20 minutes to complete.

Register

You can withdraw your registration to be an In-House Employer at any time before the registration is approved. 

If registration has been approved, you will have to submit a request to de-register.



No document is required.

No fee is required.

Immediate upon the submission of your Withdrawal request



You can download the step-by-step guide to assist you in your withdrawal.



You will be directed to GoBusiness Licensing webpage which will require you to sign in using your CorpPass.

The process may take around 10 minutes to complete.

Withdraw



You can amend the following information of the registered In-House Employer:

a.    Details and representative of In-House Employer

b.    Business name

c.    Operating address

d.    Employment or cessation of Security Officer or Private Investigator

e.    Security Officer's employment grade

f.     Individual authorization (not applicable to company)



You are required to obtain the following documents before amending the information of the registered In-House Employer.

Information to be amended

Requirements

Fees

Details and representative of In-House Employer

No documents required

No fees required

 

Business name

Latest ACRA’s business profile

 

Operating address

Employment or cessation of Security Officer or Private Investigator

 

No documents required

Security Officer's employment grade

Individual Authorization (not applicable to company)

 

 



About 14 working days from the receipt of the submission and the necessary documents, if required. Any incomplete or incorrect submission will be rejected.

You will be notified of the outcome via post. Alternatively, you can login to GoBusiness Licensing to view your application status.



You will be directed to GoBusiness Licensing webpage which will require you to sign in using your CorpPass.

The process may take around 15-20 minutes to complete.

Amend



You are permitted to de-register as an In-House Employer at any time.



No supporting document is required.



No fee is required.



About 14 working days from the receipt of Request to De-register.

You will be notified of the outcome via email.



You can submit your request to de-register, stating your UEN and reasons, as an In-House Employer via post or in person to:

OC Licensing 
Security Industry Division
Police Licensing & Regulatory Department
391 New Bridge Road #02-701
Police Cantonment Complex
Singapore 088762

 

Alternatively, you can email to SPF_Licensing_Feedback@spf.gov.sg



To download a copy of your active staff list, login to GoBusiness using your company’s CorpPass and follow the following steps: 

  1. Select “Licensed Entities”
  2. Select “Singapore Police Force” > Enquiry on Existing SPF Licences
  3. At “Licence Type” drop down box, select “In-House Employers”
  4. Select “Active Staff List” from the “Enquiry Type” drop down box
  5. Enter the Licence No. and click the search button

To check on the Security Officer's employment grade and training status, login to GoBusiness using your company’s CorpPass and follow the following steps: 

  1. Select “Licensed Entities”
  2. Select “Singapore Police Force” > Enquiry on Existing SPF Licences
  3. At “Licence Type” drop down box, select “In-House Employers”
  4. Select “Individual Licence” from the “Enquiry Type” drop down box
  5. Enter the licensed Security Officer’s NRIC/FIN No and click the search button
  6. System will display the officer’s particulars
  7. Click “View training records”

To notify on employment of Security Officers or Private Investigators, login to GoBusiness using your company’s CorpPass and follow the following steps: 

  1. Select “Licence Application” > “Amend Existing Licence”
  2. Select Registration of In-House Employer
  3. Select “Notification of Employment” and click the Next button
  4. Enter the licensed Security Officer or Private Investigator’s NRIC/FIN No and select either “Security Officer” or “Restricted Security Officer” from the “Licence Type” drop down box
  5. Click “Add” button to notify employment of more than one licensed Security Officer or Private Investigator
  6. Select “Proceed” to submit the notification.

To notify on cessation of Security Officers or Private Investigators, login to GoBusiness using your company’s CorpPass and follow the following steps: 

  1. Select “Licence Application” > “Amend Existing Licence”
  2. Select Registration of In-House Employer
  3. Select “Notification of Cessation” and click the Next button
  4. Enter the licensed Security Officer or Private Investigator’s NRIC/FIN No and select either “Security Officer” or “Restricted Security Officer” from the “Licence Type” drop down box
  5. Indicate the cessation date of the Security Officer or Private Investigator in the “Cessation Date” box
  1. Click “Add” button to cease employment of more than one licensed Security Officer or Private Investigator
  1. Select “Proceed” to submit the notification.

As an employer of your Security Officers, a registered In-House Employer ought to be familiar with the training requirements and job functions for each staff grade under the Security Progressive Wage Model (PWM).

Security Officers must have attained the relevant training certifications before they can perform certain job functions.

Information on Security Officer’s training requirements can be found here.


Prior to deployment, all licensed Private Investigators are required to pass and submit the statement of attainment for the WSQ module of ‘Perform investigation activities in compliance with legal requirement (PI)’.

Those who have not passed the module will be deemed untrained Private Investigators and if deployed, will be in breach of the Licensing Conditions.

Information on Private Investigator’s training requirements can be found here.


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