Direct-Entry Inspector

Motivate and lead a team of extraordinary people who share a common goal: To keep Singapore safe and secure.


Be equipped to succeed in your policing duties with a residential training programme lasting 9 months (Direct-Entry Inspector). Undergo a well-structured curriculum that includes lessons in criminal law, physical training, community policing, as well as leadership development.

Inspector trainees can also expect criminal investigation lessons and further leadership training, which includes an overseas segment.


Look forward to regular rotations that give you a chance to explore various functional areas of the Force. Your career will follow a well-structured track that grooms you for future command appointments.

  • Frontline Policing: As a Neighbourhood Police Centre Officer, partner the community in our fight against crime.
  • Investigation: As an Investigation Officer, solve a full spectrum of crimes – Establish the truth and set wrongs right.
  • Command: As a Team Leader, lead a group of purpose-driven officers to achieve the SPF Vision – to make Singapore the safest place in the world.
  • Staff: As a Staff Officer, plan and implement policies to support frontline operations and develop the Force’s long-term capabilities.


Starting Salary*  
 $3,500 - $4,710

* Starting salary will vary according to assessment of academic qualifications, relevant work experience and completion of full-time National Service.


As a uniformed officer, you will also be eligible for retirement benefits under the INVEST Scheme. A contribution of 11.75% of your gross salary will be credited monthly into your retirement account. This money will be invested to earn investment returns. Upon retirement, you can withdraw the full sum in your account.

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Last Updated on 05 October 2018