Bedok South Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC), together with Chai Chee Grassroots, National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and Kembangan-Chai Chee Community Art and Culture Committee unveiled the winning murals from the first Anti-Bicycle Theft Mural Competition at a Crime Prevention Roadshow event today held at Blk 26 Chai Chee Road.
The Anti-Bicycle Theft Mural Competition, which was held from 8 September to 27 December 2014, aimed to engage youths with meaningful art activities as well as to prevent them from getting involved in crimes. The participants, comprising youths between 12 and 19 years old residing in Chai Chee, had to conceptualise the design of their murals and 6 teams with the best designs had the opportunity to paint their artwork on the designated walls in the Chai Chee area.
The Guest-of-Honour for the event, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Manpower and Adviser to Marine Parade GRC, completed the winning mural with a final brush stroke earlier today.
Commander of Bedok Police Division, Deputy Assistant Commissioner (DAC) of Police, Mr Alvin Moh said, “These murals will help to remind our residents to adopt measures to prevent bicycle theft. Police will continue to work with the community to look beyond the traditional ways to prevent, detect and deter crime. A strong partnership between the Police and the community is vital in strengthening our defence against crime. We continue to urge residents to take ownership of safety and security concerns and challenges in their own neighbourhood.”
The residents were also informed about the enhanced capabilities of Bedok South NPC under COPS at the Crime Prevention Roadshow. Under COPS, NPCs will be strengthened with additional resources for tackling local crime concerns and enhancing community engagement.
COPS is a transformation of the NPC policing model that builds on the success of Police’s community policing strategy and brings the Police even closer to the community. COPS was first launched in May 2012. Since then, 20 of the 35 NPCs across Singapore have implemented COPS in phases.
In this penultimate phase, Bedok South NPC joins their ranks, along with 7 other NPCs, Bukit Batok, Queenstown, Bukit Merah West, Kampong Java, Ang Mo Kio North, Yishun North and Bukit Panjang. The remaining 7 NPCs will complete the transformation into COPS by 2015.
Opening Address by GOH for the event, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Manpower and Adviser to Marine Parade GRC
Minister Tan Chuan-Jin completing the winning mural with a final brush stroke
Commander of Bedok Police Division, DAC Alvin Moh, Vice Chairman of NCPC, Mr Gerald Singham and Minister Tan Chuan-Jin with the winning team, MC3
The winners of the Anti-Bicycle Theft Mural Competition, MC3
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
17 January 2015 @ 5:00 PM