27 March 2019

Celebrating 70 Years of Women in Policing

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By Hadi Hafidz (Photos: Public Affairs Department)

The Singapore Police Force celebrated 70 years of women in policing at the Home Team Academy on 2 March 2019. The event saw the attendance of close to 750 retired and serving female officers, their family and friends, their male counterparts and female students from the tertiary institutions. Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs who was the guest of honour at the event, paid tribute to past and present generations of female police officers who have and continue to dedicate themselves to keeping Singapore safe and secure.

At the event, guests were treated to performances by the talented all-female SPF Band and Women Police Pipes and Drums, as well as an impressive Police Defence Tactics (PDT) display by 70 female police officers from various vocations. As the celebration came to a close, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigation & Intelligence) Florence Chua led our officers in reciting the Police pledge, to renew their commitment to serve the community and safeguard Singapore every day.

An especially heart-warming event, our female officers were reminded of how women in the Force have played a pivotal role in policing in the past and will continue to do so today. Our retired officers also thoroughly enjoyed themselves as they reminisced their experiences in the Force.

Let us look back at some of these picturesque moments!













Wall of Thoughts


Senior Staff Sergeant (Ret.) Teo Ai Choo, Cecilia

• Served in the SPF from 1971 to 1997


“I am happy to see how far women in the Singapore Police Force (SPF) have come. Although the job is tough, there is no limit to what female officers can achieve. I am really proud that we have our first female Deputy Commissioner of Police!”



Sergeant (Ret.) Lim Kwee Chu

• Served in the SPF from 1972 to 1997


“It feels really good to see my ex-colleagues at the event as I have not seen them for a long time. It is nice to sit with them and reminisce the eye-opening experiences that we shared when we were serving in the SPF.”


Inspector Maybelin See

• Joined SPF in 2015

• Emergency Response Team, Bedok Division


“When I signed on with the SPF, I wanted a career that not only gives me a sense of fulfilment, but also the option to explore the different aspects of the organisation. Seeing our female officers in their respective uniforms at the event represents the many opportunities that the SPF provides for its female officers.”



Staff Sergeant Tutik Humaira

• Joined SPF in 2013

• Community Policing Unit, Woodlands Division


“It has always been my childhood ambition to be a police officer. Each time I don my uniform, I feel a great sense of pride. Seeing how bonded the retirees were during the event also made me realised that the camaraderie instilled in us can go a long way even after retirement.”



Siti Nurshana

• Currently studying in ITE College West

• Cadet Inspector for Hillgrove Secondary School


“I am very impressed with our female officers who did the Police Defence Tactics display at the event. It showed me that when I do join the SPF and train as hard as these female officers, I can be just as capable as them.”



Ng Xue Ai, Cheryl

• Currently studying in Singapore Polytechnic

• Cadet Inspector for Riverside Secondary School


“As someone who is interested in modern technology, I hope to join the SPF and play a part in its implementation of technologies that could enhance the SPF’s operations. It would give me a great sense of fulfilment to be able to do my part in keeping Singapore safe and secure.”


Last Updated on 27 March 2019