NEWS RELEASES

06 June 2018

Declaration of the Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as an Enhanced Security Special Event

The Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (“the Summit”), to be held in Singapore from 10 June to 14 June 2018, has been declared as an Enhanced Security Special Event by the Minister for Home Affairs under the Public Order Act.

The venues involved in the Summit, and the areas around them, have correspondingly been designated as Enhanced Security Special Event Areas from 10 June to 14 June 2018. To ensure public safety and security, the Police will put in place strict security measures within these areas. The maps in Annex A show the boundaries of the Enhanced Security Special Event Areas.

The Police have also demarcated Special Zones within the Enhanced Security Special Event Areas for additional security checks on persons and vehicles entering them. The maps in Annex B show the boundaries of the Special Zones.

Security Restrictions within the Enhanced Security Special Event Areas

Prohibited Items

The items listed in Annex C are prohibited within the Enhanced Security Special Event Areas. It is an offence to take any prohibited item into these areas. The Police will conduct checks on persons for such items within the Enhanced Security Special Event Areas. Where found, such items will be seized and investigations will be initiated against the persons found in possession of the items.

No Flying of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) (commonly referred to as drones) are prohibited within the Enhanced Security Special Event Areas. It is an offence to fly a UAV in these areas and Police will take strict enforcement action against anyone found doing so, including arresting the operators of such UAVs and seizing the UAVs.

Security Checks on Vessels

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) will also be restricting vessel movement within and around the Enhanced Security Special Event Areas. Vessels may also be subjected to additional security checks by the Police.

Security Restrictions within the Special Zones

Conduct of Additional Security Checks and Screenings

There will be even higher levels of security within the Special Zones. The Police will conduct security checks and screening on persons and vehicles entering, or within, the Special Zones. The Police have the powers to refuse any person or vehicle entry into the Special Zones, or remove a person from already within, if necessary.

The Police seek the cooperation of the public to comply with all orders issued by Police officers. Persons who engage in activities that compromise security within the Enhanced Security Special Event Areas and Special Zones will be dealt with firmly in accordance with the law.

Application for Permits for Public Assemblies

Public assemblies and processions in Singapore are regulated under the Public Order Act. Those who wish to organise or take part in a public assembly or procession must apply for and get a Police permit. Any person who contravenes the law could face a fine of up to $5,000. Repeat offenders are liable to be fined up to $10,000 or imprisoned for up to 6 months or both.


PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
06 June 2018 @ 12:01PM

Last Updated on 17 August 2018