10 Safety and Security Watch Group (SSWG) members[1] from the Jurong Gateway cluster were commended for their dedication and commitment in enhancing the safety and security of their workplaces and community this morning (8 December 2018). They received the appreciation plaques from Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Member of Parliament for Yuhua Single Member Constituency, Ms Grace Fu, at the Police Community Roadshow 2018 held at the open field beside Westgate. This is the last community roadshow that the SPF is holding in the heartlands this year (refer to Annex A).

The SSWG initiative provides a platform for SPF and SCDF to work with business stakeholders to enhance their preparedness and readiness against emergencies. The SSWG has also been instrumental in supporting the SGSecure movement and preparing organisations to deal with terror-related incidents effectively. The SSWG network currently has over 1,400 members with around 170 clusters island wide.

The Jurong Gateway SSWG cluster has been working closely with the Police to adopt measures to enhance safety and security of their work premises such as through conducting of joint emergency response exercises and training of staff members on how to respond during a crisis. For example, in 2017 and 2018, the Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital held five emergency response exercises together with the Police and other stakeholders to enhance the safety of the hospital premise. In addition, the members of the cluster have been proactive in sharing information with each other, such as information on suspicious characters and items in the area, to enhance security of the district and further improve their crisis response.

Commander of Clementi Police Division, Assistant Commissioner of Police Jarrod Pereira said: Our close collaboration with the Jurong Gateway SSWG has enhanced the emergency preparedness of the Jurong Gateway community. We encourage more business establishments to join the SSWG and work together with us to build a safe and secure Singapore.

[1] The ten SSWG members are from Central Provident Fund, Employment and Employability Institute, IMM, JCube, JEM, JurongHealth Campus, Jurong Regional Library, Resorts World Sentosa, Science Centre Singapore and Westgate.

Guest of Honour Ms Grace Fu (Minister for Culture, Community and Youth) with ten members of the Safety and Security Watch Group in the Jurong Gateway cluster

To foster greater awareness of policing work and build stronger ties with the public, the SPF will be holding three Police community roadshows at Toa Payoh, Bedok and Jurong East over three consecutive weekends, starting on 24 November 2018 and ending on 9 December 2018

Visitors to the roadshows can view a showcase of the latest technologies and equipment used by the SPF, including the Police drone, robots and weapons. They can also experience a mock-up crime scene and observe the investigative work by Police officers. In addition, visitors will get to view various demonstrations featuring officers from different Police units, and performances by the SPF band and the Police K-9 unit.

Source: Singapore Police Force