08 July 2014

Written reply to Parliamentary Question on Full-time National Servicemen, Nsmen and Regulars in the Singapore Police Force and Singapore Civil Defence Force (Breakdown by Race and Rank)

 Question

 Mr Pritam Singh asked the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs if he can provide (i) the racial breakdown (Chinese, Malay, Indian, and Others), in percentages, of full-time national servicemen and regulars who are currently serving in the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) respectively; and (ii) the racial breakdown (Chinese, Malay, Indian, and Others), in percentages, of NSmen in SPF and SCDF respectively.

Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap asked the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs of the full-time national servicemen and regulars currently serving in the Singapore Police Force and Singapore Civil Defence Force (a) what is the breakdown in percentages of those who are (i) senior officers (ii) junior officers (iii) non-commissioned officers, respectively; and (b) for each group, what is the racial breakdown in percentages for (i) Chinese (ii) Malay (iii) Indian (iv) Others, respectively.

Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap asked the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs of the NSmen currently serving in the Singapore Police Force and Singapore Civil Defence Force (a) what is the breakdown in percentages of those who are (i) senior officers (ii) junior officers (iii) non-commissioned officers respectively; and (b) for each group, what is the racial breakdown in percentages for (i) Chinese (ii) Malay (iii) Indian (iv) Others respectively.

Written Reply by Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs:

               Police and SCDF officers, whether regulars, NSFs or NSmen, work together on the frontline to ensure the safety and security of our nation. The main ethnic groups are well represented in the SPF and the SCDF. We are not able to release the data due to operational sensitivity.