Singapore is one of the safest countries in the world. However, our relative peace and calm should not be taken for granted.
We invite you to join us in our travel back in time to 200 years ago, when the Police was only a 12-man team, and how we have evolved against dynamic threats to keep Singapore safe and secure.
Learn how Sir William Farquhar fervently pushed for the formation of a police force in 1820 against the wishes of Sir Stamford Raffles. The birth of the Police was no panacea to the social issues plaguing Singapore, as visitors experience how Singapore was riddled with rampant chaos and vice activities up until the early 20th century.
Visitors can also learn how major historical events, such as the Japanese Occupation, the riots in the 1950s and 60s, and Singapore’s road to independence impacted the landscape of crime and security and shaped policing strategies. The exhibition brings together a collection of archival photos and videos, and artefacts to illustrate the trials and tribulations that our officers had experienced while safeguarding Singapore’s security.
Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Stamford Gallery, Level 1
When: 6 Feb - 17 May 2020, 10am - 7pm