Theme: Inspiration

A DIFFERENT SHADE OF BLUE – POLICING AS A VOLUNTEER

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Special Constable (V) Muhammad Imran,
Trainee,
Undergraduate at National University of Singapore

What inspired you to join as a VSC (Community) officer?

It all started when I received an email, sent to all recallable Police Operationally-Ready National Servicemen, about volunteering opportunities with the SPF. As I learnt more about the vocation, I was intrigued by the idea of how I could contribute to crime fighting efforts through engaging the community and at the same time, juggling with my study commitments. When I was serving my National Service with the SPF, I was deployed as a Police Coast Guard officer, spending most of my time patrolling the Singapore waters. As a VSC (Community) officer, my policing terrain would be significantly different. Hence, this piqued my interest to join.

Which part of the training do you feel is most important?

The knowledge gained from the law lessons were very useful as it would help to guide us on the necessary actions to take when we come across incidents. The trainers also made the lessons interesting by including some real life examples.

This story was first published in the Police Life Magazine 2018, Issue 10/11.

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