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Post by WenJie on Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:58 pm

NPCC Mission and Vision
Mission: To Develop cadets into caring and responsible citizens.

Vision: To mould the builders of a safe and secure home.

Introduction of NPCC
The National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC) was formed in 1959 and has a current membership of more than 20000 members over secondary schools over Singapore. Beyond that, NPCC also exists in ITEs, Junior Colleges, Polytechnics and even in universities.

NPCC conducts both indoor and outdoor activities. These includes lectures on law and other police matters, footdrills, arms drills, first aid, civil defence, camps, campcraft and community services or projects such as the Red Cross Society Flag Day and the NPCC Day Crime awareness Campaign.

In addition, competitions are organised occasionally such as Quiz competition, projects, campcraft and the .22 revolver shooting competition. Cadets are also given a chance to participate in parades such as the National Police Annual Parade, Singapore Youth Festival and the National Day Parade. Furthermore, Outstanding Cadets are selected for the incentive tours or attend Outward Bound School (OBS).

Apart from training, NPCC cadets are given the opportunity to visit various police establishments, such as the Police Coast Guard, Police Land Divisions, Police K9 Dog Unit, Criminal Investigation Department, Traffic Police and more.

NPCC Pledge
We, the members of the National Police Cadet Corps,
do here and now, solemnly and sincerely,
pledge that,
We will always bear true faith and allegiance to the President and our Republic of Singapore.
We will always be loyal and true to our country, our people and the government.
We will always be prepared to serve our country and community.
We will always preserve the peace and uphold the Law.


In accordance with our mission and observing our objectives, we believe that our association
with the National Police Cadet Corps will:

• Ensure our growth by exposing us to a challenging environment, which, in turn will
imbibe us with leadership qualities, strong character and civic, social and moral values.

• Enlighten us on the role of the Singapore Police Force, help to build a stronger bond of
friendship with them, and so lead to a safer place for all in the country.

• As part of a culture that encourages us to treat fellow cadets with respect, courtesy and
tact, teach us to extend the same care and concern to others.

• As a result of our identification with the Singapore Police Force, teach us to adopt its
tradition of high standards of performance, commitment, duty and service, to seek to
excel and to face up to challenge.

The History of NPCC
The National Police Cadet Corps (N.P.C.C.) was formed in 1961. It was then called the Police Cadet Corps or P.C.C. for short.

In the 1950s, the greater part of the population in Singapore was made up of young people and it was felt that a close understanding and relationship should be built up between the Police and the youth, and that the young boys and girls in school be given training to:
• Teach them the role of the Police Force, it’s organization and functions
• Be good and responsible citizens
• Educate them to regard the Police as friends
• Support the Police in its fight against crime
• Prepare them for National Service (NS)
• Prepare them for a career in the Police Force

This led to the formation of a P.C.C. Unit in 1959 on an experimental basis as a pilot scheme. The unit was set up in Bartley Secondary School with 20 Cadets and 1 officer. The officer was Mr. Victor Seah, who was a teacher at Bartley Secondary School and a volunteer officer with the Special Constabulary.

With the success of the Pilot Scheme in Bartley Secondary School, it was decided to make the Police Cadet Corps permanent. On 2nd June 1961, the Police Cadet Corps Ordinance was enacted, giving approval for the setting up of N.P.C.C. units in all school in Singapore. 2 units were formed at Siglap Secondary School and Serangoon Garden Government High School. 100 boys from these schools were recruited to join these units. The first commandant was Mr. Ng Leng Hock.

In 1964, the P.C.C. opened its doors to the girls and the first 2 girl units were founded at Raffles Girls Secondary School and Sang Nila Utama Secondary School.

In 1968, formation signs were introduced to all units to give every P.C.C. unit their own identity.

In 1969, the next year, the P.C.C. was integrated with the Army, Sea and Air Cadet Corps and the Police Cadet Corps was renamed the National Cadet Corps(Police), or N.C.C(Police) for short.

In 1970, the Cadet Inspectors’ unit was formed for pupils from Pre-University classes.
With the break-up of the Ministry of Interior and Defence into 2 ministries, the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Defence in 1971, the N.C.C. (Police) was renamed the National Police Cadet Corps (N.P.C.C.). 1971 also saw the formation of the N.P.C.C. Band, which comprised male cadets.

All the while, N.P.C.C members wore the “grey and khaki” uniform, but in 1972, this was changed to the present blue in line with parent body. Also in 1972, an Overseas Travel Scheme was introduced where deserving Cadet Inspectors were selected to visit the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand.

In 1973, the first Overseas Educational tour was organised for cadets. Over the years, tours have been organised to Malaysia, Thailand, Lake Toba, Java and Bali.

The next year, in 1974, the N.P.C.C. council was established by the Act of Parliament, and on 1st April 1975, the Council was inaugurated by the Ministry of Education. Associate Professor Lawrence Chia was appointed chairman of the first Council. The Council comprises representatives from the Ministry of Education; the Republic of Singapore Police Force and school principals.

In 1975, the N.P.C.C. units were grouped into 16 areas with about 6 to 8 schools in each area. Today, there are 22 areas with each area under the charge of an Area Assistant Commandant.

1976 saw girl members being recruited into the N.P.C.C. Band.

In 1978, in recognition of officers’ contribution to the Corps, some 120 officers with a minimum of 8 years of service went on the first subsidised overseas educational tour made possible with an educational grant from the Ministry of Education. Tours have been organised to the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia since.

To further recognise the dedicated and valuable service of officers, the N.P.C.C. Service and Long Service Medals were awarded for the first time in 1969. Officers with 5 years of service are awarded the Service Medal. Those with 12 years of service are awarded with the Long Service Medal. An officer who has received the Long Service Medal will be awarded the Clasp for every subsequent 6 years of service.

Proficiency badges were introduced for N.P.C.C. cadets in 1980. Cadets can vie for proficiency badges in Safety First, Campcraft Drill, Marksmanship, Adventure Training, Life Saving, Crime Prevention, Neighbourhood Watch etc.

In 1982, an N.P.C.C. unit was formed in the National University of Singapore. Members of the unit are undergraduates and they have to undergo basic training at the N.P.C.C. Headquarters. After their training, the officers will participate in the weekly parades in school units as well as in the performances and functions.

In 1983, the N.P.C.C. pledge was intoduced.

NTU N.P.C.C. Unit was established in 1991. In the same year, the training wing of the N.P.C.C. HQ assisted in the training of police officers in campcraft who ere scheduled to go on their first UN Peacekeeping Mission in Namibia.

The Corps came closer to realising its dream to develop an N.P.C.C. Camp that could accommodate 750 campers when the Urban Redevelopment Authority ( URA ) leased to it a 26-hectare piece of land on Pulau Ubin in 1994.

The N.P.C.C. Mission Statement and Core Beliefs were formulated and adopted in 1996 to root the Corps in a strong and purposeful philosophy.

The most prestigious of the NPCC Badges- the SPF-NPCC Badge – was unveiled in 1997 and was awarded to 10 cadets in that same year during the NPCC Day Parade.

An N.P.C.C. unit was established in Singapore Polytechnic in 1997. In that same year, the N.P.C.C. Website was launched; and the NPCC Alumni was formed.

In the year 2000, The Unit Overall Proficiency Award (UOPA) Competition was implemented into NPCC.

2002 saw the Inauguration of 11th NPCC Council. The Council Chairman is Mr. Charles Chong (Member of Parliament, Pasir Ris - Punggol GRC). As well as the launch of the NPCC Ceremonial Flag on 20th April 2002.

In 2004, DSP Geraldine Tan was appointed as the first woman commandant of NPCC. In that same year, The newly developed 26 hectures NPCC Camp Resilience was officially opened on 10 Aug 2004 by Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs A/Prof Ho Peng Kee. As well as the reintroduction of the 67th Cadet Inspectors' Basic Training Course (CIBTC) as a residential course after 14 years of absence.

Raffles Girls' School (Secondary) rejoined the NPCC family as the 1st girls NPCC Sea unit in 2005.

In 2006, NPCC was introduced the Home Front Security Proficiency Badge to its secondary 3 cadets. The Homefront Security lessons introduced by the Ministry of Home Affairs and administered by the Home Team Academy aims to instil awareness in counter-terrorism and emergency preparedness to school students. The NPCC was chosen to start the Homefront Security proficiency badge in view of its training objectives and close affliation with the Singapore Police Force.

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