Bedok Police Division

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Coordinates: 1°19′58.13″N 103°56′12.76″E / 1.3328139°N 103.9368778°E / 1.3328139; 103.9368778 The Bedok Police Division (or 'G' Division, Chinese: 勿洛警区) is a police division of the Singapore Police Force. Based in the eastern part of Singapore, its headquarters is located at 30 Bedok North Road, operating a total of seven Neighbourhood Police Centres (NPC) and 17 Neighbourhood Police Posts (NPP) spread across the Bedok, Changi, Geylang, Marine Parade, Pasir Ris, and Tampines areas. It manages crime in a 114 km² area populated by about 840,000 residents.

History[edit]

Previously headquartered at Joo Chiat Police Station in East Coast Road under the former NPP system, the present headquarters took over jurisdiction of the division on 1 August 1987. The rest of the NPCs came online when the NPC system was implemented here on 17 December 2000. When the Geylang Police Division was closed in December 2000, 'G' Division took over half of its areas of control, while the rest came under the Ang Mo Kio Police Division and Central Police Division, thus extending its responsibilities to critical areas and sites around Geylang Road and the National Stadium, where major events regularly require support from the entire division and beyond, such as during the National Day Parade when it is held there.[1]

Other major events handled by the division include the Singapore Airshow exhibitions in Changi, and the Hari Raya Puasa bazaars at Geylang Serai.

Establishments[edit]

  • Bedok Police Divisional Headquarters
    • Bedok North Neighbourhood Police Centre
      • Kaki Bukit Neighbourhood Police Post
      • Eunos Neighbourhood Police Post
    • Bedok South Neighbourhood Police Centre
      • Bedok Neighbourhood Police Post
      • Chai Chee Neighbourhood Police Post
      • Kampong Kembangan Neighbourhood Police Post
      • Siglap Neighbourhood Police Post
      • Tanah Merah Neighbourhood Police Post
    • Changi Neighbourhood Police Centre
      • Changkat Neighbourhood Police Post
    • Geylang Neighbourhood Police Centre
      • Geylang Serai Neighbourhood Police Post
      • Joo Chiat Neighbourhood Police Post
      • MacPherson Neighbourhood Police Post
      • Mountbatten Neighbourhood Police Post
    • Marine Parade Neighbourhood Police Centre
      • Marine Parade Neighbourhood Police Post
    • Pasir Ris Neighbourhood Police Centre
    • Tampines Neighbourhood Police Centre
      • Tampines East Neighbourhood Police Post
      • Tampines North Neighbourhood Police Post

Incident[edit]

Bedok Police Division is part of an ongoing Kovan double murder trial in which ex-policeman Iskandar Rahmat allegedly murdered car workshop owner Tan Boon Sin, 67, and his son, Tan Chee Heong, 42, on 10 July 2013. Iskandar was then a Senior Staff Sergeant and working as an investigation officer in Bedok Police Division when he faced disciplinary proceedings for being financially embarrassed because of a $50,000 debt to OCBC Bank.[2] He was handling an initial police report made by Tan Boon Sin about a case of theft[3] Deputy Superintendent of Police Daniel Wong was summoned as a witness during the ongoing trial[4] that may conclude in December 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Akbur, Peer M. (2002). Policing Singapore in the 19th and 20th centuries. Singapore Police Force. p. 109. ISBN 981-04-7024-X. 
  2. ^ "Kovan double murder: Prosecution says murder was 'beyond reasonable doubt'". Stomp. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Kovan double murder: Ex-cop planned to rob older victim as he was in debt and facing possible dismissal from SPF". Stomp. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Kovan double murder trial: Accused had debt to pay on day of murders". Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 

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