- Old Police Academy, Singapore
The Old Police Academy (abbreviation: OPA, formally just the Police Academy) is a police training school facility located at 1 Mount Pleasant Road off Thomson Road in Singapore. It was the primary training institute for the Singapore Police Force's Training Command until December 2005 when most of the school's functions moved to the new Home Team Academy. Today, various parts of the institution are being used by various organisations, including the Police National Service Department and the Police Driving School of the Singapore Police Force, and the training schools of Aetos Security Management and Certis CISCO.
The Police Academy at its Thomson Road location first functioned as the permanent home of what was then known as the Police Depot in 1929. It continued to serve as a police training ground when the Police Depot was renamed the Police Training School in 1945, and during the period from 16 September 1963 to 9 August 1965 when Singapore was part of Malaysia and the school was named Sekolah Latihan Polis before reverting back to its former name upon Singapore's independence.
As part of the streamlining exercise of the SPF in 1969, the Police Training School was elevated to a full academy and took on the name of "Singapore Police Academy" (SPA), when then Minister for Interior and Defence Lim Kim San officiated the ceremony on 2 August 1969. The Singapore Police Academy functioned as the operation side of police training, while the staff functions came under the Police Training Department, before the two were formally merged as the Training Command (TRACOM) in 1997. The name "Police Academy", however, was retained mainly in reference to the training campus.
Block Former Use Current Use 1 TRACOM HQ 2A Police National Service Department 3 Police Football Club, Changing Rooms 4 Sports Pavilion, Polwel Shop 8 National Police Cadet Corps Headquarters Police Logistics Department 10 Aetos Security Management 26 Lecture Theatre 27 Senior Officer Training Centre 30 Echo Company
Singapore Police ForceDepartments
Administration and Finance · Commercial Affairs · Criminal Investigation · Manpower · Operations · Planning and Organisation · Police Custodial · Police Intelligence · Police Logistics · Police National Service · Police Technology · Public Affairs · Security Industry Regulatory · Service Development and Inspectorate · Volunteer Special Constabulary · Training CommandLine units
Airport Police Division · Ang Mo Kio Police Division · Bedok Police Division · Central Police Division · Clementi Police Division · Gurkha Contingent · Jurong Police Division · Police Coast Guard · Public Transport Security Command · Security Command · Special Operations Command (Crisis Negotiation Unit · Police K-9 Unit · Police National Service Full-time Light Strike Force · Police National Service Key Installation Protection Unit · Police Tactical Unit · Special Tactics and Rescue) · Tanglin Police Division · Traffic PoliceDefunct
Old Police Academy · Geylang Police Division · Toa Payoh Police Division
Establishments and installations of the Singapore Police Force Ang Mo Kio Police DHQ
NPCs: Ang Mo Kio North · Ang Mo Kio South · Hougang · Sembawang · Serangoon · Sengkang · Yishun North · Yishun SouthNPPs: Chong Pang · Hougang · Kebun Baru · Nee Soon South · Paya Lebar · Serangoon Gardens · Serangoon North · Teck Ghee
Bedok Police DHQ
NPCs: Bedok North · Bedok South · Changi · Geylang · Marine Parade · Pasir Ris · TampinesNPPs: Bedok · Chai Chee · Changkat · Eunos · Geylang Serai · Geylang West · Joo Chiat · Kaki Bukit · Kampong Kembangan · Kampong Ubi · MacPherson · Marine Parade · Mountbatten · Siglap · Tanah Merah · Tampines East · Tampines North
Central Police DHQ
NPCs: Bukit Merah East · RochorNPPs: Kallang · Kampong Glam · Kolam Ayer · Kreta Ayer · Radin Mas · Tanjong Pagar · Tiong Bahru
Clementi Police DHQ
NPCs: Bukit Merah West · Clementi · Jurong East · QueenstownNPPs: Alexandra · Ayer Rajah · Bukit Timah · Buona Vista · Clementi · Commonwealth · Dover · Pasir Panjang · Telok Blangah · Ulu Pandan · West Coast
Jurong Police DHQ
NPCs: Bukit Batok · Bukit Panjang · Choa Chu Kang · Jurong West · Nanyang · WoodlandsNPPs: Boon Lay · Bukit Batok · Bukit Panjang North · Bukit Panjang South · Choa Chu Kang · Hong Kah North · Hong Kah South · Jurong · Marsiling · Nanyang Extended
Tanglin Police DHQ
NPCs: Bishan · Bukit Timah · Kampong Java · Orchard · Toa PayohNPPs: Aljunied · Bishan · Boon Teck South · Cairnhill · Kim Keat · Kim Seng · Moulmein · Potong Pasir · River Valley · Thomson · Whampoa Extended · Whitley
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