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National Police Cadet Corps Day 2011

May 10, 2011

NATIONAL POLICE CADET CORPS DAY 2011
10 MAY 2011

MESSAGE FROM MR MICHAEL PALMER
CHAIRMAN, NPCC COUNCIL

Dear Officers and Cadets of NPCC

1.Today, we commemorate the founding of the National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC). As the new Chairman of the 14th NPCC Council, it is my pleasure to address you as the Corps celebrates its 52nd Anniversary. Since its inception in 1959, NPCC has come a long way in playing a significant role to nurture our youth to be builders of a Safe and Secure Home.

2.The NPCC Headquarters constantly reviews the NPCC programme by taking direction from the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and Ministry of Education (MOE), as well as incorporating inputs and feedback from the NPCC members. Moving forward, you will be happy to note that a number of new initiatives and enhanced programmes will be implemented, with the aim of making learning more engaging and enriching for our cadets.

3.This year, with the positive feedback received for the pilot launch of the mutli-media courseware on drills, we will be developing more self-directed and interactive courseware in the areas of campcraft skills and road safety. This courseware will complement the training that will be provided by the teachers and volunteers and also enable cadets to take greater responsibility for their learning.

4.I am also delighted to share that more local visit programmes to Police establishment await you. Cadets can look forward to visits to the Home Team Academy Training Village to witness at first hand, the Police undergoing training, and the Home Team Gallery to learn about the work of the Home Team Departments and how they operate within the Ministry of Home Affairs. Selected cadets will also get hands-on experience at the newly introduced Crime Scene Investigation Course.

5.To further broaden the horizons and develop global awareness, NPCC will be expanding its network with foreign Police Forces with its inaugural Overseas Educational Visits to Brunei Darussalam and China. Through such interactions with youths in these countries, our cadets will better appreciate the diverse cultures and Police-Community partnerships in these countries. I would like to urge participating cadets to seize the opportunity to share knowledge and skills with your counterparts during these visits and expand your network of friends.

6.As the only uniformed youth group to enjoy close affiliation with the SPF, NPCC cadets can look forward to greater collaboration with the SPF, especially on the community engagement front. The Police Youth Ambassador Programme, since it’s launched in 2007, has allowed NPCC cadets to take on the role as Police Ambassadors to spread the community safety and security messages in schools, at home and in the local community. In this regard, I must commend each and every member of the Corps for your contributions in building a safe community and nation. To further enhance the existing Police-NPCC partnership, the SPF will be collaborating with the NPCC to introduce an ‘Adopt-a-Block’ concept, in which the cadets will engage the residents on a regular basis on crime prevention and security initiatives. Through such close collaboration, we hope to instil a greater sense of leadership and social responsibility among our cadets. This is in line with our vision to develop our cadets into future leaders imbued with sound values.

7.On a final note, I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to the school leaders, Assistant Commandants, Teacher Officers, Police Officers, Honorary Officers, Cadet Inspectors and volunteers for their invaluable contributions, unwavering commitment and dedication to the Corps. I look forward to your continued support in the development of our cadets in the years ahead. I would like to extend my best wishes to all officers and cadets as you look forward to another exciting and fruitful year in NPCC.

8.Thank you.

 

Jurongville Secondary School NPCC Unit

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