Skilled officers needed to counter evolving threats

SINGAPORE - Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs Teo Chee Hean said this at the Home Affairs Uniformed Services Scholarship award ceremony on Saturday morning, reported Channel NewsAsia.

Fifteen men and women were awarded the Home Team scholarships.

He said that technological innovations and air travel have made it easier for criminals and drug traffickers to commit transnational crime.

"Cyber crimes and commercial crimes continue to grow in number, complexity and sophistication. Terrorism remains a threat to regional and global security, but its form and shape have been changing," he said.

To tackle future concerns, Mr Teo said the Government will continue to attract good officers to join the Home Team at all levels and develop officers holistically.

Plans to install police cameras at 650 more HDB blocks and multi-storey carparks by the end of the year - announced in March - are on track.

Mr Teo said camera footage has helped to solve 18 crime cases and provided leads in 109 others.

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