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     October 2005

Deployment for Enhanced Security
This is in response to recent media queries about the measures which Police have been taking since the bombings in London in July and more recently, the second bombing in Bali .
As part of a continuing review of security measures, over the past few months the Police have deployed forces from Special Operations Command (SOC) and the Gurkha Contingent (GC) to enhance security at various locations islandwide to complement existing arrangements for Police officers on patrol. For example, when assessed necessary, SOC troops have been deployed for patrols at commercial, entertainment and residential districts. Similarly, GC officers have already been deployed regularly at land checkpoints such as the Woodlands and Tuas Checkpoints.
To further enhance security, the Police have also deployed GC officers at the sea checkpoints Currently, GC officers are deployed at selected high-volume passenger ferry terminals such as the Singapore Cruise Centre, the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, the Changi Ferry Terminal and the Changi Point Ferry Terminal. GC deployments in such locations are deployed when assessed to be necessary for security.
In addition to these enhanced security measures, the Police Coast Guard (PCG) have also been randomly checking ferries and other vessels when they enter the Singapore Territorial Waters (STW).
Police will continue to review the security arrangements and make changes where necessary.
12 October 2005 @ 2.30 pm
Source: Media Release 12 Oct 2005
Conclusion of Police’s Investigations into the White Elephants Placards
Police have completed investigations into the case where eight placards in the form of white elephants were planted on the central road divider along Sengkang Central, opposite Buangkok MRT station.
The investigation established that there was an infringement of the Public Entertainments and Meetings Act. Police noted that the placards did not cause public annoyance or nuisance and in considering these facts and circumstances of the case, the Police after consulting with the Attorney-General's Chamber, has issued a stern warning to the offender concerned in lieu of prosecution.
6 October 2005 @ 4.00 pm
Source: Media Release 6 Oct 2005
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