SINGAPORE: Police officers in the Republic will be issued with a new warrant card from Mar 1, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) announced in a news release on Monday (Feb 29).
Apart from its new design, the new warrant card has enhanced security features designed to prevent identity fraud through impersonation as police officers, SPF said.
When the card is tilted at an angle, the holographic word “POLICE” will appear below the officer’s photograph, while on the right of the card, a vertical row of 5 holographic police crests will be visible.
Mock-up of new police warrant with the holographic features visible. (Photo: SPF)
Mock-up of the new auxiliary police warrant card. (Photo: Singapore Police Force)
Mock-up of the new auxiliary police warrant card with the holographic features visible. (Photo: Singapore Police Force)
The new warrant cards will replace the existing warrant cards held by all regular, volunteer, Full time National Service Police Officers (PNSFs), Operationally Ready Police National Servicemen (PNSmen) as well as the Auxiliary Police Officers (APOs), SPF said.
The authorities advise the public to look out for the new security features on the warrant card of anyone claiming to be a police officer, and said they should call “999” for assistance if in doubt.