SINGAPORE: MP for Nee Soon GRC Louis Ng turned cop for a day, joining the Singapore Police Force (SPF) officers on patrols.
In a Facebook post, Mr Ng he wanted experience officers' work first-hand and "personally show them appreciation for all that they do for us".
Last November, the 37-year-old announced that he would start trying out different day jobs to better understand concerns of Singaporeans. Mr Ng, who is also the executive director of the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society, has tried out various positions as part of his mission, from being a town council cleaner to a healthcare worker at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
"Not many people know about the Community Policing Unit who conduct foot and bicycle patrols to build closer relationships with community stakeholders," Mr Ng wrote.
He began his work with the men and women in blue at 7.30am and spoke with stall owners in Nee Soon, preschoolers and foreign workers at a dormitory. Along with other officers, he also took part in a roadshow at the Yishun Bus Interchange and patrolled Northpoint shopping mall. "It was a hectic day and I'm very glad I gained this experience," he said.
MP Louis Ng turns police officer for a day to "learn more about their work". (Photo: Louis Ng/ Facebook)
Mr Ng added: "Singapore is one of the safest cities in the world to live in, largely because of our dedicated and passionate Home Team officers. They put their lives on the line to protect us and every day they put their heart and soul into keeping Singapore safe. I'm extremely honoured to be part of this team and am proud of their work.
"My heartfelt thanks also to all Home Team Officers for being our guardians."