Mr Hoong Wee Teck has taken over command of the Singapore Police Force (SPF) from Mr Ng Joo Hee as the Commissioner of Police (CP), in a Change of Command Ceremony held at Home Team Academy on Monday, 5 January 2015.
Mr Hoong Wee Teck, 51, has served 27 years in the SPF. He has held various leadership appointments, including that of Deputy Commissioner (Investigations & Intelligence), Director Criminal Investigation Department, Director Police Intelligence Department and Commander Bedok Police Division. He had also served a stint in the then Singapore Immigration & Registration Department as Deputy Director (Enforcement).
On his appointment as CP, Mr Hoong said: “It is a great honour to be in this position to lead a Force of highly committed and professional men and women. The previous Commissioners have done an excellent job in building a strong foundation of professionalism and community trust. I will continue to strengthen this foundation, and leverage technology and innovation to bring SPF’s crime fighting capabilities to a new level. Together, my officers and I will work towards realising our vision of Singapore becoming the safest city in the world.”
Mr Ng Joo Hee, 48, who had led SPF for close to five years, will assume a new appointment as Chief Executive, Public Utilities Board (PUB), and concurrent Deputy Secretary (Special Duties), Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) on 6 January 2015. He will bring to PUB and MEWR his experience gleaned from 29 years of his distinguished career in SPF and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
We thank Mr Ng Joo Hee for his strong leadership as our CP and wish him every success in his next appointment.