National Police Cadet Corps Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Police_Cadet_Corps

National Police Cadet Corps
Crest of the National Police Cadet Corps
Crest of the National Police Cadet Corps
Flag of the National Police Cadet Corps
Flag of the National Police Cadet Corps
Agency overview
Formed8 May 1959
Preceding agencies
  • Police Cadet Corps (8 May 1959 – 31 December 1968)
  • National Cadet Corps (Police) (1 January 1969 – 19 July 1971)
Volunteers~10,000 (2021)
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionSingapore
Constituting instruments
  • Home Team Corps Act 2017
  • Home Team Corps Regulations 2018
  • Home Team Corps (Service Medal) Regulations 2018
  • Home Team Corps (Long Service Medal) Regulations 2018
Operational structure
Overviewed byHome Team Corps Council
HeadquartersHome Team Academy
Agency executives
  • Supt Tan Shing Shin, Commandant
  • A/Prof Stephen Phua Lye Huat, Chairman, Home Team Corps Council
Parent agencyMinistry of Home Affairs
Ministry of Education
School units132 (2022)
CampsitesNPCC Camp Resilience, 80 Jalan Noordin, Pulau Ubin, Singapore 506995

The National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC) is one of the national uniformed group for youths between age 13 to 17 in Singapore. The organisation is supported by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Home Affairs. Established in 1959, it trains young boys and girls in the values of law enforcement and public safety.

Brief history[edit]

Following Singapore's successful elections of 1959, the new government, among other policies, began to pressure the Singapore Police Force (SPF) to form a youth unit on the lines of the long serving military cadet organizations of the island. On 8 May that year the NPCC was born with the then Commissioner E Alan G Blades approving the formation of the first police cadet unit, this day is annually marked as NPCC Day. The first platoon of 30 cadets, based in Bartley Secondary, proved to be a success that in 1961 Parliament passed the Police Cadet Corps Ordinance, officially endorsing the Corps as a national organization dedicated to training the young in the values of security in their communities even at a young age, affiliated to the SPF. Two years later, the first police girl cadets were admitted.

Since 1961 the NPCC (then named the NCC (Police) from 1969 to 1972 as part of the integration of all national youth cadet organizations) has grown with the nation from strength to strength. During the brief period of Singapore being a state of Malaysia, the then Police Cadet Corps was affiliated to the Royal Malaysia Police.


Foreground – from left to right: Cadet, Lance Corporal, Corporal, Sergeant, Staff Sergeant and Station Inspector ranks Background: NPCC peak cap, headdress worn by male Cadet Inspectors, Honorary Officers and Teacher Officers in No. 1 or No .3 attire; NPCC ceremonial sword, ceremonial drill weapon.

As NPCC is affiliated with the Singapore Police Force (SPF), the ranks of NPCC are similar. NPCC ranks have the suffix 'NPCC' on it to distinguish their ranks from the SPF ranks.

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Rank Senior cadet inspector Cadet inspector Station inspector Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Cadet
Abbreviation SCI CI SI SSgt Sgt Cpl LCpl Cdt


Unit level[edit]

Training may be held once or twice a week, depending on the unit.

  • Physical Training
    Cadets undergo warm up first before they engage in exercises like crunches, push ups and jumping jacks and running. Cadets are required to change to their Physical Training Kit (their unit, area or squad tee and black/dark blue track pants with sports shoes/school shoes) before doing PT.
  • Recreational Training
    Recreational Training is usually held to allow cadets to relax and unwind. It usually consists of team-bonding games such as Captain's Ball or Dodgeball. However, it is not carried out often to maintain discipline and because of the limited time that units have to train.
  • Drills Training
    Foot drills are taught to cadets to instill discipline and build teamwork. Drills taught are foot drills, baton drills (using baton holders attached to the belt of the uniform) and rifle drills (using plastic M16 rifles).
  • Classroom Lectures
    Classroom lectures are organised by Teacher Officers or Police Officers to give cadets an insight of Police work, NPCC and National Education. These lessons includes Total Defence, Crime Prevention, Police Procedure and Basic Law. Classroom lectures are meant to equip the cadets with a basic knowledge of the Singapore Police Force and also basic crime prevention skills, which is very useful in their daily life.
  • Marksmanship
    Cadets will get the opportunity to fire the .22 Smith & Wesson revolver and the Colt M16 rifle (NPCC Sea cadets only) in Secondary 3, as part of Marksmanship training. During weapon training sessions, cadets are always accompanied by Field Instructors from NPCC HQ who are police officers and Teacher Officers from the units involved with the day's weapon training course. This ensures the safety of cadets involved in the shooting sessions. NPCC Cadets shooting the .22 Smith and Wesson Revolver will have a chance to attain the Marksmanship Proficientcy Badge which displays a target and a revolver. Officers have the opportunity to fire the .38 Taurus Model 85 revolver, the standard issue revolver used by the Singapore Police Force.
  • Personal Development
    Other courses such as the Kayaking, First Aid, Swimming and Life Saving badge programmes are not compulsory for units to take part in, but helps the cadets to develop holistically.
  • Punishments
    Punishments are given to people who disobey orders or violated a rule.

Cadets can attain proficiency badges after completing the courses.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "National Police Cadet Corps". www.npcc.org.sg. Retrieved 19 November 2018.

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