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A UNIFORM CAREER WITH SPS - ARE YOU THE ONE WE ARE LOOKING FOR?

As Captains of Lives, we are akin to the first drop of water that touches the pond and creating a ripple effect. Our work goes beyond being a guard; we aspire to create a positive impact in the lives of offenders, and inspire everyone at every chance towards a society without re-offending.

Eligibility Requirements

 

Male

Female

PES Status

PES B and above

Exempted

Educational Requirements

Direct-Entry Sergeant*
Minimally 5 GCE 'O' Levels credits

Rehabilitation Officer
Degree** in any discipline

Vision

Normal Colour Vision

* Includes Diploma from local Polytechnics, International Baccalaureate (IB), NUS High School, NAFA, LASELLE and ITE Technical Engineering; GCE ‘A’ Level certificates; Higher NITEC or NITEC certificates; and GCE ‘O’ Level certificates (at least 5 credits).
** In general, degrees accredited by the government of the home country where the university originates will be considered for employment into the Public Service.

SALARY

Starting salary will vary according to assessment during interview, relevant/useful work experience and completion of Full Time National Service (for males only).

Entry Rank

Salary Range

Direct Entry Sergeant (Sgt 1 or Sgt 2)

$1,826 - $2,552

Rehabilitation Officer 1

$3,450 - $4,550

Sign-On Bonus

Newly appointed Captains of Lives who have a full ‘A’ level or Diploma (5 local Polys/ IB/ NAFA/ LASALLE/ NUS High School etc.) will receive a sign-on bonus of $10,000 (given in 2 tranches of $3,000 and $7,000 respectively).

Benefits

1. Annual Leave 18 – 21 days (Rehabilitation Officer) and 14 – 18 days (Direct-Entry Sergeant)
2. Annual medical leave of 14 days or 60 days with hospitalisation
3. Annual study leave of 12 days (subject to approval)
4. Subsidised medical and dental care
5. Professional learning and development benefits
6. Marriage/Child birth benefits

WHAT CAN I EXPECT IF MY APPLICATION AS A CAPTAIN OF LIVES IS SUCCESSFUL?

Training

New Entrant Captains of Lives are required to undergo a basic training course at the Home Team Academy.

Prison Officer Course (SGT)

Prison Officer Course (RO)

28 Weeks

35 Weeks

The Prison Officer Course (SGT) and Prison Officer Course (RO) comprise physical training, tactical readiness and academic components to prepare new Captains of Lives with the mindset, skillsets and toolsets for work in SPS.

All new Captains of Lives are required to serve a 2-year bond after they graduate from the course.

Postings
Captains of Lives can look forward to a wide range of career choices and opportunities

(A) Foundation Posting

(B) Developmental Posting

New Captains of Lives will be posted to 1 of the 13 prison institutions as Housing Unit Officers (HUO) or Personal Supervisors (PS) after they graduate from the Prison Officer Course (SGT) or Prison Officer Course (RO).

Captains of Lives are given diverse career and advancement opportunities to grow and develop

  • Strategic Planning Division (SPD)
  • Intelligence Division
  • Operations Division
  • Provost Division
  • Rehabilitation/Reintegration Division (RRD)
  • Staff Development Division (SDD)
  • Inspectorate and Review Division (IRD)
  • Community Corrections Command (COMC)
  • Operations and Security Command (OSC)

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Last Updated/Reviewed on 06 October 2018