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Prison Officer (Rehabilitation Officer)



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.

Prison Officer (Rehabilitation Officer)
Inspire and motivate a team in achieving a society without re-offending.

Eligibility Requirements




PES Status

PES B1 and above



Normal Colour Vision


Educational Qualification

Entry Rank

*Starting Salary Range

Pass Degree in any discipline

Rehabilitation Officer

$3,890 - $4,949

* with effect from 1 June 2020

Indicative starting salary for fresh graduates with the completion of full-time National Service (for males only). Additional increments may be granted for relevant work experience.


1. Annual Leave 18 – 21 days (Rehabilitation Officer)
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. Marriage/Child birth benefits

Upgrading Opportunities

SPS supports the professional and personal growth of our Captains of Lives through various upgrading and developmental schemes.

MHA Sponsorship/MHA Study Award*

Part-time studies (PhD, Masters, Graduate Diploma, Degree, Diploma & formal certificate)

Professional Development Leave*

Up to 10 weeks paid leave to take courses relevant to SPS

Learning & Development Subsidy Scheme

$700 per annum to support lifelong learning and personal development

Enhanced Learning & Development Subsidy Scheme

$2000 per annum in the last 5 years prior to an officer’s retirement to support transition to a second career post retirement

* All permanent and confirmed officers are eligible to apply, subject to the criteria and guidelines.

INVEST Retirement Benefits

As a uniformed officer, you will also be eligible for retirement benefits under the INVEST scheme. A contribution equivalent to 13.25% of your gross salary will be credited monthly into your retirement account, starting from your fifth year in service and will cease when you reach 55 years old. The monies are invested to earn investment returns. Upon retirement, you can withdraw the full sum in your account.

Strategic Payment Scheme

New officers can look forward to cash payouts of 3 months (ASP and below) quantum upon reaching their 3rd, 6th, 9th, 12th, 15th, 20th, and 25th year in service.


New Entrant Captains of Lives are required to undergo a 38-week Basic Officer Course (Sergeant). There is a residential component of 22-week course at the Home Team Academy, followed by 16-week of On-the-job training (OJT) at the Institutions. 

The 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.

Career Development

SPS provides a dynamic and well-structured career advancement route map to groom you as a leader in Corrections. After the foundational posting as Correctional Officer in an institution, you may be posted to different operational roles or to staff divisions for exposure and career development. You will undergo the relevant leadership milestone programs and training at each stage, as you advance in your career with SPS.

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

(A) Foundation Posting

(B) Developmental Posting

Correctional Officer (upon graduation from the Prison Officer Course)

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

  • Operations Division
  • Rehabilitation/Reintegration Division
  • Strategic Planning Division
  • Transformation and Technology Division
  • Intelligence Division
  • Staff Development Division
  • Corporate Communications and Relations Division
  • Community Corrections Command
  • Psychological and Correctional Rehabilitation Division
  • Logistics and Finance Division
  • Inspectorate and Review Division
  • Provost Division
  • Operations and Security Command



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