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.
Prison Officer (Sergeant)
Be part of the team to enforce secure custody of offenders and rehabilitate them, for a safe Singapore.
PES B1 and above
Normal Colour Vision
Diploma/ GCE ‘A’ Levels/ Higher Nitec
$1,916 - $2,748
* 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.
Newly appointed Captains of Lives may receive a sign-on bonus of $10,000 (given in 2 tranches of $3,000 and $7,000 respectively).
1. Annual Leave 14 – 18 days (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
INVEST Retirement Benefits
As a uniformed officer, you will also be eligible for retirement benefits under the INVEST scheme. A contribution equivalent to 7.75% 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 28-week Basic Officer Course (Sergeant) at the Home Team Academy.
The Prison Officer Course (SGT) 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.
Captains of Lives can look forward to a wide range of career choices and opportunities
Housing Unit Officer or Personal Supervisor (upon graduation from the Prison Officer Course)
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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