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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.
Prison Officer (Rehabilitation Officer)
Inspire and motivate a team towards a society without re-offending.
PES B1 and above
Normal Colour Vision
Starting Salary Range*
Pass Degree in any discipline
$4,290 - $4,828
*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.
Annual Leave 18-21 days (Rehabilitation Officer)
Annual medical leave of 14 days or 60 days with hospitalisation
Annual study leave of 12 days (subject to approval)
Subsidised medical and dental care
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 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 (ASP and below) can look forward to cash payouts of 3 months quantum upon reaching their 3rd, 6th, 9th, 12th, 15th, 20th, and 25th year in service.
New Captains of Lives are required to undergo a 35-week Basic Officer Course (Rehabilitation Officer) at the Home Team Academy. The Prison Officer Course (RO) comprises 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 upon their graduation.
Singapore Prison Service (SPS) supports the professional and personal growth of our Captains of Lives through various upgrading and developmental schemes.
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
$2,000 per annum in the last five years prior to an officer’s retirement to support transition to a second career post retirement
SPS provides a dynamic and structured career advancement route map to groom you as a leader in Corrections. After the foundational posting as a team leader (Correctional Unit) 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, as you advance in your career.
Captains of Lives can look forward to a wide range of career choices and opportunities
(A) Foundation Posting
(B) Developmental Posting
Correctional Unit Officer (upon graduation from the Prison Officer Course)
Captains of Lives are given diverse career and advancement opportunities to grow and develop in various divisions: