Search
Close this search box.

SPF’s Ground Response Forces – Ever-ready for all scenarios!

SPF’s scenario-based training proves effective and useful on the ground.

IMAGE: Brothers in arms – the patrol team that was instrumental in the successful rescue on 6 December 2017.
SC/CPL Rajdave Singh never thought he would prevent a woman from falling off a building 1½ months into his NS posting as a Ground Response Force Officer with Singapore Police Force (SPF).

He was part of the patrol team from Bukit Panjang Neighbourhood Police Centre who rescued a domestic helper on 6 December 2017.

The woman had accidentally locked herself in a room. In a panic, she had crawled out the window and tried to reach the next window via an external ledge in order to climb back into the flat. But she slipped and ended up dangling precariously from a railing.

The situation initially looked like a suicide attempt, but the woman’s reactions to their presence showed the police officers otherwise.

To everyone’s great relief, the police officers rescued her in the nick of time – SSGT Stanley Koh was the first to grab her arms, and the woman was pulled to safety by the combined efforts of the team and two members of the public.

SC/CPL Rajdave Singh attributed his role in the rescue to the scenario-based training he and his fellow officers underwent at Training Command, which enabled him to remain calm, and think and act quickly.

Each scenario is based on actual incidents. And as this case was similar to a simulated suicide he had been guided through, he knew what had to be done.

Asked how he felt about this experience, he said:

It’s not something I would have imagined seeing but, thankfully, we’d already been trained to deal with different scenarios and handle various types of cases.

Upcoming Events & Promotions

Check out the exclusive perks and benefits we have for our HomeTeamNS members in celebration of the inaugural Home Team Day 2024! Find out more here: https://www.hometeamns.sg/htd2024/
Promotions

FREE 1-Year HomeTeamNS Membership

Check out the exclusive perks and benefits we have for our HomeTeamNS members in celebration of the inaugural Home Team Day 2024!
15th March 2024
12:21 PM
NY, USA

Related Articles

When you’re in need of rescue, what should you do to give yourself the best chances of survival? Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)’s first responder expert shares his advice to help you navigate various urban crises.
Cabin crew-turned-volunteer emergency medical technician (EMT) Nur Aishah Binte Mohamed Roslan shares the defining moments that reshaped her career and ignited her passion for saving lives.
As part of the Citizens on Patrol (COP) volunteer scheme, Mr Shamshul Haniz Selamat plays a vital role in championing community safety.
Their high-tech tools include 3D scanners that help recreate crime scenes and a mixed reality system deployed to train officers.

The urban dweller’s emergency survival guide

From friendly skies to lifesaving highs

Realising his dream of joining the Force through volunteering

CSI-Worthy: How Singapore Police Force Forensics Specialists use cutting-edge technologies to solve crimes

Close Up

View all

In the Force

View all

Spotlight

View all

Club Buzz

View all

Singapore Buzz

View all

Food

View all

Family Time

View all

Technology

View all

Shape Up

View all

Travel

View all