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Criminal Investigation Department (Singapore)

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Abbreviation  CID
National agency  Singapore
Employees  500
Secondary governing body  Singapore Police Force
Legal personality  Governmental: Government agency
Primary governing body  Government of Singapore

The Singapore Police Force Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is the agency for premier investigation and staff authority for criminal investigation matters within the Singapore Police Force


It is led by the Director of CID and assisted by a Deputy Director. CID has a staff of over 500 officers: Senior Officers, Police Officers and Civilian Officers.


The CID conducts inquiries into a variety of criminal offences in Singapore, and is empowered to make arrests. Recent high profile investigations include the death of Shane Todd in 2013. The present director is Tan Chye Hee.


There are a total of 8 divisions in CID, namely:

  1. Major Crime Division
  2. Special Investigation Section
  3. Serious Sexual Crime Branch
  4. Specialised Crime Division
  5. Secret Societies Branch
  6. Specialised Crimes Branch
  7. Unlicensed Moneylending Strikeforce
  8. Specialised Crime Policy Branch
  9. Intellectual Property Rights Branch
  10. Casino Crime Investigation Branch
  11. Technology Crime Division
  12. Technology Crime Investigation Branch
  13. Technology Crime Forensic Branch
  14. Bomb and Explosive Investigation Division
  15. Bomb Data Centre
  16. Explosive Expert Group
  17. Bomb Investigation Branch
  18. Bomb Forensic Branch
  19. Bomb Operations Branch
  20. Intelligence Division
  21. Investigation Support and Services Division
  22. Criminal Records Office
  23. Forensic Management Branch
  24. Specialised Interview Branch
  25. Corporate Services Branch
  26. Manpower Branch
  27. Service Quality Branch
  28. Operations and Investigation Policy Division
  29. Operations Branch
  30. Prosecution Branch
  31. Liaison Branch
  32. Training Unit
  33. Research, Planning and Organisational Development Division


Criminal Investigation Department (Singapore) Wikipedia

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