6 neighbourhood police posts closing permanently on 26 Feb, 8 more to be built by 2025

6 neighbourhood police posts to be closed due to proximity to others

In a week’s time, six neighbourhood police posts (NPPs) will be closed for good, said the Singapore Police Force (SPF).

This is because they’re in close proximity to other NPPs, as well as neighbourhood police centres (NPCs).

Source: Google Maps

In their place, eight new NPPs will be built by 2025.

Tiong Bahru & MacPherson neighbourhood police posts among those closing

SPF announced the permanent closure of six NPPs in a Facebook post on Monday (19 Feb).

The premises that will be closing on 26 Feb are:

  1. River Valley NPP
  2. Bukit Panjang North NPP
  3. Tiong Bahru NPP
  4. MacPherson NPP
  5. Mountbatten NPP
  6. Hong Kah South NPP

Source: Google Maps

SPF lists alternatives for residents

SPF is closing the NPPs “to ensure better spread of police service touchpoints across Singapore”, it said.

Noting that the six NPPs are in close proximity to other existing NPPs or NPCs, the SPF listed alternatives for residents.

For example, after River Valley NPP closes, members of the public may head to the Bukit Merah West NPC for assistance.

All of the NPPs pending closure are also near other NPPs, though these facilities provide self-help services only.

Source: Singapore Police Force on Facebook

A plus point is that these NPCs and NPPs are open 24 hours, unlike the six NPPs that will be closing.

8 new NPPs to be built

While six NPPs will no longer be in operation, SPF will be opening eight more by 2025.

At the time of writing, the police have yet to share more details on the upcoming NPPs.

They only hinted that they will reveal the locations “in due course”.

Electronic police centre & ‘999’ hotline available

SPF thanked affected residents for their understanding.

Physical locations aside, SPF encouraged members of the public to make use of the electronic Police Centre (ePC) to report non-emergencies and access other police services.

Those who need police assistance urgently should call the hotline at “999”.

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