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Course Overview

Singapore places significant emphasis on its security policies and management to create a safe and secure country to live, work and play. If you would like to play a part in protecting and serving your local communities, this course will arm you with the required skill sets to embark on a career in the field.


The Diploma will equip you with the knowledge and skills to perform the roles of law enforcement officers and private security managers and officers. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:


  • Work effectively in large or small organisations
  • Identify legal issues relating to the law enforcement and security industry and apply them in their work
  • Plan and implement security measures for an organisation, physical installations and transportation by land, air and sea
  • Identify cybersecurity threats and implement cybersecurity protection and response plans
  • Conduct basic digital forensic investigations
  • Apply concepts of criminal justice and punishment to their daily work
  • Apply psychological and behavioural science principles to law enforcement and security work
  • Use office productivity and communication tools effectively
  • Analyse data and statistics as tools for law enforcement


This diploma course incorporates four SUSS modules that are also offered as modular courses. Graduates from the Diploma can continue to upgrade their knowledge and skills in the Part-time Undergraduate Programme in Public Safety and Security offered by SUSS. Upon completion of the Challenge Examination conducted by SUSS, successful applicants will receive credit recognition for the SUSS-provided modules!



All students are required to bring their own notebooks for lessons. You may refer to the required technical specifications for notebooks HERE.

Entry Requirements


‘O’ Levels

At least 3 ‘O’ Level passes

and 1 year of relevant working experience OR

Higher Nitec

GPA ≥ 2.0 OR

GPA ≥ 1.5 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR


GPA ≥ 3.5 OR

GPA ≥ 3.0 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR

Higher Nitec in Technology/Services GPA ≥ 2.0 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR
Nitec in Technology/Services GPA ≥ 3.5 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR
WSQ Qualification Relevant WSQ Qualification with 1 year of relevant working experience and WSQ Workplace Literacy Statement of Attainment (SOA)(Level 6) AND Workplace Numeracy Statement of Attainment (SOA)(Level 6)
Without relevant academic qualifications At least 2 years of relevant working experience

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Who Should Attend

The Diploma in Policing & Security Management is targeted at personnel in the police and security industry who wish to further their qualifications in police studies and security management.

What You'll Learn

Subject Code Subject
BCBS010 Management & Organisational Behaviour

This subject provides an introduction to the key management functions of planning, organising, leading and controlling. It addresses the key determinants of human behaviour at the individual, group and organisational levels. It presents a managerial approach of how organisational performance can be improved through effective management of people in the broader social and cultural contexts.

BCLM042 Singapore Legal System

This subject provides students with an overview of the legal system and the operational context of the Singapore Criminal Justice System (SCJS). Students will learn about the administration of law and justice. They will learn about the different processes within the system. Students will gain insights into the development of law in Singapore and the roles played by the different stakeholders. This course will also teach students basic legal skills such as understanding and analysing case law, correctly interpreting statutes and correct use of precedents in developing legal arguments.

BCLM043 Criminal Law in Practice

This subject provides a general overview of the procedures involved in the implementation of substantive criminal law. The enforcement of laws is carried out by appointed authority figures and they are required to follow certain procedures in establishing the culpability of an accused person. Part of the course briefly discusses rules related to evidence.  Students will also gain a general understanding of important concepts in criminal law, and be introduced to the basic fundamentals of criminal law in Singapore.

Subject Code Subject
BCLM044 Security Operations & Administration

This provides students with an insight into the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage security functions within an organisation or a sector. The topics provide an understanding on a wide range of public, corporate and commercial security functions in potentially challenging and hostile environments. This course also highlights best practices in the security industry, equipping students with procedures and knowledge on security related management in different sectors. Other topics include people management, conflict resolution and development strategies. The focus is on working in partnership with different stakeholders in the formulation of effective protocols and practices.

BCLM021 Physical Security

This subject aims to provide students with in-depth knowledge and skills to be able to advise on the range, selection, application and limitations of physical security means and measures for residential, commercial and high-risk installations and developments.

BCLM041 Transportation Security

The subject aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to implement security preventive measures in accordance with appropriate rules governing transport by land, sea & air.

Subject Code Subject
CPS1C01 Cybersecurity Fundamentals

This subject aims to introduce principles of cybersecurity and their applications, and covers what is required to protect and defend the digital system and applications in the cyber space. The subject will cover common types of cyber risks, threats and attacks as well as the applicable controls.

CPS1C02 Cybersecurity Incidence Response

This subject covers the plans and procedures for responding to cybersecurity incidents and events such as unauthorised access, malicious attacks and denial of services.  It establishes the proper process of assessing the impact of such incidents and effective management of activities such as collecting, analysing and reporting such incidents.

CPS1C03 Digital Forensics Fundamentals

This subject introduces the methodology and techniques required to discover digital evidences in order to determine the cause and effect of a cybercrime. Students will review case facts to determine the co-relation of events and timelines to a crime. The subject will also cover steps from extracting evidences and reconstructing a security incident to producing and presenting findings to support investigations for litigation purposes.

Subject Code Subject
GBS2003 Psychology & Law Enforcement

This subject provides an introduction to how psychological science can be applied to law enforcement work. Students will be exposed to relevant areas within psychology that can better equip them in their law enforcement work, such as theories of criminal behaviour and profiling that allow students to have a better understanding of why criminal activities occur, basic helping and management skills that allow students to provide psychological first aid for victim and to manage different people from the community, and basic behavioural insights concepts that students can apply to be more effective in their work.

BCLM027 Mediation & Counselling

This subject aims to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of mediation and counselling so as to help students understand the role of mediators and counsellors and the ethical issues related to mediation and counselling. It also aims to equip students with basic practical skills in mediation and counselling so that they will be able to handle simple mediation and counselling cases.

BCLM045 Crime, Justice & Punishment

This subject aims to increase students' awareness and critical understanding of the key concepts and theoretical approaches in the area of crime, justice and punishment. This course highlights the justification for punishment and the consequences of criminalisation and punishment on the individual, community, and state.  By understanding the socio-economic and political implications of crime and punishment, students will be able to better appraise the policies and practices in those areas.

Subject Code Subject
BCBT015 Future Office Productivity Tools

This subject covers the various digital tools used to improve efficiency, productivity for both individual and team performance in office. It also emphasises the various ways to overcome the potential risk of digital distractions and cyber-security.

BCBT016 Business IT & Data Analytics

This subject provides an overview of how digitalisation and business technology impact the future of work and businesses.  It also encompasses the utilisation of digital information and applications to facilitate decision-making and problem-solving through data analysis and visualisation.

BCLO012 Statistics for Policing

The subject provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics with applications on law enforcement administration, operations and management. It includes tools in describing and presenting data, basic concepts of probability & distribution, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. The subject also introduces the use of computer software to perform statistical computations.

Modes of Assessment


  • Quizzes
  • Assignments
  • Projects

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Career Opportunities

Upon completing DPSM, graduates can look forward to more opportunities to apply the skills and knowledge learned within SPF or in private security companies, including the following positions:


  • Police Officer
  • Auxiliary Police Officer
  • Security Officer
  • Senior Security Officer
  • Security Supervisor
  • Senior Security Supervisor
  • Security Manager

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Course Contact

  • Mainline 67881212
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 109
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757

  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.