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Course Overview

If you are a police officer or a private security professional, you play an essential role in maintaining law and order, and providing security and peace of mind to members of the public.

If you attend this course, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills in a range of subjects to perform your job more effectively. Besides the core security subjects which include security risk management; electronic, physical and aviation security; you will learn communications skills, management, computing skills, law, statistics and accounting. You will also be coached in mediation and counselling skills.  This course is designed in consultation with the Singapore Police Force and taught in collaboration with industry specialists.  

Application/Entry Requirement


‘O’ Levels

At least 3 ‘O’ Level passes

and 3 years 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 3 years of relevant working experience and WSQ Workplace Literacy Statement of Attainment (SOA)(Level 6) AND Workplace Numeracy Statement of Attainment (SOA)(Level 6)

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or 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

This course is designed for personnel in the police and security industry who wish to further their qualifications in police studies and security management.

What You'll Learn

To be awarded the Diploma in Police & Security Studies, participants are required to complete a total of 5 modular certificates (MCs). A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of each MC.

Subject Code Subject
BCBS001 Principles of Management

This subject covers the key management functions of planning, organising, leading and controlling. It addresses the impact of environmental factors that affect business and the relevance of corporate social responsibility in an organisation. It emphasises the roles, responsibilities and challenges faced by supervisors/managers in an organisation.

BCBT001 Essential Computing Applications

To equip working adults to be competent in using office automating tools to function and contribute effectively in an increasingly technologically driven workplace. Emphasis is placed on giving participants hands-on training exposure to beef up their competencies in integrating and applying several useful features of commonly used applications software packages for word processing and spread sheets in their work place. The trainings will be reinforced through individual assessments and projects with presentations. The overall aim is to foster creativity in participants in leveraging on the use of computer tools to effectively improve the quality of work and increase efficiency.

BCCM001 Reports & Oral Presentation

This subject will give learners an overview of crafting reports and making oral presentations, skills which are essential in the working world. Students will be taught to select information for case notes, plan and organise it for short reports and cases. Students also will learn how to plan and deliver oral presentations, use visuals, anticipate questions and respond to questions fielded by audiences. To achieve the intended outcomes, students will craft a report given case notes. Another outcome is to enable students to make effective presentations.

Subject Code Subject
BCBS002 Managing People

The subject will cover the key functions relating to management of employees performed by line supervisors. Topics include employee recruitment and selection, motivation, people development, performance management, employee counselling, conflict management, employee discipline & grievance handling and team building.

BCLM015 Introduction to Law & Criminal Law

Introduces the participants to the concept of law, to foundational principles and the legal system under which the laws in Singapore operate. Also deals with the Criminal Law of Singapore, covering the main offences and defences in the Penal Code (Cap 224).

BCCM002 Business Communication & Meeting Skills

This subject will help students learn the communication skills that are vital for their success at the work place. Students will be taught appropriate skills to conduct themselves effectively in a working environment. Students will be taught to write appropriate emails, memos and letters for inter-office and intra-office communication. Students also will learn the skills of conducting themselves professionally. Additionally, students will be taught different types of business documents such as agenda, notice of meeting and minutes of meeting. Through the above learning experiences, students will develop effective professional communication skills that are essential in their working lives.

Subject Code Subject
BCLM018 Principles of Criminal Justice

Covers basic concepts and approaches in the study of criminology and contemporary explanations of crime and criminal justice.

BCLO003 Introduction to Statistics

Covers data collection, data analysis and sampling methodologies, data presentation incorporating descriptive cum summary measures, index numbers and time series. It also introduces students to the concepts of probability and distribution.

BCLM016 Security Risk Management

Covers the risk management function, aspects of risk identification, analysis and prioritization, risk management planning, risk reduction and risk monitoring.

BCAF002 Principles of Accounting & Finance

Provides participants with an understanding of the basic accounting principles and the general framework of the accounting process. Participants will also be taught financial planning processes and will be able to explain profit planning using pro-forma statement fundamentals.

Subject Code Subject
BCLM020 Electronic Security

Provides participants with knowledge of the basic principles of electronic protection and the application of various electronic security equipment. The module will cover an assessment of various electronic security devices such as operating principles, cost effectiveness, advantages and limitations.

BCLM022 Criminal Procedure & Law of Evidence

Criminal Procedure introduces the relevant provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code and the cases interpreting the provisions. Participants will be acquainted with the documents and proceedings leading to a criminal trial and the conduct of such trials. The criminal justice system and the range of penalties will also be covered. The Law of Evidence provides an examination of the Evidence Act. Topics covered include the admissibility of evidence, the burden and the standard of proof and the concepts relating to the competency, comparability and corroboration of witnesses.

BCLM021 Physical Security

Examines aspects of physical barriers in security protection. It will cover an assessment of various materials and products used in controlling access, protection in external and internal areas and a review of building security.

Subject Code Subject
BCLM026 Aviation Security

Introduces aviation security and practical work conditions in the aviation industry. It emphasises the practical applications of concepts and skills dealing with airport security issues.

BCLM024 Security Management

Covers various aspects of security management including the responsibilities of a security manager, the security organisation and security management systems.

BCLM027 Mediation & Counselling

Covers the key theoretical and practical approaches. Participants gain both knowledge and skills relating to mediation and counseling through simulations, role-play and work-based scenarios.

Modes of Assessment

  • Assignments
  • Class Tests
  • Written exams 

Career Opportunities

Graduates can look forward to career opportunities in roles such as Police Officer, Auxiliary Police Officer and Security Manager.


Graduates from the following diplomas may be exempted from the elective Chief Security Officer training modules in their application for the Security Officer Licence:

  • Diploma In Police & Security Studies;
  • Diploma In Police Studies & Security Management;
  • Diploma In Management & Police Studies


In order to qualify for a full exemption to the Chief Security Officer PWM grade, one must pass the mandatory Chief Security Officer training module which is the ‘Manage Security Agency Within Legal Framework’.


For exemptions in PWM years-in-service criteria, graduates may write in to SPF_Licensing@spf.gov.sg and submit evidence of relevant experience in the security industry/ uniformed service.

Course Schedule

Intake Info Application Closing Date Course Duration

To be confirmed


2.5 Years


Course Fees

Course Fees per Modular Certificate

Fee Type Course Fees
(w GST) 
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents S$338.76
Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above S$327.42
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 S$500.76
Singapore Permanent Residents S$1,309.68
Others & Repeat Students  S$3,293.46

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Course fees payable is based on per MC.

Course fees will be reviewed by MOE on an annual basis and adjusted accordingly.

MOE subsidy will not be applicable for students who repeat a module or semester.


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