For Your Information: Police Related Memorabilia Part 2Continuing from my previous post which features the Singapore Police Force, this next part features the Auxiliary Police Forces in Singapore.
Some of these badges and memorabilia are ultra rare as many are not made and the respective organizations have been merged and no longer in existence. Some are made in tiny quantities that only those who have worked or are currently working in these organizations could have access and acquired them.
Singapore has five auxiliary police forces, namely:
- AETOS Auxiliary Police Force.
- ANZUK Installations Auxiliary Police Force
- Certis CISCO Auxiliary Police Force
- SATS Auxiliary Police Force
- Polis Tambahan Pulau Bukom
Defunct auxiliary police forces:
- ST Kinetics Auxiliary Police Force.
- PSA Corporation Auxiliary Police Force.
- CIAS Auxiliary Police Force.
- Sentosa Development Corporation Auxiliary Police Force.
ANZUK Installations Auxiliary Police ForceFounded in 1972, ANZUK Installations Auxiliary Police Force (ANZUK IAPF) was formed for the purpose of guarding all Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom (Hence the acronym "ANZUK") installations in Singapore.
Today, the force is under the purview of New Zealand Force South East Asia (NZFORSEA) the last major foreign military presence based in Singapore; within the NZ Force Headquarters unit. With a strength of over 50 officers, the force is staffed by Singaporean APOs but commanded by an NZ Navy officer. IAPF is based solely within Sembawang Wharves. Despite being owned by the NZ Navy, they hold similar police powers as with other Auxiliary Police Forces in Singapore.
Collectibles and memorabilia from NZ IAPF are extremely rare as the force is very small and I actually have a hard time acquiring any memorabilia from the officers working inside. But here is a collection of photos to at least know what they look like.
|ANZUK IAPF Logo|
|IAPF shoulder strap badge and NZ Kiwi patches|
|Updated on January 2017: Commander IAPF, (Left)|
a junior officer (Center) and a NZ Navy Officer (Right)
Credits: Royal NZ Navy Twitter
IAPF officers previously wear brown uniform similar to the colonial uniforms of the past. Sometime later, they switched to a royal blue top with a navy blue bottom. They still retain the epaulette badges from the colonial uniforms which state "IAPF" instead of "PNS" and the New Zealand Kiwi symbol on the sleeve patches.
IAPF Rank StructureSimilar to the Singapore Police Force and other Auxiliary Police Forces, their rank structure starts from Lance Corporal till Assistant Superintendent who is also Commander of IAPF.
Updated on January 2017:
IAPF Officers in Citadel Pacific 2016 Exercise
Exclusive and rare photos of IAPF officers in a joint exercise with the Singapore Armed Forces on September 2016. These photos reveal the IAPF's number 4 tactical uniforms and high visibility vests officers use.
Photo credits: Here
|IAPF APOs intercepting a vehicle.|
|IAPF APOs intercepting a vehicle.|
|IAPF APOs in action.|
|IAPF APOs in action|
|Officers inspecting a vehicle.|
|Rear of a IAPF patrol car.|
|ANZUK IAPF patrol car|
CIS/STK Auxiliary Police ForceCIS APF (Chartered Industries of Singapore Auxiliary Police Force) is the antecedent of STK APF (Singapore Technologies Kinetics Auxiliary Police Force). Since 2004, STK APF has since merged with AETOS Auxiliary Police.
|Peak Cap Badges of CIS APF and STK APF|
|CIS APF Collar Crest (Gold Variation)|
|Patches of CIS APF and STK APF|
CIS/ST Kinetics Auxiliary Police Rank Structure
|Epaulette Ranks of CIS/STK APF|
|CIS/STK APF Pocket Book and Patch|
|A patriotic rendition of the STK APF Crest|
CIS/STK APF Uniforms
|STK APF group photo|
|CIS Police officers. Note the metallic ornaments and berets.|
|STK Police officers. Their uniforms resembling SPF uniforms of the late 90s.|
|An STK Police officer and a police van|
CIS/STK APF Officers used similar uniforms to the Singapore Police Force with similar colors and metallic ornaments. CIS/STK logos were used in place of the state shield and when the metallic ranks were moved to the epaulettes, the letters "APF" were added below the ranks for junior officers to distinguish the uniforms of the SPF.
Their vehicle liveries are also similar to SPF vehicles of the 90s with the SPF crests replaced with the crest of STK Police.
PSA Corporation Auxiliary Police Force
|Old Crest of PSA Police.|
|PSA Corporation APF final crest before the merger with AETOS|
|PSA Police crest on a jacket|
PSA Police Uniforms
|80s era PSA Police Officer and vehicle|
|PSA Police group photos|
CIAS Auxiliary Police ForceCIAS APF (Changi International Airport Services Auxiliary Police Force) was a auxiliary police force owned by CIAS, a ground handling company which has since been renamed "dnata" after being bought by the Dubai based company. The force itself was somewhat formed in partnership with PSA Auxiliary Police. CIAS APF is now merged with AETOS Auxiliary Police since 2004.
|Final version of CIAS Auxiliary Police Force logo|
|Older CIAS Police Collar Crest|
CIAS APF Uniforms
|CIAS APF Traffic Enforcement Unit|
|CIAS Police Officer in the early 90s|
Polis Tambahan Pulau BukomThis particular auxiliary police force is rarely seen as it is based within Pulau Bukom, currently a Royal Dutch Shell oil refinery. The name, Polis Tambahan Pulau Bukom is Malay for Pulau Bukom Additional Police. But under the law, they still hold similar powers as any Auxiliary Police Officer while on duty. The force is currently owned by Shell themselves.
|Old Pulau Bukom APF Uniforms|
|A Pulau Bukom APF officer in the current uniform.|
|An officer on duty at the ferry terminal.|
Sentosa Development Corporation Auxiliary Police Force
|The crest of Sentosa Auxiliary Police|
|Sentosa Ranger Pick-up Truck|
|Sentosa Ranger on a Motorbike|
|Sentosa Rangers posing for a shot.|