Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2016 12:56 PM
Subject: Is the SPF understaffed or unproductive?
Mr Hoong Wee Teck
Commissioner of Police
Dear CP Hoong
I refer to “Uniquely Singapore – Singapore police unable to complete simple investigation after 200 days”. link
I am writing to you as a private citizen and am concerned that more citizens, including me, are losing trust in the police force. The SPF cannot be an effective force when trust is eroded and I hope public perception matters to CP Hoong.
Personal equipment of citizens such as “computers, notebooks, mobile phones, disk drives, hard disks, thumb drives, etc” which were seized for investigation by the SPF have to be returned soonest possible.
Forensic investigators should have been able to make digital copies of all storage media for their subsequent investigations. This should have taken at most a couple of weeks.
According to the article, the SPF has taken an unbelievable 200 days. This reflects negatively on the SPF as the organisation must have been either severely understaffed or extremely unproductive.
If there’s a valid reason, the SPF has to engage the public who deserve to know what’s really going on in order to continue trusting our men in blue.
Why is there no public engagement? Why is the SPF allowing its image to be tarnished by allowing a simple issue to drag on for months without an end in sight?
I hope the SPF will do whatever is necessary to regain public trust.
Thank you and have a nice day.