—(1) No person shall be employed as an auxiliary police officer in an Auxiliary Police Force without the prior written approval of the Commissioner or any police officer authorised by him.
(2) The Commissioner may appoint as auxiliary police officers one or more suitable persons who are —
public officers; or
employees of any statutory body, company or other organisation within Singapore,
after such consultation with their employer as the Commissioner considers necessary, in work of a nature which, in the opinion of the Commissioner, renders the conferment of the powers of a police officer necessary or desirable.
(3) Every person appointed under subsection (2) shall carry a warrant card issued by the Commissioner.
(4) The powers, privileges and immunities of a police officer may be conferred on an auxiliary police officer appointed under subsection (1) or (2) in such manner and subject to such limitations as may be specified by the Commissioner either in the warrant card or in such other form as the Commissioner may determine.
(5) Every auxiliary police officer who exercises any police power conferred under this Act in the performance of his duties or who carries out any duties of a police officer prescribed in this Act shall be deemed to be a public servant for the purposes of the Penal Code (Cap. 224).
(6) Every auxiliary police officer shall on appointment take before a senior police officer an oath of office and an oath of allegiance prescribed by the Oaths and Declarations Act (Cap. 211) in such manner as may be prescribed in the Auxiliary Police Forces Regulations.
(7) Every auxiliary police officer shall comply with every relevant directive issued under section 89(3), and failure to do so shall be a disciplinary offence.
[Police Force 1985 Ed., s. 71 (2), (3), (5) and (7)]
—(1) The pay, pensions, welfare and conditions of service of every auxiliary police officer and his day-to-day duties shall be matters entirely within the jurisdiction of the Government, if he is employed by the Government, or the statutory body, company or other organisation employing him.
(2) The standard arms, ammunition and other accoutrements shall be provided at the expense of the Government or such statutory body, company or organisation, whichever being the employer of the auxiliary police officer.
(3) Section 16 shall apply to auxiliary police officers who are members of an Auxiliary Police Force as it applies to police officers, except that auxiliary police officers shall not be precluded from making representations of the nature mentioned in section 16(4) to the statutory body, company or other organisation employing them.
(4) The Commissioner may, after consultation with the statutory body, company or other organisation that is the employer of an Auxiliary Police Force, second one or more police officers for service with such Force, and the salaries and allowances of those police officers shall, during the secondment, be paid by that statutory body, company or other organisation, as the case may be.
[Police Force 1985 Ed., s. 71 (6), (7) and (8)]
—(1) A person shall cease to be an auxiliary police officer immediately upon his dismissal by, or his resignation from the service of, the Government or by any statutory body, company or other organisation employing him, as the case may be, in its Auxiliary Police Force.
(2) Immediately on ceasing to be an auxiliary police officer, the person referred to in subsection (1) shall surrender his warrant card to the Commissioner through his former employer or the Commander of the Auxiliary Police Force, and the Commissioner shall cancel the warrant card.
(3) Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2), the Commissioner may, after prior notice to the employer concerned, in his discretion, cancel at any time the warrant card issued to any auxiliary police officer, who shall thereupon cease to be an auxiliary police officer.
[Police Force 1985 Ed., s. 71 (9) to (11)]
—(1) Subject to subsection (2), an auxiliary police officer accused of any of the offences specified in the Auxiliary Police Forces Regulations may, instead of being punished by the imposition of any of the disciplinary punishments specified in those Regulations, be prosecuted in court, and in such event shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to both.
(2) Every auxiliary police officer who deserts shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to both, in addition to any lesser disciplinary punishment authorised under the Auxiliary Police Forces Regulations.
(3) For the purposes of this section, a person deserts if he —
leaves or fails to attend at his place of duty in his Auxiliary Police Force with the intention of remaining permanently absent from duty without lawful authority, or, having left or failed to attend at his place of duty in the Force, thereafter forms the like intention; or
absents himself without leave with intent to avoid service in the Auxiliary Police Force or mobilised service.
(4) Any police officer may arrest without warrant any person where he believes or suspects, on reasonable grounds, that the person is committing or has committed a service offence under subsection (2).
(5) An auxiliary police officer may appeal against any finding or disciplinary punishment under this section to the Commissioner within 30 days from the date of such finding or punishment.
(6) In every case where an appeal has been lodged under subsection (5) against any punishment awarded, the punishment shall be suspended pending the determination of the appeal.
(7) The decision of the Commissioner on an appeal under subsection (5) shall be final.
—(1) The employer of an Auxiliary Police Force shall, with the approval of the Commissioner, appoint an auxiliary police officer or a police officer to be the Commander of the Auxiliary Police Force.
(2) The Commander shall be accountable to the Commissioner in respect of the discharge of his duties as a Commander of the Auxiliary Police Force and the exercise of police powers by the auxiliary police officers under his charge.
(3) Every Auxiliary Police Force shall be organised in ranks similar to those of the Police Force, and shall be subject to the authority of the Commissioner for the maintenance of law and order, the preservation of public peace and the detection of crimes within the limits of Singapore.
[Police Force 1985 Ed., s. 71 (4)]