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Published: 03 Jul 2012 09:00AM (Singapore)
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A Tribute to Singapore Police Force’s former AC Tan Kah Wan
In this week’s Home Team Publication promo, we feature a tribute article on Assistant Commissioner (AC) Tan Kah Wan from the Senior Police Officers’ Mess (SPOM) in-house newsletter Mess Call.
 
By Daniel Govindan
Assistant Commissioner (AC) Tan Kah Wan (above), Commander Detachments, at his office in the mid 1970s. PHOTO: MESS CALL

A behemoth in the Singapore Police Force (SPF) during his 30 years of service from 1951 to 1981, Assistant Commissioner (AC) Tan Kah Wan’s story is truly inspiring to all police officers.

In a stellar career spanning the turbulent periods of Singapore’s history as a fledgling nation to its present achievement as a prosperous global city-state, AC Tan has held various postings and received numerous awards.

Chief among these postings include being the Officer Commanding (OC) of the Security Branch—a precursor to today’s Security Command—setting up the Police Tactical Unit—a forerunner to our present Special Tactics and Rescue (STAR) unit—and a stint as Commander Detachments.

As OC of the Security Branch, AC Tan was tasked to select and train the first group of constables to provide protection services for our first Cabinet in 1965, a task given to him by then Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

Outside of his role as a police officer, AC Tan was also pivotal in the establishment of the Road Safety Park located at East Coast Park, a location which is familiar to most students in Singapore.

Beyond that, AC tan was also a loving husband and father.

AC Tan passed away peacefully on 14 December 2011 at the age of 81.

AC Tan personified the core values of the SPF—Courage, Loyalty, Integrity and Fairness—in both his personal and professional life and is a role-model to all police officers.

Click here to read the tribute to AC Tan Kah Wan


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