Ng Joo Hee, Commissioner of Police for the Singapore Police Force, and New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding under which each agency may share information with the other. The Singapore Police Force has hosted an NYPD overseas liaison in Singapore since 2005.
Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly and Ng Joo Hee, Commissioner of Police for the Singapore Police Force, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding renewing an agreement between the agencies to exchange information on matters concerning Counterterrorism, Intelligence, Crime Scene Investigation, Dignitary Protection, Border Security, Crisis Negotiations and other police operations on a case-by-case basis. The Singapore Police Force is one of 11 international police agencies with which the NYPD is partnered. A member of the NYPD Intelligence Division has worked in Singapore under agreement with the Singapore Police Force since 2005.
Through its overseas liaison program, the NYPD Intelligence Division maintains working relationships with 11 international law enforcement agencies in Tel Aviv; Amman, Jordan; Toronto; Montreal; Paris and Lyon, France; Madrid; Abu Dhabi; London; Singapore and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. NYPD Intelligence personnel work jointly with the Department's Counterterrorism Bureau to deploy resources as local and global conditions warrant.
Following the 2009 synchronized bomb attacks at the Ritz Carlton and J.W. Marriott Hotels in Jakarta, Indonesia an NYPD Intelligence Lieutenant serving as the overseas liaison in Singapore responded to the sites and within hours was able to provide an overview of the attacks via teleconference for members of the NYPD SHIELD program, which includes hotel and other corporate security directors.