The Police Intelligence Department (Abbreviation
) is a staff department of the Singapore Police Force
. Its primary purpose is to collate and analyse information obtained from the various departments of the SPF, as well as other sources, to support law enforcement activities in Singapore
. The department is also the staff authority on matters relating to intelligence in the Singapore Police Force.
On 1 April 1973, the Criminal Intelligence Unit (Abbreviation
) was set up within the Criminal Investigation Department
) to support CID's investigation efforts. It was then realised that there was a tremendous amount of valuable information that can be obtained from the land divisions. In October 1988, the Intelligence Division was set up within the CID following a reorganisation of the CIU structure.
On 28th March 1996, the Intelligence Division was upgraded to a full-fledged department in the SPF, marking the division's progress and reflecting its value and contribution in the fight against crime.