The Police launched the second iteration of the Smart Clubbing Campaign (SCC) at Bar Rouge, Swissotel The Stamford on Tuesday, 15 October 2019. Mr Amrin Amin, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health, graced the event.
The SCC was organised by the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and supported by the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), public entertainment (PE) outlets in Boat Quay, Clarke Quay, Marina Bay and Sentosa, and associated partners.
Smart Clubbing Campaign
The inaugural SCC was launched in September last year to promote smart and safe clubbing behaviours, with the aim of reducing crimes such as outrage of modesty, theft and violent crimes at PE outlets. Based on a period-to-period comparison, the number of reported outrage of modesty cases and the number of reported theft cases at PE outlets have decreased by 17% and 26% respectively for the first eight months of 2018 and 2019. However, violent crimes like rioting, affray and serious hurt cases at PE outlets have increased by about 55% during the same period.
This year's campaign aims to promote a safer and more secure clubbing environment for party-goers, to address concerns with the rise of violent crimes at PE outlets. The Police and NCPC will work with the PE industry to roll out new initiatives to fight crimes, and enhance the industry's security processes to counter the continued threat of terrorism.
Launch of Public Entertainment Industry Safety and Security Watch Group
At the event, the Police also launched the Public Entertainment Industry Safety and Security Watch Group (PE iSSWG). The PE iSSWG aims to promote a two-way information sharing model between the Police and partners from the PE industry on crimes or potential security threats. It also encourages the formation of support networks for PE outlets located in close proximity to each other. Participating PE outlets will share information amongst themselves on potential troublemakers or suspicious characters, and if necessary, inform the Police.
During the launch of the PE iSSWG, 21 PE outlets and four associated partners were awarded the Community Partnership Award for their strong partnership with the Police, and their commitment to setting up the PE iSSWG.
Smart Clubbing Video
During the event, a new 'Smart Clubbing' video was also unveiled. The video features local artiste Ms Julie Tan, who portrayed a smart clubber who benefitted from the various safety and security initiatives that PE outlets have put in place to protect club patrons like her on their night out.
The Police will continue to work with the PE outlets to ensure a safe and secure clubbing environment.
Source: Singapore Police Force