New Corruption Reporting Centre to open in Dec
A new Corruption Reporting Centre, which will make it more convenient for the public to report suspected cases, is set to become operational in December.
The facility will be located at the premises of the Whitley Neighbourhood Police Post, the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) and police said in a joint news release yesterday.
The police post will cease operations next Monday to facilitate the handover of the premises, at 247 Whitley Road near Stevens MRT Station.
A spokesman for CPIB told The Straits Times: "The upcoming Corruption Reporting Centre is situated in a convenient and accessible location outside of the CPIB headquarters to encourage members of the public to walk in and make corruption complaints."
Currently, members of the public can lodge corruption reports at the CPIB headquarters in Lengkok Bahru, near Redhill, or they can call its 24-hour hotline. Reports can be made online too.
CPIB's Heritage Gallery - currently at the headquarters - will also be located within the upcoming 155 sq m Corruption Reporting Centre, to allow the public to learn more about corruption matters as well as the history and heritage of Singapore's fight against graft.
Even when the new centre is open, the public can continue to lodge a report at CPIB's headquarters, by calling CPIB's 24-hour hotline on 1800-376-0000 or visiting www.cpib.gov.sg.
Meanwhile, residents in the vicinity of Whitley Neighbourhood Police Post can visit the Kampong Java Neighbourhood Police Centre or Bukit Timah Neighbourhood Police Centre if necessary.
They can also call 999 for urgent police assistance or lodge non-emergency reports online.