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A Leader in Border Security

As an ICA Inspector, you are part of the Home Team in safeguarding Singapore's safety and security. You are responsible for enforcing laws and managing overall operations at ICA's checkpoints and work units. You take the lead in securing our borders against any threats and keeping Singapore safe. Be challenged to think on your feet to protect, secure and inspire lives.

For safety is not a gadget, but a state of mind.

Entry Requirements


A degree in any discipline*


Be physically fit


Normal colour vision


Singapore citizenship

*In general, degrees accredited by the government of the home country where the university is located will be considered for appointment into the Public Service.


Educational Qualification

Starting Monthly Salary

  • First Class Honours
  • Second (Upper) Class Honours

$4,809 to $5,436

  • Second (Lower) Class Honours
  • Third Class Honours
  • Pass

$4,460 to $5,227

*The starting monthly salary will vary according to assessment during the interview, relevant work experience and completion of full-time National Service.

Welfare & Benefits

18-21 Days
Vacation Leave
plus 14 days sick leave, 60 days hospitalisation leave
85% Medical &
Dental Fee Subsidy
medical capped at $20 per visit for self and dependents below 18 years old. Dental capped at $120 per year for self
under MINDEF & MHA in recognition of contributions & risks ICA officers face
Sponsorship for
Postgraduate Study
up to 80% reimbursement of course fee
Performance &
Annual Bonuses
based on individual & company performance


To prepare for a career as an ICA Inspector, you will undergo a 26-week non-residential ICA Basic Course (Inspector) at the Home Team Academy.

Job Deployment

You will be deployed at one of the Commands – Woodlands, Tuas or Coastal Command to deter and respond to security threats at our borders. As part of career development, you will be exposed to different ICA job functions, which include protective security, ground operations and investigations into immigration offences. There are also opportunities for rotations to the Air and Sea Domains, staff units and overseas job postings.

Trained and equipped with cutting-edge technology to deter, detect and respond to security threats at our borders, you'll grow and develop in a fulfilling career
as Guardians of our Borders.