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Securing our Borders

As an ICA Sergeant, you are part of the Home Team in safeguarding Singapore's safety and security. You are responsible for ensuring legitimate and lawful movement of people, goods and conveyances through our borders. Be challenged to think on your feet to protect, secure and inspire lives.

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all.

Entry Requirements


Poly diploma/GCE/Nitec*


Be physically fit


Normal colour vision


Singapore citizenship

*Polytechnic diploma, General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘A’ Level, 5 GCE ‘O’ Level passes, Higher Nitec or Nitec


Educational Qualification

Starting Monthly Salary

  • Diploma
    (5 local Polytechnics / NAFA / LASALLE)

$2,650 to $2,956

  • GCE ‘A’ Level (including a pass in GP / KI)
    IB Diploma / NUS High School Diploma

$2,548 to $2,956

  • Higher Nitec / Nitec
    GCE ‘O’ Level

$1,970 to $2,234

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

Welfare & Benefits

14-18 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
Continuous Education
monthly allowance of up to $1000 or up to $12,000 per year
Performance &
Annual Bonuses
based on individual & company performance
Sign-on Bonus
and attractive retention payouts


To prepare for a career as an ICA Sergeant, you will undergo a 20-week non-residential ICA Basic Course (Sergeant) at the Home Team Academy.

Job Deployment

You will be deployed at one of the Commands – Woodlands, Tuas or Coastal Command for your foundational posting. As part of career development, you will be exposed to different ICA job functions, including specialised functions such as Radiographic Image Analyst, Security Sensitive Materials Officer, First Response Team Officer. There are also opportunities for postings 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 Guardian of our Borders.