Urban myth debunked: Police officers CAN eat in public, you guys

Photo: Hougang NPC / Facebook
Photo: Hougang NPC / Facebook

No major crime syndicate busted here; the only thing shattered is the perception that police officers aren’t allowed to dine with the public.

Here’s a lovable question from the Singapore Police Force’s Hougang NPC Facebook page:

Yeah, yeah we know. It’s one of those things that’s easily dismissed with common sense (in case you weren’t aware, cops need sustenance, too) — but the fact that it’s classified as an urban myth in the first place does make one wonder.

The debunking of this so-called myth also serves as the intention of the police to “have a much greater contact point with the residents.” Besides those house visits and daily patrols, this certainly gives the police a much more humanizing side — so feel free to get your friendly neighborhood officers a round of teh when you see them at your usual makan spots. Or… maybe not, ’cause some might perceive it as an act of bribery. Oh well.

And we’re totally digging #PoliceNeedToEatToo. For the love of all that is rational, stop Stomping cops wolfing down their meals.

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