SINGAPORE – Sergeant (NS) Hafiz Mohamad Hamzah, 21, is by nature an introvert. But since becoming a first-responder at Yishun North Neighbourhood Police Centre, he has learnt to talk to and engage people from all walks of life, he said. The national serviceman has helped solve family disputes, attended to traffic accidents and even dealt with a false alarm about a gunman at a hospital. For his service to the community, Sgt (NS) Hafiz received the NSF of the Year award on Thursday (July 12). He was one of the four recipients of the award. The others are Inspector (NS) Melvin Ong, 21; Special Constable Sergeant Shafwatuddin bin Norisham, 22; and Special Constable Corporal Yong Zong Yao, 22. Said Sgt (NS) Hafiz: “(The past two years) have taught me compassion. When someone needs help now, I know what I should do.” The awards were given out at Thursday’s Singapore Police Force (SPF) graduation parade for some 495 PNSF trainees. The event included the recitation of the Police Pledge, a march-past and a display of police defence tactics. Fifteen other PNSFs were also honoured for being the best trainees. The overall best trainee and recipient of the Police National Service Statuette… Read full this story
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