24 August 2018
Our officers were out in full force at this year’s National Day Parade. More than 850 Auxiliary Police Officers (APOs) and Security Officers (SOs) stood alongside the throngs of people at Marina Bay, performing key duties such as security screening, traffic enforcement, and crowd control.
2018 marks a milestone for AETOS as it is our first year as sole security provider for this major event. This achievement resonates with many of the officers that were on the ground that day, including LCP (APF) Sendhil Kumar, who had been present at two previous years’ parades . Having been an APO for almost a decade, Sendhil has accumulated a wealth of experience in event security and has been part of countless deployments – yet, the National Day Parade has always stood out to him because of the national spirit on display. To him, a united society is something to be admired: “If the people are united, they are like a strong pillar – the country will have better stability.”
For LCP (APF) Thana Raj, it is the safety and security of Singapore that stands out to him. While he recognizes the strength and resilience that helped establish our nation, he is also keenly aware that these qualities will remain essential in overcoming the challenges and adversities faced by the men and women entrusted with keeping the peace. “Working as an auxiliary police officer helps to make sure that Singapore stays safe – I am just proud to do my part”.
This year’s parade and ceremony had many highlights, thrilling the crowds – among them, a freefall water jump by the Naval Combat Divers, the return of the Combined Schools Choir, and the largest combined Military Tattoo performance since the parade moved to its current location at the Floating Platform. Security Officer Annie Chua loves the atmosphere, finding being a part of the National Day celebrations truly enjoyable. “While we must stay constantly vigilant as it's a very important day, I'm also excited to be here and to play a part in making our National Day Parade a successful and safe event.”
24 May 2018
AETOS has been awarded a contract to supply security manpower services at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Among the factors that contributed towards securing this project were price competitiveness and positive reference checks from AETOS’ existing clients in the healthcare sector, such as the Institute of Mental Health.
Said Mr. Patrick Koh, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, “Moving forward, we hope that this project and the associated downstream opportunities will help establish AETOS as the key security service provider for the healthcare industry”.
The project will last for a duration of 24 months with the option to extend for another 24 months. Under the partnership, AETOS’ Auxiliary Police Officers and Security Officers will carry out various duties, such as access control, visitor management and the enforcement of regulations within the hospital.
03 May 2018
Our AETOS Auxiliary Police Officers (APOs) and Security Officers (SOs) were deployed at this year’s Singapore Airshow, contributing to the overall safety and security of the event. More than 180 APOs and 16 SOs were deployed for this large-scale event between 6 and 11 February, carrying out duties such as crowd control, traffic enforcement and incident response.
The Singapore Airshow is Asia’s largest aerospace and defence event, attended by a wide variety of commercial, government and military delegations. Held biennially at the Changi Exhibition Centre, it typically hosts conferences, dialogues and seminars that explore pressing issues concerning the global aerospace community and showcase the next-generation and disruptive technology.
The Airshow also draws large crowds of visitors and tourists with exhibitions of all types of aircraft and military technology. Aerobatic flying displays regularly enthrall spectators, with teams from many different air forces participating each year – this year’s line-up included contingents from the United States Air Force, Royal Malaysian Air Force and the Jupiter Aerobatic Team from the Indonesian Air Force.
2018 marks the fourth consecutive time that AETOS has been appointed as this event’s security service provider. We look forward to a continued partnership with Experia Events for the next Singapore Airshow in 2020.