Have you ever noticed uniformed outriders on motorbikes along Airport Boulevard when you are travelling to and from Changi Airport?
They may be mistaken to be traffic police, but they are actually Auxiliary Police Officers (APO) from Certis whom, lesser known to many, form a critical part of the airport community, as part of Changi's operations to make our passengers’ experience a smooth and pleasant one.
These APOs from Certis CISCO Auxiliary Police Force (APF) form part of the Certis Aviation Security Roadway Team, which works with the Changi Airport Group Roadway Unit to conduct patrols and respond to incidents within the airport premises including the four terminals and Airport Boulevard. Their main responsibilities are to ensure the safety and security of airport users 24/7 on the publicly accessible roadways. Being the first responders to incidents, which may pose safety threats or cause traffic delays to airport users, these officers provide swift assistance and work hand-in-hand with airport authorities including the Airport Police Division and the Traffic Police.
Over the years, the Roadway Team have had their fair share of unique incidents. Here's a sneak peek at some of their personal experiences.