For those simping over the policewoman of your dreams, I have good news.
She’s back, this time in a CNA interview.
SPF Officer Who Went Viral on TikTok Now in a CNA Video
Recently, a female Singapore Police Force (SPF) officer has taken the internet by storm, awakening the bears of TikTok simpers from hibernation.
Originally, Priscilla appeared in a TikTok on SPF’s page but has now made another appearance on CNA, describing her life as a policewoman.
She is the team leader of the Emergency Response Team (ERT), Bedok Division.
As an ERT officer, her role is to respond to cases involving firearms and dangerous weapons.
Beginning the interview, she monologues about how people doubt her abilities due to her small frame.
“People who didn’t really know me actually doubted me because of my height and size. I’m really petite – I’m only 1.54m,” she said.
“They say things like, ‘You can meh; you’re so small’”
Next, she details her day-to-day life, including her shift duration and patrol areas.
“A regular day for us would be to conduct our patrol during our 12-hour shifts. We usually patrol around areas with high footfall, such as the shopping malls and bus interchanges.”
So, for those interested, you know where to try your luck.
Following that, she walks viewers through the equipment she carries and the gear she has to wear. Guess how much it totals to?
17 kilos. Yes, 17, not seven.
I doubt many of us can carry that easily, let alone keep it on for the entire day. Gun aside, she has to put on around ten kilos of gear, such as a belt kit, a utility kit, and a ballistic helmet.
“I keep this on throughout my entire shift, even when I have to go to the toilet.”
Ten kilos? 12 hours? I couldn’t.
Justifying why she had to wear it on the whole day, she said she had to be on standby at all times because her job was more physically demanding and dangerous.
As the interview progresses, she explains her struggles of being in a male-dominated environment, saying that there were more expectations and pressure put on her to live up to her physically-stronger male counterparts.
“Being one of the few female ERT team leaders, I guess one of the main challenge I face is constantly improving myself and keeping up my physical fitness (to match) my male counterparts,” she remarked.
Nearing the end of the interview, she details her most memorable day and her favourite part of the job.
On the former, she recounts the day she was dispatched for three back-to-back cases involving a neighbourhood dispute, household violence, and a gang fight, all involving dangerous weapons.
On the latter, she says: “What I enjoy most about my job is that I get to handle dual weapons.
“It makes me feel like I’m part of an action movie.”
Just like the kid in all of us.
The Original TikTok
If you haven’t seen the original TikTok, fret not.
It all began in November when a TikTok was posted on the SPF page interviewing Priscilla.
The video has since garnered almost 920 thousand views and over 56 thousand likes and saw many simps over SPF’s golden girl.
@singaporepoliceforce Have you met Priscilla? Together with her fellow ERT officers, they patrol the streets of Bedok. 🚔 #fyp #foryoupage #tiktoksg #police#safeguardingeveryday #singaporepoliceforce ♬ Swear By It – Chris Alan Lee
In the video, Priscilla walks around the SPF carpark, preparing for patrol, while carrying 17 kilos worth of gear in a very chic manner.
Obviously, the comments section had many fawning over her.
Most commonly, people asked her to arrest them. Also, there were those who expressed interest in becoming police officers.
One user even demonstrated his rizz (ability to flirt) by leaving a pickup line.
In true internet fashion, the Youtube video also had many expressing their affection, albeit less obsequious (and more respectful).
Sneakily, they added compliments on her looks at the end of their messages (as opposed to outrightly asking her to arrest them ahem…).
Unfortunately for y’all, that’s all there is to Priscilla’s internet appearances.
Until then, you can only hope for her to be interviewed by another media outlet.
The Interview Transcript
The following is the transcript of Priscilla’s interview with CNA:
When I decided to go on this ERD operator course people who didn’t really know me actually doubted me because of my height and size. I’m really petite – I’m only 1.54m.
They say things like: “You can meh; you’re so small”, “You can carry so many things meh?”
I’m Priscilla Lim I’m the team leader of the Emergency Response Team(ERT), Bedok
As ERT officers, we respond to cases involving firearms and dangerous weapons. A regular day for us would be to conduct our patrol during our 12-hour shifts. We usually patrol around areas with high footfall such as the shopping malls and bus interchanges.
QUESTION: How heavy is your gear?
This is my utility kit. [takes kit out from cupboard and wears it]
It has my baton and the additional rounds for my HK MP5 submachine gun [points to the portion of the utility kit where there are additional rounds] as well as my sidearm [points to the portion of the utility kit where there are additional rounds for the sidearm]. All in all, this belt kit weighs about 5 kg.
This is my bullet-resistant vest. [puts on vest vest]
Over here, I have the ammunition for my sidearm [points to the portion of the vest holding the ammunition]and my flex cuff [points to the portion of the vest holding the flex cuff]. All in all, this is about 10 kg.
Fun fact: I keep this on throughout my entire shift, even when I have to go to the toilet. And I eat my lunch in it as well because I always have to be on standby for any incidents.
This is my ballistic helmet [points to helmet]. It weighs about 1.4 kg and I bring it out for patrol as well. And now, I have to go draw my HK MP5 submachine gun. All in all this is about 17 Kg on me.
QUESTION: What are the challenges of being a female leader in a male-dominated environment?
Being one of the few female ERT team leaders, I guess one of the main challenge I
face is constantly improving myself and keeping up my physical fitness (to match) my male counterparts’. This is because, regardless of size, we all carry the same 17 kg load.
My teammate can be twice my size, yet we carry the same load to attend to incidents. So, in order to lead these men, I have to up my physical fitness so that I can prove my worth in the team. As police officers, our job comes with physical risks and this is especially so as an ERT officer, as the kind of cases that we respond to are generally more violent in nature. We usually respond to cases involving firearms or dangerous weapons, so attending to a routine case can actually escalate into something very dangerous.
QUESTION: Tell us about a memorable day at work?
It’s been eight months since I joined the ERT. The first day that I was with the team, it was peaceful. The second day, we were dispatched to three back-to-back cases. The first one being a neighbourly dispute involving a dangerous weapon. And immediately after we secured the subject, we received a second call which was a spousal dispute involving a dangerous weapon. Shortly after that, we were again dispatched to a gang fight in Geylang. It was a really tiring day for all of us that day.
QUESTION: What do you enjoy most about your job?
What I enjoy most about my job is that I get to handle dual weapons. The big HK MP5, which is a submachine gun, as well as my pistol. And sometimes it makes me feel like I’m part of an action movie.
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