Headed by a Director, the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) has three main departments – Investigations, Operations and Corporate Affairs.
The Investigations Department executes the main function of the Bureau in investigating offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act. This department is made up of Special Investigations Branch (Public), Special Investigations Branch (Private), Financial Investigations Branch, General Investigations Branch, Investigations Training Unit, Investigations Policy Unit and the Special Interview Section.
The 4 investigation branches specialize in different areas. The Special Investigations Branch (Public) and Special Investigations Branch (Private) focuses on corruption cases in the public sector and the private sector respectively while the Financial Investigations Branch conducts money laundering and transnational corruption investigations. The General Investigations Branch investigates the day-to-day corruption cases.
The Investigations Policy Unit conducts analysis on corruption trends and is also tasked with crafting investigative policies to address deficiencies uncovered in organisations during a corruption investigation.
A unit dedicated to the training of the Bureau’s Investigation Officers, the Investigations Training Unit is responsible for curriculum planning and conducting specialized courses in corruption investigation. For example, they run the Anti-Corruption Expertise (ACE) workshops and trainings for the officers as well as for the Bureau’s foreign counterparts.
The Operations Department consists of two main divisions, the Operations Management & Support Division and the Intelligence Division.
The Intelligence Division gathers and collates intelligence to support the investigation needs of the Investigations Department.
The Operations Management & Support Division is involved in carrying out various field operations such as helping to arrest and escort accused persons and assisting in the seizure and examination of documents. They are also involved in the use of specialized investigative tools like polygraph testing and computer forensics to assist the Investigations Department.
CORPORATE AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
There are four divisions under the Corporate Affairs Department - People Management & Development Division, Finance & Administration Division, Planning, Policy & Corporate Relations Division and Information Technology Division.
The Finance & Administration Division is responsible for the financial, procurement and asset matters of the Bureau and provides various administrative services and support. Their role also includes looking after the infrastructure and facilities development projects as well as facilitating the maintenance of the Bureau.
As the division responsible for managing human resources (HR), the People Management & Development Division designs, reviews and implements HR strategies that are aligned with CPIB's strategic directions. In addition, they are tasked with developing and building capabilities to meet CPIB’s operational requirements and to handle personnel administration and operations.
The Planning, Policy & Corporate Relations Division takes charge of the Bureau's strategic planning, organisation development and organisational excellence. In addition, this division undertakes policy reviews and coordinates policy positions on anti-corruption matters. Internationally, it spearheads the Bureau's involvement in different international fora and strategises the Bureau's international relations polices. As a public front for the Bureau, this division drives public education and outreach efforts on anti-corruption and handles the agency's corporate relations matters.
The Information Technology Division strives to incorporate and harness IT Technology into the Bureau's operation so as to support the Bureau's functions.