Real-life cops on C.L.I.F. : Regulars in front of the camera
Superintendent (Supt) Jessica Ang, who is in her 30s, sprinted to her car once she heard the word "saman" (meaning to fine in Malay).
This happened when they had just ended filming a chasing scene around the Beach Road area for C.L.I.F. 4.
Supt Ang had parked her car nearby and had put parking coupons, but had underestimated the time filming took.
She said: "By the time filming ended, I realised the coupon had probably expired."
But her sprint was in vain - she was fined $6.
She said: "Everyone told me my expression was priceless and I would have completed it in one take."
Supt Ang has been a regular on-screen spokesman for the Singapore Police Force, appearing in multiple productions such as RazorTV's "i-Witness", Crimewatch and C.L.I.F. 2, 3 and 4.
When asked about her experience in C.L.I.F., she said: "There was nothing too difficult, but the first time I acted in C.L.I.F., I was quite new, so I was given lines like 'Yes Sir', 'Yes Madam'.
"As time went by, I became more confident and more lines were gradually assigned to me."
Acting as Nico Phua, an investigation officer with the Special Investigation Section (SIS) under Rui En in C.L.I.F. 2, 3 and 4, she felt that some of the cases she had to handle in the show were quite relatable.
She said: "I was previously an SIS Officer as well. And in C.L.I.F. 4, we had to handle an incident on a victim's eyes being gouged out based on a real-life case. I was in the incident unit handling it."
She cannot wait for the next season of C.L.I.F.
Supt Ang said: "There are still many areas of police work such as casino crime not showcased, and it would be good if we could venture into those areas in the next season."
There are still many areas of police work such as casino crime not showcased, and it would be good if we could venture into those areas in the next season.
- Superintendent Jessica Ang
Keeping up with speedy Li Nanxing
Deputy Superintendent Madeline Low, 30s, has acted in C.L.I.F. 3 and 4 as Senior Station Inspector Kelly Lin Keli. TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
Deputy Superintendent (DSP) Madeline Low, 30s, had only one job to do - to run with Assistant Superintendent (ASP) Tay Yuan Qi and veteran actor Li Nanxing to nab a "suspect".
She and ASP Tay wanted to hold back because they thought Li would not be able to keep up with them.
To their surprise, Li sprinted and they had to keep up with him.
DSP Low, the deputy head of the Intellectual Property Rights Branch, said: "Li Nanxing went all out, so we felt like we cannot hold back any more and decided to run our fastest.
"That was how good Li Nanxing is, it is really commendable."
DSP Low has been a regular on the show since C.L.I.F. 3.
She started out as head of forensics, Senior Station Inspector Kelly Lin Keli, and her character moved on to the Commercial Affairs Department in C.L.I.F. 4.
When asked to compare the drama and reality, DSP Low said: "I think the main difference is that the drama only had a few episodes to each case, so it could only provide snapshots of the different cases featured.
"The interviews, evidence collection, ambushes and raids are definitely conducted in line with our police directives and standard operating procedures."
She hopes there will be a C.L.I.F. 5 or a similar drama serial on the police in the near future.
On her future participation, she jokingly said: "If Jessica (Superintendent Jessica Ang) acts, I will act as well!"
Supt Ang, who was present then, said: "On!"
Besides appearing in C.L.I.F., DSP Low made her debut in Crimewatch several years ago, appearing as an investigator handling a real-life case on theft of credit cards from cars.
In March 2013, she hosted the show and this year, she played the lead investigator in a case on adulterated alcohol.
She said: "The adulterated alcohol one is by far my favourite. It was my branch's case, so I was quite happy it got featured."
She's living her childhood dream
Sergeant (Volunteer) Yvonne Chua, of the Volunteer Special Constabulary (VSC), thought she was going to be just an extra on C.L.I.F. 4.
But on the day of filming, she was shocked to be given some lines.
The 28-year-old said: "I was very nervous and stressed, I didn't know if I could do it."
Thankfully, all went well.
She acted as an investigation officer (IO) alongside Ya Hui and Elvin Ng.
It was her childhood dream to be a police officer.
Although she did not become a full-time officer, she said: "I came across a Volunteer Police Officer posting online and decided to go for it."
Sgt (V) Chua was elated when her application to be a VSC officer was successful.
She was glad to be able to pursue her dream and fulfil other commitments at the same time.
She has also acted as a corporal on Crimewatch.