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PUBLISHED : Friday, 29 April, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 29 April, 2005, 12:00am

1976: Joined the police force as a constable


1978: Moved to the Identification Bureau (IB)


1983: Became the first woman sergeant in IB


1989: Became the first woman fingerprint expert in Hong Kong


2005: Helped with the identification process in Phuket after the Asian tsunami


Requirements to join IB: At least two years' experience in the police force and must pass a written selection test and an interview


Requirements to join the police force:


(a) Grade E or above in three subjects, including Chinese and English Language (Syllabus B), in the HKCEE


(b) ability to speak fluent Cantonese


(c) minimum physical standards for male: height 163cm, weight 50kg; for female: height 152cm, weight 42kg


Police constable (Starting salary around $14,000)


Sergeant (Starting salary around $23,000, promotions according to performance and tests)


Fingerprint expert (Have to take part in a series of selection tests and interviews)


Station sergeant (Starting salary around $25,000, at least four years' experience as a sergeant and be a fingerprint expert)


Inspector (Starting salary around $35,000, responsible for administrative and supervisory duties)


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