New female assistant police chief appointed

PUBLISHED : Friday, 06 January, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 06 January, 2012, 12:00am


Hong Kong police will have two women serving concurrently as assistant chiefs for the first time, after a major management reshuffle was revealed yesterday.

Pauline Ng Tsui Fung-ying, 52, is being promoted from the rank of chief superintendent of the human resources branch. Winnie Chiu Wai-yin is already Assistant Commissioner for Support.

Besides Ng, four other chief superintendents will also become assistant police chiefs. The five will fill vacancies created by the retirement of assistant commissioners who have reached the age of 57.

Concurrently, 10 senior superintendents will be promoted to chief superintendent level. All the officers concerned received letters of confirmation yesterday.

Ng is a police veteran of 32 years. She joined the force as an inspector in 1979 and served as Sau Mau Ping division commander and Sham Shui Po district commander before moving on to human resources.

Police insiders said she would probably not become the first woman police chief, as director of crime and security Lo Wai-chung is widely tipped to succeed commissioner Andy Tsang Wai-hung, who has four more years until retirement.

The other four chief superintendents being promoted are Stephen Cheng Se-lim, deputy Kowloon West regional commander; Yu Mun-sang, who works at the crime headquarters; Peter Roderick Morgan, deputy regional commander of Hong Kong Island; and Kenneth Li Kin-fai, former chief of the public relations branch, who is presently furthering his studies in Britain.

Among the 10 senior superintendents up for promotion are two women: Cheung Ching, of the complaints and internal investigations branch; and Lam Hiu-tung, from the security wing.

The remaining eight are: Benson Chau Ping-sun, of Traffic Hong Kong Island; Cheng Kwok-hung, railway district commander; Patrick Hodson, of the Traffic Kowloon West; Kwok Ho-fai, from the Commercial Crime Bureau; Ting Hung-kay, from the Operations Wing; Steven Wordsworth, deputy commandant of Police Tactical Unit; Tsang Cheung-tat, deputy Yuen Long district commander and Tang Ping-keung, from the Crime Wing Headquarters.

There are 21 officers at top management level, including a commissioner, two deputy commissioners, four senior assistant commissioners and 14 assistant commissioners.