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  1. Just 30 out of 225 officers passed key police exam

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by Niall Fraser

    ... that every officer of senior inspector rank to the commissioner of police himself has had to sit and pass the Standard III exams. It is not something that has recently been introduced. We have all ... Niall Fraser A detailed breakdown of just how badly nearly 200 officers performed in the Hong Kong Police Force's recent promotion examinations has prompted fresh calls ...

  2. News - China - CRIME

    Conman arrested after posing as high-ranking PLA officer for 16 years

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 02:04pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... graduate. The con artist arranged for all his victims to attend such schools. Yet they were convinced the “officer” could help them get an officer’s rank. Nobody called the police even years after ... was recently approved by the Miyun district procuratorate in Beijing. With so many years of experience posing as a ranking officer, his contacts – and he himself – were convinced he was a military ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CROWD CONTROL

    Retiring Paul Hung 'comfortable' about police protest headcounts

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... of a march. Hung, who holds the rank of senior assistant commissioner, worked briefly at the post office after leaving secondary school, then joined the police force as a constable in 1975. He ... with rally headcounts After policing public protests for seven years, a senior police officer is retiring with a "comfortable" feeling about the force's sometimes controversial ...

  4. Retiring chief urges new officers to be wise, kind

    Posted Jan 09th 2011, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... growing calls by police staff unions to address a slump in morale in the detective ranks due to a shortage of officers wanting to serve in the Criminal Investigation Department. Tang urged ... Patsy Moy Police chief Tang King-shing inspected his last passing-out parade of new officers yesterday before he steps down as commissioner tomorrow. A total of 31 probationary inspectors ...

  5. Gadget lure for recruits ridiculed

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... A police study team looking at ways of making up the shortfall in detectives has been ridiculed for asking whether officers might be persuaded to switch to detective work if they were ... forces, detectives automatically get an acting rank of sergeant.' However, an officer familiar with the study team's work insisted it was looking at a range of issues and was considering ...

  6. Police force on recruitment drive

    Posted May 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jan Chan To ensure it can attract quality candidates, the Hong Kong Police Force has a policy of recruiting continuously throughout the year. 'We are hiring 150 probationary inspectors and 1,082 police constables this financial year,' says recruitment division superintendent Simon Ho Kin-man. 'People with different social and education backgrounds are welcome ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Police can handle Occupy protest, so why the paranoia from Beijing?

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... scenario. The police will still outnumber them 10 to one. Are we being told that the police cannot pick them up, bung them into a holding pen and have the streets clear again in less than half an hour? Here we have a police force that has known since the mid-1990s that the People's Liberation Army garrison is unwilling to help maintain civil order. The force then established ...

  8. Legal representation for lower ranks moves closer

    Posted Mar 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a Court of Final Appeal ruling in March last year that a rule barring police officers from hiring lawyers to represent them at disciplinary proceedings was unconstitutional. The ruling resulted ... by former police officers seeking to overturn disciplinary action taken against them. At present, all civilian-grade civil servants and disciplined services staff of superintendent grade or above ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong police's harassment of protesters tarnishes good name of Asia's 'finest'

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 05:02pm by Albert Cheng

    ... poll conducted by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme pointed to a growing negative public perception of the police. The police department is ranked the lowest among ... the good name of Hong Kong's police force The Hong Kong Police Force has been hailed as Asia's finest. But does it still warrant the title, given the heavy-handed way in which it recently ...

  10. Job seekers invited to take shot at police work during expo

    Posted Feb 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Those interested in joining the police force can get a taste of simulated target shooting and learn to handle a real revolver at a four-day career expo at the Convention and Exhibition Centre that starts on Thursday. The police want to recruit at least 150 inspectors and 900 constables this year, and have promised to speed up their recruitment procedure to draw talented ...




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