Hong Kong Police Force

Police unions slam 'insult of a pay rise'

The unions issue a strongly worded letter against the Civil Service Bureau's acceptance of the pay review.

Police of all ranks have told Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying that they feel "insulted, disheartened and betrayed" by a salary rise offer that led them to reject the government's pay adjustment mechanism.

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 6:27am 1 comment

Police inspector John MacLennan was 'hounded' into suicide over homosexuality

John MacLennan

Murray Burton was responding to questions raised in last week's Sunday Morning Post about how MacLennan could fire off five rounds into his own body, and the conspiracy theories that have arisen over the motive behind the police force's homosexuality charges against him.

2 Jun 2013 - 8:18am

Police attacked after female protester restrained by male officer

Leung Kwok-hung drags a mannequin of Leung Chun-ying into Legco after his protest. Photo: Sam Tsang

The Civil Human Rights Front has called on the police to make public their guidelines governing how male officers should physically handle female protesters, following remarks by secretary for security Lai Tung-kwok that police could decide the matter on a case by case basis.

20 May 2013 - 5:27am 3 comments

Police chief defends Occupy Central activist's arrest

Commissioner of Police Andy Tsang Wai-hung views protesters' placards depicting him as a dog and a political tool. Photo: Edward Wong

Andy Tsang Wai-hung said officers did not know until she was arrested on Wednesday that Melody Chan Yuk-fung had joined the movement to occupy roads in the city centre in a pro-democracy protest planned for next year.

10 May 2013 - 5:54am 4 comments

Visiting Australian discovers Hong Kong's first police superintendent was ancestor

Hong Kong's first police superintendent, John Bruce.

When Mal Bruce came to Hong Kong from Perth, Australia, to trace his family's ancestry, he was not prepared for the emotional rollercoaster he faced in a city he had never visited before.

5 May 2013 - 7:10am

It's safer on the police beat, and that's no accident

It's safer on the police beat, and that's no accident

Fewer officers have been injured and motorcycle incidents are at the lowest level since records started in 1997, a reflection of successful efforts by the force to reduce accidents at work, a police report says.

5 May 2013 - 5:03am

Barrister should head police watchdog, current chairman says

Senior counsel Jat Sew-tong, chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Council, says his position needs someone seen as politically neutral. Photo: May Tse

The next head of the Independent Police Complaints Council should ideally be a senior barrister because the position requires someone the public perceives as politically neutral, the watchdog's current chairman has said.

29 Apr 2013 - 4:59am 1 comment

Talking points

The Egypt hot-air balloon before its explosion that killed 19

The bodies of the nine Hongkongers killed in a hot-air balloon explosion in Egypt last month are expected to arrive in the city today at about 5.30pm and be transferred to Kwai Chung Public Mortuary, according to the Immigration Department.

11 Mar 2013 - 3:16am

Hong Kong police canines to do double duty as drugs dogs

Sergeant Ho Kwok-on trains with his canine partner, Cach, in Sheung Shui. Photo: Sam Tsang

The initiative to "add value" to patrol dogs started in 2010, with 16 of the 75 the dogs already trained. Lee said it would take another three to four years to train all the dogs in drug detection.

12 Feb 2013 - 6:11am

Police union seeks to raise officers' retirement age

Gallant Garden honours civil servants who die on duty.

The union has written to Ip, who chairs the Legislative Council's panel of public services, asking her to bring the matter to the attention of the legislature.

27 Jan 2013 - 5:00am 1 comment

Anti-CY demonstrators accuse police of abusing powers

Protesters brandish paper falcon and mask of police commissioner Andy Tsang at police headquarters in Wan Chai. Photo: Felix Wong

Anti-Leung Chun-ying protesters said they might change their demonstration strategy from "marching" to driving on the streets in future and accused police of abusing their powers in the New Year's Day stand-off.

7 Jan 2013 - 5:44am

City Digest, December 27, 2012

Organisers of the January 1 march demanding Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's resignation say poor police arrangements could cause chaos.

27 Dec 2012 - 2:49am 1 comment

Tactical Unit police pop along to a charitable mission for Santa

A Police Tactical Unit officer focuses on a target at an OSC event at PTU headquarters in Fanling, as colleagues look on. Photo: Felix Wong

Officers in the police tactical unit, who usually use real guns when they practice shooting, recently had to face a new challenge - hitting balloons with rubber bands.

The annual half-day of fun and games at the unit's headquarters in Fanling on Wednesday was part of their team-building training.

16 Dec 2012 - 4:40am

City Digest, December 8, 2012

Raid nets snakes but six smugglers escape

Police seized 125 boxes of protected snakes - cobras and common rat snakes - and pangolin scales and confiscated two delivery vans in a raid on the waterfront at Pak Mong on Lantau Island at about 12.30am yesterday. Police said the haul was worth about HK$780,000. Six smugglers escaped on a speedboat or on foot. No one was arrested.

8 Dec 2012 - 4:10am

City Digest, December 3, 2012

Police recruitment drive attracts 1,700

Police held a recruitment day in Wan Chai for applicants interested in becoming probationary inspectors or recruit police constables. The event attracted about 1,700 interested people.


Thieves take goods worth HK$600,000

3 Dec 2012 - 5:43am