New York City Police Department Auxiliary Police

Bank-robbing policeman highlights plight of underpaid rookie officers

New York

New York certainly has more than its share of real-life dramas. But even the jaded were stunned by the tale of Christian Torres, a 21-year-old New York City Police Department officer.

Tuesday, 22 April, 2008, 12:00am

Sign up to be a police officer

Anyone with a Form Five education or above and a full-time job, or a full-time university student, can apply to join the auxiliary police force. Successful candidates have to complete 320 hours of training which involves the use of weapons and tactical manoeuvres. An auxiliary policeman is paid HK$57 an hour.

26 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

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17 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Part-time beat duty revamp 'boosts crime'

Removing more than 1,000 auxiliary police officers from daily beat duties has helped cause a rise in crime, part-time force members say.

A group of auxiliary officers has written to legislators after Police Commissioner Eddie Hui Ki-on rejected a petition with 3,400 signatures demanding a review of reforms.

8 Nov 1999 - 12:00am