Police Ranks

Police deputy John Lee Ka-chiu named security undersecretary

The police force is set for a major reshuffle following the appointment of a deputy commissioner as undersecretary for security with the Security Bureau.

The appointment comes before a tide of departures expected among the senior ranks over the next two years.

Thursday, 13 September, 2012, 3:00am

Police blame inspector

A police inspector's error of judgment led to a reporter being hauled away after firing a question at President Hu Jintao about the Tiananmen crackdown, the police force said.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Police force eyes Gen Y

The Hong Kong Police (HKP) will recruit 180 probation inspectors and 890 police constables in its 2012-13 continuous recruitment exercise. Within these two job brackets, the force offers a wide range of exciting careers in different fields, including working in airport security, marine, traffic and crime divisions.

25 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Robbers claiming to be police choose wrong man

Two young men masquerading as policemen were caught red-handed when they picked on the wrong target - a plain-clothes police constable - in a bungled hold-up in Tai Po early yesterday.

The two muggers, aged 19 and 20, did not believe their victim was a police officer - even though he produced his warrant card - and tried to snatch his wallet before they were subdued.

4 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

New female assistant police chief appointed

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.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Police aiming to speed up transfers to the CID

Police are planning to speed up the transfer process to becoming a detective - one of several steps meant to ease heavy workloads and improve morale in what was once the force's most coveted unit, the criminal investigation department (CID).

The plans were revealed yesterday after a meeting of four major police unions and a taskforce reviewing the department.

8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Retiring chief urges new officers to be wise, kind

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 and 204 recruit constables formally made the grade before Tang at the Hong Kong Police College yesterday. Tang will be replaced by new commissioner Andy Tsang Wai-hung, 52, on Tuesday.

9 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Just 30 out of 225 officers passed key police exam

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 for an investigation of the pass-rate meltdown.

14 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Gadget lure for recruits ridiculed

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 offered mobile phones and access to laptop computers.

10 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Recruitment day draws crowds

Some 1,850 applicants attended a police recruitment day yesterday at police headquarters in Wan Chai. Among the hopefuls, 425 were put through initial selection procedures for the position of inspector while 1,425 applied for police constable, undergoing eyesight tests and group interviews.

11 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Police force on recruitment drive

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 to apply.'

8 May 2010 - 12:00am

More legal rights for government workers

The government is to propose an amendment that will allow staff legal representation in disciplinary hearings, with written, audio and video recordings permitted as records of their hearings.

6 May 2010 - 12:00am

Police recruits to undergo psychometric test

About 3,000 applicants for the positions of police constable and inspector every year will undergo a new psychometric test in the final round of their interviews from next month.

Police recruits have physical and integrity checks but no psychological testing has been carried out before.

31 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Legal representation for lower ranks moves closer

A law change to allow disciplined services staff legal representation in disciplinary hearings will be presented to legislators for debate by July.

1 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

New rule requires police to report ties with bad characters

Police have stepped up efforts to uphold their integrity, with a new rule requiring officers to report their ties with 'undesirable characters' - those who might jeopardise the reputation of the force.

28 Jan 2010 - 12:00am