The Hong Kong Police Force not only missed recruitment targets by more than 40 per cent in the past year, they saw nearly 450 officers quit their jobs before retirement age. Photo: Dickson Lee

Nearly 450 Hong Kong police officers quit unexpectedly amid last year’s anti-government protests, Security Bureau says

  • The force also fell short of recruitment targets, making just 766 new hires, compared with 1,341 the year before
  • Numbers are no surprise given physical and mental toll taken by protests, chairman of city’s largest police group says
Topic |   Hong Kong police
The Hong Kong Police Force not only missed recruitment targets by more than 40 per cent in the past year, they saw nearly 450 officers quit their jobs before retirement age. Photo: Dickson Lee
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