Latest news, analysis and opinion on the Hong Kong police force, including crime, justice and protests.
In an attempt to fill holes in its ranks, the force has eased its application criteria for candidates.
An expensive upgrade of the Hong Kong force’s digital communications system is needed in light of a huge increase in data and cybersecurity challenges.
As the city force struggles to reach its targets for new officers, it is paramount that it rebuilds trust with wider society.
For two years in a row, the force has been unable to meet its recruitment targets. This is hardly good news for law and order.
Anger is understandable as the number of cases of abuse rise, but what is more important is that all of us – the authorities included – take steps to stem the tide.
Two officers fire one shot each at suspect’s car after trying to stop it, following report about number plates belonging to another vehicle.
Security secretary Chris Tang pledges more police patrols in wake of string of attacks in public areas, some linked to disputes.
Officers from Counter Terrorism Response Unit and Police Tactical Unit mobilised to handle weapons-related calls, sources say.
Source says assailant behind Thursday’s incident suspected of being triad member paid to carry out attack.
Couple, four children and several domestic helpers were on first three floors of house at time of break in.
Court extends bail to allow counsel more time to consider allegations former chief inspector knowingly misled force into paying him overtime wages.
Syndicate allegedly deployed suspect to collect HK$970,000 from nine elderly victims.
Woman, 40, suspected of appearing in more than 120 obscene photographs and videos featuring public locations since July last year, police say.
Birds carcasses discovered near Ho Man Tin High Level Service Playground over four days, with government laboratory to test corn pieces found at scene for poison.
Head of Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute says decision was taken after ‘risk assessment’ by administration.
Two tourists, among those arrested, had other types of drugs in their possession at time of arrests.
Four local men arrested for allegedly accessing a computer with dishonest or criminal intent.
Girls found unresponsive in Sham Shui Po flat, suspected to have been suffocated.
Force insider says crimes include pickpocketing, shop burglary and theft of unattended valuables, with some female overstayers arrested in vice operations.
Among those taken away were Chan Po-ying, leader of League of Social Democrats, and Leo Tang Kin-wah, ex-vice-chairman of disbanded Confederation of Trade Unions.
Alleged assailant in fatal stabbings of two women at Plaza Hollywood mall to appear at Kwun Tong Court, police say.
Source says neighbour complained to police that ‘man wearing pyjamas was standing outside his flat holding two knives’.
Footage of fatal stabbing of two women at shopping centre in Diamond Hill has gone viral online, prompting safety concerns among residents.
Chief Executive John Lee outlines follow-up measures to be taken by disciplined services, health and welfare officials.
Zeng Yuxuan, 23, appears in court on charge she committed sedition by commemorating man who knifed police officer.
Four suspects arrested in three separate operations on same day; all likely to be charged with drug trafficking, according to police.
Attack occurred on third floor of Plaza Hollywood mall in Diamond Hill shortly after 5pm, police said.
About 5,000 officers will patrol streets, conduct roadblocks and stop-and-search checks at ‘high-risk locations’ over weekend.
Police arrest woman about 13 hours after two dead felines discovered outside Lok Wong House in Tsz Wan Shan on Wednesday morning.
Signal Radar technology can detect distress signals from the HKSOS app in complex terrain or areas without cellular network coverage.
Figures show reports of cybercrime between January and March rose by 59 per cent compared with same period last year.
Police alerted after suspected triad members led by ‘Temple Street Long’ rushed into Tsim Sha Tsui office to collect HK$19 million repayment of stock losses, source says.
Judge says they have committed serious offence that had ‘blatantly challenged law enforcement’ and left officer with broken ribs and post-traumatic stress disorder.