Working Hand-In-Hand to Fight Crime
Hong Kong Police Force

Exemplary Services@Gov
2013

The Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) has always worked hand-in-hand with the public to ensure a safe and stable society. Over the years, a variety of programmes and channels have been designed to strengthen communication with the public. Among them is the TV programme "Police Magazine" - a very popular programme that, since 1973, has been providing information on fighting crime as well as general public broadcasts. In recent years, the HKPF has also introduced new platforms to foster communication with the public through the use of a mobile application and social media.

Police Magazine - 40 years of crime prevention education

The Police Magazine provides viewers with the latest crime trends and practical tips on crime prevention. This year, the Police Magazine is celebrating its 40th anniversary of serving the public. To maintain its high quality and appeal, the programme has introduced various new approaches in both content selection as well as filming style, such as injecting more drama elements to make it more interesting to viewers. Episodes on the work of different formations in the Force are produced to deepen public understanding of its operation, enhance greater transparency and help maintain public confidence in the Force. The Police Magazine is a very popular programme and placed 11th in the 2012 TV Programme Appreciation Index Survey.

Encouraging two-way communication through new media

Making use of the latest technology and the popularity of Internet service, the HKPF has proactively set up additional platforms to better understand community expectations and to provide faster responses to their views or comments. In July 2012, the HKPF launched the "Hong Kong Police Mobile Application", a smartphone mobile application that allows users to access the latest police information. In March 2013, the "Hong Kong Police YouTube" channel was launched featuring short videos on various police topics of interest to the public. The channel has attracted more than 100,000 views and 2,000 subscriptions in the first three months since its launch. Video clips on police work, highlights of police events, appreciation from the public and crime prevention tips are presented in the channel. Content is updated regularly and viewers can also provide their feedback to the Force through this channel, fostering two-way communication with the public.

Building on the good tradition and solid foundation in working with the community, the HKPF continues to move with the times in building a stronger partnership with the public in fighting crimes.

Magazine won a high place in the 2012 TV Programme Appreciation Index Survey.
Magazine won a high place in the 2012 TV Programme Appreciation Index Survey.
The 'Hong Kong Police YouTube' channel fosters two-way communication with the public.
The "Hong Kong Police YouTube" channel fosters two-way communication with the public.
HKPF officers teach non-ethnic Chinese youngsters to write Chinese.
HKPF officers teach non-ethnic Chinese youngsters to write Chinese.