Engaging the Community by the Police
Hong Kong Police Force

Exemplary Services@Gov
2015

The Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) has endeavoured to strengthen engagement work with the community. In addition to disseminating information through traditional platforms, the HKPF has also developed various channels to foster a more effective partnership with the community.

Youth leaders, and crime-fighting partners – Junior Police Call

The Junior Police Call Scheme (JPC), launched in 1974, has a history of 41 years. With the support of the Police Community Relations Offices in police districts and by hosting a variety of activities, the JPC has successfully disseminated crime-fighting messages and developed young leaders in the society.

The JPC also partnered with other organisations to promote life planning. In 2015, the JPC, in cooperation with an international catering group, hosted a healthy food and diet education programme, which consisted of a total of five health and food workshops and a recipe and cooking competition as a highlight. This event was well received and attracted more than 1,000 young people to participate.

In addition, the 2015 JPC Summer Camp staged a special “Mini Career Expo”, which showcased various industries for youth to learn about ahead of their choice of career, which includes barista , fashion design, watch design, beauty and hair styling, fire and ambulance services, and of course, police services. It was also complemented by professional personality tests for JPC members to find out their potential and interests.

Elderly engagement – Senior Police Call

The elderly population in Hong Kong is growing. To promote anti-crime and road safety awareness among our elderly, as well as to maintain a better communication platform between the elderly and the Force, the Senior Police Call (SPC) was formally established in 2014.

Since its establishment, the SPC Scheme has held many events, including investment and telephone scam prevention seminars, an anti-illegal football betting campaign, and bus parades. In addition, the SPC Scheme also offers a platform for the members to participate in meaningful activities and to serve the community. The SPC Scheme has been popular amongst the elderly and has attracted almost 5,000 members to date.

Over the years, apart from maintaining law and order in the society, the HKPF has developed and maintained a high level of engagement with the Hong Kong community. Through the HKPF’s effective partnering with the community and by securing their support, Hong Kong will remain one of the safest and most stable societies in the world.

The healthy food and diet education programme introduced the importance of a healthy diet to young people and deepened their understanding of the food and beverage industry.
The healthy food and diet education programme introduced the importance of a healthy diet to young people and deepened their understanding of the food and beverage industry.
SPC members gathered to join in the “Prevention of Telephone Deception Bus Parade”, to remind the public to stay alert and not fall victim to these scams.
SPC members gathered to join in the “Prevention of Telephone Deception Bus Parade”, to remind the public to stay alert and not fall victim to these scams.
JPC members participated in the “Mini Career Expo” at the 2015 Summer Camp.
JPC members participated in the “Mini Career Expo” at the 2015 Summer Camp.