DPC enriches life with continuous studies
After finishing Form 5, Detective Police Constable (DPC) Tse Kam-shuen from Organised Crime and Triad Bureau joined the former Military Service Corps. Since 1988, he has been serving the Air Cadet Corps, teaching young people discipline and knowledge of aviation. After joining the Force in 1998, he continued his volunteer services.
With his good background of volunteer services, DPC Tse has been studying for a Master degree course on Strategic Youth Management with the City & Guilds since 2008. He is expecting to complete the course by end of this year.
"When I first took up the course, I had no idea whether I could cope with it, but now I've discovered I can," he recalled.
DPC Tse has a passion for continuous studies, and takes a great interest in education for young people. "I hope I would understand young people better, and understand what they think. This is a big help for dealing with juvenile delinquency and victims," he noted.
The course DPC Tse is studying is different from the traditional learning model. He has to organise activities for youths, such as training camp, leadership training. From planning and carrying out these activities, he has garnered valuable experience and information for his studies. "The Air Cadet Corps is an international organisation recognised by education and qualification institutes. My thesis paper will focus on how young people can obtain management and leadership skills through organisation of major activities."
For DPC Tse, his course is "not too difficult compared with other subjects". He spends about 10 hours per week doing volunteer services and preparing for his thesis paper. He enjoys this process because it allows him to serve society and upgrade himself at the same time.
"Nowadays, academic and professional qualifications are very important. If time permits, one should upgrade oneself, and this would be good for the present and future. The Force has been encouraging officers to pursue continuous studies, broaden their horizons and keep abreast of times."
As well as his own efforts, support by the people around him is also very important for DPC Tse. He is glad that his superiors and colleagues are very supportive to him. "We're not a big team, but we've a good relationship. Knowing I'm studying in my own time, my colleagues give me a lot of encouragement and help. As volunteer services are flexible, I've managed to strike a balance among my work, life and studies."
Naturally, his wife is equally supportive for his studies. "My wife takes good care of our two daughters, so I can concentrate in doing volunteer services and preparing for my thesis paper," said DPC Tse.
For DPC Tse, his course helps him review the knowledge and experience he has garnered from police work and volunteer services, such as those concerning discipline training, time management, operation management and leadership skills. These knowledge and experience stand him in good stead for his career in the Force because he puts them to good use wherever he works.
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