New term of PMP commences
2012 marks the ninth year of the Police Mentorship Programme (PMP) when the inauguration ceremony of the programme for 2012/13 was held at the Police College Wong Chuk Hang Campus on April 14. Before commencement of the ceremony, PMP mentors and mentees as well as guests from universities attended a passing out parade by 42 Probationary Inspectors and 165 Recruit Police Constables.
PMP was launched in 2004 for non-final year students of eight tertiary institutes, namely Baptist University, Chinese University, City University, Institute of Education, Lingnan University, Polytechnic University, University of Hong Kong and University of Science and Technology. In 2009, PMP was extended to cover Open University of Hong Kong and Shue Yan University, bringing the number of participating institutes to 10.
This year, 144 undergraduates have been selected as mentees, who will be guided by 60 mentors and assistant mentors. The mentors are experienced police officers while the assistant mentors are young inspectors, of whom some are former PMP mentees. This combination would enhance the communication between mentors and mentees. Through PMP activities and interaction with their mentors, the mentees would learn how to equip and prepare themselves for joining the Force and serving the community after their graduation.
Officiating at the inauguration ceremony, Director of Personnel and Training Ma Wai-luk attributed the success of PMP to the continuing support by local universities and police mentors. As a token of his appreciation, Mr Ma presented souvenirs to the university guests for their support for PMP.
Head Mentor, New Territories North Regional Commander Chau Kwok-leung and Assistant Commissioner (Personnel) Ng Tsui Fung-ying presented appointment certificates and appreciation letters to the mentors and assistant mentors.
With the arrangement made by Police College's Foundation Training Centre, several Probationary Inspectors under training, who were former mentees, joined the gathering and shared with the new mentees what they had learned from PMP and Police College, and how they had prepared for the Probationary Inspector Selection.
After watching the passing-out parade and the sharing with the Probationary Inspectors, some mentees indicated that what they had seen and learned would further arouse their interest in joining the Force after their graduation.
Veteran PMP mentor, Chief Superintendent Ting Hung-kay, shares his mentoring experience
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