CS calls on graduates to safeguard core values
It was essential for the Force not only to maintain law and order, but also to safeguard the bottom line of Hong Kong - its core values, the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam, said when she addressed a passing-out parade at Police College on August 18.
She pointed out that it was by no means a simple task to maintain law and order while showcasing Hong Kong as a free, open and democratic metropolis that upholds human rights. She hoped the graduating officers would carry on the Force's fine tradition and endeavour to continue maintaining law and order and safeguarding Hong Kong's core values.
Mrs Lam went on to say that there are three guiding principles that have sustained her drive during her over 30 years of government service.
"First, it is commitment. In fact at the moment of joining the Government we had committed ourselves to this city and its over seven million people because we realised that maintaining Hong Kong's core values, prosperity and stability relies on dedicated civil servants. I believe that with the support of civil servants, including the fine disciplinary forces, the SAR Government can show its commitments to governance to our people," Mrs Lam said.
She continued: "The second principle is passion for our job because we, in the face of new technologies and rising public aspirations, have to seek breakthrough and innovative means to meet the aspirations."
On her third principle, Mrs Lam said: "What I've been insisting on all these years is empathy. That's to say we've to understand and share the feelings of people. It's only in this way that we can put our policies in place. Let us see people's problems and share their urgency to have the problems resolved."
In conclusion, Mrs Lam indicated that the Administration would, through concerted efforts, commitments, passion and empathy, bring better governance to people, making Hong Kong not only one of the safest metropolises, but also one everyone is proud of.
On parade were 26 Probationary Inspectors and 129 Recruit Police Constables.
Mrs Lam taking the salute by 26 Probationary Inspectors and 129 Recruit Police Constables
Mrs Lam congratulates Recruit Police Constable Tang Yan-yi on winning the Shave Cup and Silver Whistle
Winner of the Brian Slevin Trophy and Baton of Honour Inspector Tam Pui-fong (centre), PC Tang (left) and PC Mohammad Heina Rizwan, the first Police Community Liaison Assistant to become a PC, share the joy of their graduation
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