Chapter 2 The Modern Era 1945-1967

In this post-war era, the Police Force underwent a rigorous reform from a disjointed and shattered police after World War II into an effective and stable force. It proved its worth when dedicated police officers helped restore order to a city otherwise rocked by three major riots between 1956 and 1967. For their excellent service and selfless contributions, the Queen bestowed the title ‘Royal’ on both the Hong Kong Police Force and the Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Force in 1969.