The Good Citizen Award (GCA) scheme was introduced in 1973 to recognize individuals with contribution to the fighting of crime. Monetary awards funded by the Hong Kong General Chamber of “Commerce (HKGCC) are given to members of the public who are recommended by the Police and render positive assistance to the Police in prevention or detection of crime, or in the apprehension of criminals. In 1984, an additional award, the Good Citizen of the Year Award (GCYA), was established to laud the ‘Best Good Citizen’ of the year.
The objects of scheme are to encourage members of the public to report crime to the Police, to raise a "hue and cry" and to be prepared to act as witnesses.
Two presentation ceremonies will be held each year for GCA winners. The GCYA is an annual feature, which takes place in tandem with the GCA ceremony in November.
Good Citizen Award (GCA)
As a general rule, to qualify for a GCA the following criteria must be met:
the nominee, who may either be a witness or a victim, must have acted positively to assist the Police or other member(s)of the public in preventing or detecting a crime or in apprehending the culprit(s); and
the degree of assistance rendered must have been material and of substantial value.
Good Citizen of the Year Award (GCYA)
The criteria for a GCYA will basically be the same as for a GCA but the nominee must have acted with:
You are cordially invited to join our "Good Citizen Award Alumni" if you are one of the Good Citizen Awardees. Please register by sending your name, telephone number, correspondence address, e-mail address and year of the award to email@example.com, thank you!