"Police Magazine" ranked among the top 20 programmes in the TV Programme Appreciation Index Survey in the past five years and took the third place in the fourth quarter of 2012. In the first quarter of this year, "Police Magazine" achieved a record-breaking second place ranking among 80 other TV programmes covered by the survey.
Since 1991, Radio Television Hong Kong has been conducting the "Appreciation Index" survey to find out the levels of evaluation and appreciation of local TV programmes by the public. Starting from 2000, the "Public Opinion Programme" of the University of Hong Kong has been assigned with the job of conducting the survey on a quarterly basis.
"Police Magazine" owes its achievements to the new ideas from the programme production team. To help the community get a better understanding of the Force, enhance the transparency of the Force and promote community engagement, "Police Magazine" launched a series of special features in the first quarter of this year. The first "Formation Feature" illustrated the work of the Regional Missing Person Unit and the series of "Police Encyclopaedia" gave an account of the use of Police vehicles. The series of "Partnership with the Community" introduced the "Skycrosser Operation" of Yuen Long Police District. The series of "Police Records" introduced the history, establishment and functions of the Police Tactical Unit. The programme had also shown the new Traffic Warden uniform, and a quiz show was also introduced to attract viewers.
In the second quarter of this year, "Police Magazine" produced the first micro-movie, "Poisonous Apple", which was based on a true case of the Narcotics Bureau. The movie was broadcast in a series of three episodes in late April. The coming second "Formation Feature" will introduce the work of the Recruitment Division. The new series of "Police Encyclopaedia" will cover different Police premises. Coming on stream is a new project, "PRE-EMPT", on community policing by Airport District.