The Force was honoured to win the Special Achievement in Geographical Information System (SAG) Award 2017 among a large number of nominations from other parts of the world. This is a recognition of the Force's contribution to the implementation of the Geographical Information System (GIS) technology.
Through the Case Management and Investigation System (CMIS) and Crime Mapping System, the Force applies the latest GIS technology to conduct crime analysis by visualising crime sites and case patterns. The systems provide useful tools to the Force for formulating effective strategies in the prevention and detection of crime. Taking the CMIS as an example, it enables officers to obtain a holistic view of a crime map and prepare useful charts and sketches with the aid of the GIS. The system also facilitates manpower planning for major incidents/events, analysing crime trends and traffic black spots as well as planning anti-crime and traffic operations.
Organised by a global leader of GIS software, the SAG Award recognises renowned organisations and companies around the world for their innovative application of the GIS technology. The Force is the only organisation in Hong Kong clinching the award. On behalf of the Force, Chief Systems Manager of the Information Systems Wing Mr Fong Yiu-hang received the award from the company's chairperson Dr Winnie Tang on September 29.