The Police College signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Jockey Club CPS Limited (JCCPS) on August 2 to put the seal on their collaboration to host a series of activities at Tai Kwun in the second half of 2019. The activities, covering heritage exhibitions, performances, workshops and youth engagement activities, would be some of the major events to mark the 175th anniversary of the Force.
The MoU was signed by Director of the Police College Lau Chi-wai and Director of JCCPS Mr Timothy Calnin. JCCPS is a not-for-profit company set up by The Hong Kong Jockey Club's Charities Trust to manage the revitalised Central Police Station (CPS) compound as "Tai Kwun - Centre for Heritage and Arts".
Over the years, the Force and the community have worked together to overcome social difficulties and challenges. To mark the strong police-community partnership, a variety of events will be held next year in celebration of the 175th anniversary of the establishment of the Force. The initiative to collaborate with JCCPS in organising celebration activities at Tai Kwun would preserve the Police heritage and enable Force members and the public to better understand the Police's legacy.