Four members of the Junior Police Call (JPC) e-sports cadre, led by Chief Inspector of the Police Public Relations Branch (PPRB) Lam Ming-sze, performed volunteer work in the Esports Demonstration Event at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, from August 24 to September 2.
During the volunteering period, the JPC cadre members not only saw world-class e-sports players on the field, but also gained a better understanding of the e-sports industry in the areas of event planning, stage management, lighting control, live broadcast and media arrangements.
Earlier in February, a pilot e-sports programme was launched for JPC members to provide an additional platform for the PPRB to communicate with young people and to nurture the participants as young leaders and fight crime partners.
After the establishment of the JPC e-sports cadre, the PPRB and the School of Professional and Continuing Education of The University of Hong Kong co-organised in August a course titled "Foundation Certificate in eSports Science", which is equivalent to Level Two under the Qualifications Framework. Apart from teaching the knowledge of e-sports, the course has incorporated elements of the JPC Scheme, including leadership, management and communication.
The visit to the Asian Games has broadened the cadre members' international horizons. It also provided opportunities for them to work with volunteers from all over Asia, and to promote the JPC Scheme to the volunteers.