An annual summer camp was held for mentees of the Marine Police Mentorship Programme (MPMP) for the first time at JPC@Pat Heung on August 30 and 31 to enhance their understanding of police work and to inspire them to become a marine police officer.
A total of 25 MPMP mentees from The Hong Kong Sea School, the Maritime Service Training Institute, the Hong Kong Sea Cadet Corps, the Scout Association of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Girl Guides Association and Lingnan Institute of Further Education attended the camp.
The camp aimed at providing discipline, physical and team building training for the mentees. A range of activities were organised to increase the mentees' understanding of police duties, enhance their leadership skills, promote their social responsibility and cultivate the values of integrity, honesty and respect for others.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the event, Marine Regional Commander Patrick Hodson congratulated all MPMP mentees for completing the activities and challenges. He hoped they would continue to work hard to achieve their goals. He also wished to see the mentees joining the Marine Region in the near future.
All the mentees thanked MPMP mentors and mentor assistants for organising the event, as well as the training staff in the camp for the professional training. They enjoyed the activities and had learned about the importance of teamwork and discipline in policing. The camp also enhanced their understanding of marine policing work.