The Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) will organise a series of activities under the theme of "Serve and Protect Hong Kong 175 Years" in celebration of its 175th anniversary in 2019.
Director of the Hong Kong Police College cum Chairperson of the Steering Committee for the 175th Anniversary of HKPF Lau Chi-wai said at a press conference on December 13 that the HKPF 175th Anniversary Open Day will kick start the celebratory activities in January next year. Other events to be held will include open days of police stations and JPC@Pat Heung, guided tours to historic police buildings, exhibitions and a charity concert. The Force aims to showcase its professional performance and commitment through the activities, enhance communication with the community and increase public understanding of policing work.
To mark the establishment of the Force on May 1, 1844, Hongkong Post will issue "Our Police Force" special stamps on April 30, 2019. The Force will also publish a commemorative book to introduce the history and development of the Force in the past 175 years, Ms Lau added.
Also speaking at the press conference, Deputy Director of the Hong Kong Police College Chan Man-tak said that the HKPF 175th Anniversary Open Day will be held on January 12, 13, 19 and 20 at the School of Foundation Training of the Police College in Wong Chuk Hang. Highlights of the event will include parades staged by police elite teams and Studio ImmerXe - a three-dimensional video featuring local history, the establishment of the Force and major events over the past decades.
Chief Superintendent (Planning and Development) Ho Wai-hong said that the Force will organise open days at some police stations with Grade II or Grade III Historic Building status, including the Peak Police Station, Sham Shui Po Police Station and Cheung Chau Police Station. There will also be guided tours to Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery cum Heritage Trail Visitors Centre (previously the Ping Shan Police Station), Tai Po District Junior Police Call Clubhouse (previously the Sheung Shui Police Station), Ta Kwu Ling Police Station and MacIntosh Fort. The activities aim to enhance public understanding of the history and development of the Force, and foster police-community relations.
For details of the HKPF 175th anniversary celebratory activities, please visit the Police Public Page (https://www.police.gov.hk/175a/en/).
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