With a view to developing future leaders in the Force, the Hong Kong Police College (HKPC) has collaborated with the University of Cambridge to operate a Master of Studies in Applied Criminology and Police Management Programme since 2017. The programme focuses on the study of crime and related issues, with an emphasis on evidence-based policy and practice. In July 2019, the first cohort of officers completed their studies, with nine theses graded Distinction. The successful completion of this prestigious and demanding course not only reflects the officers' efforts in the pursuit of excellence, but also manifests the HKPC's collaboration with overseas institutions.
A thesis presentation by the graduates was held on December 3 at the Aberdeen Campus of the HKPC. Commissioner Tang Ping-keung, Deputy Commissioner (Management) Kwok Yam-shu, Director of Personnel and Training Li Kin-fai, and academic staff from the University of Cambridge attended the presentation. Cambridge alumni including retired Assistant Commissioner Lo Yik-kee, retired Chief Superintendent Tsui Yiu-kwong, serving Chief Superintendent Mark Anstiss and Chief Inspector Ho Yiu-cheung were also present. Graduates gave a summary of their research studies and relevant policy implications arising therefrom. The presentation was followed by a tea reception during which the attendees held fruitful and inspiring discussions on various policing issues.