The Force’s Psychological Services Group (PSG) held 44 workshops on “Decoding Social Unrest for Tideriders” between May 2020 and February 2021. Over 5 700 police officers, including all Tier I, Tier II and part of Tier III officers and some officers from different support units involved in Operation TIDERIDER, participated in the workshops.
The workshops aimed at handling the psychological impact of social unrest on officers and analysing the social unrest from different perspectives. The workshops were well received with positive feedback. The participants found the workshops inspiring which enabled them to share their feelings with other colleagues and understand the social movement and its impacts from a psychological perspective. The participants also gained a better understanding about the collaboration of various police units during the social unrest, thus boosting their morale and confidence in the Force.
The success of the workshops was attributed to the assistance from the National Security Department, the Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau, the Police Public Relations Branch, the Police Negotiation Cadre, the Carelinks Cadre and volunteers.
Assistant Commissioner (Personnel) Chan Man-tak officiated at the closing ceremony of the last workshop on February 26, reviewing some highlights of the previous workshops and listening to the participants’ views. He also affirmed the efforts of various units and colleagues, and encouraged everyone to continue to protect Hong Kong with professionalism.