Chief Inspector Ng Kai-kwong is currently stationed at the Weapons Training Division. He received the Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 2017, and after retirement, he continues to serve in the Force under a Post-retirement Service Contract. In his 42-year police career, he served mainly as an instructor, and spent most of his time at the Weapons Training Division, but he had also taught at the Police Training School (now called the Hong Kong Police College) as a drill instructor, and taught anti-riot and physical training at the Police Tactical Unit (PTU) Headquarters. He is indeed a multi-disciplined trainer.
In the 90s, while Ng Kai-kwong was trying out the mini range that was still in the development stage at the time, he was invited by an instructor to join the Weapons Training Division. He recalled specifically a police trainee who had failed the gun test due to insufficient hand strength. The trainee had bought a hand grip dynamometer for practice but his grade did not improve. After Ng Kai-kwong observed the trainee for a while, he noticed that the trainee had been practising in the wrong way so he advised him to practise shooting skills by using a spray bottle and change his gun holding habits and muscle memory, and finally the trainee passed the make-up exam successfully.
Ng Kai-kwong participated in many overseas exchanges in the past, and from these experiences he realised that the firearms training of the Hong Kong Police Force is very standarised, systematic and of outstanding quality. Apart from teaching shooting techniques at the Weapons Training Division at the time, he was also responsible for developing defensive tactics training. “The Force introduced a technique and a concept that are easy to learn, practise and memorise. Officers only need to make one to two simple movements with their forearms to stop any types of sudden attack. When I conducted exchanges with Mainland public security officers with strong martial arts background, they also felt that the technique and concept are extremely practical, even though officers may not have any martial arts foundation, they can still easily apply these tactics for self-defence,” he said.
Ng Kai-kwong had returned to the front line due to a promotion, but he quickly served as an instructor again to teach anti-riot and physical training at the PTU Headquarters. As he wanted to work with young people, he applied in 2002 to work at the Police Training School to train probationary inspectors and serve as a deputy class teacher. He commented that drill training is very effective in developing young trainees’ sense of responsibility, discipline and team spirit.
When recalling his most unforgettable experience as an instructor, Ng Kai-kwong said, “When I just started my role as an instructor in the early 90s, there were many armed robberies in Hong Kong. In order to meet the Force’s operational needs at the time, I worked with a group of supervisors and highly experienced instructors of the Weapons Training Division to upgrade the Force’s firearms, training venues and facilities to the international standards in a short period of time. It was truly an invaluable experience.”
Ng Kai-kwong is currently carrying out the planning and preparatory work for the police facilities in Kong Nga Po to continue the mission to nurture the future generations of the Force.
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