Police lay solid foundation for the prosperity and stability of HK (with photos)

     An excellent police force and good public order have laid a solid foundation for the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong, as well as maintaining Hong Kong as a global aviation hub and an international financial centre, the Chairman of the Airport Authority Hong Kong, Mr Jack So, said when inspecting a passing-out parade of the Hong Kong Police College today (September 23).

     “Hong Kong is an externally-oriented economy. We always welcome people from around the world to come for business and tourism. Last year, the total number of trips by passengers entering and leaving Hong Kong was close to 300 million. Hong Kong is also one of the safest cities in the world, which can be attributed to our robust legal system as well as our professional, highly efficient and modern police force,” he said.

     Mr So noted that Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is undergoing expansion to cope with the booming aviation industry. Last year, the international passenger throughput of HKIA surpassed 70 million, ranked third in the world. He opined that as terrorism has spread around the world in recent years, airport security measures must be stepped up.

     “I am aware that apart from the existing Counter Terrorism Response Unit and Airport Security Unit, the Force has established the Major Incident Bureau this year in order to strengthen the related training, organisation and strategy and enhance the response capability assessment of officers. Certainly, this will enhance the anti-terrorist efforts of the Force,” he said.

     Mr So said that in this age of smart technology, the fast-changing world gives rise to various modus operandi for online crimes. He encouraged the graduates to make continuous improvements in order to keep abreast of the times, and at the same time, continue to uphold impartiality, selflessness and integrity. He hoped that the graduates, despite the adversities ahead or even in the face of temptation and challenges, would remain determined in serving the society with pride and care, in order to safeguard the core value, prosperity and stability of Hong Kong.

     A total of 30 probationary inspectors and 238 recruit constables passed out today.

Ends/Saturday, September 23, 2017
Issued at HKT 12:10