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Police Recruitment Day (with photos)

     The Hong Kong Police Force today (January 31) organised the Police Recruitment Day (Winter) at Police Headquarters, recruiting Probationary Inspectors, Recruit Police Constables and Police Constables (Auxiliary). More than 2,300 applications were received.
     To facilitate applicants and expedite screening process, this is the first time that the Police have held the Recruitment Day during the Education and Careers Expo.  The Force has been adopting a proactive recruitment strategy to attract high calibre candidates who possess the required competencies to serve. A series of recruitment activities, such as Recruitment Days, are launched on an annual basis to reach out to potential candidates.

     The Recruitment Day provides one-stop service to applicants, including initial screening and scheduling of written examination for Probationary Inspector candidates; initial screening and group interview for Recruit Police Constable candidates; and initial screening and seminar for Police Constable (Auxiliary) candidates.
     Upon completion of the selection process, successful Probationary Inspector and Recruit Police Constable applicants will undergo foundation training for 36 and 27 weeks respectively at the Police College, whereas successful Police Constable (Auxiliary) applicants will undergo 320 hours of training at the Auxiliary Police Headquarters.
     For the financial year 2015-16, the Force aims to recruit 1,510 police officers, including 190 Probationary Inspectors and 1,320 Recruit Police Constables, while the Auxiliary Police Force aims to recruit 320 Police Constables (Auxiliary). As at January 30, about 80 percent of the recruitment target had been achieved.   
     Police will continue to regularly organise and participate in different recruitment events. Applications for the posts of Probationary Inspector, Recruit Police Constable and Police Constable (Auxiliary) are accepted year-round, those who endeavor to become police officers are welcome to apply. Applicants can complete the application form at Police website or mail the completed form to the Police Recruitment Division.

Ends/Sunday, January 31, 2016
Issued at HKT 12:39


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