Hong Kong Police Force

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The Hong Kong Police Force (香港警務處, HKPF,alias Hong Kong PoliceHKP) is the largest disciplined service under the Security Bureau of Hong Kong. It is the world's second, and Asia's first, police agency to operate with a modern policing system. It was formed on 1 May 1844, with a strength of 32 officers. Queen Elizabeth II granted the Royal Charter to the Hong Kong Police Force in 1969 for their handling of the Hong Kong 1967 riots — renaming them: the Royal Hong Kong Police Force. Following the transfer of sovereignty, the Force is once again named: the Hong Kong Police Force.

The current Commissioner of Police is Tsang Wai Hung Andy. Including the Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Force and civil servants, the force consists of about 40,000 personnel; which gives Hong Kong the second largest citizen–police officer ratio in the world.List of countries by size of police forces In addition, the Marine Region with about 3,000 officers and a fleet of 143 vessels, is the largest of any civil police force.

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The Hong Kong Police has been serving Hong Kong since shortly after the island was established as a colony in 1841. On 30 April 1841, 12 weeks after the British landed in Hong Kong, Captain Charles Elliot established a police force in the new colony. The first chief of police was Captain William Caine, who...
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