Government Vacancies Enquiry System
Hong Kong Police Force
Police Pay Scale Point 3 ($22,410) to Police Pay Scale Point 15 ($32,045) (Note 1) per month
(a) (i) Level 2 or equivalent (Note 2) or above in five subjects in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) (Notes 3&4), or equivalent; or
(ii) Level 2 (Note 5) / Grade E or above in five subjects in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) (Notes 3&4), or equivalent;
(b) (i) Level 2 (Note 5) or above in English Language in HKDSEE or HKCEE (Note 4), or equivalent;
(ii) Level 2 (Note 5) or above in Chinese Language in HKDSEE or HKCEE, or equivalent. Applicant without the minimum required Chinese language proficiency standard may also apply for the post. They will be referred to sit for and must pass the Government Standard Examination (Note 4); and
(iii) be able to read and write Chinese and speak fluent Cantonese;
(c) minimum physical standards as follows : -
Male : height 163 cm,weight 50 kg; Female : height 152 cm, weight 42 kg; physical fitness test is a prerequisite;
(d) pass an initial eyesight test without the aid of any eyesight correction tools; and
(e) must be permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and have resided in Hong Kong for at least seven years.
(1) With effect from 1st April 2009, new recruits to Police Constable are eligible for 4 Long Service Increments from HK$ 32,945 (Police Pay Scale Point 16) to HK$35,860 (Police Pay Scale Point 19) upon completion of 12, 18, 24 and 30 years of satisfactory in-rank service.
(2) For civil service appointment purpose, “Attained with Distinction” in Applied Learning subjects (subject to a maximum of two Applied Learning subjects), and Grade C in Other Language subjects in the HKDSEE are accepted as equivalent to Level 3 in the New Senior Secondary subjects in the HKDSEE. “Attained” in Applied Learning subjects (subject to a maximum of two Applied Learning subjects), and Grade E in Other Language subjects in the HKDSEE are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the New Senior Secondary subjects in the HKDSEE.
(3) The subjects may include Chinese Language and English Language.
(4) Students who will attain the requisite academic qualification within the current academic year may also apply; if selected, appointment will be subject to their obtaining the requisite academic qualification within the current academic year.
(5) For civil service appointment purpose, ‘Grade C’ and ‘Grade E’ in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to ‘Level 3’ and ‘Level 2’ respectively in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
A Police Constable is mainly deployed on performing a wide variety of police duties and may be posted to one of the many police formations in uniform branch, traffic wing, crime wing or the marine region. He/she will be subject to discipline under the Police Force Ordinance and is required to wear uniform and to work in shifts.
Terms of Appointment:
New recruits will be appointed on civil service probationary terms for three years, and may be considered for appointment on the prevailing permanent terms upon satisfactory completion of the probationary period.
(a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
(b) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(c) Civil service vacancies are posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates selected for these vacancies will be appointed on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service and will become civil servants on appointment.
(d) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
(e) The information on the maximum pay point is for reference only and may be subject to changes.
(f) Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing.
(g) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend recruitment examination and/or interview.
(h) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview/written examination without being subject to further shortlisting.
(i) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the below enquiry address.
(j) Towards the application deadline, our on-line system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of your on-line application, it is advisable to submit the application as early as possible.
(k) For the purpose of heightening public awareness of the Basic Law (BL) and promoting a culture of learning of BL in the community, applicants for civil service jobs will be accessed on their BL knowledge. The BL test result will constitute an appropriate weighting in a candidate's overall assessment.
How to apply:
Application Forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Public Enquiry Service Centres or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau's web site (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Online application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau's web site (http://www.csb.gov.hk). All subsequent selection procedures will be conducted by appointment. Submission in person is not necessary. The above information is available on the Hong Kong Police Force Homepage (http://www.police.gov.hk/recruitment).
Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from HK institutions/HK Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the below enquiry address.
This Division will not accept underpaid mail items, which will be returned to the sender or disposed of by the Hongkong Post. To ensure proper delivery of mail items, please ensure your mail items bear sufficient postage with return address.
Police Recruitment Division, 37/F, Arsenal House, Police Headquarters, 1 Arsenal Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong.
Applications are accepted all year round until further notice.
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