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Police Inspectors

Descriptions & Duties

  • Police Inspectors are mainly deployed to manage and supervise a team of police officers. They maintain law and order, prevent and investigate crimes, and handle queries from the public. They examine crime scenes to searching for clues and evidence, observe the activities of suspects, analyse evidence in order to identify criminal activity and gather information for court cases. They also prepare reports on progress of investigation, maintaining informational files on suspects, and submit reports to apply for arrests or warrants. They will be subject to discipline under the Police Force Ordinance.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion

 

Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time

 

Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently

 

Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time

 

Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Trade Specific Competencies

Crime prevention insight

Police Inspectors must be able to direct and manage a team and complete different missions to prevent crimes.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A bachelor's degree; or diploma/ higher diploma/ associate degree; or attained Level 3 in 5 subjects in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE)

Other specific requirements

  • Level 1 in English & Chinese in Common Recruitment Examination (CRE) or Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in HKDSEE; read and write Chinese and speak fluent Cantonese; pass a Physical Fitness Test; pass an Eyesight Test (with no eyesight correction tools); physical standards (height and weight): 163cm and 50kg for male, 152cm and 42kg for female; permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and have resided in Hong Kong for at least seven years

Career Path & Salary

Government Sector

Monthly Salary Police Pay Scale Point 23-37

Monthly Salary Police Pay Scale Point 38-42

Monthly Salary Police Pay Scale Point 43-48

Monthly Salary Police Pay Scale Point 49-52

Monthly Salary Police Pay Scale Point 53-54A

*For more details on Civil Service Pay Scales, please visit website of the Civil Service Bureau.
http://www.csb.gov.hk/english/admin/pay/952.html

Work Environment

  • Police Inspectors are required to work shifts and/ or irregular hours and work in an area outside the HKSAR.

Tools

  • Hand sprayers - Pepper spray
  • Handcuffs
  • Handguns - Semi-automatic pistols; Service revolvers

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