Police adjust entry requirements

May 3, 2023

Police announced today that entry requirements for recruit police constable, probationary inspector and auxiliary police constable will be adjusted starting May 5.


The minimum height and weight requirements are to be removed to align with other disciplined services.


The requirement of wearing corrective lenses to undergo an unaided visual acuity test will also be removed and applicants who pass the test while wearing spectacles or contact lenses will be deemed to have met the required eyesight standard.


The requirement for colour perception test, on the other hand, will remain unchanged.


The third adjustment is the introduction of the Recruit Police Constable Written Examination. The written examination, which contains General Chinese and General English tests, is benchmarked against Level 2 in Chinese Language & English Language in the Diploma of Secondary Education Examination.


An applicant passing the written examination will be deemed to have met the Recruit Police Constable language proficiency requirements and the result is permanently valid.


Police explained that the force has adopted proactive recruitment strategies to attract high-calibre candidates, adding that its recruitment policy will be regularly reviewed to maintain competitiveness in the human resources market.


Applications for police posts can be submitted online.

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