Club Lunch: An Insider’s View: The Hong Kong Police and Politics
Speaker: Chris Emmett
Retired Senior Superintendent, Hong Kong Police
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
12:45PM – LUNCH
1:15PM – ADDRESS
Mr. Chris Emmett, based on his experience from 28 years on the Hong Kong police force, will share his views on the role and value of the expat policeman in the Hong Kong Police force over the years, and whether or not Hong Kong is better off to see the last of them (in just a few years’ time), and whether or not the Hong Kong Police are becoming more politicized. He will also discuss the complex but special relationship that police officers have with their city. His book “Hong Kong Policeman” will be published in Hong Kong the same week as this lunch talk.
Mr. Emmett joined the UK police in 1965 and subsequently the Royal Hong Kong Police in 1970. He served for 28 years and retired in 1998 with the rank of Senior Superintendent. He has worked in uniform, CID, Narcotics Bureau, Complaints Against Police Office (CAPO) and various Headquarter staff posts. He has also served on the Chinese border during the final years of the Chairman Mao era and worked three tours with the Police Tactical Unit (the Blue Berets). He now lives in the Yorkshire Dales.