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Senior Police Call shares love with elderly (with photos)

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     Senior Police Call (SPC) held the “SPC Share the Love 2021” today (June 19) to express care and love to the elderly.

     Officiating at a kick off ceremony held at the Police Headquarters, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Tang Ping-keung, said that “SPC Share the Love” was an annual highlight of the SPC to distribute blessing bags to the elderly to express the Force’s love and care to them. The event also allowed the Force to get in touch with more elderly people and understand their needs, which helps build a close rapport with the elderly, echoing the Force’s motto of “Serving Hong Kong with Honour, Duty and Loyalty”.

     Following the ceremony, Mr Tang Ping-keung and the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations), Mr Siu Chak-yee, another officiating guest of the ceremony, visited and distributed blessing bags to elderly people in Sai Wan Estate, Western District and Lok Man Sun Chuen, Kowloon City District respectively. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, surgical face masks and hand sanitizers were included in the blessing bags, showing the SPC’s initiative to fight against the pandemic with the elderly. At the same time, SPC members and Police officers of 22 police districts distributed blessing bags to the elderly across the territory.

     Meanwhile, two “SPC Fight Crime Vigour” publicity trucks will also tour around the city to help promote the event and disseminate anti-deception and road safety messages to the elderly.

     Other officiating guests of the ceremony included the Chairman of SPC Central Advisory Board cum the Regional Commander of Hong Kong Island, Mr Kwok Pak-chung; the Vice-Chairman of SPC Central Advisory Board cum the Chief Superintendent of Police Public Relations Branch, Mr Kwok Ka-chuen; the Chairman of SPC Central Activity Committee, Mr Lui Kwan-yiu and the Chairman of SPC Central Publicity Committee, Mr Ngan Chi-wing.

     The SPC Scheme, rolled out in 2014, aims to promote crime prevention, fight crime, domestic and road safety messages to the elderly. It also provides a platform for the elderly to participate in meaningful activities as well as to serve the community. As at May 30, more than 12,000 senior citizens have joined the SPC Scheme.