A former deputy police chief has been appointed to lead the new Civil Service College. Oscar Kwok will begin his term on July 5.

Oscar Kwok. Photo: GovHK.

Announcing the appointment in a statement, Secretary for Civil Service Patrick Nip said Kwok, who was most recently deputy commissioner (management) of police, has “distinguished leadership, management and organisational skills.” Nip said Kwok aspired to enhance training for the civil service to ensure “the full and accurate implementation of the ‘one country, two systems’ principle.”

Kwok, who is 57, has been a police officer for 31 years and rose to the second-in-command position in 2019. He retired from the Force in April this year. He will be paid a monthly salary of at least HK$265,150, or the equivalent of more than HK$3 million per year.

Proudest moment

The former officer said in an interview with Offbeat, an online police publication, that one of the proudest moments in his career was defending police actions during the 2019 anti-extradition protests and unrest at a United Nations Human Rights Council meeting.

The Civil Service College was established last December to provide training for the city’s civil servants. It is currently located at a North Point Government Offices, but its long-term premises will be in Kwun Tong, with construction expected to completed by 2026.

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