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									               “Enhanced Productivity Programme : 2001-02” Booklet

                  Report on EPP Savings -- Hong Kong Police Force

Total value of EPP savings in 2001-02 : $248.750 m, equivalent to 2.0% of total recurrent baseline
expenditure in that year that is subject to EPP. Total EPP savings (as a percentage of recurrent baseline
expenditure subject to EPP) achieved by 2001-02 on a cumulative basis is 3.0%.

Categor Savings             EPP Measures in 2001-02               Safeguards for Quality Service
   y     ($m)
PE/PRE                Surplus in Training

                    Training Wing
             47.561 l Delete Recruit Training Reserve posts In view of the Government’s policy
                        in the Police Training School following of recruitment freeze, the Force’s
                        reduction in recruitment intake.        intake of probationary Inspectors and
                                                                recruit Constables has been reduced
                        Savings :                               significantly. The number of intakes is
                        Deletion of the following posts in unlikely to increase in the foreseeable
                        2000-01 -                               future.

                           2 Inspector/Senior Inspector
                           194 Constable

                          Deletion of 6 Constable posts in
                          2001-02.

                      l   Rationalise service in the Police  In light of the envisaged drop in
                          Constable Training Division and    projected intake of probationary
                                                             Inspectors, recruit Constables and
                          Auxiliary Training Division following
                          reduction in recruitment intake.   recruit Auxiliary Constables in the
                                                             foreseeable future, the number of
                          Savings :                          Course Instructors and supporting
                          Deletion of the following posts in staff can be reduced with no
                          2000 -01-                          deterioration in the quality of service.

                           3 Inspector/Senior Inspector
                           1 Workman II
                                             2

Categor Savings        EPP Measures in 2001-02               Safeguards for Quality Service
   y     ($m)
                  Closure      of    Disused      Police
                  Services

                  New Territories North Region
         0.979                                           Through the installation of advanced
                  l Close the Tsim Bei Tsui Police Post in
                    Tin Shui Wai Division to allow for   technical     equipment      (CCTV
                    redeployment of resources and        surveillance system), command and
                    manpower savings.                    supervision of the anti-illegal
                                                         immigrant duties at Tsim Bei Tsui
                      Savings :                          area can be conducted directly from
                      Deletion of the following posts in the Tin Shui Wai Police Station.
                      2000-01 -                          Hence operational effectiveness can
                                                         be greatly enhanced.
                      1 Inspector/Senior Inspector
                      1 Cook
                      1 Workman II

                      Deletion of 1 Cook post in 2001-02

                  New Territories South Region
         1.457    l Close the Discovery Bay Police Post Owing to improved accessibility,
                    in Lantau District to allow for policing of Discovery Bay area has
                    redeployment of resources and been taken over by the Lantau North
                    manpower savings.                   Division through realignment of
                                                        divisional boundaries. Upon closure
                    Savings :                           of the Discovery Bay Police Post,
                    Deletion of 1 Inspector/Senior members of the public can make
                    Inspector post in 2000-01.          report to the Lantau North Divisional
                                                        Police Station in Tung Chung.
                    Deletion of 4 Constable posts in
                    2001-02.

                  Marine Region
         19.664   l Close the Tai A Chau Vietnamese Boat Police service no longer required
                     People Detention Centre to allow for upon closure of the Detention
                     redeployment of resources and Centre.
                     manpower savings.

                     Savings :
                     Deletion of the following posts in
                     2000-01-

                       1 Superintendent
                       4 Chief Inspector
                                                 3

Categor Savings        EPP Measures in 2001-02                Safeguards for Quality Service
   y     ($m)
                  l   Decommission Police Launch No. 4    Quality of service can be maintained
                                                          as relevant search and rescue
                      in Marine South Division to allow for
                      redeployment of resources and       responsibilities will be taken up by a
                      manpower savings.                   fast moving Divisional Patrol Launch
                                                          in the Division. Moreover, the
                       Savings :                          original patrol areas will be realigned
                       Deletion of 3 Inspector/Senior and police coverage will be provided
                       Inspector posts in 2000-01.        by the remaining divisional/inshore
                                                          patrol launches in the Division.
                       Deletion of the following posts in
                       2001-02 -

                       9 Station Sergeant
                       9 Sergeant
                       33 Constable
                       3 Cook

                  Amalgamation

                Kowloon West Region
         10.291 l Amalgamate the Homantin Division            Divisional boundaries of Hung Hom
                  into the Hung Hom and Kowloon City          and Kowloon City Divisions will be
                  Divisions. Deletion of posts comes          realigned to cover Homantin area.
                  from streamlining the command               Upon amalgamation, Hung Hom
                  structure and redistribution of             Division will move to the existing
                  manpower resources. Creation of             Homantin Police Station whilst Hung
                  posts is to strengthen the manpower         Hom Police Station will be changed
                  for front-line operational duties.          as the Hung Hom Operational Base
                                                              with a reporting centre.
                      Savings :
                      Deletion of the following posts in
                      2000-01 -

                       5   Inspector/Senior Inspector
                       3   Constable
                       9   Workman II
                       2   Police Translator II

                      Deletion of the following posts in
                      2001-02 -

                       1   Chief Inspector
                       5   Station Sergeant
                       9   Sergeant
                       1   Clerical Officer
                       2   Assistant Clerical Officer
                       6   Clerical Assistant
                                               4

Categor Savings        EPP Measures in 2001-02                 Safeguards for Quality Service
   y     ($m)
                       1 Police Translator I

                      Additional requirements:
                      Creation of the following posts in
                      2001-02-

                       8 Constable
                       1 Supplies Assistant

                  New Territories North Region
         13.383   l Amalgamate        the Field Patrol    Where there are changes in the
                    Detachment Companies into the         mode or process of service, we
                    Border District.       Following the  promote those changes and provide
                    exercise effected last year, further  suitable training to ensure that staff
                    deletion of posts comes from          can adapt to the transition. Staff can
                    redistribution of manpower resources. voice their feedback to the
                                                          management and all issues will be
                       Savings :                          taken care of by prompt managerial
                       Deletion of the following posts in attention.
                       2000-01 -

                       8 Constable
                       3 Workman II
                       3 Artisan

                       Deletion of 4 Constable posts in
                       2001-02.

                  l   Amalgamate the Tai Hing Division into    The divisional boundaries of Tuen
                      the Tuen Mun Division. Deletion of       Mun and Castle Peak Divisions will
                      posts comes from the streamlining of     be realigned to cover policing of Tai
                      the      command      structure   and    Hing area.
                      redistribution of manpower resources.
                                                         Special briefings, open forum and
                      Creation of posts is to strengthen the
                      manpower for front-line operational“Off-Beat” coverage have been
                      duties.                            made to update all staff on the
                                                         rationale and progress of the
                      Savings :                          amalgamation. Feedback from staff
                      Deletion of the following posts in has      been        taken    into
                      2000-01 -
                                                 5

Categor Savings         EPP Measures in 2001-02                  Safeguards for Quality Service
   y     ($m)
                       6   Inspector/Senior Inspector            consideration during the planning
                       3   Constable                             stage.
                       1   Personal Secretary II
                       3   Clerical Assistant                    Tuen Mun District Council, District
                       1   Office Assistant                      Fight Crime Committee, government
                       6   Workman II                            officials and local residents’
                                                                 associations have been briefed on
                       Deletion of the following posts in        details of the amalgamation.
                       2001-02-                                  Assurance has been given that police
                                                                 front-line service of the affected area
                       1   Superintendent                        will be enhanced.
                       1   Chief Inspector
                       5   Station Sergeant
                       5   Sergeant
                       1   Clerical Officer
                       3   Assistant Clerical Officer

                      Additional requirements:
                      Creation of 14 Constable posts in
                      2001-02.

                  l   Amalgamate the Lau Fau Shan Sub-            Extensive consultation and briefings
                      Division into the Tin Shui Wai Division.    have been arranged for local
                      Deletion of posts comes from                residents in Lau Fau Shan and Tin
                      redistribution of manpower resources.       Shui Wai areas. Concerns of the
                      Creation of posts is to enhance the         local trade associations have been
                      command of front-line operational           suitably addressed.
                      duties.

                      Savings :
                      Deletion of the following posts in
                      2000-01 -

                       1   Constable
                       1   Office Assistant
                       2   Cook
                       3   Workman II

                      Deletion of the following posts in
                      2001-02 -

                       5 Sergeant
                       1 Assistant Clerical Officer
                       1 Cook
                                             6

Categor Savings        EPP Measures in 2001-02               Safeguards for Quality Service
   y     ($m)
                     Additional requirements:
                     Creation of 3 Station    Sergeant
                     posts in 2001-02.

                  Streamlining of Guard              and
                  Reception Services

                  Hong Kong Island Region
         0.893    l Reduce reception and security services   The responsibilities of the Orderly
                     through redistribution of duties and    Police Constables within the
                     installation of a ‘key pad system’ in   Regional Command and Control
                     the Regional Command and Control        Centre of Hong Kong Island can be
                     Centre.                                 undertaken with no appreciable loss
                                                             of service by the existing
                     Savings :                               Communication Centre Constable.
                     Deletion of 4 Constable posts in
                     2001-02.

                  New Territories North Region
         0.893                                        As the duties of the Main Gate
                  l Streamline guard service and security
                                                      Guard will be taken up by the
                    procedure in the San Uk Ling Holding
                    Centre to enhance efficiency and  Reception/Escorting/Relieving
                    achieve manpower savings.         Constables,                     the
                                                      security level and operation of San
                     Savings :                        Uk Ling Holding Centre will not be
                     Deletion of 4 Constable posts in affected.
                     2001-02.

                  Support Wing
         3.573    l Streamline    guard and reception        As May House was demolished in
                     services in the Police Headquarters     mid-1999, the May House Support
                     Complex to allow for redeployment of    Office is no longer required. There
                     resources and manpower savings.         is no deterioration in the quality of
                                                             service.
                     Savings :
                     Deletion of the following posts in
                     2000-01 -

                      1 Foreman
                      26 Workman II

                     Deletion of the following posts in
                     2001-02 -

                      1 Sergeant
                      1 Foreman
                                               7

Categor Savings        EPP Measures in 2001-02                  Safeguards for Quality Service
   y     ($m)
                  Civilianisation        of        Support
                  Services

                  Hong Kong Island Region
         0.081    l Civilianise post in the Aberdeen Suitable training will be provided to
                     Division to allow for better utilisation the civilian staff to ensure that the
                     of resources.                            staff can adapt to the transition.

                     Savings :
                     Deletion of 1 Constable post in 2001-
                     02.

                     Additional requirements:
                     Creation of 1 Clerical Assistant post in
                     2001-02.

                  New Territories South Region
         0.771    l Civilianise posts in the Regional and Suitable training will be provided to
                    District Crime Intelligence Registries to the civilian staff to ensure that the
                    allow for better utilisation of resources. staff can adapt to the transition.

                     Savings :
                     Deletion of the following posts in
                     2001-02 -
                      2 Sergeant
                      6 Constable

                     Additional requirements:
                     Creation of the following posts in
                     2001-02-

                      1 Assistant Clerical Officer
                      7 Clerical Assistant

                  Personnel Wing
         0.152    l Civilianise posts in the Conditions of Suitable training will be provided to
                      Service and Support Group and Junior the civilian staff to ensure that the
                      Police Officers Association to allow staff can adapt to the transition.
                      for better utilisation of resources.

                      Savings :
                      Deletion of 1 Inspector/Senior
                      Inspector post in 2000-01 and 1
                      Constable post in 2001-02
                                                 8

Categor Savings        EPP Measures in 2001-02                 Safeguards for Quality Service
   y     ($m)
                     Additional requirements:
                     Creation of the following posts in
                     2001-02-

                      1 Executive Officer II
                      1 Assistant Clerical Officer
                      1 Clerical Assistant

                  Streamlining and Outsourcing

                  Hong Kong Island Region
         9.740    l Streamline service to allow for            In times of emergencies which call
                     redeployment of resources and             for additional manpower in the Hong
                     manpower savings in the Regional          Kong Island Regional Headquarters
                     Headquarters, Eastern District, Central   (Crime), redeployment of resources
                     District and Traffic District.            from other units such as Regional
                                                               Anti-Triad Unit can be arranged.
                      Savings :
                      Downgrading of the following posts Manpower in other districts are
                      in 2001-02 -                       capable of coping with the service
                                                         demand.

                      1 Inspector/Senior Inspector to 1
                        Station Sergeant
                      1 Supervisor of Typing Services to 1
                          Senior Typist

                     Deletion of the following posts in
                     2000-01 -

                      8   Constable
                      1   Police Translator II
                      1   Typist
                      2   Clerical Assistant
                      1   Property Attendant
                      2   Vehicle Tester

                     Deletion of the following posts in
                     2001-02 -

                      1   Sergeant
                      4   Constable
                      1   Senior Typist
                      1   Typist
                      3   Property Attendant
                                               9

Categor Savings        EPP Measures in 2001-02                  Safeguards for Quality Service
   y     ($m)
                  l   Regrade Duty Officer posts in the Experienced Station Sergeants who
                      North Point Division to allow for are conversant with report room
                      better utilisation of resources.      procedures will be posted as Duty
                                                            Officers to ensure no deterioration in
                      Savings :                             the quality of service.
                      Downgrading 4 Inspector/Senior
                      Inspector posts to 4 Station Sergeant
                      posts in 2001-02.

                  l   Rationalise manpower for the closed       By means of job review and
                      Causeway Bay Report Centre and            redistribution of responsibilities,
                      under-utilised North Point Ferry Pier     manpower can be saved without
                      to allow for redeployment of resources    deteriorating the quality of service.
                      and manpower savings.

                      Savings :
                      Deletion of the following posts in
                      2001-02 -

                       4 Constable
                       1 Workman II

                  l   Rationalise patrolling service in Shek A pilot scheme was conducted
                      O area to allow for redeployment of between September 1999 and
                      duties and manpower savings.           February 2000. It was found that
                                                             the same level of service can be
                       Savings :                             maintained with less manpower
                       Deletion of 2 Constable posts in during the relatively quiet shifts.
                       2001-02.

                  l   Restructure and centralise the District   Since November 1999, statistics on
                      and Divisional Crime Investigation        the workload of the officers in the
                      Units of the Wan Chai District to allow   District and Divisional Crime
                      for redeployment of resources and         Investigation Units of the Wan Chai
                      manpower savings.                         District under the new structure have
                                                                been collected to facilitate planning
                      Savings :                                 of manpower redeployment.
                      Deletion of 2 Constable posts in
                      2000-01.                           A special briefing has been
                                                         conducted for the Happy Valley
                      Deletion of the following posts in resident representatives to address
                      2001-02 -                          their concerns on the new structure.

                       1 Station Sergeant                       A customer satisfaction survey has
                       2 Sergeant                               been conducted to assess public
                       2 Constable                              opinion on the services provided and
                                                                to identify areas for improvement.
                                                10

Categor Savings         EPP Measures in 2001-02                   Safeguards for Quality Service
   y     ($m)

                  l   Merge the receipt and despatch              Upon merging, the receipt and
                      services in the Western District            despatch services for the whole
                      Headquarters and Western Division to        Western Police Station will be
                      allow for better utilisation of resources   provided by the District General
                      and enhance operational efficiency.         Registry with clear demarcation of
                                                                  duties between the Office Assistant
                      Savings :                                   and the Workman posts.
                      Deletion of 1 Clerical Assistant and 1
                      Office Assistant posts in 2000-01 and
                      2001-02 respectively.

                      Additional requirements:
                      Creation of 1 Workman II post in
                      2001-02.

                  l   Streamline traffic enforcement and          Beats of the remaining Traffic
                      control service to allow for                Wardens will be rearranged to
                      redistribution of duties and manpower       ensure the provision of adequate
                      savings in the District Traffic Team of     traffic control and regulation service
                      the Western District.                       to the public.

                      Savings :
                      Deletion of 2 Traffic Warden posts in
                      2000-01.

                  Kowloon East Region
         0.769    l Regrade Duty Officer posts in the Sau Experienced Station Sergeants who
                    Mau Ping Division to allow for better are conversant with report room
                    utilisation of resources.             procedures will be posted as Duty
                                                          Officers to ensure no deterioration in
                    Savings :                             the quality of service.
                    Downgrading of 4 Inspector/ Senior
                    Inspector to 4 Station Sergeant posts
                    in 2001-02.
                                               11

Categor Savings        EPP Measures in 2001-02                 Safeguards for Quality Service
   y     ($m)
                  Kowloon West Region
         1.056    l Streamline service to allow for By means of job review and
                    redistribution of duties and manpower redistribution of responsibilities,
                    savings in the Traffic District.      manpower can be saved without
                                                          deteriorating the quality of service.
                    Savings :
                    Deletion of the following posts in
                    2000 -01-

                       3 Constable
                       2 Vehicle Tester

                  New Territories North Region
         1.661    l Streamline service to allow for            By means of job review and
                    redistribution of duties and manpower      redistribution of responsibilities,
                    savings at the Tai Lam Chung Weigh         manpower can be saved without
                    Station.                                   deteriorating the quality of service.

                      Savings :
                      Deletion of 4 Constable posts in
                      2001-02.

                  l   Regrade Duty Officer posts in the Experienced Station Sergeants who
                      Yuen Long Division to allow for better are conversant with report room
                      utilisation of resources.              procedures will be posted as Duty
                                                             Officers to ensure no deterioration in
                      Savings :                              the quality of service.
                      Downgrading 4 Inspector/Senior
                      Inspector to 4 Station Sergeant posts
                      in 2001-02 .

                  New Territories South Region
         4.744    l Streamline traffic enforcement and Part of the duties will be taken over
                    control service to allow for by the Airport Authority Traffic
                    redistribution of duties and manpower Team.
                    savings in the Airport District.

                       Savings :
                       Deletion of 6 Traffic Warden posts in
                       2000-01.

                  l   Merge traffic zones and traffic teams By means of job review and
                      to streamline the structure/service and redistribution of responsibilities,
                      achieve better utilisation of resources. manpower can be saved without
                                                               deteriorating the quality of service.
                                                12

Categor Savings         EPP Measures in 2001-02                  Safeguards for Quality Service
   y     ($m)
                      Savings :
                      Deletion of the following posts in
                      2000-01 -

                       3 Inspector/Senior Inspector
                       4 Constable
                       2 Vehicle Tester

                      Deletion of 2 Station Sergeant posts in
                      2001-02.

                  Support Wing
         0.131    l Regrade posts in the Traffic Branch          By means of job review and
                     Headquarters and introduce the              redistribution of responsibilities,
                     Central Enquiry Counter service in the      manpower can be saved without
                     Central Traffic Prosecutions Bureau to      deteriorating the quality of service.
                     achieve better utilization of resources
                     and enhance customer services.

                      Savings :
                      Downgrading of 3 Inspector/ Senior
                      Inspector to 3 Station Sergeant posts
                      in 2001-02 .

                      Additional requirements:
                      Creation of 2 Constable posts in
                      2001-02 .

                  Personnel Wing
         5.136    l Streamline clerical support services in      By simplification of working
                      the Recruitment Group of the               procedures, redistribution of duties
                      Personnel Management Branch to             and centralisation of services,
                      allow for redistribution of duties and     manpower can be saved without
                      manpower savings.                          deteriorating the quality of service.

                      Savings :
                      Deletion of 1 Assistant Clerical Officer
                      post in 2001-02.

                  l   Streamline the command structure of        The actual involvement of the
                      the Catering Division in the Personnel     Catering Division in the provision of
                      Services Branch to allow for               food for operation and emergency is
                      redeployment of resources and              diminishing. Therefore, the quality of
                      manpower savings.                          service in Catering Division will not
                                                                 be affected.
                      Savings :
                      Deletion of 1 Superintendent post in
                                              13

Categor Savings        EPP Measures in 2001-02                Safeguards for Quality Service
   y     ($m)
                      2001-02.

                  l   Outsource catering services in the      By means of job review and
                      Police Training School to allow         redistribution of responsibilities,
                      redeployment of surplus civilian cook   manpower can be saved without
                      posts to the Border Catering Unit to    deteriorating the quality of service.
                      replace the Constable posts in the
                      unit. On the other hand, 3 Sergeant
                      posts in the Catering Division are
                      required to oversee the catering
                      services in the Regions.

                      Savings :
                      Deletion of 22 Constable posts in
                      2000-01.

                      Additional requirements:
                      Creation of 3 Sergeant posts in 2000-
                      01.

                  Training Wing
         2.656    l Rationalise services in the Training    The Station Sergeants will take up
                      Development Bureau and Higher         the role of assessors under the
                      Training Bureau to allow for          guidance and supervision of the
                      redistribution of duties and manpower remaining 3 Inspectors/Senior
                      savings.                              Inspectors of the Assessment Team.
                                                            The      professional       knowledge,
                      Savings :                             working experience and capability of
                      Downgrading of the following posts in an experienced Station Sergeant well
                      2001-02 -                             serve the purpose of accurately
                                                            assessing the performance of the
                       7 Inspector/Senior Inspector to 7    recruit Constables in properly
                          Station Sergeant                  handling beat incidents, statement
                       1 Programme Officer to 1 Assistant   taking and data entry etc. The
                          Programme Officer                 quality of service will not be
                                                            affected.
                      Deletion of 1 Superintendent and 1
                      Assistant Clerical Officer posts in The Assistant Programme Officer
                      2000-01 and 2001-02 respectively.     can handle the duties of the
                                                            Programme Officer in video
                                                            recording of demonstration, speech
                                                            and ceremony and the remaining
                                                            2 Programme Officers will be tasked
                                                            with the role of directors. The
                                                            quality of service will be unchanged.
                                                 14

Categor Savings        EPP Measures in 2001-02                  Safeguards for Quality Service
   y     ($m)
                                                                Upon deletion of the Superintendent
                                                                post, the duties will be taken up by
                                                                the Senior Superintendent and other
                                                                Chief Inspectors in the formation.

                  Information Systems Wing
         0.497    l Streamline maintenance and inspection       By means of job review and
                      services to allow for redistribution of   redistribution of responsibilities,
                      duties and manpower savings in the        manpower can be saved without
                      Communications Branch.                    deteriorating the quality of service.

                      Savings :
                      Deletion of the following posts in
                      2000-01-

                      1 Assistant Police
                       Telecommunications Inspector
                      1 Senior Radio Mechanics

                  Service Quality Wing
         2.440                                          On 1 January 2000, the Translation
                  l Streamline translation service in the
                                                        Pools of the three Regional
                     Complaints Against Police Offices to
                                                        Complaints Against Police Officers
                     allow for redistribution of duties and
                     manpower savings.                  offices were amalgamated into two
                                                        teams. The two teams are now
                     Savings :                          functioning effectively and capable of
                     Deletion of the following posts in coping with the workload.
                     2001-02-

                      1 Senior Police Translator
                      5 Police Translator I

                  Administration Wing
         0.666    l Streamline       services    in   the       By means of job review and
                    Administration Wing to allow for            redistribution of responsibilities,
                    redistribution of duties and manpower       manpower can be saved without
                    savings.                                    deteriorating the quality of service.

                     Savings :
                     Deletion of the following posts in
                     2000-01-

                      1 Confidential Assistant
                      1 Clerical Assistant

                     Deletion of 1 Chinese Language
                     Officer II post in 2001-02.
                                                  15

Categor Savings         EPP Measures in 2001-02                Safeguards for Quality Service
   y     ($m)

                   Finance Wing
         (0.048)   l Restructure the Finance Wing to           By means of job review,
                       streamline the existing work process    role-redelineation, delegation and
                       and services, to enhance operational    redistribution of responsibilities,
                       efficiency and to achieve better        manpower can be saved without
                       utilization of resources.               deteriorating the quality of service.

                       Savings :
                       Deletion of the following posts in
                       2001-02 -

                        2   Executive Officer II
                        1   Clerical Officer
                        5   Assistant Clerical Officer
                        3   Clerical Assistant

                       Additional requirements:
                       Creation of the following posts in
                       2001-02-

                        1 Senior Treasury Accountant
                        1 Accounting Officer I
                        2 Senior Clerical Officer

                   Planning and Development Branch
         0.504     l Streamline services in the Maintenance    By means of job review and
                       and Support Section of the Planning     redistribution of duties, manpower
                       and Development Branch to allow for     can be saved without deteriorating
                       redistribution of duties and manpower   the quality of service.
                       savings.

                        Savings :
                        Deletion of the following posts in
                        2001-02 -

                        1 Senior Clerical Officer
                        1 Office Assistant

                   Reduction in Allowances

         17.154    l   Reduce acting allowance                 Appropriate officers will be arranged
                                                               to take up acting appointments.
                                                16

Categor Savings          EPP Measures in 2001-02                Safeguards for Quality Service
   y     ($m)
            5.505   l   Reduce overtime allowance.              The overtime work can be minimised
                                                                through better utilisation of staff
                                                                resources by streamlining work
                                                                processes and wider redeployment
                                                                of staff.

            1.600   l   Reduce standby duty allowance.          Shift patterns will be adjusted to
                                                                provide sufficient number of officers
                                                                on duty, thereby reducing the
                                                                number of officers required for
                                                                standby duty.

Subtotal 153.909
DE/OC      73.000   l   Abolish the special duty quota for      The regular Police Force is now up
                        Hong Kong Auxiliary Police              to establishment and has sufficient
                        distributed among different Police      manpower to perform front-line
                        formations mainly for beat duties       operational duties.
                        following the review on 1 April 1999.
                                                                An amount of money has been
                                                                reserved for the deployment of
                                                                Auxiliary Police officers to perform
                                                                operational duties in case of
                                                                emergencies.

            7.673   l   Reduce expenditure on equipment         The existing service level will be
                        maintenance through streamlining the    maintained      through     enhanced
                        maintenance services and terminating    productivity of in-house maintenance
                        some maintenance service contracts.     teams and provision of service by a
                                                                single contractor for IT equipment at
                                                                a lower price.

            4.568   l   Reduce expenditure on the hire of data The existing service level will be
                        lines and airtime for portable phones, maintained through reduced rates of
                        and subscription fees for pagers.      new      contracts    and    better
                                                               arrangement        of     services.

            3.900   l   Reduce expenditure on transcription The service level will be maintained
                        and       data        preparation. through better use of resources and
                                                            information technology.

            3.840   l   Reduce expenditure on the hire of The existing training level will be
                        external training services.       maintained through wider use of in-
                                                          house training.
                                                    17

Categor Savings               EPP Measures in 2001-02              Safeguards for Quality Service
   y     ($m)
                1.480    l   Reduce operating cost due to Quality of service can be maintained
                             decommissioning of Police Launch as relevant search and rescue
                             No. 4 in Marine South Division   responsibilities will be taken up by a
                                                              fast moving Divisional Patrol Launch
                                                              in the Division. Moreover, the
                                                              original patrol areas will be realigned
                                                              and police coverage will be provided
                                                              by the remaining divisional/inshore
                                                              patrol launches in the Division.

                0.380    l   Reduce recruiting expenses through The recruitment will not be affected
                             wider use of leaflets and posters rather by change of promotion mode.
                             than Career Expo for recruiting
                             purpose.

Subtotal       94.841
 Total        248.750

PE : Personal Emoluments                    i.e. Staff salaries and allowances
PRE : Personnel Related Expenses            i.e. Costs related to the employment of staff other than pay
                                                 and allowances e.g. pensions, staff housing
DE:      Departmental Expenses              i.e. The day to day operating expenses of departments e.g.
                                                 fuel, travelling expenses and furniture
OC:      Other Charges                      i.e. Significant expenditure peculiar to a particular
                                                 department’s operation
Subventions                                 i.e. Recurrent payment to non-government bodies in support
                                                 of their on-going expenses

								
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