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Hong Kong Beat by ON Simon Roberts

This new book is receiving great reviews with readers enjoying Simon's memories of his time with the Royal Hong Kong Police.
16 Oct 2022
Written by Caroline Cheal
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Hong Kong Beat by ON Simon Roberts
Hong Kong Beat by ON Simon Roberts

ON Simon Roberts joined the Royal Hong Kong Police in 1979 and continued to serve after the handover in 1997. During his 23 years of service, he worked in different departments all over the Territory. These included district crime and anti-triad squads, vice squads, Operational Command, Crime HQ, Crime Prevention, Marine, and even as a court prosecutor.

Simon kept a diary and was a prodigious letter writer. He still has many of the early letters which, together with accumulated official documents, form the backbone of his book. He was promoted to Detective Superintendent 10 days before the handover and resigned in 2002 to take up a role in the private sector. He was presented with a valedictory letter for meritorious service from the Commissioner and is a lifetime member of the Royal Hong Kong Police Association. Simon now lives in England and continues to work in the security industry.

Hong Kong Beat is a fast-paced tale of Simon's exploits as one of the last British Police Officers in Colonial Hong Kong. It has received great reviews and can be purchased now from Waterstones and Amazon now. All the royalties are being donated to the Hong Kong Police Welfare Fund. We hope you enjoy the book and wish Simon the best of luck.

 

 

 

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