Singh Gimandeep. Photo: Facebook, Hong Kong Police

Singh Gimandeep, a 23-year-old man of Indian ethnicity, has become the second non-Chinese since 1997 to go on probation as a Hong Kong police inspector after graduating from the Police College on Friday.

Hong Kong-born Gimandeep said being a police officer had been his dream since he was a child, according to a video posted on the Hong Kong Police Force’s Facebook page.

He has been an auxiliary police constable for two and a half years and joined the force after graduating from the City University of Hong Kong, Ta Kung Pao reported.

Gimandeep said Chinese language and cultural differences were the two main challenges that he would face but he wanted to share his experience by telling his compatriots that ethnic minorities could still contribute to the city in many ways.

Gimandeep said South Asians tended not to seek assistance from the police as they didn’t have confidence in them, so he hoped he could act as a bridge to enhance communication and mutual understanding among local people, police and ethnic minorities in the city, Wen Wei Po reported.

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