There was zero pressure to leave following the handover. I left just prior to the handover, my choice. Eight years service, time to move on. Fortunately, I had six months paid leave plus my final gratuity, so no pressure. I went on to do a short post-Grad in Aussie.I am surprised to see that there are still British officers working for the Hong Kong Police, I had assumed they all were retired off yonks ago.
Fury over leading role of senior British police officers in Hong Kong
The three expats who keep appearing in the press where at the Police Training School (PTS) just after me. My passing out parade was in January 1989. Retirement age is 55, so expat numbers are shrinking fast. The very last expat is the Son of the officer who recruited me back in 1988. If you transfer across to ICAC you can serve until 60.