“This is the first time that we’ve held this kind of photographic exhibition,” said Jiang Lida, Director of the Political Department of Guangdong’s Provincial Public Security Department. “In order to capture the essence of this outstanding police work from different perspectives, we took a total of 170,000 photos over 6 months and finally selected just 109.”
According to Jiang, the 109 outstanding police officers come from 21 different cities across Guandong, and work on criminal investigation, financial and fraud cases, drug prohibition, border defense, and more.
“We hope to dig out extraordinary stories from those officers on the ground who protect citizens everyday,” said Zhang Binzhao, a senior police officer of Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department. “In defense of public safety, sadly a total of 126 police officers passed away over the last 5 years and more than 2600 were wounded in the line of duty.”
Citizens can not only see photos of the 109 outstanding police officers, but also read stories of their heroism at the exhibition. For example:
Chen Zhijian, police officer from Guangzhou, used himself as exchange for a hostage.
Chen Zhijian, police officer from Guangzhou.
Hujun, a member of Guangzhou’s anti-terrorist SWAT team, rescued 15 children from terrorists.
Hujun, a member of Guangzhou’s anti-terrorist SWAT team.
He Yi, a Guangzhou community police officer, established an advanced public security system to protect the community he works in.
He Yi, a Guangzhou community police officer.
Luo Weizhong, a plainclothes officer from Foshan, is often involved in high speed persuit and capture of criminals.
Luo Weizhong, a plainclothes officer from Foshan.
Guangdong police has vowed to establish Guangdong as the most safe province with the best legal environment in China.
According to Guangdong’s Provincial Public Security Department, a total of 6.5 million criminal cases were placed on file in 2016, 2.4 million of which have been solved. Compared with 2015, the number of recorded cases has reduced by 16.46%, while the close rate saw a 1.66% year-on-year growth.
Information of the photographic exhibition
Place: Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (campus of Higher Education Mega Center)
Date: From Dec. 28, 2017 to Jan. 4, 2018
Place: Huacheng Square
Date: from Dec. 28, 2017 to Dec. 30, 2017
Author: Steven Yuen
Editor: Simon Haywood & Abby Chen
Photos and video: Guangdong's Provincial Public Security Department