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Sham Shui Po Police Station (Chinese: 深水埗警署) situated at the junction of Lai Chi Kok Road and Yen Chow Street, Sham Shui Po. It was built in 1924 with three storeys. It is graded as Grade III historic building.[1]

Sham Shui Po Police Station
深水埗警署
Sham Shui Po Police Station 2015.jpg
Sham Shui Po Police Station
General information
TypePolice station
Architectural styleNeo-Classical
ClassificationGrade III historic building
Address37A Yen Chow St, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
Country Hong Kong
Coordinates22°19′48″N 114°09′33″E / 22.329986°N 114.159088°E / 22.329986; 114.159088 (Sham Shui Po Police Station)Coordinates: 22°19′48″N 114°09′33″E / 22.329986°N 114.159088°E / 22.329986; 114.159088 (Sham Shui Po Police Station)
Current tenantsHong Kong Police Force
Completed15 June 1925
Technical details
Floor count3
Design and construction
Architecture firmP&T Architects and Engineers
Sham Shui Po Police Station
Traditional Chinese深水埗警署
Sham Shui Po Police Station. Lai Chi Kok Road facade

The police station is adjacent to former Sham Shui Po Camp and later Dragon Centre.

HistoryEdit

Shortly after the British executed the 99-year lease of the New Territory, a police station, also served as the Harbour Master’s Station, was built at Sham Shui Po. British established a base at Sham Shui Po with military camps and police stations as it overlooked the western side of the Victoria Harbour. The current Sham Shui Po Police Station building was completed in 1924 to replace the older station at the area.

The building was built before World War II for a small population, before the rapid industrial and residential development of the area after the war. In addition, a large influx of immigrants from mainland China, settling in the area after the war, caused the district to become one of the worst squatter areas in Hong Kong. Therefore, the station underwent a series of additions and alterations to cater for its growing need for personnel and facilities.

Sham Shui Po Station is still serving its community today even though its role changed from the station for the whole district to a sub-station in 1967.

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