Q: What should a Duty Officer do on receiving a person detained for resisting arrest or assaulting a police officer?
A: The Duty Officer should offer medical treatment to the detained person and then record his offer, together with the person's reply, in the "DO's Notes" section of the Communal Information System (CIS).
Q: What should be done when relating messages to RCCC after handling an incident?
A: The officer should ensure that correct messages are to be related to the RCCC, e.g. whether or not a dispute has been settled.
Q: How should case property be handled?
A: As soon as practicable, case property should be handed over to the Property Control Officer for storing in a secure place in a police station.
Q: What step should be taken if the owner of case property demands a receipt?
A: The request should be referred to the ADVC ADM or the inspectorate officer responsible for property, no matter the request is made orally or in writing.
Q: What should an off-duty officer do if he witnesses a traffic offence and considers it necessary to report the driver for prosecution?
A: The officer should note the registration number of the offending vehicle and the details of the offence. Thereafter, he should submit a statement to the Regional Traffic Investigation Unit concerned.
Q: Do officers in plain clothes, no matter on or off duty, have the right to stop any vehicle for a traffic offence?
A: Officers in plain clothes, no matter on or off duty, must not attempt to stop any vehicle for a traffic offence, as he has no power to do so.
(This column is contributed by the Complaints and Internal Investigations Branch)