RAILDIST officers study railway policing in Shanghai
Project "Empowerment", one of the five projects under the Railway District’s (RAILDIST) Action Plan for 2010, is designed to boost officers’ personal and professional qualities. In line with Project "Empowerment", RAILDIST has been arranging officers, in particular frontline junior officers, to participate in overseas and Mainland visits.
Between November 15 and 18, RAILDIST Commander Cheng Kwok-hung led a six-member delegation comprising Chief Inspector Paul Gordon, Senior Inspector Leung Yiu-kwong, Station Sergeant Chan Chiu-kit, Police Constable (PC) Koon Lap-chiu and Woman Police Constable (WPC) Yip Wing-yiu to pay a four-day visit to the Shanghai Railway Public Security Bureau, which is responsible for railway policing. The visit focused on sharing of experience of railway policing, especially that carried out during the Shanghai World Expo 2010.
Warmly welcoming the delegation, the Head of the Bureau, Mr Cao Shengwei, gave a detailed briefing on the policing and deployment during the Expo. With a total of 268 stations in the railway system and a daily passenger flow of seven million, he introduced policing strategies, use of modern technologies such as comprehensive CCTV surveillance system and security screening facilities, deployment of police dogs, and deployment of extra manpower throughout the entire period of the Expo.
The delegation also visited the Bureau’s Command and Control Centre, a Police Post at Lujiazui and the Police Dogs Training Base, and shared their working experience and railway policing knowledge with their frontline counterparts.
Both the two Junior Police Officers are pleased to have taken part in the visit. Said PC Koon: "It was a rare opportunity and experience for junior officers like me. I learned that all the officers of the Bureau had worked continually for six months without a single day of leave in order to ensure the safety and security of the railway system during the Expo. This kind of commitment and determination to achieve their goals is worth learning."
WPC Yip added: "I had my horizons and policing knowledge broadened after this tightly scheduled visit. It was also a valuable opportunity for me to share my personal working experience and police knowledge ."
During the visit, both the guests and hosts not only shared their good practices on railway policing but also established networking and a partnership. More importantly, the visit would help RAILDIST formulate policing plans to maintain the railway system in Hong Kong as one of the safest ones in the world.
|<<Back to News>> <<Back to Top>>|