Force tactics training extends to Guangxi
A Force delegation led by Deputy Commissioner (Management) Lee Ka-chiu visited Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region between September 18 and 24. Mr Lee also officiated at a graduation ceremony for 82 Guangxi officers who had completed a five-day tactics-training course conducted by Police College's Mobile Training Team at the Nanning People's Police Training School.
Since 2003, the Mobile Training Team has been conducting courses on the Force's weapon tactics in various provinces and cities on the Mainland. The "Guangxi Mobile Training Course" is the 16th one of the same nature.
The eight-member Mobile Training Team, headed by Superintendent (Weapons Training) Chan Wing-leung, provided training with the support of the Ministry of Public Security. Other members of the team included Chief Inspector Ng Kai-kwong, Senior Inspector So Hing-sau, Station Sergeant Lau Tung-yuk and Sergeants Lee Siu-wah, Tse Ka-lung, Mo Chin-chee and Chan Wai-ming. Assisted by eight Guangxi weapon-training instructors, the tactics-training programme was offered to local "seed instructors" from various Public Security Bureaux in Guangxi.
The five-day training course, consisting of lectures, demonstrations and simulated exercises, covered a wide range of firearms tactics such as the techniques commonly used by the Force in interrogating, arresting and overpowering suspects; searching vehicles and handling hostage situations. The Mobile Training Team also took the opportunity to exchange views and experiences with their Guangxi counterparts on the concepts and methods of tactics training. This compact programme, which ran for long hours everyday, underlined the hard work and accomplishments of the trainers of both Forces.
Addressing the graduates at the graduation ceremony on September 23, Mr Lee said: "The co-operation between the Ministry of Public Security and the Force has been very close in various aspects. It is highly worthwhile for both sides to share their experiences and tactics in the use and training of firearms and other weapons in many subjects of common interest. The Mobile Training Team has offered training to 1 220 'seed instructors' on the Mainland since 2003."
At the same ceremony, Deputy Director of the Guangxi Public Security Department, Mr Li Yue, pointed out that the training programme was very successful, adding that it was not only an exchange of experience on weapon tactics but also a "bridge of friendship" to pave the way for further co-operation between Hong Kong and Guangxi Police in training and other policing areas.
During the visit, Director of the Guangxi Public Security Department,Mr Liang Shengli, shared Guangxi's policing experiences with the Force delegation. During their visits to public security bureaux and police stations, the delegation had in-depth discussions with their Mainland counterparts on a wide range of policing matters, including handling of prisoners, cross-boundary crimes, communal information system and intelligence system.
As a result of the visit, Guangxi officers held the Force's professionalism in high regard and took the view that the visit had enhanced mutual understanding and co-operations between the two Forces.
Mobile Training Team members demonstrate the tactics adopted by the Force
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