Ever since implementation of the Independent Complaints Against Police Ordinance, the Complaints Against Police Office (CAPO) has been striving to forge a professional working relationship with the Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) to sustain the integrity, efficiency and effectiveness of the two-tier complaints system.
And in a bid to achieve a professional working environment and enhance mutual understanding between CAPO and IPCC, Complaints & Internal Investigations Branch (C&IIB) Chief Superintendent (CSP) Evelyn Lam recently hosted two sharing sessions for IPCC members and its secretariat staff on October 9 and November 13 respectively. During the sessions, CSP Lam covered a variety of Force-related issues, ranging from the policing philosophy of the Force to the challenges and difficulties faced by frontline officers.
IPCC Chairman, Mr Jat Sew-tong, and his fellow members welcomed the sharing sessions and considered the information provided enhanced their understanding of Force-related issues and procedures, and could assist them in vetting complaints investigation reports and making recommendations for CAPO to improve services.
C&IIB will continue to organise more similar engagement activities for IPCC members and its secretariat.