Deputy Commissioner (Management) (DCP MAN) Chiu Wai-yin went to Heilongjiang Province from August 21 to 25 to lend support to the Force's mobile tactics team that was offering training at Daqing Police School in this period. She also officiated at the graduation ceremony of Mainland trainees of the mobile tactics training course and presented certificates to them.
Led by Chief Inspector of the Weapons Training Division (WTD) Tang Che-leung, eight WTD officers gave training to about 100 public security officers from Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning and Inner Mongolia. The scenario-based training covered the procedures of stop, question and search of suspects, interception of vehicles and search of premises. Jointly run by the Force and the Ministry of Public Security in different provinces and cities of the Mainland since 2003, the course has benefited so far over 2 000 public security officers.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Ms Chiu commended the Mainland trainees for their enthusiasm, diligence and perseverance in completing the course. She also praised the Hong Kong Police mobile training team for their professionalism and dedication to excellence. She said that the Force would continue to organise the mobile tactics training course with a view to contributing to the operational safety of their counterparts in the Mainland. She also expressed gratitude to Heilongjiang Public Security Bureau (PSB) and the Police Liaison Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for their support.
During their stay in Heilongjiang, the Force delegation also visited Heilongjiang Police College and met the management of Heilongjiang PSB and the College. Both sides recognised the results of the reciprocal study programmes of the police authorities of the Mainland and Hong Kong, and also discussed further co-operation in other training aspects.