Under the arrangement of the Hong Kong Police College, Chief Inspectors Chan Sze-king and Ip Ching-man attended a programme titled the Graduate Certificate in Applied Management (Policing and Emergency Services) held by the Australian Institute of Police Management (AIPM) in Manly from July 31 to August 18. Thirty-four participants from different law enforcement agencies in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Hong Kong attended the programme.
The participants had to complete a self-study on various management and leadership theories prior to the commencement of the programme. During the residential phase at the Institute, they had to take part in highly interactive discussions and prepared research papers and presentations on the topics of strategic management, public value and policy formulation. While the curriculum was quite challenging, it served as a platform for these officers to exchange experience in management, and to have deep reflections on the application of various leadership qualities in tackling challenges.
Upon completion of the AIPM programme, Mr Chan and Ms Ip went to the Queensland Police Service Headquarters in Brisbane for a one-week visit. They called on the State Disaster Coordination Centre, Local Disaster Coordination Centre, Mobility Capability Centre and Forensic Services Group to learn about the disaster response and command of the Queensland Police Service, as well as the use of drones in policing.