A seven-member delegation from the Force Escort Group (FEG) and Traffic New Territories South Region (T NTS) visited Vancouver in Canada between November 19 and 24 to exchange experience with their counterparts in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Vancouver Police Department (VPD).
The delegation paid a call on the RCMP Headquarters where they were greeted by Assistant Commissioner Mr Eric Stubbs. Then they met with the commanders of the Traffic Headquarters, Integrated Road Safety Unit, Criminal Collision Investigation Team and Prosecution Team to get to know their duties. In addition, they visited the Command and Control Centre, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Air Section, Emergency Response Section and Canine Unit.
Meanwhile, the delegates also met the VIP Escort Team members of the VPD. Similar to the FEG in Hong Kong, the team members are traffic police officers who conduct traffic duties on normal days, but in case of receiving special calls, they would team up to perform escort duties. Both parties shared their good practices about escort tactics, and discussed various training modes and techniques. The VPD Escort Team then performed a demonstration by shuttling the delegates in downtown Vancouver.
The visit not only enabled the delegates to gain insights into their Canadian counterparts' road policing management and VIP motorcade escort duties, but also strengthened ties of officers from the two cities.