The Police Public Engagement Office (PPEO) of the Major Incidents Bureau (MIB) organised the third Public Events Engagement Course from August 1 to 3. The course aimed at enhancing frontline officers' awareness of the latest developments of public events, increasing their understanding of tactics employed by different socio-political groups, and enriching their knowledge of public engagement as well as collation and analysis of intelligence relating to public events.
PPEO has designed lectures and sharing sessions that cover the purpose of and legislative framework for public engagement, the development of political dynamics in Hong Kong and case studies. Furthermore, PPEO has invited guest lecturers from Central District, the Police Negotiation Cadre, the Criminal Intelligence Bureau and the Psychological Services Group to talk about engagement skills, intelligence gathering and positive emotions. Legislative Council Member Dr Fernando Cheung was also invited to share his previous encounters with the Police in public events.
Frontline Junior Police Officers from Police Community Relations Offices, Event Management Offices and Regional Public Engagement Offices made good use of this opportunity to exchange their experience and knowledge, as well as to establish networking.
At the conclusion of the course, Assistant Commissioner (Operations) Cheng Yiu-mo presented certificates of attendance to all participants. He encouraged them to put what they have acquired from the course into practice and demonstrate professionalism in upcoming public events.