The Commercial Crime Bureau (CCB) conducted a Commercial Crime Investigation Course for about 70 criminal investigation supervisors from September 17 to 21. The participants included more than 40 inspectorate officers from the Force, as well as 25 representatives of Macao and Mainland law enforcement agencies, Federal Customs Service of Russia, the United States Consulate General - Hong Kong and Macau, the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department and the Securities and Futures Commission.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the training course, Chief Superintendent of CCB Tsang Ching-fo stressed that supervisors should fully understand the latest techniques in investigating complex and cross-boundary financial crime. He also shed light on how local law enforcement authorities could ensure a safe and stable business environment in Hong Kong.
The course covered the financial regulatory regime, relevant legislation, investigative skills, policing procedures as well as the development of the local financial market and professional institutions. Furthermore, CCB's Focus Groups shared the latest trends in commercial crime and deception.
A trainee from the Macao Judiciary Police, Ms Vong Ka-kei, said the course gave her a better picture of how the Hong Kong Police Force handled commercial crime cases. She found the presentations on investigative skills and tools very useful.
A local trainee, Officer-in-charge of District Crime Squad (1) in Tai Po District Tam Ching-shan, said, "The course has enriched the knowledge of police supervisors in criminal investigation management and evidence collection. This is instrumental in detecting fraud and money laundering cases."