Under the arrangement of the Police College, Chief Inspector Chow Hok-yin and Senior Inspectors Cheung Ka-wing and Lee Chun-ying participated in the Management Development Programme run by the Queensland Police Service Academy in Australia from July 30 to August 10.
The programme, catered for middle-ranking police officers, aimed to enhance the participants' leadership and management skills. The participants benefitted a lot from the sharing of senior leaders of the Queensland Police Service (QPS) and the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services in the programme. They gained an in-depth understanding of ways to foster an inclusive work environment and a multi-agency policing approach.
Upon completion of the course, the three officers attended a one-week operational attachment to a number of Queensland police units, including the Major and Organised Crime Squad, the Intelligence Unit, the State Police Operations Centre, the Major Events Planning Unit, the Innovation Unit, the Media and Public Affairs Group and Police Citizen Youth Clubs, to learn about their daily policing work. The programme not only broadened their horizons, but also provided an opportunity for them to forge a partnership with their counterparts in the QPS.