The Commercial Crime Bureau (CCB) conducted a Commercial Crime Investigation Course for frontline crime officers from November 26 to 30. The participants included about 50 junior police officers from the Force and 15 representatives of law enforcement agencies from the Mainland and Macao.
The course not only outlined the local banking and financial regulatory regime, the relevant legislation, investigative skills and policing procedures, but also covered the development of the financial market and professional institutions. Furthermore, CCB's 15 Focus Groups shared the trends of commercial crime and deception.
A trainee from Zhaoqing Public Security Bureau, Mr Wu Shiquan, said the course gave him a better picture of how the Hong Kong Police Force combated commercial crime. He found the presentation on investigative skills and tools very useful. Police Constable (PC) Yeung Ching from CCB said the course offered an opportunity for her to familiarise with all Focus Groups of CCB and better understand the latest commercial crime trend. PC Chung Pui-ki from the Anti-Triad Section of Tai Po District said, "The course enabled district crime officers to learn more about the skills of investigation and gathering evidence. This will be useful for dealing with fraud and money laundering-related cases."