Eleven new recruits of the Force Escort Group (FEG) have recently completed a five-day FEG Motorcycle VIP Escort Training Course. The new recruits, from the rank of Police Constable to Inspector, came from the five Regional Traffic Formations. Since the establishment of the FEG in 1986, it was the first time that three female officers and a non-ethnic Chinese officer participated in the course.
The course covered the organisational structure, roles and duties of the FEG, as well as the specialised motorcade escort, security strategy and tactics. The recruits attended lectures on the basic concepts of escort operations followed by demonstrations of riding skills and different traffic controls that specifically fit the tactical needs of motorcade escorts. They were then required to go through a series of intensive simulated VIP escort training exercises, during which they put what they had learned in the course into practice and worked alongside existing FEG members. The successful completion of the course not only demonstrated the professional capability of the new recruits, but also the excellent team work and communication within the FEG.
The FEG, one of the Force’s volunteer secondary duty cadres, comprises 59 officers from the five Regional Traffic Formations. It provides traffic facilitation to all special vehicle movements, including VIP motorcades, high risk prisoner escorts and secure movements of high values cargos. In 2020, FEG members contributed over 1 600 man-days totalling 52 mobilisations. The FEG continues to recruit officers and welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates.