Assistant Commissioner (Operations) Cheung Tak-keung has appointed Superintendent (SP) Kao Yau-ki to succeed SP Ng Ho-fung as the Officer Commanding (OC) of the Force Escort Group (FEG). SP Ng has held the post for two years and proceeded on his pre-retirement leave earlier this month.
In a ceremony at Police Headquarters, Mr Cheung presented a letter of appointment to SP Kao, and a letter of appreciation and a Commanding Officer's Commendation (COC) to SP Ng.
SP Kao, who succeeded SP Ng as SP (Enforcement and Control) in Traffic New Territories South recently, is no stranger to FEG duties, having worked closely with FEG in a number of major operations while working in various operational posts. With SP Kao's operational and traffic experiences, Mr Cheung is confident that he is a very suitable candidate to take over the job of OC FEG and to further develop its professionalism.
Thanking SP Ng for his hard work as OC FEG, Mr Cheung pointed out that SP Ng had introduced a number of changes during his tenure to enhance the operational efficiency of FEG and consolidate its position as a professional, highly organised and well-managed secondary duty cadre.
In November 2011, SP Ng led the FEG in giving a large-scale press briefing and a demonstration in Police College. In the period from the following month to April 2012, he played a pivotal role in staging the FEG 25th Anniversary Exhibition in Police Museum, projecting FEG's professional image.
SP Ng had maintained close relations with FEG's overseas counterparts. Last month, three traffic officers from Singapore Police attended a five-day VIP Escort Training Course with FEG. The officers' attachment to FEG might show it is an elite corps in the Asian Pacific Region.
After presenting the COC to SP Ng for his outstanding performances as OC FEG, Mr Cheung wished him a happy retirement after 27 years of dedicated service in the Force. In response, SP Ng praised FEG members for their devotion to their secondary duties and called on them to support their new OC as they did to him in the past.
One of the Force's secondary duty cadres, FEG comprises 59 officers from the five regional traffic formations and provides various traffic services to Force vehicle fleets, including VIP motorcade duty, high risk prisoner escorts and secure movement of high value cargo. In those aspects, FEG members contributed over 2,006 man-days in 115 mobilisations.