Training for Police Officers Regarding the Banking Ordinance and Relevant Statistics

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Dear Hong Kong Police Force Crime Wing,

I would like to request information on the following topics:

1.) Banking Ordinance training for Police Officers, specifically:

1a.) Does the HKPF have training materials for the Banking Ordinance?

1b.) Are the training materials part of mandatory training courses, voluntary training courses, or self study courses?

1c.) Are there any assessments, certifications, or tests, to rate the proficiency and understanding of the Banking Ordinance among Police Officers?

1d.) Is there any specific unit of the HKPF that is dedicated to complaints, investigations, or other concerns relating to the Banking Ordinance?

2.) Statistics relating to suspected violations of the Banking Ordinance

2a.) How many complaints were filed or categorised as suspected violation of the Banking Ordinance in years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 (to present day)?

2b.) If available, how many complaints for years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 (to present day) alleged unlicensed banking or deposit taking activities as defined by Section 11 and 12 of the Banking Ordinance?

2c.) What are the number of investigations, prosecutions, and convictions for violations of the Banking Ordinance for years years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 (to present day)?

Yours faithfully,

Taylor Amarel

香港警務處 刑事部

Dear Mr. Taylor AMAREL,

Our department has received your application for access to
information on 2020-10-20. Your application is now under processing.
According to paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our
department will inform you of the latest progress of the case separately on
or before 2020-11-09. In the meantime, please contact me at 2860 8157 if
you have any enquiry.

Regards,
Jen CHEN
EO Crime A&P
Hong Kong Police Force
Tel: 2860 8157

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香港警務處 刑事部

Dear Mr. Taylor AMAREL,

        I refer to your request dated 2020-10-20.  Our reply is appended
below for your perusal-

For Question 1a to 1c
Please note that the Police do not have specific training on the Banking
Ordinance.

For Question 1d
Any reports of crime made to the Police would be assigned to an
appropriate crime investigation unit for enquiry in accordance to the
complexity and seriousness of the case.  However, please note that the
Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is the statutory regulatory body of
the Banking Ordinance (Cap. 155 of the Law of Hong Kong).

For Question 2a to c
Please note that we do not maintain the requested figures.  Please also
note that the HKMA is the statutory body to supervise the compliance with
the Banking Ordinance.  You may wish to approach the HKMA for the relevant
number.

2.                For enquiry, please contact me at 2860 8156.

Regards,
Ms. Shirley HO
Crime Wing Access to Information Officer
for Commissioner of Police

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