A CLINICAL psychologist will construct a profile on the type of police officer who succumbs to graft as part of a new anti-corruption strategy for the force. The profile might be used later to help guide recruitment experts in filtering out applicants with suspect traits. News of the employment of the psychologist emerged yesterday after the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) and police chiefs met for the first time in 20 years to review ways to prevent graft. Senior Assistant Commissioner, Management Services, Pedro Ching Kwok-hoo, chaired the forum, comprising delegates from the ICAC's operations, community relations and corruption prevention departments as well as officers from training, service quality and personnel. Police said the meeting had identified the need to establish two working groups as an initial course of action. These two groups would prepare for the development of a police code of ethics and identify training and communication strategies to implement it. A spokesman said: 'The meeting today recognised and reinforced the Commissioner's stance that there was no place for the corrupt or those of doubted integrity within the Royal Hong Kong Police Force.' It is believed the new strategy will be ready within a year. The steering committee wants to identify areas with a potential for graft and to put forward new procedures to counter its spread. However, the psychologist is expected to provide advice on the behavioural types and the cultural and operational climates in which law enforcement officers are susceptible to temptation. ICAC sources said the forum pledged a comprehensive audit of all 70-odd police graft prevention projects undertaken since 1974 when the ICAC was formed. This would pinpoint deficiencies in previous approaches, compliance of police in the field, changing circumstances and other factors. The audit would review such areas as drug handling, retrieval and storage, crime prevention, welfare services, narcotics work, driver training, issuing of infringement notices and handling of confidential information. The committee meets again on October 18.