Police to resolve deadlock

Catherine Ng

THE Police Force Council is likely to be reconvened this summer after two years, with officers saying they believe deadlock with management can be resolved.

The Junior Police Officers' Association (JPOA) executive committee resolved yesterday to drop a demand that Police Commissioner Li Kwan-ha chair council meetings.

Local Inspectors' Association (LIA) chairman Chau Chuen-kung welcomed the concession, which would help remove the final obstacle to the council resuming.

The council was a communication channel between the force unions - JPOA, LIA, the Expatriate Inspectors' Association and the Superintendents' Association - and the Commissioner and central Government.

Its revised constitution provides for three deputy secretaries from the civil service and one senior official from the policy branch to attend each meeting.