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Early Xmas for eight senior cops to be promoted

Early Xmas for eight senior cops to be promoted

Christmas came early for eight high-ranking police officers who have been informed of their promotion.
Sing Tao Daily, The Standard’s sister paper, has learned that the police have distributed "yes letters" -- the annual job promotion notices -- this month to eight officers.

Three assistant commissioners, the fourth-highest police rank, will move up one rank to senior assistant commissioner while five officers will be promoted to assistant commissioners.

It is also understood that Oscar Kwok Yam-shu, deputy commissioner for management, will retire around March or April next year. When Kwok retires, the current director of crime and security Chow Yat-ming -- who is a hopeful contender to be the next police commissioner -- is expected to fill his position which is just one rank below police commissioner Raymond Siu Chak-yee.

Chow will be replaced by assistant commissioner for crime Keith Yip Wan-lung who will move up one rank to senior assistant commissioner.

Kan Kai-yan, currently assistant commissioner for national security, will take up the role of director of national security, which was left empty when Frederic Choi Chin-pang was moved sideways to director of personnel and training in August this year after he was embroiled in a massage parlor scandal in March.

Johnson Chan Joon-sun, the assistant commissioner for operations, will become the next director of operations, replacing Frank Kwok Yam-yung, senior assistant commissioner who will retire around March or April next year.

The five who are expected to be promoted as assistant commissioner include chief superintendent Kenneth Kwok Ka-chuen who will take up the newly created post of assistant commissioner for public relations.

Another is Wong Chung-chun who is expected to replace Jocelyn Cheung Ching as the director of Hong Kong Police College. Cheung is expected to retire next year.

The remaining three expected to be promoted as assistant commissioner are Chiu Wing-lan who will become police assistant commissioner for national security, Chung Wing-man as assistant commissioner of crime, and Frank Law Yuet-wing as regional commander of Kowloon East.

It is understood that 12 officers will be promoted to chief police superintendent, which is the fifth-highest rank in the force.
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