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Independent Police Complaints Council

The Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC, Chinese: 獨立監察警方處理投訴委員會) is a civilian body of the Government of Hong Kong, part of the two-tier system in which the Hong Kong Police Force investigates complaints made by the public against its members and the IPCC monitors those investigations.

Independent Police Complaints Council
Independent civilian body overview
Formed1994 (1994)
Preceding Independent civilian body
  • Police Complaints Committee
Jurisdiction Hong Kong
HeadquartersRooms 1006-10, 10/F, China Resources Building, No. 26 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
Minister responsible
  • Larry KWOK Lam-kwong, Chairman
Deputy Ministers responsible
  • CHAN Kin-por, Vice-Chairman
  • Chris CHEUNG Wah-fung, Vice-Chairman
  • Tony TSE Wai-chuen, Vice-Chairman
Key document
  • Independent Police Complaints Council Ordinance (IPCCO) (Cap. 604)
WebsiteOfficial website
Independent Police Complaints Council
Traditional Chinese獨立監察警方處理投訴委員會

The IPCC acts as an independent body to monitor the review by the Complaints Against Police Office (CAPO) of complaints against members of the Police Force. Unlike CAPO, which is a unit of the police force, the IPCC is a civilian body not linked with the police that reports directly to the office of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong.There have been criticisms in LegCo that the IPCC has limited monitoring power.[1]



The IPCC was created in 1994 and succeeded an earlier independent review body, the Police Complaints Committee or PCC, to investigate police. The PCC was created in 1986 and reported to the then Governor of Hong Kong.

The IPCC is headed by a Secretariat and is governed by The Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) Ordinance, which was enacted in July 2008. On 1 June 2009, after the ordinance came into operation, the Chinese official name of IPCC was changed from "投訴警方獨立監察委員會" to "獨立監察警方處理投訴委員會" and the English name remain the same.[2][3]


  • Secretariat
  • Secretary
  • Deputy Secretary
  • Legal Adviser
  • Transitional Arrangements Team
  • Senior PR Officer
  • Case Teams (3)
  • Planning and Support Teams

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