On Monday, 24 July 2000, Mr I Grenville Cross, SC, JP, Director of Public Prosecutions, and Mr Lau Chun-sing, Director of Crime and Security, Hong Kong Police, signed the "Memorandum of Understanding on Co-operation Between The Hong Kong Police and The Prosecutions Division of the Department of Justice".

The Memorandum is designed to strengthen existing channels of communication between the parties, to promote effective liaison, and to facilitate the smooth operation of the criminal justice system.

The Memorandum contains the guidelines for the levels of service that prosecutors and police agree to provide to each other. It is a practical document, with an aspirational dimension.

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