Secretary for Security

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Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region

Secretary for Security
保安局局長
Hong Kong SAR Regional Emblem.svg
Incumbent
Lai Tung-kwok

since 1 July 2012
Security Bureau
Style The Honourable
Appointer Central People's Government
nomination by Chief Executive
Inaugural holder Peter Lai
Formation 1 July 2007
Website SB

The Secretary for Security (Chinese: 保安局局長) is the member of the Hong Kong Government in charge of the Security Bureau, which is responsible for public safety, security, and immigration matters.

The post was created in 1973 and since the Principal Officials Accountability System was adopted in 2002, the Secretary for Security has been a member of the Executive Council. Before 1973 the office was known as the Secretary for Defence.

Areas of responsibility include:

List of Secretaries for Security[edit]

Colonial period[edit]

After transfer of the sovereignty to People's Republic of China[edit]

Name Took office Left office
Peter Lai July 1, 1997 August 30, 1998
Regina Ip August 31, 1998 August 3, 2003
Ambrose Lee August 4, 2003 June 30, 2012
Lai Tung-kwok July 1, 2012 Incumbent