The Hong Kong Disciplined Services are made up of eight official uniformed forces subjected to disciplined regulations under the law. The Independent Commission Against Corruption is considered as the de facto ninth force.
Six of the regular forces report to Security Bureau:
Two auxiliary forces also report to the Security Bureau are mainly staffed by volunteers trained in responding to emergency and operations.
The ninth force, ICAC reports directly to the Chief Executive of Hong Kong. They are not typically uniformed and much of their work is classified.