Security Bureau (Hong Kong)

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Security Bureau
保安局
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Agency overview
Formed1973
Headquarters10th Floor, East Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
  • Sonny Au, Under Secretary for Security
Agency executive
  • Carol Yip, Permanent Secretary for Security [1]
Child agencies
Websitewww.sb.gov.hk
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Politics and government
of Hong Kong
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Security Bureau
Traditional Chinese保安局
Yale RomanizationBóu ngōn guhk
JyutpingBou2 ngon1 guk6

The Security Bureau (Chinese: 保安局) is a body of the Government of Hong Kong responsible for policies of the maintenance of law and order, exercising immigration and customs control, rehabilitating offenders and drug abusers, and providing emergency fire and rescue services.

The bureau is headed by the Secretary for Security.

Before 1997, it was named the Security Branch. Before 1973 it was known as the Defence Branch.

Subordinate entities[edit]

The following public entities are controlled by the bureau:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Name List of Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Government Departments". Retrieved 11 November 2012.

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