Commissioner of Police (Hong Kong)

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The commissioner of police heads the Hong Kong Police Force
Hong Kong Police Force
The Hong Kong Police Force is the largest disciplined service under the Security Bureau of Hong Kong. It is the world's second, and Asia's first, police agency to operate with a modern policing system. It was formed on 1 May 1844, with a strength of 32 officers...

 and reports to the secretary for security
Secretary for Security
The Secretary for Security is the member of the Hong Kong Government in charge of the Security Bureau, which is responsible for public safety, security, and immigration matters....


Chiefs of the police force

The commissioner
Commissioner is in principle the title given to a member of a commission or to an individual who has been given a commission ....

 is the current head of the Hong Kong Police.
  • Chief magistrates
    • 1841 – Captain William Caine
    • 1844 (Feb) – Captain Haly
    • 1844 (Mar) – Captain Bruce

  • Captains-superintendent
    • 1845 – Charles May
    • 1862 – William Quin
    • 1866 – Walter Deane
    • 1892 – Major-General Alexander Adam
    • 1893 – Francis Henry May
      Francis Henry May
      Sir Francis Henry May, GCMG was a British colonial administrator who became Governor of Hong Kong.-Early life and education:...

    • 1902 – Joseph Badeley
    • 1913 – Charles Messer
    • 1918 – Edward Wolfe

  • Inspectors-general
    • 1930 – Edward Wolfe
    • 1934 – Thomas King

  • Commissioners
    • 1938 – Thomas King
    • 1941 – John Pennefather-Evans
    • 1946 – Colonel C. H. Samson (British Military Administration)
    • 1946 – Duncan McIntosh
    • 1953 – Arthur Maxwell
    • 1959 – Henry Heath
    • 1966 – Edward Tyrer
    • 1967 – Edward Eates
    • 1969 – Charles Sutcliffe
    • 1974 – Brian Slevin
    • 1979 – Roy Henry
    • 1985 – Raymon Anning
      Raymon Anning
      Raymon Harry Anning, CBE, QPM is a former Commissioner of Police of Hong Kong. In the early 1970s, he was a commander of the Metropolitan Police in Greater London. He was later appointed as HM Inspector of Constabulary for West and South-West England, the British Midlands and Wales...

    • 1989 – Li Kwan Ha
      Li Kwan Ha
      Li Kwan Ha CBE, QPM, CPM was the first Chinese to serve as the Commissioner of the Royal Hong Kong Police from 1989 to 1994.Li attended Queen Elizabeth School, Hong Kong and joined the HKP in 1957...

    • 1994 – Eddie Hui
    • 2001 – Tsang Yam Pui
      Tsang Yam Pui
      Tsang Yam-pui, GBS, OBE is the brother of Chief executive Donald Tsang. He was the Commissioner of Police of Hong Kong from January 2001 to December 2003. Their high positions in the government has referred both of them as the "Two high officials"....

    • 2003 – Lee Ming Kwai, Dick
      Lee Ming-kwai
      Lee Ming-kwai, Dick, GBS, QPM, CPM was the Commissioner of Police of Hong Kong from 2003 to 2007.-Biography:Lee attended The Chinese University of Hong Kong and joined the Royal Hong Kong Police Force on December 1972 as a Probationary Inspector.He served as an inspector in both uniform branches...

    • 2007 – Tang King Shing
      Tang King Shing
      Tang King-shing, PMSM, PDSM was the Commissioner of the Hong Kong Police force until 11th January 2011.-Biography:Tang joined the Royal Hong Kong Police in 1976 as a Probationary Inspector...

    • 2011 – Andy Tsang

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