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Macau Security Force
Forças de Segurança de Macau
Abbreviation FSM
Agency overview
Formed 1999
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Macau
Sworn members 3,700
Agency executive Chan Peng Sam, as Director

The Macau Security Force (Portuguese: Forças de Segurança de Macau; simplified Chinese: 澳门保安部队traditional Chinese: 澳門保安部隊pinyin: Àomén Bǎoān Bùduì) is the police force of Macau. On December 20, 1999, the various police force branches of Macau (Security Forces of Macau and Judiciary Police), under the jurisdiction of Security and Justice departments (except the customs police, who were reassigned to the Financial Service Department) were merged into a single force, the Forças de Segurança de Macau (FSM, Macau Security Force), under the supervision of the secretary of security (security department). At the time of the handover of Macau to the People's Republic of China, plans were in place to modernize the police force with the goal of better positioning the force to combat organized crime and to stop illegal immigration.


Organized Crime

Increasing crime in the 1990s was attributed to organized crime organizations (triads). One major organization, the 14K Triad, was reported in the mid-1990s to have had a complex and secretive financial and communications network and some 10,000 members. The gambling industry is the major focus of organized crime in Macau. When the 14K Triad's attempt to ally with other triads failed in 1996, gangland violence broke out.

Crime boss Wan Kuok-koi, aka Broken Tooth Koi, was arrested in 1999 for illegal gambling, loan-sharking, criminal association, and the attempted murder of the chief of police.

With the integration of Macau into the PRC, greater attention has been paid to internal security matters, and the Guangdong Province Public Security Bureau and Macau Security Force began cooperating in a crackdown on organized crime. Within Macau, an organized crime team, comprising personnel from the Security Department and the Justice Department, work on the crackdown on and prosecution of major crime cases. Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau-wah has declared his commitment to "exhaust all possible legal means to smash criminal gangs."


  • Special Investigation Department
  • Department for the Investigation of Gaming-relate and Economics Crime
  • Forensic Science Department
  • IT and Telecom Management Department
  • Management and Planning Department
  • Judicial Police Training School


  • Public Security Force Bureau - Director Chan Peng Sam
  • Public Security Force - Director Chan Peng Sam
  • Public Security Police - Director Lei Siu Peng
  • Judiciary Police - Director Wong Sio Chak
  • Unitary Police Service - Commissioner General Jose Procenca Lo Blanco


  • Police Intervention Tactical Unit (UTIP)



  • Headwear is either a beret, peaked cap or ball cap. The front consist of the crest of the MSF (lower) and Emblem of Macau (upper)
  • shirt - light blue short sleeve for summer or light blue long sleeve shirt with dark navy blue jacket
  • pants: dark navy blue cargo or dress pants

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