Macau Security Force
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese澳門保安部隊
Simplified Chinese澳门保安部队
Portuguese name
PortugueseForças de Segurança de Macau

The Macau Security Force (Chinese: 澳門保安部隊,[1] Portuguese: Forças de Segurança de Macau)[2] is Macau's public security body under the Secretariat for Security, responsible for handling government activities ranging from law enforcement to public safety.


In 1975, the MSF was created to take the place of the Macau Independent Territorial Command, which was in charge of Portuguese military forces involved in the colony's national security.[3] Portuguese military involvement ended in 1995 and were replaced by Macanese officers recruited to the MSF.[3]

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 assigned to the MSF, 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.[citation needed]

On October 15, 2019, the MSF's Discipline Supervision Committee was given the power to investigate complaints made towards anyone working under the MSF.[4]


The MSF has the following organizations under its command:[4][5]

Academy of Public Security Forces

Main article: Academy of Public Security Forces

Academy of Public Security Forces
Escola Superior das Forças de Segurança de Macau
Established1976; 48 years ago (1976)

MSF Joint Center of Instruction was created in 1976 to attract membership from the public. The current training school was created in 1988 to provide higher level of training.[citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ "NEWS GOV-MO: 招考第29屆澳門保安部隊保安學員培訓課程之延期開課". Retrieved 2022-03-21.
  2. ^ 27 Fev 2020 (2020-02-27). "Forças de segurança | Sulu Sou quer iguais compensações por turnos – Hoje Macau". Retrieved 2022-03-21.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ a b "História".
  4. ^ a b "Security forces discipline supervision committee gets more powers | Macau News". Archived from the original on 2019-10-22.
  5. ^ "Macau Public Security Forces Affairs Bureau to be restructured, expanded | Macau News". Archived from the original on 2018-11-07.