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The Macau Security Force (Chinese: 澳門保安部隊[1]; pinyin: Àomén Bǎoān Bùduì; 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.

History

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.

In October 15, 2019, the MSF's Discipline Supervision Committee was given the power to investigate complaints made towards anyone working under the MSF.[3]

Structure

The MSF has the following organizations under its command:[3][4]

Academy of Public Security Forces

Academy of Public Security Forces
Escola Superior das Forças de Segurança de Macau
澳門保安部隊高等學校
TypePublic
Established1976
Location

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.

See also

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