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The Security Bureau (Chinese: 保安局) is a body of the Government of Hong Kong responsible for a range of activities, including law enforcement, search and rescue, and the administration of various laws in relation to the security of Hong Kong.

Security Bureau
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Agency overview
Headquarters10th Floor, East Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Marion Lai, Permanent Secretary for Security [1]
Parent agencyChief Secretary for Administration
Child agencies
Security Bureau
Traditional Chinese保安局
Yale RomanizationBóu ngōn guhk
JyutpingBou2 ngon1 guk6

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.


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

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