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Tang King Shing, PMSM, PDSM (traditional Chinese: 鄧竟成; simplified Chinese: 邓竟成; pinyin: Dèng Jìngchéng, born 29 May 1954) was the Commissioner of the Hong Kong Police force until 11 January 2011.

Tang King Shing

Commissioner of Police
In office
16 January 2007 – 11 January 2011
Preceded byLee Ming-Kwai
Succeeded byAndy Tsang
Personal details
Born (1954-05-29) May 29, 1954 (age 65)
Hong Kong

Tang has been appointed as Chairman of the Country and Marine Parks Board for the period 1 September 2013 to 31 August 2015. [1]



Tang joined the Royal Hong Kong Police in 1976 as a Probationary Inspector. Prior to his promotion to a Superintendent in 1986, he served in divisions such as the Police Tactical Unit and the Special Duties Unit.

Tang was promoted in 1992 to Senior Superintendent and posted as District Commander Airport, Chief Superintendent Special Duty for the 1997 Handover of Sovereignty Ceremonies, District Commander of Mongkok District, as well as Deputy Regional Commander of Hong Kong Island Region. Between 1991 and 1993, Tang was seconded to the London Metropolitan Police under the Superintendent Exchange Scheme and performed the role of a Divisional Superintendent.[2]

Tang then became Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in 1999, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police in March 2002, Deputy Commissioner of Police in December 2003, and as Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations) took over responsibility for all aspects of the operational policing of the Force. On 16 January 2007, he succeeded Lee Ming-Kwai as the Commissioner of Police.



  • 1978 – The Best Team of PTU
  • 1994 – Colonial Police Long Service Medal
  • 1997 – Hong Kong Police Long Service Medal
  • 1998 – Hong Kong Police Medal for Meritorious Service (PMSM)
  • 2001 – Hong Kong Police Long Service Medal First Clasps
  • 2004 – Hong Kong Police Medal for Distinguished Service (PDSM)
  • 2006 – Chief Executive's Commendation for Government/Public Service
  • 2007 – Bramshill International Leadership in Policing Award, National Policing Improvement Agency[3]


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  2. ^ Archived from the original on March 1, 2009. Retrieved November 12, 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "香港警務處 ─ 香港特別行政區政府". Retrieved 2014-02-18.
Police appointments
Preceded by
Lee Ming-Kwai
Commissioner of Police of Hong Kong
Succeeded by
Andy Tsang
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Jack So
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star
Hong Kong order of precedence
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star
Succeeded by
Xu Rongmao
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star