Policing in Macao

Part of the Politics and Development of Contemporary China book series (PDCC)


The Macao police have to encounter numerous challenges, including the increasing scope of their work in light of the new territorial waters acquired by Macao, the disciplinary problem of some officers, the changing patterns of domestic crime and cross-border crime, and most importantly, the constant need to enhance their capacity of crime control. Aiming to be an “elitist” force, the Macao police have been responding to internal and external challenges quite rapidly and flexibly. In this aspect, the Macao police have been demonstrating their adaptability to internal and external transformations. It remains to be seen how the Macao police force will continue to meet the new challenges in the era of globalization in which criminal elements and activities are constantly undergoing the parallel processes of dynamic metamorphosis and adaptation.


Police Officer Police Force Illegal Immigrant Taxi Driver Security Personnel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social SciencesThe Education University of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong

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