Tang King-shing, PMSM, PDSM
(, born 1954) was the Commissioner of the Hong Kong Police
force until 11th January 2011.
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
, Tang was seconded to the London Metropolitan Police
under the Superintendent Exchange Scheme and performed the role of a Divisional Superintendent.
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