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New National Police Agency Mascot Reflects Gender Equality


SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) The Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) has drastically refined its own administrative rules, removing unnecessary gender distinctions contained in regulations or rules and revising terms containing gender stereotypes.

Accordingly, one of the mascots symbolizing police officers is expected to change into pants next year instead of a skirt.


Two mascots, male and female policy officers, were created in 1999 as iconic police officer characters. However, the female mascot was always depicted in a skirt.

The KNPA believes that depicting a female mascot wearing a skirt is a sexual stereotype and plans to produce a new character wearing pants.

Image Credit: Yonhap / Eumseong Police Station /

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