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Police Launch 1st Forensic Entomology Lab to Better Harness Insect Science in Criminal Probes

Police Launch 1st Forensic Entomology Lab to Better Harness Insect Science in Criminal Probes

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s first forensic entomology lab opened Tuesday to better harness insect science in criminal investigations, police said. The Korea Forensic Entomology Lab began operations at the Korean Police Investigation Academy in Asan, about 87 kilometers south of Seoul, according to the police. Forensic entomology is the study of [...]

Police to Continue to Ban Rallies Near Presidential Office

Police to Continue to Ban Rallies Near Presidential Office

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Police have decided to continue to ban demonstrations within the 100-meter radius of the new presidential office in Seoul’s central district of Yongsan, sources said Friday. The Seoul Metropolitan Police has recently instructed the Yongsan Police Station and nearby police forces to give a notification of prohibition to those [...]

Police Mull over Online Search of Criminal Suspects’ Mobile Phones

Police Mull over Online Search of Criminal Suspects’ Mobile Phones

SEOUL, April 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Police are pushing for the introduction of an online search of criminal suspects’ mobile phones and other digital devices, officials said Friday. The National Office of Investigation at the Korean National Police Agency has recently announced a public bid for research services to review the legality of online search [...]

Gov’t Seeks HDC Hyundai’s License Cancellation over Deadly Gwangju Building Collapse

Gov’t Seeks HDC Hyundai’s License Cancellation over Deadly Gwangju Building Collapse

SEOUL, March 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The government on Monday sought the cancellation of HDC Hyundai Development Co.’s business registration in what could be the heaviest punishment against the builder over a deadly partial collapse of a high-rise building. Outer wall structures of the 39-story apartment building under construction in the city, 330 kilometers south [...]

Soaring Applications for Mobile Driver’s Licenses Prompt Police to Expand Processing Capacity

Soaring Applications for Mobile Driver’s Licenses Prompt Police to Expand Processing Capacity

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — New mobile driver’s licenses, which launched via a trial service last month, are attracting a massive number of people, prompting the police to make improvements. The National Police Agency reported that a total of 16,940 people, or 1,200 people daily between Jan. 27 and this Monday had signed up [...]

Police to Operate Smartwatch Location Tracking System to Protect Victims from Violent Crimes

Police to Operate Smartwatch Location Tracking System to Protect Victims from Violent Crimes

SEOUL, Feb. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Police will officially operate a smartwatch system that can find almost the exact location of the wearer in emergencies starting later this month to better respond to potential crimes, officials said Wednesday. The location tracking system using smartwatches will first be put into operation by police in the southeastern [...]

New Stalking, Sex Crime Response Teams Launched Within Nat’l Police Agency

New Stalking, Sex Crime Response Teams Launched Within Nat’l Police Agency

SEOUL, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Police Agency has established new investigative teams dedicated to responding to stalking and sexual violence crimes, officials said Sunday. The agency’s National Office of Investigation has reorganized its juvenile crime and gender-based violence investigation division earlier this month into four sub teams against stalking, sexual violence, domestic [...]