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Korean Police to Deploy Portable Identity Verification Systems Nationwide

Korean Police to Deploy Portable Identity Verification Systems Nationwide

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Starting February 19, the Korean National Police Agency will implement a portable identity verification system across all local police stations and substations to swiftly confirm the identities of individuals with dementia or those under the influence of alcohol. Utilizing compact fingerprint scanners and the police’s operational smartphones stationed at every [...]

New Law to Strengthen Police Officers’ Powers in Emergencies

New Law to Strengthen Police Officers’ Powers in Emergencies

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Police officers will be granted greater authority during disasters reported to the police’s 112 emergency call center, the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) said Wednesday, as the legal basis for the hotline service has been established by parliamentary legislation. According to the KNPA, the National Assembly passed the law [...]

Police to Form New Task Force on Industrial Espionage

Police to Form New Task Force on Industrial Espionage

SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Police will establish a new task force on industrial espionage to better counter a growing leakage of sensitive technologies, officers said Monday. The counter-espionage economic security investigation team, which will combine an existing relevant task force and a foreign affairs team, will not only probe technology leaks but detect [...]

Rising Cases of Stalking Crimes Prompt Calls for Increased Police Protection

Rising Cases of Stalking Crimes Prompt Calls for Increased Police Protection

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent report revealed that more than 7,000 cases of police protection for victims of stalking crimes were recorded last year. According to National Police Agency data presented by National Assembly member Jeon Bong-min, a total of 7,091 safety measures were taken for stalking victims in the past year. On [...]

Police Take Over 7,000 Protection Measures for Stalking Victims Last Year: Report

Police Take Over 7,000 Protection Measures for Stalking Victims Last Year: Report

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Police carried out a total of 7,091 protection measures for victims of stalking last year, National Police Agency (NPA) data showed Monday. This equals to an average of 19.4 protection measures per day, according to the report submitted to Rep. Jeon Bong-min of the People Power Party. The number [...]

Man Sent to Prosecution for Driving Under Influence, Fatally Injuring Passerby in Apgujeong

Man Sent to Prosecution for Driving Under Influence, Fatally Injuring Passerby in Apgujeong

SEOUL, Aug. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A man accused of hitting and fatally injuring a passerby while driving under the influence of drugs in a posh neighborhood in Gangnam earlier this month was referred to prosecutors for possible indictment, police said Friday. The 28-year-old man, identified only by his last name Shin, was formally arrested [...]