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Shooting Practice Now Mandatory for S. Korean Police Chiefs

Shooting Practice Now Mandatory for S. Korean Police Chiefs

SEOUL, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) will begin a policy of mandatory shooting practice for superintendents and senior superintendents as part of its initiative to increase policing capability at crime scenes. “The shooting drills, previously conducted for inspectors or those in the lower ranks, will now be expanded to [...]

Eagle Owl ‘Apprehended’ by Police After Feeding on 11 Chickens at Poultry Farm

Eagle Owl ‘Apprehended’ by Police After Feeding on 11 Chickens at Poultry Farm

CHEONGJU, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — An eagle owl that has been poaching chickens has been ‘apprehended’ by the police. On February 15 at 10:40 a.m., a 70-centimeter tall eagle owl flew into a poultry farm in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province to feed on chickens. It wasn’t the owl’s first ‘offense’. According to the owner [...]

Former Police Torture Facility to be Turned into Human Rights Memorial Hall

Former Police Torture Facility to be Turned into Human Rights Memorial Hall

SEOUL, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — An anti-communist investigation office used by police in the heart of Seoul in the 1970s and 80s to torture anti-government and pro-democracy activists will be turned into a memorial hall of democracy and human rights. The government on Wednesday held a ceremony at the former anti-communism investigation division office [...]

“Panic Button” at Convenience Stores Helps Decrease Erroneous Police Reports

“Panic Button” at Convenience Stores Helps Decrease Erroneous Police Reports

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A new system jointly developed by police authorities and the convenience store chain CU that allows employees to report criminal activities has been effective at cutting down on the filing of unnecessary police reports. Police revealed yesterday that the “emergency reporting system” that that was implemented at all of [...]

Police to Treat Hidden Cameras as Cyber Terrorism

Police to Treat Hidden Cameras as Cyber Terrorism

SEOUL, Jul. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Moving forward, South Korean law enforcement agencies will be treating hidden camera crimes as cyber terrorism. This new designation applies not only to those who capture the illicit footage, but also those who distribute such materials. The National Police Agency said that it was adding 159 police investigators currently [...]

“A Bolt from the Blue”: Police Help Prevent Accidents from Falling Objects

“A Bolt from the Blue”: Police Help Prevent Accidents from Falling Objects

SEOUL, Jul. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — After a series of accidents that were sparked by falling objects from high-rise apartment buildings, police have started to implement measures aimed at promoting public safety. The National Police Agency revealed yesterday that it will be carrying out promotional activities at apartment management offices and local government agencies to [...]