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Police Permits Issuance of Private Investigator Licenses

Police Permits Issuance of Private Investigator Licenses

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The issuance of private investigator licenses has been officially permitted in South Korea following a recent decision to allow individuals to register private detective businesses. The National Policy Agency announced on Monday that it permitted a group of registered private institutions to issue private detective licenses late last year [...]

Taxi Drivers to Help Find Criminal Suspects and Missing People

Taxi Drivers to Help Find Criminal Suspects and Missing People

SEOUL, Dec. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Taxi drivers across the country are being tasked with helping to track down criminal suspects and missing people. Kakao Mobility, the operator of South Korea’s largest taxi-hailing app Kakao T, is scheduled to sign a memorandum of understanding with the National Police Agency (NPA) early next year to cooperate [...]

Watchdog Advises Police to Guarantee Interpretation Service to Foreign Nationals During Probe

Watchdog Advises Police to Guarantee Interpretation Service to Foreign Nationals During Probe

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The state human rights watchdog on Monday advised police to make interpretation services available when questioning foreign nationals involved in a criminal case. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) advised the National Police Agency chief to improve the system and remove language barriers in order to protect [...]

Watchdog Asks Police to Refrain from Handcuffing Suspects from the Back

Watchdog Asks Police to Refrain from Handcuffing Suspects from the Back

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The nation’s civil rights watchdog on Tuesday urged police to refrain from handcuffing suspects behind their backs to help reduce the possibility of human rights infringements. The Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission said it has sent a recommendation on amending law enforcement guidance related to the use of handcuffs [...]

Police to Distribute Portable Speakers to Leaders of Riot Squads amid COVID-19 Concerns

Police to Distribute Portable Speakers to Leaders of Riot Squads amid COVID-19 Concerns

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The police plan to distribute portable speakers to the leaders of riot squads that are highly exposed to contact with people. This move offers a glimpse of the change in the fieldwork of law enforcement agencies since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. The National Police Agency (NPA) announced [...]

Private Detective Businesses Permitted Beginning This Week

Private Detective Businesses Permitted Beginning This Week

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Private detective businesses will be officially permitted in South Korea, beginning later this week, following the parliamentary passage of a relevant legal revision early this year, the nation’s police agency said Tuesday. A revision of the Credit Information Use and Protection Act is to take effect on Wednesday, removing [...]