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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 [...]

South Korean Police Unveil Virtual Reality Training Program

South Korean Police Unveil Virtual Reality Training Program

SEOUL, Apr. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A new virtual reality program that will be used to better prepare police officers for cases of sexual violence and child abuse is being launched by a South Korean police agency. The Gyeonggi provincial government and the Gyeonggi Bukbu Provincial Police Agency held a test event for the agency’s VR-based [...]

S. Korean Public Servants Work up to 1,000 Hours More than Their OECD Counterparts a Year

S. Korean Public Servants Work up to 1,000 Hours More than Their OECD Counterparts a Year

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean public servants on around-the-clock duties, such as police and customs officials, work about 1,000 hours more a year than public workers in member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a government survey showed Tuesday. According to the Ministry of Personnel and Management’s survey, government [...]

Seoul Metropolitan Government Turns to Technology to Fight Prostitution

Seoul Metropolitan Government Turns to Technology to Fight Prostitution

SEOUL, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government has ratcheted up its struggle against organized prostitution by developing technology that will clog up telephone lines used by brothels. Despite efforts to shut down businesses operating in the sex trade, the dispersal of lurid flyers with phone numbers printed on them has made it [...]

One Third of Korean Fire Dept. Personnel Suffer From Mental Health Problems, But No One Seems to Care

One Third of Korean Fire Dept. Personnel Suffer From Mental Health Problems, But No One Seems to Care

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — In psychotherapy, one of the general principles is that an issue left unresolved will continue to be a recurring problem in the future. When looking at the current handwringing over the dearth of mental health care professionals for fire department personnel, it is apparent that psychological phenomena can also [...]

Calls for Postpartum Depression Treatment Intensifying as Horrifying Infant Killings Shock the Nation

Calls for Postpartum Depression Treatment Intensifying as Horrifying Infant Killings Shock the Nation

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Cases of maternal filicide (the killing of a child by their own parent) have raised shock, outrage, and concern across the nation. A large number of the “murders” are open-and-shut cases in that the mothers voluntarily called the police and 119 (emergency services) after causing the deaths of their children. What [...]

Police Face New Frontier with Surge in Drone Crimes

Police Face New Frontier with Surge in Drone Crimes

JEJU, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Apprehending criminals who secretly take illicit photographs on land is hard enough. Trying to prevent such crimes from happening in the sky is an even more difficult task. In the evening of August 4, a call was made to the Jeju Police Department reporting an unusual sight. Two drones were hovering [...]