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Period of the National Police Agency

07.24 - 07.24 Organized the National Police Agency and the Affiliated Organizations (Presidential Decree No. 13431)
Renamed the headquarter of National Security into the National Police Agency
(August 1, 1991)
Renamed the headquarter of National Security into the National Police Agency
(August 1, 1991)
Renamed the headquarter of National Security into the National Police Agency
(August 1, 1991), etc.
07.26 - Adjusted the capacity of police organizations [Revised the Government Organization
Act (Law No. 4268), legislated the Police Law (Law No. 4369),
organized the National Police Agency and other affiliated organizations
(Presidential Decree No. 13431), and regulated operation of Police Committee
(Presidential Decree No. 13432)]
National Police Agency: 1 deputy commissioner general, 4 director generals,
7 bureaus,5 assistant director generals, 9 directors and 11 divisions
National Maritime Police Agency; 4 departments, 1director, 11 divisions
Seoul Provincial Police Agency: 1 Deputy Commissioner General, 7 departments,
2 directors, 17 divisions, 7 direct control squads
- Established Deputy Commissioner General: 2 Posts in Busan and Gyeonggi,
1 Post in Daegu, Chungnam, Gyeongnam, and Jeonnam
- Created 2 directors: Public Information, Criminal Investigation Service
- Renamed the National Security Division into Crime Prevention
Division, and Anti-communist Division to National Security Division
10.17 - Reorganized the National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 13740)
Abolished the Director General of Foreign Affairs and Intelligence Bureau
Charged the Director of Foreign Affairs with INTERPOL work
Established new Driver's License Agency in Cheongju, Pohang and Jeju
08.09 - Reorganized the National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 13952)
Abolished the Approval System of the Commissioner General of decision on the name, location, and jurisdiction of substations and police boxes
01.22 - Reorganized the National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations
(Presidential Decree No. 14148)
Established 15 new Branches and Branch Offices(3,389→3,404)
- 4 in Seoul, 1 in Daegu, 1 in Incheon, 7 in Gyeonggi, 1 in Chungnam, and 1 in Jeonnam
Created Seoul Western District Driver's License Agency
Abolished the regulation on the scrap collectors
05.04 - Reorganized the National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 14250)
Cut in personnel of Commanders, Reinforced the front-line Security
- Headquarters: 306 officers
- Provincial Headquarters: 1,052 officers
Transferred the position of the S.W.A.T. to Seoul Provincial Police Agency (80 officers)
01.01 - Integrated police substation and police box names into police office
- 2,103 police boxes and 1,301 police substations
12.07 - Reorganized the National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations
(Presidential Decree No. 14823)
Upgraded the rank of the Commissioner of the Provincial Police Agency
- Subjects: 5 Provincial Police Agencies (Incheon, Gangwon,
Chungbuk, Jeonnam, and Gyeongnam)
- Established the Deputy Commissioner General in the 5 Target Provincial
Police Agencies and reduced 2 Deputy Commissioner General of Busan and Gyeonggi
Provincial Police Agencies down to 1
08.08 - Reorganized the National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations
(Presidential Decree No. 15136) in accordance with the transference of the
position of the National Maritime Police Agency to the Ministry of the Maritime Affairs
& Fisheries
Reorganization
    ㆍOrganization transfers
    - Transferred the National Maritime Police Agency and Sub-ordinates Organization
(National Police Agency of Ministry of Internal Affairs -> the Ministry of
Maritime Affairs and Fisheries)
    ㆍAdjusted districts
    - Transferred the Jurisdiction of Maritime Police Offices (National Police Agency.
of the Ministry of Internal Affairs -> the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries)
    ㆍAdjusted General Affairs
    - Abolished [Affairs regarding Maritime Police]」of the National Police Agency
(Regulation No. 3)
- Abolished the Affairs of the Public Security Bureau of the National Police Agency
-「Maritime Security, Marine Rescue and Supervision and Criminal Investigation for
prevention of marine Pollution」 (Regulation No. 9, Clause 3, article 14)
- Abolished the articles concerning Maritime Police Offices (Regulation article 45 and 55)
02.28 - Reorganized the National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 15716)
Reorganization
    < National Police Agency >
    Bureau unit
- Established 「Assistant Director General for Traffic Affairs」after unifying the Traffic Supervision Bureaus and Security Bureaus to 「Security and Traffic Bureau」
Division unit
- Abolished Criminal and Security Assistant Director General, and adjusted Assistant Director General for Information to Assistant Director General for Planning Information
- Unified Communication Planning Officer and the Communication Management Officer into 「Communication Division Director」
- Unified the Public Security Division II and Aviation Division into the 「Public Security Division II」
    < Gyeonggi Provincial l Police Agency >
    Abolished the Deputy Commissioner General of Gyeonggi Provincial Police Agency and established the first, the second and the third Superintendent General
Allotment of Affairs in each Department
- The first Department: Police Administration Division, Computer Communications Division, Traffic Division, Public Security Division
- The second Department: Crime Prevention Division, Criminal Investigation Division, and Criminal Affairs Division
- The third Department: Intelligence Division and National Security Division
< Other Provincial Police Agencies >
Changed the Department of Computer Communication Department (Senior Superintendent) into Director for computer Communication (Superintendent)
- Busan, Daegu, Incheon, Gangwon, Chungbuk, Jeonnam, Jeonbuk
Gyungbuk, and Gyungnam
- Maintained "Division System" in Seoul, Gyeonggi, and Jeju, Provincial Police Agencies
08.01 Reorganized the National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 15856)
Reorganization
    < Provincial Police Agencies >
    ㆍ「Section」 Integration (11)
- Crimes of Violence Section + identification section → Crimes of Violence Section (Gangwon, Chungbuk, Jeonbuk, Gyeongbuk, and Jeju)
- Security Section + Escort Section → Security Section (Daegu, Gangwon, Cheonbuk, Gyungbuk, Gyungnam)
- Transferred the Subway Inspection Service Squad to the Police Station (Daegu)
ㆍ New 「Section」Establishment (10)
- Security Inspection Service Squads: 5 Squads (Donghae, Gangwon; Seosan, Chungnam; Jeongeup, Jeonbuk; Gwangyang, Jeonnam; Tongyoung, Gyeongnam)
- 2 Licensing Sections (Gyeonggi, Gangwon), Safety Section (Gyeonggi), Controlling Section (Jeonnam), Special Force Squad (Chungbuk)
    < Police Stations >
    ㆍ「Division」 Integration and Adjustment
- Integrated divisions of 25 Police Stations including Criminal Affairs Division of Bundang Police Station
- Established Traffic Division in 3 Police Stations including Goyang Police Station
- Integrated Equipment Section and Accounting Section into Accounting Section (65 police stations)
- Established [New Section] in ten police stations. (9 juvenile Section, 1 Special Investigation Section)
ㆍIntegration and new establishment of Police Offices
Integration and Merge: Total 233 (6.8% of the total of 3,422 in the nation)
New Establishment: 30 offices
05.24 - Reorganized the National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations
(Presidential Decree No. 16342)
Enforcement Regulation on the Organization of the National Police Agency and
Affiliated Organization (Administration Order No. 52)
Reorganization
   
< National Police Agency >
    Police Administration Bureau + Planning Management Officer →
「Police Administration and Planning Bureau」 (Reduced 1 Bureau)
Criminal Affairs Bureau →Criminal Investigation Bureau, Director of Computer
Communication → Director for Information and Communications Officer
   
< Provincial Police Agency >
    Criminal Affairs Department of Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency →「Criminal Investigation Department」
Rank Adjustment
- Director for Inspection Services Division (Superintendent -> Senior Superintendent)
: 9 Provincial Police Agencies including Busan, Daegu Provincial Police Agencies
   
< Police Station >
    Division Integration
- Public Security + Traffic Division →「Public Security and Traffic. Division」
(53 police stations)
- Criminal Investigation + Criminal Affairs Division →「Criminal Investigation. Division」
(29 police stations)
- Intelligence + National Security Division →「Intelligence and National Security Division」
(60 Police stations)
Abolished the post of Chief Clerk
- Reduced 1,866 chief clerks of a total of 3,666 chief clerks, the abolished chief clerks'
work was allotted accordingly
Introduced Officers of Hearings
- The 1st Grade Police Station: Director of Hearings (Superintendent,
Senior Inspector), Deputy Director of Hearings (1 Inspector)
- The 2nd Grade Police Station: Director of Hearings (Senior Inspector),
Deputy Director of Hearings (Inspector, 1 Assistant Inspector)
- The 3rd Grade Police Stations: Officer of Hearings (Inspector)
Establishment the New Provincial Police Agency and Stations
   
< Opening of Ulsan Metropolitan Police Agency >
    - Organization: 1 Deputy Commissioner General, 3 ?Director, 6 Divisions
- Number of Officers: 204
- Opening Date: July 2, 1999
   


< New Establishment of Police Stations >

    - 2 Police Stations were opened in Sasang-gu, Busan (July 2, 1999) and Changwon
Seobu, Gyeongnam (July 15th, 1999)
- 6 Divisions, 140 officers every police station
12.28 - Reorganized the National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations
(Presidential Decree No. 16620)
Amended operation regulations (Ministry of Government Affairs
and Home Affairs Decree No. 77)
ㆍNewly Established the Driver's License Agency
In accordance with the 「Law of Establishment and Operation of the Responsible
Operational Institute」,「Driver's License Testing Bureau」was newly established as
responsible and operational institutes directly controlled by Commissioner General
05.24 - < Integration of Branch offices >
Reduced a total of 3,229 offices into 2,912 offices (Reduced 317 offices, Abolished
100 offices, 56 guard posts and 161 sub-offices)
Abolished offices in Provincial Police Agencies
- Seoul 61, Busan 32, Daegu 14, Incheon 2, Gyeonggi 8, Gangwon 22, Chungbuk 24,
Chungnam 22, Jeonbuk 23, Jeonnam 47, Gyeongbuk 23, Gyeongnam 33
and Jeju 6)
09.29 - Reorganized the National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations
(Presidential Decree No. 16975)

< New Establishment of Organization >
Established Anti Cyber Terrorism Center
- Co-operative Operation Team, Report and Warning Team, Inspection Service Team,
Skill-Development Team
Established Maritime Security Squad ( 2 battalions, 8 companies, 153 officers)

< Adjustment of police station grade >
Adjusted Yongin and Hwasung police stations, Yongin, from 2nd grade 1st grade
12.30 - Reorganized the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade & the affiliated organizations
(Presidential Decree No. 14692)
Increased 1 Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade personnel for external
affairs resident officer (superintendent of police captain), and reduced 1
personnel for National Police Agency
03.27 - Reorganized the National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations
(Presidential Decree No. 17168)
Enforcement Regulation on the National Police Agency and affiliated organization
(Administration Order No. 128)
ㆍ Established Incheon International Airport Police Squad under the Incheon
Metropolitan
Police Agency (3 Divisions, 138 Officers)
ㆍRenamed the Gimpo International Airport
Police Squad into the Gimpo Airport Police
Squad of Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency
12.30 - Upgraded the status of head of the Gyeonggi Police Agency into Senior
Superintendent General
01.21 - Reorganized the National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations
(Presidential Decree No. 17521)
Enforcement Regulation on the National Police Agency and affiliated organization
(Administration Order No. 161)
Reorganized to reinforce the 3 shifts system at branch offices
- Increased the number of officers by 320 in the police stations to settle
the 3 shifts system at branch offices
- Established Female Juvenile Section in Incheon, Gangwon, Chungbuk,
Jeju Police Agencies
- Increased by 9 officers for General Traffic Information Center in Traffic Affairs
Division of Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency
- Increased operational personnel in the four branch Offices on Subway
Line 6 and 7 of Seoul Subway Inspection Service Squad
02.25 - Reorganized the National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations
(Presidential Decree No. 17521)
Enforcement Regulation on the National Police
Agency and affiliated organization (Administration Order No. 161)
- Increased the number of officers by 392 (365 police officers, 26 general
employees, △391 hired jobs)
- Changed functional job series: 2 electrical employees, 3
heating employees, 2 construction employees, △2 communication employees, △4
office employees, △1 machine employees
05.24 - Established Busan 'Police Band' under the Information Services section of the
Division of Police Administration (40 officers)
05.06 - Established Busan 'Police Band' under the Information Services section of the
Division of Police Administration (40 officers)
06.26 - Amended operation regulations (Ministry of Government Affairs and Home Affairs
Decree No. 171) of National Police Agency and facilities under the agency
- Established subsidiary structures under the Driver’s License Agency and
facilities under the agency and made division of duties the basic operation rule of the agency
- Changed the personnel chart of the Driver’s License Agency into a personnel
chart by type and rank
- Restructured the infrastructure of
the Busan City Police Agency
ㆍDivided the Defense & Traffic Division of
Haeundae into the Defense Division and Traffic Division
ㆍCombined Information Division and Security Division of Sasang, Busan police station into
the Information & Security Division
10.02 - Reorganized National Police Agency and facilities under the agency (Presidential Decree No. 17754)
Amended operation regulations (Ministry of Government Affairs and Home Affairs
Decree No. 181) of National Police Agency and
facilities under the agency
- Divided and reorganized the Narcotics &
Intellectual Division of the Criminal Affairs Bureau into the Intellectual
Criminal Investigation Bureau and the Narcotics Investigation Bureau (2002.10.l5)
- Increased personnel by 408 persons (408 police officers,
△100 technical officials, △322 employees)
- Promoted rank of 209 Assistant
Inspector police box chiefs to Inspector
- Changed 2 National Police Agency
Information and communication Director General’s duties from Director General of
computation facilities to Director General of computation facilities or Senior Superintendent
- Changed 1 administrative official of the National Police
University Museum to change duties to administrative official or art and science
research official, in pursuit of specialized personnel
12.28 - Reorganized the National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 18162)
Amended operation regulations (Ministry of Government Affairs and Home Affairs Decree No. 211)
- Change in ranks: ±3,500 persons(1 Chief Superintendent General, -1 Senior Superintendent General, 6 Senior Superintendents, 40 Superintendents, 887 Senior Inspectors, 306 Inspectors, 2,260 Assistant Inspectors, -887 Senior Policemen, -2,612 Policemen)
ㆍ1 Chief Superintendent General: Gyeonggi Local Police Agency(Senior Superintendent → Chief Superintendent General)
ㆍ6 Senior Superintendents: Busan, Daegu Police Agencies Director Generals of Information & Communication; Gangwon, Chungbook, Jeonbuk, Gyeongbuk Police Agencies Director Generals of Hearing & Inspection
ㆍ40 Superintendents: Rank 2 Head of Departments (5 from Gwangju, Gyeonggi; 2 from Seogwipo) 33 Crime Prevention Head of Departments, ranks 7 and 2
ㆍ927 Senior Inspectors: 863 Heads of patrol area, 64 rank 2 Section Chiefs (31 Seoul Violent Crime Section Chiefs, 1 Section Chief of Cyber Investigation each from Ulsan, Gangwon, Chungbuk, Jeonbuk, Gyeongbuk, Gyeongnam and Jeju)
※ Includes remaining 40 Senior Inspectors from Superintendent promotions
ㆍ306 Inspectors: Appoiinted patrol area office chiefs
ㆍ2,260 Assistant Inspectors: Realized Assistant Inspector personnel number by continuous promotions
- Newly established police stations in Guri and Yangju, Gyeonggi
- Increased personnel
ㆍ242 new personnel at Guri and Yangju police stations
ㆍ320 Assistant Inspector personnel for 3 alternate shifts at police boxes
03.22 - ◈ Intermediation government order of Ministry of Education & Human Resources
Development and affiliated facilities(Presidential Decree No. 18275)
◈ Intermediation government order of Ministry of Education Finance and Economy
and affiliated facilities(Presidential Decree No. 18328)
◈ Amended operation regulations
(Ministry of Government Affairs and Home Affairs Decree No. 225)
ㆍ Newly established innovation department
- Changed name of National Police Agency 「Planning Division」to
「Innovative Planning Division」
- Innovative Planning Division is in charge of and supports all administrative
innovative duties of the agency
ㆍ Changed rank of general civil servants ?
Newly created innovation department
- National Police Agency: Rank 5 +4, rank 6-1, rank 7 -3
- Affiliated facilities: Rank 6 +5, rank 7-5
ㆍ Change in duties
- General position 1: Administrative or computation clerk +1, administrative clerk -1
- Technical officials (Rank 10) 6: Health official +6, exchange official -1,
nursing official -2, Clerk -3
05.24 - ◈ Reorganized the National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations
(Presidential Decree No. 18399)
◈ Amended operation regulations
(Ministry of Government Affairs and Home Affairs Decree No. 231)
ㆍ Changed 2 shift departments to 3 shift departments and increased public welfare
and safety personnel (203 Assistant Inspectors, 414 Senior Policemen,
483 Policemen)
- Change police cells to 3 shifts: 899 persons (167 Assistant Inspectors, 359
Senior Policemen, and 373 Policemen)
- Changed duty policemen in computer
rooms: 165 persons (55 Senior Policemen, 110 Policemen)
- Long-term missing children department of local police agencies, etc.: 36 persons
ㆍ Change in duties
- General position(Gangwon Police Agency) ±4: rank 7(architecture,
electric, computation +2, architecture, electric -1, electric -1)
Rank 8(architecture, electric +2, electric -2)
- Technical officials (Rank 10) ±12: electric official +1, mechanical official +1,
heating official +8, clerk +3, exchange official -6, hygiene official -6
10.27 - Installed the Fifth Coordinator in the National Security Headquarters
Promoted the director generals of Jeonnam into the status of Senior Superintendent
General supported by a Superintendent General
Established Anti-communism Supervisors Research Institute under the Anti-communism
divisions in the Police Bureaus of Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Gyeonggi, and Jeonnam, and
in the 45 police stations of Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Incheon, and Gwangju
Installed Anti-communism executive research center in the National Police College,
and installed the department of Anti-communism in the Police Comprehensive Academy
12.31 - ◈ Reorganized the National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations
(Presidential Decree No. 18653)
◈ Amended operation regulations (Ministry of Government Affairs and Home Affairs
Decree No. 262)
ㆍ Newly established Deputy General of Gyeonggi Police Agency (Senior
Superintendent General) and department 4 (3z)
- Increased personnel by 6 persons: 1 Senior Superintendent General, 1 Inspector
General, 3 Senior Superintendents, 1 Superintendent
- Infrastructure of department 4: Public Safety Division, Criminal Affairs Division,
Defense and Traffic Division
- Jurisdiction range of department 4: 10 police stations
ㆍ Rank adjustments: ±3,500 persons (6 Senior Superintendents,
68 Superintendents, 159 Senior Inspectors, 997 Inspectors, 2,270 Assistant Inspectors,
-706 Senior
Policemen, -2,794 Policemen)
- 6 Senior Superintendents: Director Generals of Hearings and Inspection at Ulsan
and Jeju Police Agencies, Director Generals of Information and Communication at
Chungnam, Jeonnam, Gyeongnam and Gyeongbuk Police Agencies
- 68 Superintendents: Rank 1 Department Heads (2 in Gyeonggi), rank 2 Head of
Public Safety Department (1 in Gyeongbuk), rank 3 Heads of public safety department
(34), rank 1 new officials of criminal cases department (8), other
investigation departments supplemented (29)
- 159 Senior Inspectors: 40 rank 3 Hearing and Inspection Directors,
108 rank 1 important section chiefs, 79
investigation team heads
- 997 Inspectors: rank 2?3 section chiefs(291),
traffic accident examination officials(268), foreign affairs officials(40), field officials at
local police agencies(119), investigation team officials(438)
- 2,270 Assistant Inspectors: Realization of Assistant Inspectors personnel
number by continuous promotions
ㆍ Reorganization of investigation department according to investigation time system
- Change name of National Police Agency scientific investigation division to
「scientific investigation center」
- Newly established rank 1 criminal case division at 8 police stations
- Divided and reorganized rank 3 public safety investigation division into
public safety traffic division and investigation division
ㆍ Standards presented for establishing police offices and police boxes
ㆍ Increased technical officials by 89 persons (5 in Seoul,3 in Busan,
1 in Daegu, 3 in Ulsan, 10 in Gangwon, 6 in Chungbuk,
5 in Chungnam, 10 in Jeonbuk, 15 in Jeonnam, 16 in Gyeongbuk, 15 in Gyeongnam)
ㆍ Reduced employees by 89 persons (29 in Jeonnam, 30 in Gyeongbuk, 30 in Gyeongnam)
ㆍ Increased National Police Agency innovative department Superintendent by 1 person
ㆍ Changed 1 privileged government position at the National Police University
in charge of reserves (rank 5) to be in charge of the Police Musical Band (rank 5,
general contract position)
ㆍ Transferred 14 personnel (1 Senior Inspector, 2 Inspectors, 5 Assistant
Inspectors, 6 Senior Policemen) as the 120 squad transferred from
the Jeju Police Agencyto the Gyeonggi Police Agency
04.19 - ㆍ Established Public Relations and Management Office
- Changed name of 「Information Office」to 「Public Relations and Management Office」
- Increased 1z (Director and General of Public Relations) and 1 Senior Superintendent
- Moved the PBN duties within the Innovative Planning Division of the General
Affairs Bureau to the 「Public Relations and Management Office」
ㆍ Changed the name of the National Police Agency 「Budget Division」and reinforced
field personnel
- Changed name of 「Budget Division」to 「Finances Division」
- Reinforced 1 field personnel for financial analysis
07.05 - ㆍ Newly created Women and Youth Division in National Police Agency
ㆍ Newly established Aviation Division in National Police Agency and reinforced
counter-terrorism personnel
ㆍ Newly established Police Special Combat Team
at Jeju Police Agency
ㆍ Reorganized Police Special Combat Team to be
directly affiliated to the Deputy Commissioner General
ㆍ Newly established 3rd base 3 Foreign Affairs Division at Gyeonggi Police Agency
ㆍ Reorganized Peace Policy Research Center - Combined Peace Research Center and Public Welfare
Problems Research Center to become 「Peace Policy Research Center」
11.09 - ㆍ Reorganized ranks for rational improvement of police rank structure (±3,364 persons)
ㆍ Reorganized and changed name of police jurisdiction areas
ㆍ Established Sungseo Police Station in Daegu and increased personnel by 162 persons
- Facility: 1Director of Hearings, 5 Divisions (General Affairs,
Public Safety, Criminal Investigation, Defense and Traffic, Information and Security Divisions)
- Personnel: 162 persons (1 Senior Superintendent, 5 Superintendents, 7 Senior Inspectors,
26 Inspectors, 34 Assistant Inspectors, 68 Senior Policemen, 18 Policemen,
1 Electrics junior official,
2 tank 10 technical officials)
- Jurisdiction: Divided part of Dalseo Police Station's jurisdiction, Daegu
ㆍ Changed name of「Cyber Police Agency Operations and Planning Office」to
Intellectual Administration Office
03.30 - ◈ Reorganized the Korean National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 19432)
◈ Amended operation regulations (Ministry of Government Affairs and Home Affairs Decree No. 325)
ㆍ Changed rank of National Police Agency Director General of Public Safety and Director General of Foreign Affairs and Administration
ㆍ Expanded and reorganized National Police Agency Foreign Affairs and Administration to 'Foreign Affairs Bureau'
※ Changed name of z unit: Foreign Affairs 1ㆍ2ㆍ3→Foreign Affairs PlanningㆍForeign Affairs InformationㆍForeign Affairs Investigation
ㆍ Increased personnel by 81 persons, including Scientific Investigation and National Police Agency Planning personnel
06.30 - ◈ Reorganized the Korean National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 19588)
◈ Amended operation regulations (Ministry of Government Affairs and Home Affairs Decree No. 338)
ㆍ Reduced Jeju local police transfer personnel by 38 persons
ㆍ Changed name of local police agency according to 「Jeju Special Self-Governing Law」
※ Official name is "Jeju Special Self-Governed Local Police Agency," and "Jeju Local Police Agency" may be used in short
10.31   ◈ Reorganized the Korean National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 19721)
◈ Amended operation regulations (Ministry of Government Affairs and Home Affairs Decree No. 354)
ㆍ Established「Ansan Sangrok Police Station」(1Hearing and Inspection Director 6 Divisions) and increased 114 personnel
- Changed name of Ansan Police Station (Ansan→Ansan Danwon)
ㆍ Established 「Center for Protection of Human Rights」in National Police Agency for protection of human rights, protection of crime victims, custody maintenance, etc.
ㆍ Created Incheon Police Agency Foreign Affairs Division」in order to keep up with increase in Incheon area foreign affairs demands
ㆍ Positioned substitute personnel (290 general workers) field security departments such as police station traffic office works and combined inquiry execution room, after reduction in duty police
ㆍ Increased personnel by 173 where needed, including Gyeonggi Police Agency department 4(31 persons), investigation training center (4 persons), official buildings management personnel (22 persons), etc.
12.01 - ◈ Reorganized the Korean National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 19742)
◈ Amended operation regulations (Ministry of Government Affairs and Home Affairs Decree No. 358)
ㆍ Reorganized Incheon Police Agency jurisdiction area and transferred Southern Incheon Police (Date of execution:'06.12.4)
※ Altered jurisdiction areas of 3 Incheon Police Stations (Jungbu, Dongbu, Yeonsu) to correspond with their administrative areas, and abolished Eastern Station and transferred to Southern Station
03.30 - ◈ Reorganized the Korean National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 19983)
◈ Amended operation regulations (Ministry of Government Affairs and Home Affairs Decree No. 378)
ㆍ Newly created Women and Youth Division in National Police Agency
ㆍ Established Foreign Affair Division in Gyeongnam Police Agency
ㆍ Changed rank of Provincial Headquarters Director and General of Public Relations
ㆍ Increased medical personnel by 85 persons in National Police Hospital
07.02 - ◈ Reorganized the Korean National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 20121)
◈ Amended operation regulations (Ministry of Government Affairs and Home Affairs Decree No. 386)
ㆍOpening of Gwangju and Daejeon Metropolitan Police Agencies
ㆍOpening of Suwon Seobu Police Station
ㆍIncreased personnel by 59 persons in Women and Juvenile section at Police Station
ㆍIncreased personnel by 15 persons in Highway Patrol Squad
ㆍIncreased personnel by 15 persons in the Police Air Force
11.30 - ◈ Reorganized the Korean National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 20409)
◈ Amended operation regulations (Ministry of Government Affairs and Home Affairs Decree No. 404)
ㆍOpening of Incheon-Samsan and Jeju-Seobu Police Stations
ㆍTransferred personnel from to the National Computing and Information Agency
ㆍReorganized and changed name of police jurisdiction areas in Daejeon Metropolitan Police Agencies
02.29 - ◈ Reorganized the Korean National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 20692)
◈ Amended operation regulations (Ministry of Public Administration and Security No. 4)
ㆍChanged name of 「Public Relations and Management Office」to 「Korean National Police Agency Spokesman」
ㆍChanged name of 「General Affairs Division」to 「Management and General Services Division」
ㆍChanged name of 「Innovative Planning Division」to 「Creativeness and Innovation Division」
ㆍChanged name of 「Budget Division」to 「Planning and Budget Division」
ㆍChanged name of 「Legal Affair Division」to 「Regulation Reform & Legal Division」
ㆍPrivatization of management of Driver's License Agency
04.03 - ◈ Reorganized the Korean National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 20760)
◈ Amended operation regulations (Ministry of Public Administration and Security No. 12)
ㆍOpening of Hwaseong-Seobu Police Station(Changed name of 「Hwaseong Police Station」to 「Hwaseong-Dongbu Police Station」
07.07   ◈ Amended operation regulations (Ministry of Public Administration and Security No. 23)
ㆍUnified Intelligence Division and the National Security Division into 「Intelligence and National Security Division」(22 Police Stations)
ㆍUnified Police Administration Division and Inspection Division (38 Police Stations)
ㆍChanged name of 「General Affairs Division」to 「Management and General Services Division」(Educational institutions)
10.15 - ◈ Reorganized the Korean National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 21085)
◈ Amended operation regulations (Ministry of Public Administration and Security No. 38)
ㆍNewly established 2nd Deputy General of Gyeonggi Police Agency, (Senior Superintendent General) jurisdiction over northern of Gyeonggi Province(10 Police Stations)
02.27 - ◈ Amended operation regulations (Ministry of Public Administration and Security No. 65)
ㆍDecreased personnel by 849 persons caused by Privatization of management of Driver's License Agency
04.20 - ◈ Reorganized the Korean National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 21352)
◈ Amended operation regulations (Ministry of Public Administration and Security No. 76)
ㆍEstablished「Euiwang, Hanam, Dongducheon Police Station」
ㆍIncreased personnel by 849 persons in Gyeonggi Police Agency
ㆍAdjusted Paju, Asan and Yangsan police stations to 1st grade
ㆍAdjusted Gwacheon, Yangju and Guri police stations to 2nd grade
05.29 - ◈ Reorganized the Korean National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 21514)
◈ Amended operation regulations (Ministry of Public Administration and Security No. 86)
ㆍIncreased personnel by 2,106 persons to substitute combat police
11.23 - ◈ Reorganized the Korean National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 21842)
◈ Amended operation regulations (Ministry of Public Administration and Security No. 115)
ㆍChanged name of 「General Affairs Division」to 「Management and General Services Division」(Educational institutions)
ㆍChanged name of 「Police Administration and Planning Bureau」, 「Innovative Planning Team」 and 「Management and General Services Division」 to 「Planning & coordination Bureau」 and 「Police Administration Bureau」(comes into operation on January 1, 2010)
ㆍChanged name of 「Police Comprehensive Academy」to 「Police Training Institute 」 (comes into operation on November 25, 2009)
05.31 - ◈ Reorganized the Korean National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 22177)
◈ Amended Enforcement regulations (Ministry of Public Administration and Security No. 138)
ㆍEstablishment of new police stations (Yongin Seobu & Bucheon Ojeong) and change of police station names (Yongin → Yongin Dongbu; Anyang → Anyang Manan; Bucheon Nambu → Bucheon Sosa; Bucheon Jungbu → Bucheon Wonmi)
ㆍTitle adjustment for police officers in middle management and an employment of 1,058 new officers
06.30 - ◈ Reorganized the Korean National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 22244)
◈ Amended Enforcement regulations (Ministry of Public Administration and Security No. 146)
ㆍThe selection of Director General for Audit and Inspection is changed from appointment to OPS (Open Position System)
10.22 - ◈ Reorganized the Korean National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 22459)
◈ Amended Enforcement regulations (Ministry of Public Administration and Security No. 165)
ㆍEstablishment of Busan Gijang Police Station with a staff of 498
ㆍHuman Rights Protection Center under Criminal Investigation Bureau is changed to Human Right Protection Officer under Director General for Audit and Inspection
ㆍKorean Driver’s License Agency is closed
11.29 - ◈ Amended Enforcement regulations (Ministry of Public Administration and Security No. 174)
ㆍThe class of two police stations is upgraded: Busan Gijang and Daegu Dalseong - Class 2 → Class 1
05.04 - ◈ Reorganized the Korean National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 22919)
◈ Amended Enforcement regulations (Ministry of Public Administration and Security No. 215)
· The KNPA headquarters changed the names of its divisions.
(Public Security Bureau) Counter-Terrorism center is changed to Crisis Management center
(Criminal Investigation Bureau) Narcotic & Intellectual Crime Investigation Division is changed to White Collar Crime Investigation Division
· 34 staffers are employed for the creation of Cheongju Cheongnam Police Station, Chungbuk.
09.26 - ◈ Amended Enforcement regulations (Ministry of Public Administration and Security No. 239)
· The titles of 1,076 police officers in middle management are changed
12.28 - ◈ Reorganized the Korean National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 23402)
◈ Amended Enforcement regulations (Ministry of Public Administration and Security No. 268)
· Employment of 92 police officers to replace conscripted policemen
01.25 - ◈ Reorganized the Korean National Police Agency & the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 23544)
◈ Amended Enforcement regulations (Ministry of Public Administration and Security No. 275)
· Title adjustment of the Commissioner of Busan Metropolitan Police Agency: senior superintendent general → chief superintendent general
· The deputy commissioner position in the Busan Metropolitan Police Agency is eliminated and three bureaus have been created (employment of two additional superintendent generals)
06.19 - "◈ Reorganized the Korean National Police Agency & affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 23859)
◈ Amended Enforcement Regulations (Ministry of Public Administration and Security No. 306 Partial revision on July 9)
· Increased the number of police officers by 120 for school violence reporting centers and highway traffic management
· Rearranged of police officers to improve efficiency in crime investigations as follows
(Superintendent– 62, Senior Inspector– 414, Inspector : 471, Police officer 5)"
09.21 - "◈ Reorganized the Korean National Police Agency & affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 24117)
◈ Amended Enforcement Regulations (Ministry of Public Administration and Security No. 320 Partial revision on October 19)
· Increased the number of police officers by 1,010 to combat crime including sexual violence, Increased the number of police officers by 27 to guard the Integrated Government Building in Sejong
· Established Women & Juvenile Affairs Divisions at 101 police stations for the prevention of school/sexual violence.
· Assigned extra staff [376 police officers and 48 non-police officers(including National Police Hospital) ] by the Enforcement Rules to fill in vacancies by the child-care leave.
· Transferred 165 phone counselors (9th-grade technical post) to the new Call Center of the Korean National Police Agency "
11.20 - "◈ Reorganized the Korean National Police Agency & affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 24182)
· According to an amendment to the Police Act (Feb. 22, 2012), ranks of chiefs who belong to the Major Police Station (SuwonNambu, Bundang, choengju Heoung deok, Jeonju Wansan and Changwon Jungbu) were upgraded from Senior Superintendent to Superintendent General.
· The designated working period of 3,458 police officers who are replacing conscripted riot-police was temporarily extended to the end of 2013."
03.23 - ◈ Organized the National Police Agency and the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 24419)
◈ Enforcement regulation on the organization of the National Police Agency and the affiliated organizations (Ministry of Security and Public Administration Ordinance No. 2)
∙ Organization and personnel adjustments with the reshuffle of the government organization
- Police Administration Bureau → Office of Police Administration & Personnel
- Office of Management ICT+ Equipment Division → Office of ICT Management & Equipment
- Office of Traffic Affairs Management → Traffic Bureau
- Personnel reduction of 25 persons belonging to common and supporting departments for administrative efficiency
05.06 - ◈ Organized the National Police Agency and the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 24526)
◈ Enforcement regulation on the organization of the National Police Agency and the affiliated organizations (Ministry of Security and Public Administration Ordinance No. 9, May 8, 2013)
∙Increased the no. of personnel by 20, as a result of the creation of the Daegu Gangbuk Police Station, etc.
∙Rank adjustment for the director of Emergency Dispatching and Operations Command Center and operational personnel at provincial police agencies and local police stations: ±225 persons
∙Grade adjustment for police stations (Grade 2→1): Gyeonggi Gimpo, Gyeongnam Geoje
08.23 - ◈ Enforcement regulation on the organization of the National Police Agency and the affiliated organizations (Ministry of Security and Public Administration Ordinance No. 15)
∙Rank adjustment for grade 2 police station’s division director of investigation(detective): ±41 persons
∙Rank adjustment for general service staff: ±93 persons
11.05 - ◈ Organized the National Police Agency and the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 24830)
◈ Enforcement regulation on the organization of the National Police Agency and the affiliated organizations (Ministry of Security and Public Administration Ordinance No. 27, November 20, 2013)
∙Created the Education Policy Division; Adopted a two director general system for the Daegu, Incheon, Gwangju, and Daejeon Metropolitan Police Agencies
∙Created the Women & Juvenile Affairs Division at provincial police agencies (17) and local police stations (78)
∙Increased the no. of public order and security personnel by 2,970 persons
- School Violence, Missing Persons, and Sexual Assault Investigation Team, One-Stop Support Center for Sexual Violence, regional police, call-receiving and command-managing personnel at the Emergency Dispatching and Operations Command Center
∙The rank of the Chief of the Songpa Police Station was adjusted from senior superintendent to superintendent general
12.11 - ◈ Organized the National Police Agency and the affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 24972)
◈ Enforcement regulation on the organization of the National Police Agency and the affiliated organizations (Ministry of Security and Public Administration Ordinance No. 33, December 12, 2013)
∙The 「Government Officials Act」 was enforced (No. 11530, enforced on December 12, 2012) that abolished contracted public officials, etc. from the occupational categories of public officials and reduced the scope of public officials in special services. This change was reflected in the 「Organization of the National Police Agency and the affiliated organizations」.
01.29 - ◈ Enforcement regulation on the organization of the Korean National Police Agency and its affiliated organizations (Ministry of Security and Public Administration Ordinance No. 55).
∙Established a basis for employing psychology counselor qualifiers as public officials with a certain term of office. Adopted road name addresses for police jurisdiction areas.
∙Restructured subsections of the Criminal Investigation Division (Criminal Affairs Division) of police stations. Made quota adjustments with the enforcement of flexible enrollment system.
03.11 - ◈ Organized the Korean National Police Agency and its affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 25240).
◈ Enforcement regulation on the organization of the Korean National Police Agency and its affiliated organizations (Ministry of Security and Public Administration Ordinance No. 63).
∙Created organizations : Created the Cyber Bureau. Reorganized the divisions of the Emergency Dispatching and Operations Command Center of provincial police agencies and police stations (140 Class-1 police stations).
∙Personnel increase : 1,740 persons
∙Rank adjustments : Expanded the chief system for superintendent generals (Wonmi Police Station in Bucheon) and made rank adjustments for 3,701 persons to address inconsistency between the quota and current personnel for inspectors and lower ranks (Inspector +2,918, Assistant Inspector +783, Senior Policemen –1,685, Policemen –2,016).
∙Miscellaneous : Improved the ‘Criteria on establishing lower organizations of police stations’ for integrated operation of small sections.
11.19 - ◈ Organized the Korean National Police Agency and its affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 25755).
◈ Enforcement regulation on the organization of the Korean National Police Agency and its affiliated organizations (Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs Ordinance No. 2).
∙Raised the title of the Commissioner of Incheon Metropolitan Police Agency (Senior Superintendent General → Chief Superintendent General). Created Three-bureau system for lower organizations (+Superintendent General 1).
∙Reflected decisions on quota for 2014 (3 provincial police agencies (Ulsan, Jeonnam, Gyeongnam) Two-director general system)
- Increased the number of public order and security personnel by 1,780 persons.
- Made rank adjustments ±376 persons (Superintendent +8, Senior Inspector +368, Inspector -179, Senior Policemen -8, Policemen –189).
∙With the transfer of the Coast Guard investigation and intelligence functions (excluding intelligence and investigation functions on cases that occur on the sea), 505 persons were reassigned to the Korean National Police Agency and reorganization was carried out.
∙The designated working period of 3,458 temporary personnel (replacing combat&auxiliary police officers) was extended by a year to December 31st, 2015.
∙Adjusted the quota for civilian public officials (3 persons) and made changes in duties (3 persons). Established a basis for setting up a ‘cyber team (section level)’ as a lower organization in police stations. Overhauled office work of Police Administration Division and Women & Juvenile Affairs Division of the Korean National Police Agency.
01.06
01.07
- ◈Organized the Korean National Police Agency and its affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 25996).
◈ Enforcement regulation on the organization of the Korean National Police Agency and its affiliated organizations (Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs Ordinance No.17).
‧ Revision of the provisions and regulations on expansion of autonomous operation of the Open Position System (OPS).
‧ Appointment of extra staff to fill vacancies due to child-care leave.
02.26 - ◈ Organized of the Korean National Police Agency and its affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 26120).
◈ Enforcement regulation on the organization of the Korean National Police Agency and its affiliated organizations (Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs Ordinance No. 21).
New Establishment of Organization : Head of 4th department, Kyeonggi Police Agency, Investigation Planning Officer, Crime Investigation Division, Sexual Assault Division, and Criminal Affairs Divisions dispersed among 12 provincial police agencies.
Personnel increase : 1,750 ( Superintendent-Generals 2, Senior Superintendents 14, Superintendents 34 , Senior Inspectors 233, Inspectors 460, Assistant Inspectors 462, Senior Policemen 419 , and Policemen 81 )
Rank adjustments: Readjustment of job grades for 809 out of 2,469 personnel over 15 years (Superintendents ±183 , Senior Inspectors ±588, Civilian Public Officials ±38).
05.26 - ◈ Enforcement Rules of the Organizational Structure of the Korean National Policy Agency and its Subordinate Agencies (Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs Ordinance No. 17).
Appointment of one additional first aid worker (Rank 9) to the National Police Hospital in 2015.
10.01 - ◈Organized the Korean National Police Agency and its affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 26569).
◈ Enforcement regulation on the organization of the Korean National Police Agency and its affiliated organizations (Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs Ordinance No. 37).
‧ Appointment of 123 additional personnel including those required to fill the Daejeon Yuseong Police Station (9 sections) ( Senior Superintendent 1, Superintendents 9 , Senior Inspectors 28 , Inspectors 22, Assistant Inspectors 21, Senior Policemen 21, and Policemen 21).
‧ Appointment of 1 person to the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning as specified in quota.
11.30 - ◈Organized the Korean National Police Agency and its affiliated organizations (Presidential Decree No. 26678).
◈ Enforcement regulation on the organization of the Korean National Police Agency and its affiliated organizations (Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs Ordinance No. 37).
Reflected decisions on quota for 2015 (2nd departments added to 4 provincial police agencies ( Chungnam, Jeonbuk,Kyeongbuk and provincial police agency ).
Personnel increase: 1,886 ( Superintendent Generals 3, Superintendent 1 , Senior Inspectors 109, Inspectors 161, Assistant Inspectors 184, Senior Policemen 506 , Policemen 862)
Rank adjustments ±1,660 persons ( Inspectors + 1,341, Assistant Inspectors + 319, Senior Policemen -948, - Policemen 712)
The designated working period of 3,458 temporary personnel (replacing combat&auxiliary police officers) was extended by a year to December 31st, 2016.
Reassignment of one administrative officer of the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning to the Korean National Police Agency upon discontinuation of temporary inter-agency dispatch.
Enactment of regulations on quota of flexi-time government employees ( Rank 8, 4 Rank 9, 54).
Grade adjustment for police stations (Grade 3→2) : Police stations at Yeoju, Kyeonggi, and Chilgok, Kyeongbuk.
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