First, the police plans to reduce 28 departments by consolidating redundant tasks in each city and provincial office, and reduce manpower at police stations nationwide, focusing on middle management such as section chiefs and chiefs, reassigning a total of about 2,900 people to security sites.
With this reduced manpower, the plan is to operate a mobile patrol unit of about 2,600 people and deploy them to areas vulnerable to crime, such as crowded places or trails.
In addition, the plan is to preemptively respond to violent crimes by converting some of the personnel of the violent crime team and establishing 16 criminal task force units and 1,300 people under all provincial and provincial offices, excluding Sejong and Jeju.
In addition, the police explained that they have secured more than 3,200 patrol personnel by improving the way local police operate, and that through this reorganization, they have secured a total of more than 9,000 patrol personnel.
Accordingly, a new ‘Crime Prevention and Response Bureau’ will be established in the National Police Agency to oversee crime prevention and response, and a ‘Crime Prevention and Response Department’ will also be created in front-line police stations.
Police Commissioner Yoon Hee-geun said, “The key to this organizational reorganization is to reorganize the police organization to focus on the essential security work of crime prevention and response and to maximize on-site response capabilities.”
The police have been working on organizational reorganization after President Yoon Seok-yeol ordered late last month to “reorganize the police organization to focus on security” due to a series of violent crimes.