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A Review of the Police Welfare System in South Korea

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2017, 13(3), pp.69-81
  • DOI : 10.14251/crisisonomy.2017.13.3.69
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general
  • Received : March 5, 2017
  • Accepted : March 26, 2017
  • Published : March 31, 2017

HA SANG KOO 1

1경기지방경찰청

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ABSTRACT

Police officers in South Korea have been working for a long time in bad conditions negatively affecting their health and wellbeing status, such as stress, post- traumatic stress, and depression. Management and investment on safety, health, and welfare of police officers are one of the most critical actions for the police agency to solve these problems. Previous studies showed that the Korea’s police welfare system has been limited and failed to reflect various needs of police officers. Fortunately, the Framework Act on Health, Safety and Welfare of Police Officers was passed in February of 2012 and enacted in August of the same year. This act requires the chief of the National Police Agency to develop an implementation plan every 5 years. Consequently, the First Basic Plan (2014-2018) was established to promote health, safety and welfare of police officers. In conclusion, this study provides several suggestions for a better police welfare system in South Korea.

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