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A Legal·Institutional Consideration of Police Officer Welfare Pertinent to the Police Welfare Law

  • Public Land Law Review
  • Abbr : KPLLR
  • 2017, 80(), pp.247-264
  • Publisher : Korean Public Land Law Association
  • Research Area : Social Science > Law

seon eun ae 1

1송원대학교

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ABSTRACT

「Framework Act on Health Safety and Welfare of Police Officers」, which is the law for police officers' welfare and safety, was passed at the Assembly plenary session on December 29, 2011, was declared on February 22, 2012, and was enforced from August 23. The main contents of this fundamental law are prescribing that “the nation shall establish and enforce a policy for health safety and welfare promotion so that police officers can devote themselves to duty, and shall strive to secure finances for this.” Thus, it can be regarded highly because of having arranged a legal·institutional device for welfare promotion on police officers who perform duty while sacrificing themselves for the country and accepting riskiness. The groundwork was arranged that can reinforce quality of life with improving the working conditions in police officers who have sacrificed themselves and served for the nation and people in the meantime. However, it is the real situation that a doubt still cannot help existing about how effective it will be for police officers' welfare policy despite having introduced this Framework Act on police welfare. It is a fact of being incomplete in spite of being certainly needed, especially, the relief system on police officers' criminal injury on duty, and the institutional conditions for promoting police officers' status or spirits due to dangerous working environment or excessive workload. What the nation secures this section so that police officers can proceed with making a stabilized life and an affluent life is also considered to offer public peace service at which all people can be satisfied. To improve police officers' welfare in this way, an improvement plan will need to be suggested through a relevantly legal and institutional consideration. Accordingly, the realistic and effective legislation should be enforced on the basis of the Framework Act on Police Welfare. Even in police officers' criminal victim on duty, a relief plan will need to be expanded. And police officers' welfare promotion will need to lead to being capable of efficiently executing duties through positively adopting a program for police officers' morale support caused by dangerous working conditions or duty-based difficulties.

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