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Police officer - Assistant Inspector

Police officer - Assistant Inspector
Ranks Police Officer Senior police Officer Assistant Inspector
Shape Police Office Shape Senior police Officer Shape Assistant Inspector Shape
Duties “Police Officers, Senior Police Officers and Assistant Inspectors” perform tasks most
closely related to the people. It could be said that they are the ‘foundation of the police.’

Insignia for Police Officer to Assistant Inspector

is distinguished by the number of buds of rose of Sharon surrounded by 2 leaves on the top of the yin and yang symbol at the bottom.

Insignia for Police Officer to Assistant Inspector

represents ‘the Republic of Korea and its people,’ and the buds of rose of Sharon express ‘hope and possibility’ that flowers are about to bloom, symbolizing the police officers who protect the people's lives and properties at the very front line and who have the hope and possibility of blooming into rose of Sharon through continuous efforts.

Inspector - Senior Superintendent

Inspector - Senior Superintendent
Ranks Inspector Senior Inspector Superintendent Senior Superintendent
Shape Inspector Shape Senior Inspector Shape Superintendent Shape Senior Superintendent Shape
Duties Vice-head of local office Head of special police offices Equivalent to chief clerk of police station performing administrative task at Korean National Police Agency(KNPA) and local police agencies Head of local police regiment, Major chief clerk and head of police station (life safety, crime of violence, 2nd level information, etc.) Equivalent to section leader at the Korean National Police Agency(KNPA) or local police agencies Equivalent to ‘division chief of police station and chief clerk of the Korean National Police Agency(KNPA) and local police agencies’ Equivalent to chief of police station and chief of Division at the Korean National Police Agency(KNPA) and local police agencies

Insignia from Inspector to Senior Superintendent

is distinguished by the number of roses of Sharon (1~4).

Yin and yang symbol

represents the Republic of Korea and its people. The rose of Sharon surrounding the yin and yang symbol symbolizes the mid-level managing staff who play the central role within the organization, indicating the mid-level staff members who protect the nation and serve the people proactively and play the central role in the police organization.

Superintendent General - Commissoner General

Superintendent General - Commissoner General
Ranks Superintendent General Senior Superintendent General Chief Superintendent General Commissioner Generalt
Shape Superintendent Shape Senior Superintendentr Shape Chief Superintendent Shape Commissioner Generalt Shape
Duties Deputy Chief of local police agency, Chief of a Bureau of local police agencies in Seoul, Busan, Gyeonggi and Incheon Province, Equivalent to police agency's deliberator, Chief of police investigation academy Chief of local police agency, Dean of Police Academy, Dean of Central Police Academy, Equivalent to chief of police agency Deputy Chief of National Police Agency, Chief of local police agencies in Seoul, Busan, Gyeonggi and Incheon Province, Equivalent to dean of National Police College Chief of police

Insignia from Superintendent General to Commissioner General

is shaped as follows; at the center is a rose of Sharon with the yin and yang symbol at the center; five pieces of rose of Sharon surround the central symbol; and the rank is distinguished by the number of roses of Sharon (1~4).

Yin and yang symbol at the center of the yin and yang rose of Sharon symbol

signifies the origin of all beings, symbolizing the Republic of Korea. The five pieces of rose of Sharon are arranged in a pentagon shape, subliming to a large piece of rose of Sharon, symbolizing the highest rank of the police organization.

Five angles of the yin and yang symbol

represent loyalty, fidelity, courage, justice, and virtue, the values the police pursue. Based on such values, the head of the police supports the nation and its people and leads the police organization.