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PNP counterpart north korea The Ministry of Peoples Security (In-min Bo-an-bu) functions primarily as the police and

law enforcement agency in North Korea PNP intelligence counterpart to north korea The State Security Department carries out a wide range of counterintelligence and internal security functions normally associated with "secret police" known to North Koreans as Bowibu. DILG counterpart in north korea The Ministry of Public Security, responsible for internal security, social control, and basic police functions, is one of the most powerful organizations in North Korea and controls an estimated 144,000 public security personnel. It maintains law and public order; investigates common criminal cases; manages the prison system and traffic control; monitors citizens' political attitudes; conducts background investigations.

Police Rank English commissioner general Hangul Pronunciation

chianchonggam chiangam gyeongmugwan chonggyeong gyeongjeong gyeonggam gyeongwi gyeongsa gyeongjang sungyeong

senior superintendent general superintendent general police superintendent superintendent police captain police lieutenant police sergeant senior policeman policeman

Methods of policy
The Ministry of Peoples Security (In-min Bo-an-bu) functions primarily as the national police in North Korea. According to the Public Security Regulation Law, adopted by the Supreme Peoples Assembly (SPA) in 1992 and modified in 1999, the ministry is tasked with defending the sovereignty and socialist system of North Korea, as well as protecting the constitutional rights, lives, and assets of the people.Within this broad mandate, the Ministrys normal police missions range from maintaining law and order, investigating common criminal cases, and controlling traffic, to overseeing the countrys non-political prison system. It also maintains organizations responsible for protecting the countrys railroads, key government facilities and officials, as well as resident registration (birth, death, marriage, change of address), the preservation and management of secret documents, and construction and security of sensitive and national infrastructure projects. Like the SSD, the ministry is also responsible for conducting political surveillance, though political suspects are remanded to the SSD for processing. In 2009, the KWP Administration Department expanded the ministrys criminal jurisdiction to include the investigation of offenses committed by the military, SSD, public prosecutors, and cadres of courts in every field except anti-regime crimes.The Ministry maintains a large organization of approximately 210,000 personnel stretching down to the provincial, county, district, city, and village levels.Ministry police officers are the most visible face of the North Korean public security apparatus, routinely conducting checks on travellers to ensure they possess appropriate travel documents; maintaining check points to inspect buses, trucks, and trains; and performing normal police patrols