Ministry of People's Security

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Ministry of People's Security
Badge of the Ministry of People's Security.svg
Headquarters Pyongyang, North Korea

Korean name
Chosŏn'gŭl 인민 보안부
Revised Romanization Inmin Boanbu
McCune–Reischauer Inmin Poanbu

The Ministry of People’s Security is a law enforcement agency in North Korea.[1] It operates under the umbrella of the State Affairs Commission. Beyond policing, its services include operating the prison system in North Korea, monitoring the public distribution system and providing bodyguards to important persons.[2]

The Ministry of People’s Security gathers information from local informers in social units about irregular acts. If a case is believed to be of a political nature, it is instead handed over to the State Security Department for investigation.[2]


  1. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica Online, s. v. "North Korea", accessed August 29, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Schwekendiek, Daniel (19 April 2011). A Socioeconomic History of North Korea. McFarland. p. 87. ISBN 978-0-7864-8541-3. 

Coordinates: 39°4′49″N 125°46′3″E / 39.08028°N 125.76750°E / 39.08028; 125.76750

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