Tourist Police

  • Tourist Police
  • Tourist Police
【 Photo: Tourist Police (Credit: Seoul Tourist Police Division) 】

Tourist police assistance is available to international visitors at major tourist attractions, not only to prevent crime, but also to provide tour information and resolve any inconvenient issues. If you experience any misconduct or discrimination as a tourist, ask for help from the officers wearing navy jackets and black berets.

Tourist Police Services

Tourist Police Services
Provide assistance with inconveniences Facilitate in resolving any inconvenient experiences that may occur at tour sites.
Offer tour information and interpretation assistance Interpretation service is available in English, Japanese, Chinese, and Spanish.
Enforce law and order Prevent and control misconducts such as overcharging of services and/or merchandise, operation of illegal taxis and call vans, and other acts of discrimination against tourists.
  • Provide assistance with inconveniences: Facilitate in resolving any inconvenient experiences that may occur at tour sites.
  • Offer tour information and interpretation assistance: Interpretation service is available in English, Japanese, Chinese, and Spanish.
  • Enforce law and order: Prevent and control misconducts such as overcharging of services and/or merchandise, operation of illegal taxis and call vans, and other acts of discrimination against tourists.

Tourist Police Service Areas

By visiting any of the following tourist police service areas or calling the 1330 Travel Hotline, anyone can receive friendly assistance from the tourist police officers.

- 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)
- Tourist police website: tourist.police.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)


Myeong-dong Information Center (Across from Lotte Young Plaza)

  • Address: 14, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 중구 명동길 14)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-22:00 (Open all year round)

Hongdae Information Center (Near KT&G Sangsangmadang Hongdae)

  • Address: 365-28, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 마포구 서교동 365-28)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-21:00 (Open all year round)

Hongdae Area (Seogyo Police Substation)

  • Address: 29, Jandari-ro 6-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 마포구 잔다리로6길 29)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-21:00 (Open all year round)

Dongdaemun Information Center (Doota entrance)

  • Address: 275, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 중구 장충단로 275)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-21:00 (Open all year round)

Dongdaemun Area (Inside Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station)

  • Address: 151, Mareunnae-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 중구 마른내로 151)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-21:00 (Open all year round)

Namdaemun Area (Bukchang Police Substation)

  • Address: 110, Namdaemun-ro 3-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 중구 남대문로 3가 110)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-21:00 (Open all year round)

Itaewon Information Center (Inside Noksapyeong Park)

  • Address: 34-2, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 용산구 이태원동 34-2)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-18:00 (Open all year round)

Insa-dong Area (Inside Anguk Station)

  • Address: 53, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 율곡로 53)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-21:00 (Open all year round)

Busan Nampo-dong Information Center (BIFF Square Entrance)

  • Address: 44, Gudeok-ro, Jung-gu, Busan (부산광역시 중구 구덕로 44)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-20:00 (Open all year round)

Haeundae Area (Jung-1 Police Substation)

  • Address: 12, Jwadongsunhwan-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan (부산광역시해운대구 좌동순환로 12)
  • Operating hours: 09:00-18:00 (Open all year round)
    * Tourist police in operation July-August only

Gwangalli Area (Gwangan-4 Police Substation)

  • Address: 553-7, Suyeong-ro, Suyeong-gu, Busan (부산광역시 수영구 수영로 553-7)
  • Operating hours: 09:00-18:00 (Open all year round)

Gwangbok-dong Area (Changseon Police Substation)

  • Address: 1, Gwangbokjungang-ro, Jung-gu, Busan (부산광역시 중구 광복중앙로1)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-20:00 (Open all year round)

Incheon International Airport Information Center (Terminal 1 Transportation Center)

  • Address: 272, Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon (인천광역시 중구 공항로 272)
  • Operating hours: 09:00-22:00 (Open all year round)

Songdo Area (Inside Int’l Business District Station)

  • Address: 334, Incheon tower-daero, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon (인천광역시 연수구 인천타워대로 334)
  • Operating hours: 09:00-22:00 (Open all year round)

Chinatown Area (World Communi Center)

  • Address: 26, Jemullyang-ro 232beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon (인천광역시 제물량로 232번길 26)
  • Operating hours: 09:00-22:00 (Open all year round)
Operating hours and locations subject to change.

This page was last updated on August 22, 2019, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.