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 Roles

Tourist Police Services
Provide assistance with inconveniences Facilitate in handling 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 overcharge on services and/or merchandise, operation of illegal taxis and call vans, and other acts of discrimination against tourists.
  • Provide assistance with inconveniences: Facilitate in handling 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 overcharge on services and/or merchandise, operation of illegal taxis and call vans, and other acts of discrimination against tourists.

Tourist Information Centers (TIC)

By visiting any of the following Tourist Information Centers in person or calling the 1330 Travel Hotline directly, anyone can receive a friendly assistance from the tourist police officers.

1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)

Tourist Information Centers (TIC)
Myeong-dong Street TIC
  • Location: 14, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (In front of Myeong-dong Underground Shopping Center Exit 15 across from Lotte Young Plaza)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-22:00 (Open all year round)
Hongdae TIC
  • Location: 365-28, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul (Public Parking Lot no. 1 located near KT&G Sangsangmadang Hongdae)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-21:00 (Open all year round)
Dongdaemun TIC
  • Location: 275, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Doota Entrance)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-21:00 (Open all year round)
Itaewon TIC
  • Location: 34-2, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Inside Noksapyeong Park)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-18:00 (Open all year round)
Busan Nampo-dong TIC
  • Location: 39-7, Nampo-dong 5-ga, Jung-gu, Busan (BIFF Square Entrance)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-20:00 (Open all year round)
Incheon Int'l Airport TIC
  • Location: 272, Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon (Passenger Terminal Traffic Center booth no. 358 on B1F in Incheon International Airport Terminal 1)
  • Operating hours: 09:00-22:00 (Open all year round)

Myeong-dong Street TIC

  • Location: 14, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (In front of Myeong-dong Underground Shopping Center Exit 15 across from Lotte Young Plaza)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-22:00 (Open all year round)

Hongdae TIC

  • Location: 365-28, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul (Public Parking Lot no. 1 located near KT&G Sangsangmadang Hongdae)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-21:00 (Open all year round)

Dongdaemun TIC

  • Location: 275, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Doota Entrance)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-21:00 (Open all year round)

Itaewon TIC

  • Location: 34-2, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Inside Noksapyeong Park)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-18:00 (Open all year round)

Busan Nampo-dong TIC

  • Location: 39-7, Nampo-dong 5-ga, Jung-gu, Busan (BIFF Square Entrance)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-20:00 (Open all year round)

Incheon Int'l Airport TIC

  • Location: 272, Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon (Passenger Terminal Traffic Center booth no. 358 on B1F in Incheon International Airport Terminal 1)
  • Operating hours: 09:00-22:00 (Open all year round)

Tourist Police Patrol Areas

Tourist Police Patrolling Area
Seoul Myeong-dong, Itaewon Special Tourist Zone, Namdaemun Market, Insa-dong, Hongdae, Dongdaemun Shopping Complex·Dongdaemun Shopping Town
Busan Haeundae Beach, Gwangalli BeachBIFF Square, Gwangbok-dong
Incheon Incheon International Airport, Songdo, Incheon Chinatown

Busan

Haeundae Beach, Gwangalli Beach, BIFF Square, Gwangbok-dong

Incheon

Incheon International Airport, Songdo, Incheon Chinatown

This page was last updated on September 19, 2018, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.