President Yoon Seok-yeol attended the graduation ceremony of the Central Police Academy and promised to improve the treatment of the police.

First Lady Kim Gun-hee also visited and held a separate private meeting, but the Democratic Party criticized the police-related schedule of Kim, who is being investigated by the police, as not common-sense.

Correspondent Kim Ki-tae.


President Yoon Seok-yeol attended the graduation ceremony of the Central Police Academy, which produces new police officers.

President Yoon said, "I will do my best to fulfill my duty of keeping the law and order," and emphasized that "I will guarantee the neutrality of the police."

He also promised better treatment.

[President Yoon Seok-yeol: We will raise the basic salary of police officers to the level of public security officers and introduce a multiple rank system to rationalize the job structure.]

He also said, “I will ensure that police officers who used to be police officers are provided with fair opportunities in promotion and placement.” said.

The Ministry of Public Administration and Security is promoting a system reform plan that expands the number of police officers from 3.6% to 20% among those promoted to police officers.

President Yoon's promise to improve the treatment of police officers is interpreted as a sign of his will to continue reforming the police force by strengthening police officers from non-police units.

At the graduation ceremony, Ms. Kun-hee Kim also attended and gave badges to female graduates.

After the graduation ceremony, President Yoon had a meeting with 20 young police officers.

The Democratic Party made a comment criticizing Kim's schedule.

[Shin Hyun-young / Democratic Party Spokesperson: While the police investigation is underway on suspicions of false education and career, the police schedule of Mrs. Kim Gun-hee, the subject of the investigation, is not common sense.]

Mrs. Kim is suspected of submitting a resume with false career information to Kookmin University etc. There are several police investigations under way.

(Video coverage: Lee Yong-Chae-woong, video editing: Choi Jin-hwa)