Ministry of People's Security
|Ministry of People's Security|
|Headquarters||Pyongyang, North Korea|
|Revised Romanization||Inmin Boanbu|
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The Ministry of People’s Security is a law enforcement agency in North Korea. 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.
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.