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ENFORCEMENT DECREE OF THE SECURITY SERVICES INDUSTRY ACT

Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17298, Jul. 7, 2001

Amended by Presidential Decree No. 18124, Nov. 11, 2003

Presidential Decree No. 18312, Mar. 17, 2004

Presidential Decree No. 20331, Oct. 23, 2007

Presidential Decree No. 20692, Feb. 29, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 20732, Feb. 29, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 21127, Nov. 26, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 21214, Dec. 31, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 21590, jun. 30, 2009

Presidential Decree No. 21827, Nov. 17, 2009

Presidential Decree No. 22832, Apr. 4, 2011

Presidential Decree No. 23488, Jan. 6, 2012

Presidential Decree No. 23759, May 1, 2012

Presidential Decree No. 24419, Mar. 23, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 25368, jun. 3, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25733, Nov. 19, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25915, Dec. 30, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 26595, Oct. 20, 2015

Presidential Decree No. 27271, jun. 28, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 28215, Jul. 26, 2017

 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Decree is to provide for matters delegated by the Security Services Industry Act and other matters necessary to implement such delegated matters.
 Article 2 (Key National Establishments)
"Key national establishments prescribed by Presidential Decree" in subparagraph 1 (e) of Article 2 of the Security Services Industry Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") means establishments designated by the Director of the National Intelligence Service as necessary for national security from among airports, harbors, nuclear power plants, etc. and the key national establishments designated by the Minister of National Defense under Article 21 (4) of the United Defense Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 18124, Nov. 11, 2003; Presidential Decree No. 21827, Nov. 17, 2009>
 Article 3 (Application, etc. for License)
(1) Where any corporation intends to obtain a license for security business under Article 4 (1) of the Act, or where any corporation that has already obtained a license of security business (hereinafter referred to as "security business entity") intends to alter its licensed security services or add new security services, it shall file an application for a license or an application for altering the license, accompanied by documents prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, with the commissioner of the district police agency having jurisdiction over its main office or the head of a police station under the jurisdiction of the relevant district police agency. In such cases, the head of a police station in receipt of an application shall send it to the commissioner of the relevant district police agency without delay. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22832, Apr. 4, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24419, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28215, Jul. 26, 2017>
(2) Any corporation that files an application for a license for security business or an application for altering the licensed security services or adding new security services under paragraph (1) shall have security guards, capital, facilities and equipment specified in attached Table 1: Provided, That if any corporation is unable to secure the facilities, etc. specified in attached Table 1 (excluding the capital: hereafter the same shall apply in this paragraph), such corporation shall secure the facilities, etc. specified in attached Table 1 and have such facilities, etc. confirmed by the commissioner of a district police agency within one month from the date of obtaining the license for security business or permission for altering the security services or adding new security services after submitting a plan for securing the facilities, etc. when it files such application for the license for security business or such application for altering its security services or adding new security services.
 Article 4 (Licensing Procedures, etc.)
(1) Upon receipt of an application for the license for security business or an application for altering security services or adding new security services filed pursuant to Article 3 (1), the commissioner of a district police agency shall determine whether to grant a license upon examining the following matters: whether any executive officer of a corporation intending to run the security business falls under grounds for disqualification as prescribed in Article 5 of the Act; whether such corporation is capable of securing security guards, facilities and equipment; the capital of such corporation; and the careers and credit standing of the representative and executives.
(2) Where the commissioner of a district police agency grants a license for security business or permission for altering the security services or adding new security services following examination as provided in paragraph (1), he/she shall issue a certificate thereof to the applicant through the head of the police station having jurisdiction over the main office of the relevant corporation. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22832, Apr. 4, 2011>
(3) Where a license certificate of security business has been lost or destroyed, the relevant security business entity shall file an application for reissuing a license certificate of security business, accompanied by the following documents, with the commissioner of the district police agency having jurisdiction over its main office or the head of the police station under the jurisdiction of the relevant district police agency. In such cases, the head of the police station in receipt of the application shall forward it to the commissioner of the relevant district police agency without delay: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22832, Apr. 4, 2011>
1. Where the license certificate has been lost, a statement describing the grounds therefor;
2. Where the license certificate has been destroyed, the license.
 Article 5 (Reporting on Closure, Suspension, etc. of Business)
(1) When any security business entity closes its security business, it shall file a business closure report, along with its license certificate of security business, with the commissioner of the district police agency having jurisdiction over its main office or the head of the police station under the jurisdiction of the relevant district police agency within seven days from the date of business closure pursuant to Article 4 (3) 1 of the Act. In such cases, the head of a police station in receipt of the business closure report shall forward it to the commissioner of the relevant district police agency without delay. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22832, Apr. 4, 2011>
(2) When any security business entity suspends its security business, it shall file a business suspension report to the commissioner of the district police agency having jurisdiction over its main office or the head of the police station under the jurisdiction of the relevant district police agency within seven days from the date of business suspension pursuant to Article 4 (3) 1 of the Act, and the head of a police station in receipt of the business suspension report shall forward it to the commissioner of the relevant district police agency without delay. In such cases, when any security business entity that has filed a business suspension report intends to resume the business prior to expiration of the reported suspension period, or to extend the reported suspension period, it shall submit a report on business resumption or a report on extension of the suspension period within seven days after the date of business resumption, or within seven days after expiration of the reported suspension period. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22832, Apr. 4, 2011>
(3) Any office that shall be reported pursuant to Article 4 (3) 3 of the Act when it is newly established, relocated, or closed is an office, other than a principle office, such as a branch office, local office, or a place of business which is used as a business base for routinely overseeing and controlling security services in a particular area.
(4) "Other important matters prescribed by Presidential Decree" referred to in Article 4 (3) 6 of the Act means the objectives stipulated in the articles of incorporation. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 18124, Nov. 11, 2003>
(5) The report referred to in Article 4 (3) 2 through 6 of the Act shall be filed within 30 days from the date on which the grounds for such report arise. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25915, Dec. 30, 2014>
 Article 6 (Measures for Special Security Business Entity Prior to Commencement of Security Services)
(1) Any security business entity that performs special security services under subparagraph 1 (e) of Article 2 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "special security business entity") shall obtain authorization for handling confidential matters from the commissioner of a district police agency before it files a report on the commencement of its special security services under Article 4 (3) 5 of the Act.
(2) The commissioner of the district police agency shall, when he/she intends to grant authorization for handing confidential matters under paragraph (1), get the relevant special security business entity to ask the Director of the National Intelligence Service through the Commissioner General of the Korean National Police Agency for clearing security checks for him/her in accordance with Article 25 of the Act.
 Article 7 (Response System by Mechanical Equipment Security Business Entity)
Any security business entity that performs the mechanical equipment security services under subparagraph 1 (d) of Article 2 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "mechanical equipment security business entity") shall, when it is alerted by any relevant establishment under Article 8 of the Act, create a response system by which it gets its security guards to arrive at the scene within at least 25 minutes from the time that it is alerted.
 Article 7-2 (Business Executable by Special Security Business Entities)
(1) “The security-related business prescribed by Presidential Decree, such as the business of manufacturing, installing, and selling security equipment, the information industry utilizing networks, the business of maintaining and managing installations, and the business of training security guards" under Article 7 (9) of the Act means either of the following:
1. The business specified in attached Table 1-2;
2. Business incidental to the business referred to in subparagraph 1, and determined and publicly announced by the Commissioner General of the Korean National Police Agency.
(2) Except as specifically prescribed in the Act or this Decree, the scope of the business under paragraph (1) shall be governed by the Korea Standard Industrial Classification publicly announced by the Commissioner of the Statistics Korea under the Statistics Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25368, Jun. 3, 2014]
 Article 7-3 (Scope of Unqualified Persons, Unsuitable Persons, etc.)
No person who intends to subcontract any of the following security services shall intervene in, or exert influence on, the hiring of a person falling under the following classifications as a security guard of the security business entity that is subcontracted to provide the relevant security services, pursuant to Article 7-2 (3) of the Act:
1. Facility security services, personal protection services (excluding facility security services or personal protection services at a collective petition site), escort security services, or mechanical equipment security services:
(a) A person who is disqualified from being a security instructor or a general security guard pursuant to Article 10 (1) of the Act;
(b) A person who is prohibited from engaging in security services pursuant to Article 56 (1) 14 of the Act on the Protection of Children and Juveniles against Sexual Abuse;
2. Special security services:
(a) A person who is disqualified from being a special security guard pursuant to Article 10 (2) of the Act;
(b) A person who is prohibited from engaging in security services pursuant to Article 56 (1) 14 of the Act on the Protection of Children and Juveniles against Sexual Abuse;
3. Facility security services or personal protection services at a collective petition site:
(a) A person who is disqualified from being a security instructor or a general security guard pursuant to Article 10 (1) of the Act;
(b) A person who is prohibited from being placed as a general security guard at a collective petition site pursuant to Article 18 (6) of the Act;
(c) A person who is prohibited from engaging in security services pursuant to Article 56 (1) 14 of the Act on the Protection of Children and Juveniles against Sexual Abuse.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 26595, Oct. 20, 2015]
 Article 8 (Explanations for Prevention of Erroneous Alert, etc.)
(1) The explanations made by a mechanical equipment security business entity to any contracting party under Article 9 (1) of the Act shall be made in a manner that a document or an electronic document containing the following matters is delivered to such contracting party (hereinafter referred to as "document, etc." and the electronic document is limited to a case where the contracting party wants it):
1. Names and locations of control facilities and the branch offices (referring to the branch offices prescribed in Article 5 (3); hereinafter the same shall apply) related to the relevant mechanical equipment security services;
2. Steps to be taken by the mechanical equipment security business entity when it gets an alert from an establishment subject to the security services;
3. Place and kinds of the machinery and tools which are installed for the mechanical equipment security services and outline of other mechanical devices;
4. The cause of occurrence of erroneous alert and the method of maintaining and operating a radio transmitter.
(2) Each mechanical equipment security business entity shall deliver a document, etc. stating matters concerning the scope and amount of indemnification under Article 26 of the Act, along with a document, etc. stating matters of each subparagraph of paragraph (1), to the contracting party.
 Article 9 (Management Document of Mechanical Equipment Security Business Entity)
(1) Each mechanical equipment security business entity shall keep at each of its branch office a document in which each of the following matters are entered under Article 9 (2) of the Act:
1. Name and location of an establishment subject to security services and the contract term for such security services;
2. Names of mechanical equipment security instructors, the date on which they are placed, the place at which they are placed, and the number of stand-by vehicles;
3. The receipt of alerts, the date and time that the mechanical equipment security guards arrive at the scene, and the results of steps taken by them;
4. In the case of an erroneous alert, the establishment subject to the mechanical equipment security services where such erroneous alert occurs and the results of steps taken toward the erroneous alert.
(2) The document stating the matters referred to in paragraph (1) 3 and 4 shall be kept for one year from the date on which the relevant alert is received.
 Article 10 (Classification of Security Instructors)
The security instructors prescribed in Articles 10 through 12 of the Act shall be classified into as follows:
1. General security instructor: A security instructor in charge of guiding, overseeing, and educating security guards engaged in the following security services:
(a) Facility security services;
(b) Escort security services;
(c) Personal protection services;
(d) Special security services;
2. Mechanical equipment security instructor: A security instructor in charge of guiding, overseeing, and educating security guards engaged in the mechanical equipment security services.
 Article 11 (Execution and Public Notification of Examination for Security Instructors)
(1) When the Commissioner General of the Korean National Police Agency deems it necessary to select new security instructors after surveying the supply of and demand for security instructors, he/she shall prepare a schedule of an examination for security instructors (hereinafter referred to as "examination") referred to in Article 11 (1) of the Act.
(2) When the Commissioner General of the Korean National Police Agency intends to hold an examination according to the examination schedule prepared under paragraph (1), he/she shall publicly notify eligibility to take the examination, subjects, the date and place of the examination, the number of security instructors to be selected, etc. by no later than 90 days before the date of the examination. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23759, May 1, 2012>
(3) The public notification referred to in paragraph (2) shall be made through the Official Gazette and the bulletin board and website of each district police agency.
 Article 12 (Method and Subjects, etc. of Examination)
(1) The examination shall be conducted in the way of writing and consist of the first and second rounds. In such cases, the Commissioner General of the Korean National Police Agency may, when it is deemed necessary, hold the first and second rounds of the examination concurrently.
(2) The first and second rounds shall be conducted in the way of multiple-choice format and the second round may be added with an examination requiring simple answers in addition to a multiple-choice format.
(3) The subjects of the first and second rounds shall be as shown in attached Table 2.
(4) Only persons who pass the first round shall be eligible for the second round: Provided, That the same shall not apply to a case where the first and second rounds are held concurrently in accordance with the provisions of the latter part of paragraph (1).
(5) In the event that the first and second rounds are held concurrently in accordance with the provisions of the latter part of paragraph (1), the second round taken by any person who fails the first round shall be made invalid.
(6) Persons who have passed the first round shall be exempted from taking the said examination only for the following examination. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 18124, Nov. 11, 2003>
 Article 13 (Partial Exemption from Examination)
Any of the following persons shall be exempt from the first round of the examination for security instructors, as prescribed in Article 11 (3) of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24419, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28215, Jul. 26, 2017>
1. A person who has served at least seven years as a police official under the Police Officials Act;
2. A person who has served at least seven years as a security officer or a public official in special service under the Presidential Security Act;
3. A person who has served at least seven years as a noncommissioned officer or higher from a troop branch or a military police branch of the Armed Forces under the Military Personnel Management Act;
4. A person who has served at least seven years as a security guard (at least three years in cases of special security services) under the Security Services Industry Act and completed education prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety;
5. A person who has served at least three years as a security guard after graduating from a university, college or higher school provided in the Higher Education Act and completing at least three examination subjects for security instructors in accordance with Article 12 (3) while at school;
6. A person who has served at least five years as a security guard after graduating from a junior college provided in the Higher Education Act and completing at least three examination subjects for security instructors in accordance with Article 12 (3) while in college;
7. A person who has taken the examination for mechanical equipment security instructors after being qualified as a general security instructor or who has taken the examination for general security instructors after being qualified as a mechanical equipment security instructor;
8. A person who has served at least seven years as a public official of correctional category in the administrative operational group prescribed by the Decree on the Appointment of Public Officials.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22832, Apr. 4, 2011]
 Article 14 (Decision of Successful Examinees)
(1) In determining successful examinees taking the first round of the examination, persons who gain not less than 40 points out of the 100-point full mark for each subject and an average of not less than 60 points for all subjects shall be determined as a successful examinee.
(2) In determining successful examinees taking the second round of the examination, successful examinaees shall be determined in the order of points from the highest from among the examinees gaining not less than 60 points out of the 100-point full mark within the scope of the number of persons to be selected. In such cases, if the number of persons to be selected is exceeded by persons gaining the same points, such persons shall be deemed successful examination takers.
(3) The Commissioner General of the Korean National Police Agency shall publicly notify the list of persons who pass the second round of the examination and put such persons on notice that they pass the second round of the examination and they are called up for education.
 Article 15 (Appointment and Commissioning of Members in Charge of Making Examination Questions)
(1) The Commissioner General of the Korean National Police Agency shall appoint or commission persons, from among the persons falling under each of the following subparagraphs, as a member in charge of making examination questions:
1. Persons who are serving as an associate professor or higher (in the case of a junior college, a professor or higher) of the department related to the security services, including police administration, and the department of law at educational institutions that are higher than junior colleges and established pursuant to the Higher Education Act;
2. Persons who hold master's degrees or higher and are recognized as having research achievements or professional experiences with regard to security services as prescribed by the Commissioner General of the Korean National Police Agency;
3. Persons who have served not less than 3 years as a police official of the senior inspector rank or higher in charge of crime prevention and security services.
(2) The number of members in charge of making examination questions referred to in paragraph (1) shall be at least two members for each examination subject.
(3) Persons who are appointed or commissioned as a member in charge of making examination questions shall sincerely comply with matters prescribed by the Commissioner General of the Korean National Police Agency.
(4) The members in charge of making examination questions and other persons engaged in the examination administration work may be paid allowances and travel expenses within budgetary limits: Provided, That the same shall not apply where any member in charge of making the examination questions who is a public official is engaged in the examination administration work in direct connection with his/her duties.
 Article 16 (Appointment and Placement of Security Instructors)
(1) Each security business entity shall appoint and place security instructors according to the standards as shown in attached Table 3 as prescribed in Article 12 (1) of the Act.
(2) Where any security instructor appointed and placed in accordance with paragraph (1) causes a vacancy or is unable to perform his/her duties on the grounds of qualification suspension, etc., the security business entity shall fill the vacancy with other security instructor within 15 days from the date when such security instructor leaves his/her post.
 Article 17 (Duties of Security Instructors and Matters to be Observed)
(1) "Duties prescribed by Presidential Decree" referred to in Article 12 (2) 5 of the Act mean the following duties: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25368, Jun. 3, 2014>
1. The operation and supervision of mechanical devices for the mechanical equipment security services (limited to mechanical equipment security instructors);
2. The supervision of machinery maintenance for prevention of erroneous alert, etc. (limited to mechanical equipment security instructors).
(2) Each security instructor shall, under Article 12 (3) of the Act, perform the duties provided in paragraph (2) 1 and 2 of the same Article and the subparagraphs of paragraph (1) of this Article at least once a month. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22832, Apr. 4, 2011>
(3) Each security instructor shall provide education for security guards under Article 12 (2) 1 of the Act, keep the records thereof in a ledger for job training of security guards in the form prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, and retain them for two years. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 22832, Apr. 4, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24419, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28215, Jul. 26, 2017>
 Article 18 (Education for General Security Guards)
(1) Where a security business entity hires general security guards, it shall require the relevant general security guards to receive education for newly hired general security guards offered by any of the following institutions or organizations at its expense, pursuant to the main sentence of Article 13 (1) of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27271, Jun. 28, 2016>
1. The association of security business established pursuant to Article 22 (1) of the Act;
2. The police educational institution referred to in subparagraph 3 of Article 2 of the Regulations on Education and Training of Police Officials;
3. Institutions or organizations designated and publicly announced by the Commissioner General of the Korean National Police Agency from among institutions or organizations that have human resources and facilities for conducting professional education for security guards, including universities or colleges with a security services-related department.
(2) Where a security business entity hires any of the following persons as a general security guard under the proviso to Article 13 (1) of the Act, it may exempt the relevant general security guard from the education for newly hired general security guards: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27271, Jun. 28, 2016>
1. A person who has received education for newly hired general security guards under the main sentence of Article 13 (1) of the Act or education for newly hired special security guards under Article 13 (3) of the Act, who has been engaged in the security services within three years before he/she is hired;
2. A person who has served as a police official under the Police Officials Act;
3. A person who has served as a security officer or public official in special service under the Presidential Security Act;
4. A person who has served in a position higher than a noncommissioned officer under the Military Personnel Management Act;
5. A person qualified as a security instructor;
6. A person for whom three years have yet to elapse after he/she received the education for newly hired general security guards under Article 13 (2) of the Act at the time of employment.
(3) A security business entity shall require its general security guards to receive job training each month for at least the hours determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety according to training plans formulated by the security instructor appointed pursuant to Article 12 of the Act, in accordance with Article 13 (1) of the Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 27271, Jun. 28, 2016; Presidential Decree No. 28215, Jul. 26, 2017>
(4) “An educational institution prescribed by Presidential Decree” referred to in Article 13 (2) of the Act means any of the institutions or organizations specified in the subparagraphs of Article 18 (1). <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 27271, Jun. 28, 2016>
(5) Matters necessary for the education for general security guards, such as subjects and hours of the education for the newly employed referred to in paragraph (1) and subjects of the job training referred to in paragraph (3), shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28215, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25368, Jun. 3, 2014]
 Article 19 (Education for Special Security Guards)
(1) Where a special security business entity hires special security guards, it shall require the relevant special security guards to receive education for newly hired special security guards offered by any of the following institutions or organizations at its own expense, pursuant to Article 13 (3) of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 27271, Jun. 28, 2016; Presidential Decree No. 28215, Jul. 26, 2017>
1. The police educational institution referred to in subparagraph 3 of Article 2 of the Regulations on Education and Training of Police Officials;
2. An institution or organization determined and publicly announced by the Commissioner General of the Korean National Police Agency from among institutions and organizations satisfying the standards determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), where a special security business entity hires a person who has been engaged in the special security services within three years before he/she is hired, it may exempt the relevant special security guard from the education for newly hired special security guards.
(3) A special security business entity shall require its special security guards to receive job training each month for at least the hours prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety according to training plans formulated by the security instructor appointed pursuant to Article 12 of the Act, in accordance with Article 13 (3) of the Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 27271, Jun. 28, 2016; Presidential Decree No. 28215, Jul. 26, 2017>
(4) Matters necessary for education of special security guards, such as subjects and hours of the education for the newly hired referred to in paragraph (1) and subjects of the job training referred to in paragraph (3), shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28215, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25368, Jun. 3, 2014]
 Article 20 (Procedures, etc. for Carrying Weapons by Special Security Guards)
(1) Any establishment owner shall, if he/she intends to get weapons rented for his/her special security guards to carry in accordance with Article 14 (4) of the Act, file an application for renting weapons with the commissioner of a district police agency through the person responsible for the security guard of a key national establishment, including the head of the competent police agency and the head of an airport police unit (hereinafter referred to as "head of the competent police agency").
(2) Any establishment owner shall, when he/she intends to get his/her special security guards to carry weapons rented from the head of the competent police agency in accordance with Article 14 (4) of the Act, obtain prior approval therefor from the head of the competent police agency as provided in paragraph (9) of the same Article.
(3) In granting prior approval under paragraph (2), the head of the competent police agency shall judge whether it is required to rent weapons to special security guards including the consideration of whether there is a fear that any persons in possession of weapons or explosives or any armed agents might intrude into key national establishments.
(4) Any establishment owner shall, if it is deemed unnecessary to keep his/her special security guards armed under paragraph (3), immediately retrieve the weapons from his/her special security guards.
(5) Kinds of weapons the special security guards are permitted to carry under Article 14 (9) of the Act shall be handguns and rifles.
(6) Article 18 of the Regulations on the Standards for Using Dangerous Police Equipment and attached Table 2 shall apply mutatis mutandis to the standards for the safety check of weapons under Article 14 (9) of the Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25733, Nov. 19, 2014>
(7) Any establishment owner, any person in charge of managing the weapons under Article 14 (7) of the Act, and any special security guard shall comply with the rules governing the control of weapons, prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20692, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24419, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28215, Jul. 26, 2017>
 Article 21 (Guidance and Supervision on Management of Weapons)
The head of the competent police agency shall check the management of weapons by an establishment owner and his/her special security guards at least once a month in accordance with Article 14 (5) of the Act.
 Article 22 (Standards for Non-Permission for Placement at Collective Petition Sites)
"The standards prescribed by Presidential Decree" referred to in Article 18 (3) 2 of the Act means 21/100.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25368, Jun. 3, 2014]
 Article 23 (Reporting and Notice of Violation)
(1) The commissioner of a district police agency or the head of a police agency having jurisdiction over any branch office of a security business entity or any establishment subject to its security services shall, when he/she learns that any executive officer or employee or any security guard of such branch office has violated this Act or orders issued under this Act, without delay serve a written notice or submit a written report thereon to the commissioner of the district police agency who has licensed the relevant security business.
(2) Upon receiving the notice or the report under paragraph (1), the commissioner of the district police agency shall, when he/she takes an administrative disposition against the violation, serve a notice thereon to the commissioner of the relevant district police agency or the head of relevant police agency.
 Article 24 (Standards for Administrative Disposition)
The standards for the administrative disposition issued in accordance with Article 19 (2) of the Act shall be as shown in attached Table 4. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25368, Jun. 3, 2014>
 Article 25 (Standards for Disposition Taken to Suspend Qualifications of Security Instructors)
The standards for any disposition taken to suspend qualifications of any security instructor under Article 20 (2) of the Act shall be as shown in attached Table 5.
 Article 26 (Association of Security Business)
(1) Where security business entities intend to establish the association of security business (hereinafter referred to as the "association") in accordance with Article 22 (1) of the Act, they shall prepare the articles of association. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25915, Dec. 30, 2014>
(2) The association may collect membership fees from its members as prescribed by the articles of association.
 Article 27 (Mutual-Aid Business)
(1) In case that the association runs mutual-aid business in accordance with Article 23 (1) of the Act, the account of such mutual-aid business shall be dealt with separately from the account of other business.
(2) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 26595, Oct. 20, 2015>
 Article 28 (Fees for License Certificates, etc.)
(1) Any person who intends to obtain a license for security business or to obtain a reissued license certificate under the Act shall pay the following fees:
1. 10,000 won in the case of a license for security business (including addition, alteration and renewal of a license) under Articles 4 (1) and 6 (2) of the Act;
2. 2,000 won in the case of reissuing a license certificate upon a report filed to alter licensed matters.
(2) Fees referred to in paragraph (1) shall be paid by affixing revenue stamps to applications.
(3) Any person who intends to apply for an examination shall pay fees fixed and publicly notified by the Commissioner General of the Korean National Police Agency.
(4) In any of the following cases, the Commissioner General of the Korean National Police Agency shall refund all or part of the examination fees received pursuant to paragraph (3) in accordance with the following categories: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25368, Jun. 3, 2014>
1. Where examination fees are overpaid or erroneously paid: The entire amount overpaid or erroneously paid;
2. Where an applicant fails to take an examination due to reasons attributable to the agency administering the examination: The entire amount of examination fees;
3. Where an application is withdrawn 20 days before the examination date: The entire amount of examination fees;
4. Where an application is withdrawn 10 days before the examination date: 50/100 of the examination fees.
(5) Notwithstanding paragraphs (2) and (3), the Commissioner General of the Korean National Police Agency and the commissioner of a competent district police agency may allow payment of fees in electronic currencies, by electronic payment, etc. through information and communications networks. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 18312, Mar. 17, 2004; Presidential Decree No. 22832, Apr. 4, 2011>
 Article 29 (Guidance and Check of Special Security Services)
The commissioner of a district police agency shall guide and check on special security business entities at least two times a year in accordance with Article 25 of the Act.
 Article 30 (Request for Security Services for Establishments)
In case that security services provided by security guards under subparagraph 3 of Article 2 of the Act are deemed necessary to prevent the occurrence of dangers caused by disorder, etc. in any event site, any establishment or any place where a large number of people gather, the commissioner of a district police agency may ask the sponsor of any event to seek the security services of security guards prior to the day on which such event commences and if the sponsor is unable to do so for unavoidable reasons, the commissioner may ask the sponsor to notify him/her of the fact 24 hours prior to the commencement of the event.
 Article 31 (Delegation and Entrustment of Authority)
(1) The Commissioner General of the Korean National Police Agency shall delegate his/her authority falling under each of the following subparagraphs to the commissioner of a district police agency in accordance with Article 27 (1) of the Act:
1. Authority to revoke and suspend qualifications of security instructors under Article 20 of the Act;
2. Authority to hold hearings in respect of the revocation and suspension of qualifications of security instructors under subparagraph 2 of Article 21 of the Act.
(2) The Commissioner General of the Korean National Police Agency or the head of a police agency shall entrust institutions or organizations designated and publicly notified by the Commissioner General of the Korean National Police Agency as having manpower and expertise in the security services to administer examinations for security instructors and conduct education for them as prescribed in Article 11 (1) of the Act in accordance with Article 27 (2) of the Act.
 Article 31-2 (Handling of Sensitive Information and Personally Identifiable Information)
The Commissioner General of the Korean National Police Agency, the commissioner of a district police agency, the head of a police station, and the head of a police agency (including any person delegated or entrusted with the authority of the Commissioner General of the Korean National Police Agency or the head of a police agency under Article 31) may handle data including any criminal history record referred to in subparagraph 2 of Article 18 of the Enforcement Decree of the Personal Information Protection Act and resident registration numbers or alien registration numbers referred to in subparagraph 1 or 4 of Article 19 of the same Decree, in extenuating circumstances to perform the following affairs: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25368, Jun. 3, 2014>
1. Affairs related to granting licenses, renewing licenses, etc. under Articles 4 and 6 of the Act;
2. Affairs related to examinations, etc. for security instructors under Article 11 of the Act;
3. Affairs related to education, etc. for security guards under Article 13 of the Act;
4. Affairs related to the duties of special security guards, their use of weapons, etc. under Article 14 of the Act;
5. Affairs related to matters such as reference to criminal records for confirmation of disqualification grounds under Article 17 of the Act;
6. Affairs related to permission for placement, etc. of security guards under Article 18 of the Act;
7. Affairs related to administrative dispositions, etc. under Articles 19 and 20 of the Act;
8. Affairs related to the guidance and supervision of security business entities and security instructors under Article 24 of the Act;
9. Affairs related to the guidance and check of security and evaluation of the security state under Article 25 of the Act;
10. Affairs necessary to perform the affairs provided in subparagraphs 1 through 9.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23488, Jan. 6, 2012]
 Article 31-3 (Re-examination of Regulation)
The Commissioner General of the Korean National Police Agency shall review the appropriateness of the following matters and take measures for improvement, etc. every three years based on the following base dates (referring to the period that ends on the day before the base date of every third year):
1. The base date for facilities, etc. of security business referred to in Article 3 (2) and attached Table 1: June 8, 2014;
2. The base date for non-permission for placement at a collective petition site referred to in Article 22: June 8, 2014;
3. The base date for the administrative disposition referred to in Article 24 and attached Table 4: June 8, 2014;
4. The base date for imposition of the administrative fine referred to in Article 32 (1) and attached Table 6: June 8, 2014.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 25368, Jun. 3, 2014]
 Article 32 (Criteria, etc. for Imposition of Administrative Fines)
(1) The criteria for imposition of an administrative fine under Article 31 (1) and (2) of the Act shall be as specified in attached Table 6. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25368, Jun. 3, 2014>
(2) The commissioner of a district police agency or the head of a police agency may reduce or increase the amount of an administrative fine within the scope of 50/100 of the amount prescribed in attached Table 6, in consideration of the matters referred to in the subparagraphs of Article 14 of the Act on the Regulation of Violations of Public Order: Provided, That where the amount is increased, the increased amount shall not exceed the maximum amount of an administrative fine under Article 31 (1) and (2) of the Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25368, Jun. 3, 2014>
(3) and (4) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 25368, Jun. 3, 2014>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21127, Nov. 26, 2008]
ADDENDUM
This Decree shall enter into force on July 8, 2001.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 18124, Nov. 11, 2003>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Decree shall enter into force on December 19, 2003.
(2) (Applicable Example concerning Exemption from First Examination for Chief Security Guards) The amended provisions of Article 12 (6) shall apply starting with persons who have passed the first examination for chief security guards for the year 2003, and who have failed to pass the second examination for chief security guards in question.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 18312, Mar. 17, 2004>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20331, Oct. 23, 2007>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on October 28, 2007. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20692, Feb. 29, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20732, Feb. 29, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 21127, Nov. 26, 2008>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21214, Dec. 31, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21590, Jun. 30, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on July 1, 2009. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 9 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21827, Nov. 17, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on November 22, 2009.
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 22832, Apr. 4, 2011>
This Decree shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 17 (2) shall enter into force on July 1, 2011.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23488, Jan. 6, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23759, May 1, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Article 2 (Applicability to Publication of Examinations)
Provisions amending the deadline for publication of examinations, etc. in this Decree shall apply to the examination to be conducted on or after January 1, 2013.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 24419, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25368, Jun. 3, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on June 8, 2014.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Administrative Fines)
The imposition of an administrative fine for a violation committed before this Decree enters into force shall not be included in calculating the number of violations under the amended provisions of attached Table 6.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25733, Nov. 19, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on November 21, 2014.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of the Presidential Decrees that were promulgated before this Decree enters into force but have yet to enter into force, among Presidential Decrees amended pursuant to Article 5 of the Addenda, shall enter into force on the respective enforcement dates of the relevant Presidential Decrees.
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25915, Dec. 30, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability to Period of Reporting)
The amended provisions of Article 5 (5) shall also apply to a case where the grounds for filing a report arise before this Decree enters into force and 15 days have yet to elapse thereafter.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 26595, Oct. 20, 2015>
This Decree shall enter into force on October 21, 2015.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 27271, Jun. 28, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability to Exemption of Education for Newly Hired General Security Guards)
The amended provisions of Article 18 (2) 1 shall also apply to a person who has received education for newly hired special security guards, among persons who were employed as general security guards before this Decree enters into force and who has experience in security services within 3 years before the employment.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 28215, Jul. 26, 2017>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 3 Omitted.