Six Korean police officers, including two policewomen, arrived on Saturday in Zagreb. During July and August, they will patrol the streets of Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik along with their Croatian counterparts. They came to Croatia as part of the "Safe Tourism Season 2019" a project to help tourists who come to Croatia from the Republic of Korea and assist Croatian officers with communication issues with their fellow citizens. Like all of the other foreign police forces who have been involved in this project since 2006, the Korean police officers will be in their recognizable uniforms without weapons and will not have police powers.
The Zagreb Police Chief, Marko Rašić, said that 804 foreign police officers from 19 countries and 21 police organizations have so far taken part in the "Safe Tourism Season" project so far. This year, police officers from the Republic of Korea will participate for the first time in the project.
“Over the past two years, more than 400,000 tourists from Korea have visited Croatia, and we expect this number to rise as direct fights between Seoul and Zagreb were launched last year,” commented the Korean Vice-Consul Junghyun. He added that he is convinced that joint Croatian-Korean patrols will contribute to increasing cooperation and the feeling of security of Korean citizens in Croatia.