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17 Oct, 2013

S. Korea introduces ‘Gangnam Style’ tourist police force – The Independent

South Korea today introduced their new “tourist police force” as handpicked officers dressed in uniforms created by one of the costume designers behind popstar Psy’s image were showcased in a ‘Gangnam style’ launch.

One hundred young officers, chosen for their specific linguistic abilities, formed the first batch of police tasked with assisting tourists who feel they have been ripped off during their stay in the South Korean capital of Seoul.

Officers can speak a range of languages including English, Mandarin and Japanese, AFP reported. They will wear badges stating which languages they can communicate in.

“Those who think they were overcharged by taxi drivers or street food vendors can come and talk to us,” English-speaking recruit Park Jae-Hyoung told AFP.

Read the rest: South Korea introduces ‘Gangnam Style’ tourist police force – Asia – World – The Independent.