17 Must Watch Police KDramas That Will Put You On Edge!

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In this article we will share to you the top 12 must watch police theme korean dramas with intense actions to put you on edge of your seat. We will also share some easy police kdramas to cool you down after watching the intense police kdramas.

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While most korean dramas promise to deliver a romantic scene that will put your heart and love cells to wake up, some kdramas offers an intense actions and mysterious plot story that will put you on edge and start questioning the conscience in humanity. Let’s dive to these intense police korean dramas.

1. You’re All Surrounded (2014)

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This korean dramas tells a story of four young policemen who are just assigned to the Gangnam Police investigation team as an investigator, or known as detectives. The drama revolves around Eun Dae Koo (Lee Seung gi), Eo Soo Sun (Go Ara), Park Tae Il (Ahn Jae Hyeon and Ji Kook (Park Jung Min). Together with the head of investigation team three, Seo Pan Seok (Cha Seung Won), they begin their journey as detectives.

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Main cast:

  • Lee Seung-gi as Eun Dae-gu / Kim Ji-yong
  • Cha Seung-won as Seo Pan-seok
  • Go Ara as Eo Soo-sun

Genre: action, crime

2. Signal (2016)

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After witnessing a crime 15 years ago that remains unsolved, now-criminal profiler and cop Haeyoung (Lee Je-hoon) distrusts the police and authorities. One day, the main character comes across a mysterious walkie-talkie that allows him to communicate with detective Jae-han (Cho Jin-woong), who lives in the year 2000 and is in charge of investigating the unfortunate incident that Haeyoung had witnessed years ago. The two transcend time to solve more brutal crimes.

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Main cast:

  • Lee Je-hoon as Park Hae-young
  • Kim Hye-soo as Cha Soo-hyun
  • Jo Jin-woong as Lee Jae-han

Genre: sci-fi, thriller

3. Voice (2017)

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Voice tells a story of Moo Jin-Hyuk (Jang Hyuk), popular detective who try to find the murderer of his wife together with Kang Kwon Joo (Lee Ha Na), a top voice profiler who accidentally witness a brutal murder case through a phone call.

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Main cast:

  • Jang Hyuk as Moo Jin-hyuk 
  • Lee Ha-na as Kang Kwon-joo 

Genre: thriller, crime

4. Tunnel (2017)

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Tunnel is a mysterious crime story that really put you on anticipation each time you watch the scene. The dramas tells a story of detective Park Gwang ho who accidentally enters a pitch black tunnel while cashing a serial killer. He find himself teleport to the future, and work with detective Kim Sun jae and criminal psychologist Shin Jae yi to catch the killer.

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Main cast:

  • Choi Jin Hyuk as Park Gwang ho
  • Yoon Hyun min as Kim Sun jae
  • Lee Yoo Young as Shin Jae yi

Genre: Thriller, crime

5. Mad Dog (2017)

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Mad dog is a korean dramas tells the story of Mad Dog investigation team. Revolves around Choi Kang Woo (Yoo Ji Tae), ex police officer and leader of Taeyang Insurance investigation team that make his own investigation concerning the plane crash incident that cause the life of his wife and kids. 

Together with a genius conman whose brother also died in the plane crash Kim Min Joon (Woo Do Hwan), they work together to reveal the secret behind the incident that cause the life of their loved ones.

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Main cast:

  • Yoo Ji Tae as Choi Kang Woo
  • Woo Do Hwan as Kim Min Joon
  • Ryu Hwa Young as Jang Ha Ri

Genre: mystery, action

6. Come and Hug Me (2018)

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Come and hug me revolves around the life of two people, a detective and popular actress that suffers trauma due to the murder case that takes place during their high school’s life in the past. Do Jin (Jang Ki Yong) and Jae Yi (Jin Ki Joo) were each other’s first love during their high schools. However, the beautiful moment instantly changed once Jin’s father Hee Jae (Heo Jun Ho), killed Jae Yi’s parents.

Do Jin try to atone his father’s terrible’s life by being a detective and treat the victim’s family with affections and love. Jae Yi, on the other hand, followed the footstep of her late mother and become a famous actress. The story begin when Do Jin and Jae Yi meet again.

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Main cast:

  • Jang Ki Yong as Chae Do Jin
  • Jin Ki Joo as Han Jae Yi
  • Heo Jun Ho as Yoon Hee Jae

Genre: mystery, melodrama

7. Two Cops (2018)

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Two cops is an easy romantic comedy police korean dramas revolves around the life of Jo Jung Suk and Kim Seon Ho. This drama tells a story of Soo Chang (Kim Seon Ho), a criminal who just got out of jail and Cha Dong Taek (Jo Jung Suk), an emotional cop who is really passionate on his job. One day, Jo Jung Suk finds himself cohabiting his own body with the soul of a Kim Seon Ho that later fall in love with a rookie reporter.

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Main cast:

  • Jo Jung Suk as Cha Dong Tak
  • Hyeri as Song Ji An
  • Kim Seon Ho as Gong Soo Chang

Genre: romantic comedy, action

8. Less Than Evil (2018)

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This kdramas revolve around the life of Woo Tae Seok (Shin Ha Kyun), a lonely veteran detective that is passionate and focus on solving cases. One day, Woo Tae Seok encounter Lee Seol, a female psychopath that ended up help Woo Tae Seok solve cases.

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Main cast:

  • Shin Ha Kyun as Woo Tae Seok
  • Lee Seol as Eun Sun Jae
  • Park Ho San as Jeon Choon Man

Genre: crime, detective, thriller

9. Life on Mars (2018)

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Life on mars police kdramas tells a story of Han Tae Joo, a detective who find himself travel the time and wake up in a totally different timezone, in 1988. He currently active as a detective which objective is to work at a small police station. He try to get back and travel back time to his present day by solve serial murder case.

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Main cast:

  • Jung Kyoung-Ho as Han Tae-Joo
  • Park Sung-Woong as Kang Dong-Cheol
  • Ko Ah-Sung as Yoon Na-Young

Genre: scifi, crime

10. My Fellow Citizens (2019)

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This korean dramas tells a story of Yang Jung Kook (Choi Si Won) who is a veteran conman that never been arrested all his life. Without realize, he ended up marry a police officer and somehow turns to someone who now run his way up to be the member of National Assembly.

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Main cast:

  • Choi Si-Won as Yang Jung-Kook
  • Lee Yoo-Young as Kim Mi-Young
  • Kim Min-Jung as Park Hoo-Ja

Genre: comedy, crime

11. The Good Detectives (2020)

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This Korean police drama tells the stories of two types of people, those who try to hide the truth and the other is those who go all out to reveal the truth. Revolves around the life of Kang Do-Chang (Son Hyun-Joo), an experience detective, Oh Ji-Hyeok (Jang Seung-Jo), an elite detective and Jin Seo-Kyung (Lee Elijah), a newspaper reporter.

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Main cast:

  • Son Hyun-Joo as Kang Do-Chang
  • Jang Seung-Jo as Oh Ji-Hyeok
  • Lee Elijah as Jin Seo-Kyung

Genre: detective, crime

12. Rugal (2020)

Rugal can be found on streaming platforms like Netflix and it’s amassed quite a viewership, despite its considerably low rating. Before coming to life on the small screen, it was first a webtoon created by Rel.Mae. The webtoon was created back in 2016 and was a hit.

The action/sci-fi webtoon was developed into a series that followed a cop looking for revenge after his family is killed. To make things interesting, the cop is recruited by the NIS and equipped with biotechnology, making him superhuman.

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Main cast:

  • Choi Jin-hyuk as Kang Ki-beom
  • Park Sun-woong as Hwang Deuk-goo
  • Jo Dong-hyuk as Han Tae-woong
  • Jung Hye-in as Song Mi-na
  • Kim Min-sang as Choi Geun-chul
  • Park Sun-ho as Lee Kwang-chul
  • Han Ji-wan as Choi Ye-won

Genre: mistery, sci-fi

13. Alice (2020)

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Alice tells a story of a detective who investigates a time travel mysterious case. The time traveler came from the future through a space named Allice. Park Jin Gyeom tries hard to prevent any negative consequences that might happened through Alice. However, He ended up meet Yoon Tae Yi (Kim Hee Seon) who was died in the past and hold the key to time travel.

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Main cast:

  • Kim Hee-Seon as Yoon Tae-Yi
  • Joo Won as Park Jin-Gyeom
  • Kim Hee-Seon as Park Sun-Young

Genre: Sci-fi, Romance

14. Tell Me What You Saw (2020)

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Tell Me What You Saw is a thriller and suspense series. Oh Hyun-jae (Jang Hyuk) was once highly regarded as a criminal profiler known for solving uncrackable cold cases. His world shattered when his fiancee is killed in an explosion set by a serial killer.

Unable to deal with the grief, he shuts off from others. One day a new killer emerges with the same plots. While another detective is on the case, he meets Cha Soo-young (Choi Soo-young), a detective with a photographic memory. She teams up with Hyun-jae to seek retribution for his fiancee and stop the killer.

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Main cast: 

  • Jang Hyuk as Oh Hyun-jae
  • Choi Soo-young as Cha Soo-young

Genre: Thriller, Suspense

15. Team Bulldog (2020)

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Team Bulldog tells a story of Jin Kang Ho (Cha Tae Hyun), a passionate detective who tries to catch criminals at all cost, Kang Moo Young (Lee Sun Bin), an enthusiastic PD of TV Investigative program that catch criminals who was failed to be caught by the police department. One day they meet and together they try to solve hard cases.

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Main cast: 

  • Cha Tae-Hyun as Jin Kang-Ho
  • Lee Sun-Bin as Kang Moo-Young
  • Jung Sang-Hoon as Lee Ban-Seok

Genre: action, crime

16. Police University (2021)

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This korean drama sets the scene in the National Police University Campus, revolves around Yoo Dong-man, a professor in the university, and two freshmen, smart and righteous Oh Kang-hee and hacker Kang Seon-ho. The drama will display the student teacher collaboration to uncover the person behind the largest online gambling on the police campus.

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Main cast: 

  • Jin Young as Kang Sun-Ho
  • Cha Tae-Hyun as Yoo Dong-Man
  • Krystal as Oh Kang-Hee

Genre: drama, crime, youth

17. Mouse (2021)

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Mouse is a korean dramas tells a story of an honest policeman who tries to act on crimes as fairly as possible. Revolves around Jung Ba reum (Lee Seung gi), a police officer that was assigned to catch a serial killer that’s really hard to track. Together with Go Moo-chi (Lee Hee-joon), a dedicated detective, they solve and find this serial killer.

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Main cast: 

  • Lee Seung-Gi as Jung Ba-Reum
  • Lee Hee-Jun as Go Mu-Chi
  • Park Ju-Hyun as Oh Bong-Yi

Genre: mystery, scifi

Police Korean Dramas

Here’s the list of police and detective korean dramas that we can share to you today, How do you think about these kdramas? Which one you love most? Let us know in the comment sections below!

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