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The Hottest Korean Actors As Police Officers And Detectives In K-Dramas

Mystery-solving in K-Dramas is even more fun with these oppas' crime-fighting skills

If you're not into the rom-com or melodrama genres, K-Dramaland also has something that can be of interest to you: crime or police procedural dramas.   


If you enjoy racking your brain for clues on an unsolved crime or mystery or trying to put together puzzle pieces to figure out plot twists, the viewing experience is surely better when the lead actor is the one who's crucial in bringing some truths to light. Many of the characters as policemen and detectives also have supernatural abilities, making the narratives more interesting and compelling. 


We're currently hooked on sci-fi/mystery Alice, a K-drama that tackles a series of crimes committed that are directly connected to time traveling. Joo Won stars in Alice as a quiet yet intuitive detective who's skilled in fighting; a painful event that happened in his past has shaped not only his future but those of others around him as well.


Joo Won as a detective in "Alice"
Joo Won as a detective in "Alice" | Photo from H Brothers


Korean actor Choi Jin-hyuk, who previously portrayed the role of an elite police officer in Rugal, has returned to the small screen last month, too, as a Zombie Detective. Although the series has a comedic feel, there's also a whole lot of mystery solving involved in it, as Choi Jin-hyuk's character as a private detective uncovers the truth as to why he wound up as a zombie who doesn't remember a single thing about his past. 


Choi Jin-hyuk is a zombie detective in his  latest series.
Choi Jin-hyuk is a zombie detective in his latest series. | Photo from KBS2
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In the gallery below, we compiled photos of the hottest Korean actors who played the roles of police officers and detectives in a K-Drama: 



Who's your favorite oppa as a police officer or a detective?


Lead photos from SBS and KBS