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Police of Kyoto

Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan for over 1,200 years, is at present flourishing as an international city of culture and sightseeing based on the harmony between new cultures and long-lasting tradition. Crimes are getting more atrocious and crafty these days as Japanese social situation is constantly transforming. Police officers work very hard day and night to ensure public safety and to maintain security. We hope this leaflet will be of assistance to you in understanding daily activities of Kyoto Prefectural Police.

COMMUNITY SAFETY

To protect local residents from crimes, we are working hard to establish secure and sound community by cooperating with or supporting crime prevention volunteer group. Also our adopted comprehensive measures to protect children and women from crimes include issuance of "Children Safety Information", "Local Crime Prevention Information", spot protection and guidance activity in entertainment districts, promotion of sound youth development and juvenile support.
Furthermore, we are cracking down crimes which threatens people's daily life, such as organized underground consumer financing, various fraud schemes in which senior citizens are victimized, illegal disposal of industrial waste and cybercrimes.  
In Kyoto's famous entertainment districts of Gion and Kiyamachi, "Gion-Kiyamachi Police Squad" officers are on the beat every night for the prevention of street crimes and for cracking down sly sex-related special business establishments.

COMMUNITY POLICE

There are over 190 police boxes(Koban) and over 90 residential police boxes(Chuzaisho) in Kyoto Prefecture. Police officers working at Koban or Chuzaisho undertake patrol and make routine visits to households and offices within the area of jurisdiction. Kyoto Police Airborne Squad provides security over Kyoto from the sky. Heian Mounted Police conducts patrol in community areas to make sure that local children are safe on their way to and back from school.  
The Mounties are also making every effort to build up a close rapport with local residents by participating in various community events.

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

Police investigators are making every effort in investigating and solving criminal cases for the safety of Kyoto city. Officers of Mobile Investigative Unit rush to crime scene on police vehicles to arrest suspects and collect material evidences. Institute of Scientific Investigation carries out scientific inspection of those evidences collected by investigators.

TRAFFIC

For establishing safe traffic environment, the police are cracking down on speeding and driving under influence of alcohol which could cause disastrous traffic accident. Also we offer traffic safety education at refresher classes for drivers with renewed licenses and traffic safety education seminars for senior citizens and children.

SECURITY

This section has responsibilities of maintaining security VIPs, remaining vigilant against terrorism, and reacting on the fly in response to natural disasters. To maintain security VIPs, the police provide escort and protection services with impeccable manner. And the police are always on the alert against terrorism, In the case of natural disaster, the police have protection exercise and training.

お問い合わせ

(For Inquiries)
Kyoto Prefectural Police Headquarters Public Relations Division
85-3, 85-4, Yabunouchi-cho, Shimodachiuri-dori Kamanza Higashi-iru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto city
Telephone:075-451-9111