Organization of the Tochigi Police
Police Administration Department｜Community Safety Department｜Community Police Affairs Department｜Criminal Investigation Department｜Traffic Department｜Security Department｜Police Academy｜19 Police Stations
Public Safety Commission 公安委員会
Prefectural Police Headquarters 警察本部
Police Administration Department 警務部
The Police Administration Department is in charge of general planning, basic administrative affairs and logistics such as personnel, budget, equipment, welfare, jail operation and information systems. Other important roles of the department are internal inspection and, education and training. It is also engaged in a wide range of operations: victim support programs which provide support service for the crime victims, public relations, the Police Band, and consultation service on crimes and other matters.
General Affairs Division 総務課
Police Administration Division 警務課
Public Relations Division 県民広報相談課
Police Inspection Division 監察課
Detention Administration Division 留置管理課
Information Systems Division 情報管理課
Education and Training Division 教養課
Finance Division 会計課
Welfare Division 厚生課
The Community Safety Department’s important task is to prevent crimes in cooperation with community members such as residents, schools and companies. For example, sharing of criminal information among community members, joint patrols, and seminars on crime prevention are effective measures for it. The department is also in charge of investigation on specified crimes such as cyber crimes, environmental crimes, and economic crimes, and prevention of juvenile delinquency.
Community Safety Planning Division 生活安全企画課
Juvenile Division 少年課
Consumer and Environmental Protection Division 生活環境課
Cyber Crime Division サイバー犯罪対策課
The Community Affairs Department operates “Koban”(police box) police officers who are in various activities for 24 hours, for example, patrol, visit residents and traffic enforcement. All emergency (110 ) calls are connected to the Communication Command Center of the police headquarters and relay to competent police station and police officers. The department has the mobile police unit and a helicopter for 24 hours patrol.
Community Police Affairs Division 地域課
Communications Command Division 通信指令課
Mobile Police Unit 機動警察隊
The Criminal Investigation Department is engaged in detecting and arresting alleged criminals who committed penal code crimes such as homicide, robbery, arson, kidnapping, theft and fraud, and drug and firearms crimes. The Identification division and the Forensic Science Laboratory provide scientific support for all kind of investigations done by the Tochigi Police, such as fingerprint identification and DNA profiling. The department is also in charge of diminishing organized crime groups in cooperation with other parties such as companies, public enterprises and communities.
Investigative Planning Division 刑事総務課
First Investigation Division 捜査第一課
Second Investigation Division 捜査第二課
Third Investigation Division 捜査第三課
First Organized Crime Division 組織犯罪対策第一課
Second Organized Crime Division 組織犯罪対策第二課
Identification Division 鑑識課
Mobile Investigation Unit 機動捜査隊
Forensic Science Laboratory 科学捜査研究所
The Traffic Department’s major task is promotion of safety and smooth of the road traffic. To achieve the task, the department promotes traffic safety campaigns in corporation with local governments, private traffic safety groups, companies, communities etc., and enforces traffic laws and regulations. The department operates traffic signals control and provides traffic information for public. It is also in charge of driver’s license and investigation of traffic accidents.
Traffic Planning Division 交通企画課
Traffic Enforcement Division 交通指導課
Traffic Management and Control Division 交通規制課
License Division 運転免許課
Mobile Traffic Unit 交通機動隊
Expressway Traffic Unit 高速道路交通警察隊
The Security Department’s major role is to maintain public security by taking preventive measures against disturbance such as terror or riots. The department also in charge of security guard for domestic and foreign important persons including the imperial family, and disasters relief operations.
First Security Division 警備第一課
Second Security Division 警備第二課
Riot Police Unit 機動隊
Police Academy 警察学校
The Police Academy provides basic trainings for recruits, such as knowledge of policing and marshal arts. It also provides expert trainings for incumbent officers.
19 Police Stations １９警察署
There are 19 police stations in Tochigi Prefecture, and each police station is responsible for all police matters in its jurisdiction. “Koban “(police box) and “Chuzaisho”(residential police box) belong to a police station and are bases of patrol police officers.