Police Info-Communications


  The police info-communications section is engaged in maintaining and operating the infrastructure of police info-communications 24 hours a day so that police organizations can respond immediately in case of emergency such as serious incidents, disasters, etc.
  The National Police Agency (hereinafter referred to as the “NPA”) is committed to improving administrative services such as an on-the-day issuance of the driver's license and supporting front-line police activities such as a rapid apprehension of the suspect. To this end, the police info-communications section builds unified police information systems and records information on database of the NPA to share them among all Prefectural Police Headquarters (hereinafter referred to as the “PPH”).
  Furthermore, with the rapid progress of information technology, electric devices have come into use in various kinds of crime, and the threats of cyber space like cybercrimes or cyber attacks have been increased. The police info-communications section is taking technical measures against the threats.


  The police info-communications section consists of nationwide organizations as mentioned below (Orange colored). Info-Communications Bureau of the NPA supervises its attached organizations and local organizations. Local organizations are Info-Communications Department of Regional Police Bureaus (hereinafter referred to as the “RPB”), Tokyo Metropolitan Police Info-Communications Department and Hokkaido Prefectural Police Info-Communications Department. They also supervise their local organizations in each prefecture and area.
  Police Info-Communications Research Center, Cyber Security Research-Training Center and Police Info-Communications Academy are established as R&D and Training organizations within National Police Academy.