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Special Feature: The Changing Investigative Environment and Police Initiatives 1


Topic I:  The Current Police System: Looking Back on 60 years and Toward the Future 18


Topic II:  Developing a Police Force that Incorporates the Female Perspective 21


Topic III: Measures against Unlawful Money Transfers Related to Internet Banking 24


Topic IV:  Initiatives for Eliminating Remittance Fraud and Other Special Fraud 26


Topic V:  Police Initiatives against the Serious Drug Situation 29


Topic VI:  The Round-table Conference on Crackdowns and Speed Regulations Contributing to the Prevention of Traffic Accidents 32


Chapter 1 Police Organization and the Public Safety Commission System 35


Chapter 2 Securing Community Safety 38


Chapter 3 Security Safety in Cyberspace 41


Chapter 4 Measures against Organized Crime 44


Chapter 5 Ensuring Safe and Comfortable Traffic Conditions 47


Chapter 6 Maintaining Public Safety and Disaster Countermeasures 50


Chapter 7 Police Activity Support 53