To introduce a call system with the police station to the police box Strengthening the correspondence in the absence Metropolitan Police Department

To introduce a call system with the police station to the police box Strengthening the correspondence in the absence Metropolitan Police Department November 19 0:00

The Metropolitan Police Department has decided to introduce a system that allows police officers to interact with police officers through speakers at all police boxes in Tokyo so that they can respond quickly when the victim of the incident rushes in, even if the police officer is not in the police box after going on patrol.

Police officers may be temporarily absent from the police box due to local patrols, and in September, a woman in her 20s who rushed to a police box in Katsushika Ward, Tokyo for help, was charged with indecent acts by a man who chased her.

Currently, there is a direct telephone to contact the police station by the person who visited the police box, but the Metropolitan Police Department decided to introduce a system that allows two-way communication with the person in charge of the police station through speakers, saying further measures are needed.

There are a total of 1082 police boxes and stations in Tokyo, and it is said that the installation will proceed sequentially from April next year.

In the police box, there are also incidents where police officers are attacked or handguns are robbed, which leads to deterrence of such incidents.

The Metropolitan Police Department says it wants to further strengthen the function of the police box for the safety and security of residents.