Model Police Box w/Foreign Language Proficiency Comes into Operation(外国語対応モデル交番の運用開始について)



Model Police Box w/ Foreign Language Proficiency
Comes into Operation

The mark of Police Box with Foreign Language Proficiency

As a surge in overseas visitors to this prefecture is expected in the lead-up to the Rugby World Cup 2019 and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games, Kanagawa Prefectural Police are required to have better, smooth communication with foreign people at police boxes.

In accordance with a guideline issued by the National Police Agency as to the operation of “Model Police Box with Foreign Language Proficiency”, we have designated Kamakura Ekimae Kōban (police box in front of Kamakura train station) as the model police box. This model police box belongs to the Kamakura Police Station which jurisdiction covers the representative tourist site of Japan; Kamakura, and has started its service since the 27th of October 2016.

For inquiries, please contact Community Police General Affairs Division,
Kanagawa Prefectural Police HQ, (Tel : 045-211-1212)
or nearby local police stations.