Police Organization

From Detective Conan Wiki
Ambox content.png This article contains significant spoilers about secret identities and character allegiances. It is likely you will be spoiled if you have not read all the manga released to date. To find out what pages will be safe for you to read, please consult our wiki spoiler policy.

Japan's national police organization is made up of the National Public Safety Commission (NPSC) and the National Police Agency (NPA). The NPSC holds administrative supervision over the NPA and appoints the Commissioner General. As head of the NPA, the Commissioner General (警察庁長官 Keisatsu-chō?) Chōkan holds the highest position in the Japanese police, but his title is not a police rank.

The NPA oversees the seven Regional Police Bureaus (RPB) and the prefectural police organizations. Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (警視庁 Keishichō?) and Hokkaido Prefectural Police Headquarters are excluded from the jurisdiction of RPBs. Police stations in a prefecture are under the command of the prefecture headquarters. Tokyo MPD headquarters are located in the government buildings area beside the Imperial Palace in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.[1]

National Police Agency Organization[edit]

The National Police Agency is the central coordinating agency of the Japanese police system. It is divided into the following bureaus and organizations:[2]

  • Commissioner General's Secretariat (長官官房 Chōkan Kanbō?)
  • Community Safety Bureau (生活安全局 Seikatsu Anzen-kyoku?)
  • Criminal Affairs Bureau (刑事局 Keiji-kyoku?)
  • Traffic Bureau (交通局 Kōtsū-kyoku?)
  • Security Bureau (警備局 Keibi-kyoku?)
    • The Public Security Police force (公安警察 Kō'an Keisatsu?)[3], led by NPA Security Bureau, is formed from MPD Public Security Bureau (which Scotch was a part of) and prefectural security bureaus and departments.[4] Rei Furuya, meanwhile, is working directly under the NPA Security Bureau in the Security Planning Agency (警備企画課).[5]
  • Info-Communications Bureau (情報通信局 Jōhō Tsūshin-kyoku?)
  • Regional Bureaus
  • Attached Organizations

Metropolitan Police Department Organization[edit]

See also: MPD organization structure and divisions

Police Station personnel are divided into nine departments or bureaus[6]:

  • Administration Bureau
  • Personnel and Training Bureau
  • Traffic Bureau
  • Security Bureau (Security for domestic and foreign dignitaries; also subversive activities and counterintelligence[7])
  • Community Police Affairs Bureau
    • Police Boxes (Koban)
    • Residential Police Boxes (Chuzaisho)
    • Patrol cars
  • Public Security Bureau
    • It was mentioned that Scotch belonged to the Public Security Bureau before infiltrating the Black Organization.[9]
  • Criminal Investigation Bureau (刑事部 Keiji-bu?)
    • Division 2: Handles gangster-related and white-collar crimes[10]
    • Division 1: Handles everything else[10]
    • Criminal Identification[10]
  • Community Safety Bureau
  • Organized Crime Control Bureau

Within departments, there may be specialized units, such as the Identification Division that collects crime scene evidence.[11]

Prefectural Police Organization[edit]

Police Ranks[edit]

There are nine legal police ranks and one honorary rank for all positions within the police force.[12]

Superintendent General (Rank 1)[edit]

Superintendent General Insignia.jpg

Superintendent General (警視総監 Keishi-sōkan?) is the highest police rank and the head of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, the largest prefectural-level jurisdiction in Japan. This position is currently held by Saguru Hakuba's father.[13]

Superintendent Supervisor (Rank 2)[edit]

Superintendent Supervisor Insignia.jpg

Superintendent Supervisor (警視監 Keishi-kan?) is equivalent to:

  • Deputy Superintendent General
  • Director General of a Regional Police Bureau or an NPA Training Department Bureau
  • Chief of a (large) Prefectural Police Force
    • Heizo Hattori is the Director General of the Osaka Prefectural Police (大阪 府警 本部長 Ōsaka fukei honbuchō?).[15]

Chief Superintendent (Rank 3)[edit]

Chief Superintendent Insignia.jpg

Chief Superintendent (警視長 Keishi-chō?) is equivalent to:

  • Chief of a (smaller) Prefectural Police Force or Tokyo Headquarters
  • Director in the NPA
    • Toshiro Odagiri is the Chief (部長 buchō?) of the MPD Criminal Investigations Department (警視庁 刑事部 Keishichō keijibu?).[16] He is Tadayoshi Uno's direct superior.[17]
    • Ginshiro Toyama is the Osaka Prefecture Police Chief Criminal Investigator (刑事部長 keijibuchō?)[18]

Senior Superintendent (Rank 4)[edit]

Senior Superintendent Insignia.jpg

Senior Superintendent (警視正 Keishi-sei?) is equivalent to:

  • Director of a department in a prefecture police headquarters
    • Previously a Superintendent (警視 keishi?), Kiyonaga Matsumoto now has the rank of keishi-sei, being referred to as such by Hyoue Kuroda.[19]
    • Tadayoshi Uno is the Senior Superintendent in the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department.[20]
    • Masayoshi Sato held this rank in the Tokyo MPD before he passed away, presumably in C.I. and replaced by Uno.[21]
  • Chief of a larger police station.

Superintendent (Rank 5)[edit]

Superintendent Insignia.jpg

Superintendent (警視 Keishi?) is equivalent to:

  • Director of a division/section in a prefectural police headquarters
    • Hyoue Kuroda was transferred to Tokyo to replace Kiyonaga Matsumoto, and he introduces himself as the Director (管理官 kanrikan?) of the Criminal Investigations Division 1 (捜査 一課 Sousa itsuka?), so he presumably is a keishi.[19]
    • Shintaro Chaki, MPD C.I. Division 2 Superintendent (警視庁 捜査 二課 警視 Keishichō sōsa nika keishi?).[22]
  • Chief of a police station

Police Inspector (Rank 6)[edit]

Police Inspector Insignia.jpg

Police Inspector (警部 Keibu?) is attainable in the early 30s via successive promotion tests and is equivalent to:

Assistant Police Inspector or Police Lieutenant (Rank 7)[edit]

Assistant Police Inspector Insignia.jpg

Assistant Police Inspector (警部補 Keibu-ho?) is attainable via promotion tests. Officers at this rank and potentially below can be referred to as 'keiji'.[33]

  • When Conan impersonates Takagi, he calls Miwako Sato keibu-ho.[34] Given that she and Shiratori both believed the impersonation, it must be accurate.
  • Yumi Miyamoto refers to Wataru Takagi once as keibu-ho, possibly as a future reference.[35] After Takagi allows a criminal to be killed under his watch, he is definitely a junsa-bucho, but whether he received a pay dock only or a demotion as well is unclear.[36]
  • Yumi Miyamoto, MPD HQ Traffic Division, wears the official uniform rather than plainclothes but is an Assistant Inspector.[37] Either the traffic division is required to wear the uniform on patrol, or she prefers the uniform for personal reasons.
  • Detective Takano
  • Yuya Kazami

Police Sergeant (Rank 8)[edit]

Police Sergeant Insignia.jpg

Police Sergeant (巡査部長 Junsa-buchō?) is attainable via promotion tests.

  • After the bullet train fiasco where Takagi was lucky to not get fired, Miwako refers to Takagi as junsa-buchō.[36]
  • Naeko Miike, who transferred to the MPD HQ Traffic Division from Haido Station, is a patrol officer who wears the uniform but who has also achieved Police Sergeant status due to the bars on her uniform badge.[38]
  • Kazunobu Chiba[39]

Senior Police Officer (Honorary)[edit]

Senior Police Officer.jpg

Senior Police Officer (巡査長 Junsa-chō?) is not a legal rank, but is bestowed on officers with years of experience and excellent work. These officers are often responsible for training and mentoring junior officers.

Police officer (Rank 9)[edit]

Police Officer.jpg

Police officer (巡査 Junsa?) is the most junior rank.

Unconfirmed Ranks[edit]

  • Yui Uehara of Nagano Prefecture is a lower rank than Kansuke's Inspector status, but as a keiji she is likely an Assistant Inspector.
  • Jinpei Matsuda was a keiji, but a given rank has yet to be found.
  • Scotch

Forensics Police Ranks[edit]

Apart from the National Police, forenscis crime scene investigator have own ranks and do not work in the same system although collaborating together. There are two ranks:

Senior Crime Scene Investigator (Rank 1)[edit]

The most distinguished of the two ranks that can be owned after at least 15 years of service.

Crime Scene Investigator (Rank 2)[edit]

The rank that most CSIs have.

  • Miss Tome hasn't yet done 15 years of service so she is still rank 2.

See also[edit]

External Links[edit]


  1. ^ http://wikimapia.org/10641193/Tokyo-Metropolitan-Police-Department-The-main-building
  2. ^ https://www.npa.go.jp/english/kokusai/POJ2015_web_2.pdf
  3. ^ DCTP translation: Secret Police
  4. ^ 公安警察 - Wikipedia: 警察庁警備局を頂点に、警視庁公安部・各道府県警察本部警備部・所轄警察署警備課で組織される。
  5. ^ File:Postcard2016 40.jpg
  6. ^ http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp/foreign/graph2011/01_sosiki.htm
  7. ^ Bayley, David H. Forces of order: policing modern Japan
  8. ^ Volume 36, File 8, Page 10
  9. ^ Volume 89, File 938, page 16.
  10. ^ a b c Ames, Walter L. Police and community in Japan
  11. ^ http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp/foreign/gaiyo2/keiji1.htm#investigative
  12. ^ Das, Dilip K. & Palmiotto, Michael. World Police Encyclopedia: A-K, index
  13. ^ Magic Kaito Volume 3, Chapter 2, Page 10.
  14. ^ Movie 6, 11:39.
  15. ^ Volume 32, Chapter 3, Page 2.
  16. ^ Movie 13.
  17. ^ Movie 14
  18. ^ Volume 19, File 185, Page 16: "Stabbed Wallet Case".
  19. ^ a b Volume 87, File 920, Page 16
  20. ^ Movie 14.
  21. ^ Volume 27, Chapter 4, Page 7.
  22. ^ Volume 16, File 6, Page 15; file 156.
  23. ^ Volume 1, Chapter 1, Page 19.
  24. ^ Volume 21, File 8, Page 3.
  25. ^ Volume 21, File 9, Page 5; file 209.
  26. ^ Volume 16, File 7, Page 8; file 157.
  27. ^ Volume 39, File 2, Page 8.
  28. ^ Volume 66, File 07, Page 2.
  29. ^ Volume 44: File 4, Page 13; File 4, Page 5; and File 6, Page 18, respectively
  30. ^ a b c d The Raven Chaser dialogue
  31. ^ Volume 34, File 9, Page 5.
  32. ^ a b http://forums.dctp.ws/index.php?topic=6114.0
  33. ^ In movie 1 and 3, Shiratori is 'keiji' to Megure and Conan respectively, which lasts until his promotion from keibu-ho to keibu in file 209.
  34. ^ Volume 33, File 2, Page 15
  35. ^ Volume 30, File 3, Page 15.
  36. ^ a b Volume 33, File 2, Page 17
  37. ^ Volume 80: File 8, Page 2.
  38. ^ Volume 71: File 2, Page 14.
  39. ^ Episode 805: Conan and Ebizo's Kabuki Juhachiban Mystery (Part 2)
Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Juzo MegureWataru TakagiMiwako SatoNinzaburo ShiratoriYumi MiyamotoKazunobu ChibaNaeko MiikeGinzo NakamoriShintaro ChakiInspector YuminagaKiyonaga MatsumotoHyoue KurodaInspector MomoseChosuke Takagi (Tottori) • Jinpei Matsuda (deceased) • Kenji Hagiwara (deceased) • Wataru Date (deceased) • Masayoshi Sato (deceased) • Officer TomeToshiro OdagiriDetective KobayashiDetective YokoyamaDetective YamamotoDetective KojimaSuperintendent General HakubaYuya KazamiHiromitsu Morofushi (deceased) • Manabu FujimakiDetective TakigawaDetective NakamuraDetective FukuiDetective KawanakaDetective SaitohDetective HoritaDetective TakanoDetective SogawaDetective OkumuraDetective SugitaDetective IdaDetective HirotaDetective TomokawaOfficer NumataDetective TerashimaToshio MoroboshiTadayoshi UnoMiss TomeParamedic SakaiDetective SaitoDetective MiyazakiInspector Yuminaga's assistantDetective YamaDetective NumadaDetective Inoue
Osaka Prefectural Police Heizo HattoriGinshiro ToyamaGoro Otaki
Osaka Prefecture Ministry of Health Yakumaru
Nagano Prefectural Police Kansuke YamatoYui UeharaTaka'aki Morofushi (Komei)
Hokkaido Prefectural Police Inspector NishimuraDetective Tamura
Kyoto Prefectural Police Fumimaro AyanokojiDetective Kurumazaki
Shizuoka Prefectural Police Sango YokomizoTomonori Ogawara
Other Prefectures Misao Yamamura (Gunma) • Jugo Yokomizo (Kanagawa) • Tsuyoshi Shikatsuno (Nara) • Tamekichi Matsushiro (Gifu) • Shoji Terabayashi (Chiba) • Detective Motohashi (Yamanashi)
NPA Security Bureau Rei Furuya
Primary Tokyo MPD Cases Metropolitan Police Detective Love Story OneMPD TwoMPD ThreeMegure's Sealed SecretShinkansen Transport CaseMPD FourSerial BomberMPD FiveMPD SixJewelry RobberyMPD SevenFake WeddingMPD EightHammer ManThe Scar that Evokes the PastInspector Shiratori, Memories of the Cherry BlossomKobayashi-sensei's LoveA Video Letter of First LoveCo-Investigating with a First LoveThe Life-Threatening Broadcast of LoveThe Ex-Boyfriend Living Next to a Crime SceneMDP NineTaiko Meijin's Match of LoveChiba's Difficult UFO CaseThe Marriage Registration's Password
Other Significant Police Cases The Osaka Double Mystery (Osaka) • Festival Dolls Dyed in the Setting Sun (Tokyo-Theft) • The Red Horse Among The Flames (Tokyo Arson) • Furinkazan (Nagano) • A Dangerous Party of Two & The Mansion of Death and the Red Wall (Nagano) • Heiji Hattori and the Vampire Mansion (Osaka) • The Scarlet Return (NPA) • The Darkness of the Prefectural Police (Nagano NPA) • A song named ASACA (PSB NPA) • Captured in Her Eyes (Tokyo) • Crossroad in the Ancient Capital (Kyoto) • The Raven Chaser (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Shizuoka, Nagano, Kyoto, and Chiba)
Related Pages Police OrganizationLaw EnforcementMinor Law EnforcementUnnamed Law EnforcersTokyo Metropolitan PolicePSBFBICIA