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The Police Museum focuses on the history and activities of the Metropolitan Police Department.

Being operated by the Metropolitan Police Department, the Police Museum in Kyobashi, Tokyo, is the only full-fledged police museum in Japan. It was opened in 1987 and was extensively renovated in 2017. The first floor of this compact five-story museum displays various retired police vehicles and a helicopter such as a Mazda police car equipped with a rotary engine, that is one of 4 Mazda police cars used by the Metropolitan Expressway Traffic Police Unit, Japan's first police helicopter that was deployed to the Metropolitan Air Corps in 1959 and a variety of police motorcycles The second picture shows the helicopter mentioned above, the cockpit of which is covered with a transparent dome-shaped windshield, so that the flying police officers could easily get an omnidirectional view. On the other hand, they might have felt cold in winter as small-sized aircrafts in those years didn't have a heating system. From the second floor, the historical chronology of the Metropolitan Police Department, uniforms, weapons and forensic equipment are on display.

This museum is free as it is a part of their public relations.

Licensed tour guide, travel consultant,

Masahisa Takaki.

全国通訳案内士 高木聖久。


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