Updated 26.10.2023

04 June 2009

Tokyo Law Enforcement

Tokyo Policeman

The police in Tokyo are equipped with these fine white bicycles. You'll see them lined up ever so orderly outside police stations. I never did figure out what was in the boxes on the back rack. First aid kit, perhaps?

I like their style. There's no doubt they are law enforcement officers but a crisp, white shirt and a tie makes them appear not only stylish but accessible. I prefer seeing policemen and women who look like they are part of the society they are trained to served and protect instead of alienating themselves with strange costumes and man-made fibres.

Like the new Copenhagen bicycle police unit