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02/06/2012

Prefectural Police to hire more female officers

On February 2, the Shiga Prefectural Police Headquarters unveiled its plan to expand more job opportunities for women, aiming to have the percentage of female officers increase from the present 6.2% to 10% by 2021. According to the Police Administration Division, their plan, encouraged nationwide by the National Police Agency, will promote gender-equality and attract high-quality workforce.

The police will increase the number of recruiters who specialize in female candidates from 3 to 8, and will enhance the recruitment process by providing job fairs only for women. In addition to that, employment tests for female candidates, currently conducted once a year, will be offered twice a year, giving women the same opportunities as men.

In regard to the working environment, kobans (police boxes) will be equipped with napping rooms for women, and female officers will be placed in sections handling sex offence, juvenile crime, and female victims, as those sections have few female officers.

(Chunichi Shmbun, February 2, 2012)

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