Takuma Kawagishi

Takuma Kawagishi

Assistant Director, Safety Division, Community Safety Bureau, National Police Agency
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Research Project: Communication Systems and Equipment in U.S. Policing 

Takuma Kawagishi holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Tokyo. He has been at Japan’s National Police Agency since 2013, and has most recently held the position of Assistant Director of the Safety Division at the Community Safety Bureau. His other previous positions include Director of the Second Investigation Division in the Fukui Prefectural Police, Chief Inspector of the Personnel Division for the Commissioner General’s Secretariat, and Chief Inspector of the Japanese Organized Crime Division at the Criminal Affairs Bureau. During the 2020–21 academic year, Mr. Kawagishi will conduct research on police communication systems and police officer equipment usage in the United States.

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