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The National Police Corps(NPC)is a Japanese paramilitary national police force made up of 5 million active police officers and 800,000 active reserve police officers, being founded in 1905 and operating to the present day(1927).
Those who wish to become a police officer have to attend a quasi-military-run training camp(call Basic Police Training/BPT)upon entering the NPC. There they spend 7 weeks training for riot control, law enforcement, Red Death infection procedures, what to do in the event of an evacuation, what to do in case of a Red Corpse encounter, etc(for the duration of the camp, they're trainees). They also receive firearms training, and specialized units of police officers are trained in the flight and control of airships. (There is almost always going to be at least a few veterans and reserve military personnel who are training to be police officers, so they're given only 5 weeks of training, which is all devoted to the works of being a police officer).
Trainees are organized into "companies", which consists of 75 trainees. They're headed by an "instructor sergeant", who all fall under the "chief instructor" of the training camp. Inevitably, some will fail BPT. Those who've failed the course are given one more chance to pass in order to commission as a police officer. Those who still don't pass are forced to leave behind their hopes of becoming a police officer. However, they may come back to try again in 18 months.
A police officer's work uniform consists of: – Dark blue cotton blouse with shoulder epaulettes and gold rank insignias stitched on – Black cotton trousers – Shin-length brown boots – NPC badge(bronze for newly commissioned police officers, silver for experienced police officers, and gold for high ranking officers)(NOTE: Police officers who've shown to go above and beyond the call of duty while on police duty or not are honorably presented with a gold officer badge, where they're allowed to wear on ceremonial occasions, along with a green aiguillette cord)
– Brass NPC ranks(rank insignias worn on collar and epaulettes) – Gray aiguillette cord – Green arm band(both the gray aiguillette cord and arm band are worn on the left shoulder and upper left shoulder, respectively) – Dark blue utilities cover/cap(worn while on duty)(has the insignia of the NPC in the center in silver)
A police officer's everyday equipment consists of: – a Nambu pistol – Ammunition/2-3 spare magazines – a whistle – Black metal baton – Handcuffs – 2-way radio – a knife – one Standard Issue Ratsuki Sword(SIRS)(mass produced straight single edge sword with a wooden hilt and small hand guards)
When there's civil unrest/riot/etc., police officers are outfitted with an ammo strap and he/she(in addition to the mentioned equipment)is equipped with a Murata rifle, another baton, a helmet, and shield.
The National Police Corps was established in 1905 as a way to better enforce laws and uphold peace and order in Japan(or what remains of the nation)after the Red Corpses forced millions of refugees from the north down south. While not affiliated with the Imperial Armed Forces, certain police units may be called up for active military service and in times of national emergency, the NPC as a whole will be placed under military command, with all NPC police officers required to adhere to military orders and customs/courtesies. Military veterans who've joined the NPC after their service years are allowed to be called back in as active duty soldiers/sailors/Troopers for the duration of the emergency. If they choose to be called back in, they won't have to adhere to the NPC(again, for the duration of the emergency). Reserve military personnel(active or not)who've joined the NPC are ordered to temporarily withdraw from the Police Corps for the duration of the emergency. Because they're reservists, they are to adhere to the military before any other organization. This also bulks up the military's manpower.
The current leader of the National Police Corps is Officer General Tarushoki. Officer General Tarushoki(born 1876)served in the Imperial Army as a rifleman and artilleryman in the First Sino-Japanese War and the War for the North, respectively. He retired as a senior sergeant(E-6)in 1904, and went on to join the very first few units of the NPC at the age of 29. He officially assumed command of the entire NPC in 1920, officially obtaining the police rank of Officer General.
Officer General(OG)in the National Police Corps is the highest possible rank anyone get. One must have served for at least 20 years to see any hopes of obtaining a high ranking NPC rank(your chance of obtaining any high level police ranks are increased if you've served in the military for 8 years or more). Every 5 years, a new Officer General is appointed and/or elected from the police officers themselves(so far, there have been 3 OGs so far).
The Officer General reports to the Minister of Order and Justice, Minister of National Security, Minister of the Interior, Minister of War(in times of extreme emergencies), the Prime Minister, and the Emperor. He/she is in command of over 5,000,000 police officers, and it's his/her duty to see that Japanese laws are enforced, peace and order is maintained, criminals are locked up/in labor camps, and that everyone contributes to the Japanese war effort against the Red Corpses.
The National Police Corps jointly runs a nation-wide militia with the Imperial Army and Imperial Trooper Corps. This militia, call the National Homeland Defense Corps(NHDC)consists of a million active personnel. The head of the NHDC, the Militia Commander, reports directly to the Officer General, the Minister of the Interior, Minister of War, Minister of National Security, Minister of Defense, Prime Minister, and Emperor. The NPC also jointly run the Harbor-Port Protection and Security Service(HPPSS)with the Imperial Navy, devoting a little over 35,000 police officers to harbor and port security.