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Policing Taipei

NCJ Number
Police Studies Volume: 10 Issue: 2 Dated: (Summer 1987) Pages: 63-66
Y Shih-si
Date Published
4 pages
The police department in Taipei, Taiwan, has made organizational changes to meet the challenges posed by the rising levels of crime resulting from urbanization, industrialization, and flourishing commercial activity.
The 8,666-member police force receives assistance from a supplementary force of 11,528 volunteers. The agency consists of a headquarters; 14 police stations; 89 substations; and 1,424 active service beats. Law enforcement resources are sometimes concentrated and sometimes dispersed over a wide area, depending on an area's needs. Following the model of western countries, the police service emphasizes flexibility, mobility, and cooperation among different parts of the law enforcement organization. Each beat has about 350 families. Groups of 4 police officers work as units. The police department is working to strengthen the functions of police stations and the headquarters. The goal is to provide an immediate and adequate response to each incident. A plan has been developed, in response to current challenges to public order, which emphasizes the need to improve the reporting and dispatching system, establish a scientific supervisory system, strengthen the information system, and develop a better information system. 1 data table.