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Hokkaido Prefectural Public Safety Commission

 What is a public safety commission?
 A public safety commission consists of members who represent the common-sense understanding of the public. It supervises the prefectural police to ensure the democratic operation and political neutrality of the police.
 The Hokkaido Prefectural Public Safety Commission is under the jurisdiction of the Hokkaido Governor. It supervises the Hokkaido Prefectural Police. The Hokkaido Area Public Safety Commissions under the Hokkaido Prefectural Public Safety Commission supervise the Area Police Headquarters.
   
 Organization of the Hokkaido Prefectural Public Safety Commission
 The Hokkaido Prefectural Public Safety Commission consists of three members who are appointed by the Hokkaido Governor after approval by the Hokkaido Legislative Assembly and two members who are appointed by the Hokkaido Governor through recommendation of the Sapporo Mayor after approval by the Sapporo City Assembly.
The public safety commissions in the Hakodate Area, Asahikawa Area, Kushiro Area and Kitami Area consist of three members each who are appointed by the Hokkaido Governor after approval by the Hokkaido Legislative Assembly.
   
 Regular Meetings of the Hokkaido Prefectural Public Safety Commission
 The Hokkaido Prefectural Public Safety Commission is informed of the following by the Hokkaido Prefectural Police at a weekly meeting:
 Important policies regarding the management of the Hokkaido Prefectural Police, such as its basic principles and guidelines for activities
 Personnel management, budget compilation and settlement of accounts
 Misdemeanors committed by police personnel
 Developments of investigations into felonies
 Juvenile delinquency and measures to prevent fatal traffic accidents
  It is also informed in detail of opinions, requests and complaints from the public and the response to them from the police. It deliberates those and makes suggestions if necessary.