As a member of a private security firm, people often think it is our job to take care of all of the private security in the city. However, there is much more to it than simply private firms; public firms also work tirelessly around the clock in order to support us and keep the city safe. This includes local law enforcement, the fire department, and even neighborhood watches that inform of us of any wrongdoings.
Now where it gets complicated is what duties are up to what institutions. Oftentimes there is overlap between the institutions and what their job is as it pertains to security. In essence, the law enforcement is designed to stop any criminal behavior, while our job is to keep watch over the city.
Anytime you think of cameras or personnel keeping an eye on things, you can think of us, especially when it comes to buildings. Law enforcement is often the entity in charge of prosecuting the criminals, so when our equipment picks up the bad guys, law enforcement is often called in. Think of us as the hawks watching for any bad behavior. We are not the ones that take the people in, but we are often the ones responsible for identifying crime.
It takes a multi-faceted approach to keep any large city safe, especially Tokyo. Without the help of local law enforcement and the people of the city, our job would be very near impossible. It truly takes a village to keep one safe.