Yokota Air Base leadership, the Fussa City Police Department and members of the on and off-base communities participated in a joint crime prevention patrol in Fussa, Japan, December 17, 2022.

The joint patrol has been a long-standing effort between Fussa City and Yokota Air Base to promote safety and partnership while reducing potential crime.

“Japan and U.S. have been an alliance for a long time,” said Toshiaki Kikuchi, Fussa Station police chief. “Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department recognizes Yokota Air Base is one of our important and designated defense-related facilities. I hope we can continue our friendly relationship.”

Each year Yokota Air Base leadership walks with Fussa Police and local community members along popular drinking areas. During the patrol, they held banners highlighting a shared commitment towards various issues, including crime prevention, anti-terrorism and disaster preparedness.