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Finland has a single police organization which is subordinate to the Ministry of the Interior. Police activities are planned, managed and supervised by the National Police Board. Each of Finland’s 11 police departments is responsible for maintaining public order and security and preventing crime in the regions.
The role of the Finnish Police is to secure judicial and social order, maintain public order and security and prevent and investigate crime. In Finland, unlike many other countries, the police lead pre-trial investigations. The police cooperate closely with the Border Guard and Customs, which are pre-trial authorities in their respective spheres of activity.
The Finnish police is made up of almost 11,000 staff, of whom 7,800 are police officers. The population of Finland is 5.3 million, which means that there is one police officer for 680 citizens.
Besides 11 local police departments, the Finnish police is made up of two national units:
- National Bureau of Investigation;
- Finnish Security Intelligence Service
National Bureau of Investigation
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is in charge of fighting organized international and other serious crime. NBI investigations almost always have international ramifications and require cooperation with police authorities across the world. The NBI provides other services to domestic law enforcement agencies which include forensic examination, intelligence, technical surveillance and access to INTERPOL’s secure global police communications network.
The NBI’s International Affairs Department (IAD) is the national contact point for all Finnish investigations requiring international police cooperation. IAD responsibilities include dealing with international requests for legal assistance and international communications. It plays an important part in Finland's efforts to fight cross-border crime.
IAD is also involved in the recruitment process for liaison officers be posted abroad, with the NBI Chief appointing officers based on proposals made by IAD.
The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Finland is part of the IAD. The Head of the IAD is also the Head of the NCB. INTERPOL communications are transmitted by the NCB’s communications centre, which operates 24/7.
Red Notices 10
SVETLANA ALEXANDROVNA Age today: 48 years old
ALEKSEI ALEKSANDROVITCH Age today: 56 years old
Yellow Notices 4
VESA MATTI Age today: 72 years old
SARI HANNELE Age today: 50 years old
- 32nd INTERPOL General Assembly - 21-28 August 1963 - Helsinki