Celebrate the Police Day at the Stoa square on 26 August
The Helsinki Police Department will host its traditional Police Day event at the Stoa square on Saturday 26 August from 12 noon until 4 pm.
The focus of this year’s will be especially on young people and social media. Come to the Stoa square to meet the Helsinki Police Department’s police officers familiar from social media and build social media content with them.
“We hope that young people will come in large numbers to the Stoa square to talk with us. There they can meet many police officers familiar from social media who will be happy to say what exactly police officers do on social media. Even though our police officers are also present and available in the virtual world, nothing beats these in-person meetings with other people,” says Senior Sergeant Leea Virkkunen from the Response and Control Division.
Interested in a career with the police?
Did you know that there are more than 60 different job titles at the Helsinki Police Department? The number of employees is over 1,800, of whom slightly more than 300 work in other than police positions.
“The police requires professionals in various fields. We will also have a recruitment tent at the event where everyone is welcome to talk about the training and work of police officers, and other career opportunities in the police organisation. We can offer various meaningful and interesting career paths,” says Chief Inspector Johanna Guessous from the Police University College.
Identification for travel documents
You can take a closer look at a broad range of police equipment during the event at the Stoa square. Mounted police will visit the event between 12 noon and 1 pm, as well as between 2 and 3 pm.
The Helsinki Police Department’s licence services will also be present at the Police Day.
“There will be a police vehicle from licence services at the Stoa square for people to identify themselves for travel documents. However, applications must first be completed and paid for online before identification at the event. Also remember to bring your old passport or identity card with you,” says Chief Inspector Satu Mäkinen from licence services.
- Deputy Chief of Police Lasse Aapio will open the event at 12 noon.
- A police vehicle from licence services from 12 noon until 4 pm for people to identify themselves for travel documents (applications must first be completed and paid for online: Passports, identity cards, permits – Submit an application for a passport, identity card or other permits to the police – Police). Bring your identity card with you.
- Police officers familiar from social media available throughout the event
- Mounted police will visit the event between 12 noon and 1 pm, as well as between 2 and 3 pm.
- Presentation of police activities, interviews and equipment demonstrations throughout the event
More information about Police Day events in different locations Police Day – The Police Day is an event aimed at citizens – Police
You can find the events on social media with the hashtags #PoliisinPäivä, #PolisensDag and #PoliceDay.