National Police Day to make a comeback on Saturday 27 August

Publication date 1.8.2022 10.45
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Police Day will again be marked in all police department areas on Saturday 27 August 2022 after a two-year break.

“We have been through some very exceptional times over the past couple of years and people now seem to have an increased need to discuss security-related topics and their concerns and wishes with the authorities,” says National Police Commissioner Seppo Kolehmainen.

“We will now try to respond to this need by again mixing with the public in market squares and shopping centres across the country on the last Saturday in August.”

People can meet National Police Commissioner Kolehmainen at an event held by Eastern Finland Police Department in Kuopio market square, where popular children’s traffic park constables Maltti and Valtti and Helsinki Police Symphonic Band will also appear.

Police Day programme for all ages

Police Day events will be held in all police department areas. These events are open to everyone and are suitable for all ages.

The goal is to promote a local, face-to-face view of the police and interaction with residents in the area, and in this way strengthen the sense of security and trust in the activities of the authorities.

More details about local events, timetables and content are listed on the Police website at In social media, events can be found under the hashtags #PoliisinPäivä, #PolisensDag and #PoliceDay. 

Police Day has been held in its present form since 2009, with thousands of people attending the events each year. Due to the corona pandemic, Police Day last year was cancelled and the year before it was held virtually.