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Amending a security sector business licence

The National Police Board may amend the terms and limitations added to the security sector business licence due to changes in the scope of the security sector business licence holder's operations, the number or location of its places of business, or other such circumstances. Amendments can be made by virtue of an application submitted by the business or they can be initiated by an authority.

The application for amendment should contain the same information as the initial application for a security sector business licence. 

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Annual notification and certificate requests

Depending on the business activities it is engaged in, the holder of a security sector business licence must notify the National Police Board in writing of the following for each calendar year by the end of March of the subsequent year:

  • number of assignments (valid during the notification year)
  • number and addresses of places of business and the number of personnel (as of 31 December)
  • information of persons who acted as managers, guards and temporary guards, security stewards and security officers during the calendar year itemised by place of business
  • information on firearms licences held by the holder of the security sector business licence and the guards, and gas spray licences held by the guards
  • information on assignments where the guard carried a firearm or was accompanied by a dog, or used clothing other than a guard's uniform
  • information on incidents where the guard's use of force involved the use of a firearm, gas spray or a dog
  • information on the gas spray licences held by the security stewards
  • information on assignments where the security steward was accompanied by a dog
  • information on incidents where the security steward's use of force involved the use of a gas spray or a dog.

The National Police Board may cancel the business licence temporarily or permanently if the licence holder fails to deliver the annual notification by the deadline and does not deliver the annual notification by a reasonable deadline set by the National Police Board despite a request to do so. 

Request for a certificate 

As a holder of a security sector business licence you may request a certificate demonstrating the validity of its business licence, of having submitted the annual notification within the deadline, or on other matters associated with the security sector business subject to a licence.

A processing fee shown in the service price list will be charged for such certificates.

The requested certificate is delivered either to the registered address of the requesting party, or to another address in Finland, as required. In urgent cases a copy of the certificate may, on request, be delivered by e-mail.

Cancellation of permits or licences

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Apply for the licence online

The easiest way to submit an application for a business licence in the security sector is to do so on the online service of the police. You can also apply for a licence on a written form. (FORMS AVAILABLE SOON)

Application for a security sector business licence (incl. online service)

  • You can use this form to apply for a security sector business licence for engaging in activities defined as subject to a licence and carried out as a private security company, security stewarding service and/or a security business.

Change notification related to a security sector business licence (including online services)

  • You can use this change notification to report the establishment or closure of a security sector business licence holder's place of business; a change of address of its headquarters or a place of business; a change of its business name or company form; a change or departure of a member of the administrative bodies, the managing director and/or partners; the suspension of business operations and the recontinuation of operations after an interruption; the continuation of business operations by the bankruptcy estate or the estate of the deceased; and the discontinuation of business operations subject to a licence.

Application for the amendment of the terms and limitations of a security sector business licence (including online service)

  • You can use this form to apply for the amendment of a security sector business licence to cover a wider range of assignments than allowed by the current licence.

Request of cancellation of a security sector business licence (also on the online service)

  • You can use this form to request the cancellation of a currently valid security sector business licence.

Application for a manager or deputy manager licence (also on the online service)

  • You can use this form to apply for a licence to act as a manager or a deputy manager.

Application for an amendment of a manager or a deputy manager licence (also on the online service)

  • You can use this form to apply for an amendment of the licence of the manager or deputy manager of a holder of a security sector business licence.

Application for the cancellation of a manager or deputy manager licence (also on the online service)

  • With this form, a company or the licence-holder can request the full cancellation of a manager or a deputy manager licence.

Annual notification (also on the online service)

  • This form is used to submit the annual notification of a holder of a security sector business licence to the National Police Board.