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  • Polamk granted a quality label following FINEEC audit – praise for work-oriented approach and quality system

    1.3.2024 13.49

    The Police University College (Polamk) passes the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC) audit and is granted a quality label for the following six years.

    Research and development operations Police education Tampere Front page top news Police University College quality systems auditing Police University College police education
  • Scam calls in the name of the police in Northern countries

    1.3.2024 13.18

    The Helsinki Police Department has received reports indicating that scam calls have been made to Finnish-speaking elderly people living in Norway and Denmark in the name of Senior Constable Antti...

    Helsinki Police Department Offences and criminal investigation Preventive Police Work Helsinki News criminal cases Helsinki Police Department
  • Electronic applications for firearm permits as of today

    1.3.2024 12.31

    From the beginning of March, private persons can submit firearms permit applications and notifications electronically. The police are able to provide citizens with more e-services following an...

    National Police Board Licence services News permits development National Police Board data systems firearm licences and permits permits
  • Study of the state of police education completed

    1.3.2024 8.58

    Police education produces the skills needed in working life, and those who have completed their education enjoy long careers. The study on the state of police education published on 29 February...

    National Police Board Police education News Front page top news settlement of matters National Police Board police academies universities police education
  • The inauguration ceremony of the President of the Republic of Finland will cause short-term interruptions to traffic

    28.2.2024 9.05

    The inauguration ceremony of the President of the Republic of Finland will be held on Friday, 1 March 2024. The inauguration ceremony will impact traffic in the centre of Helsinki between 11 am and...

    Traffic Helsinki Uusimaa Helsinki Police Department News traffic Helsinki Police Department
  • Passport rush in Espoo - read our top tips if you want to renew your passport

    23.2.2024 11.16

    When renewing your passport or identification card, make things run more smoothly by using our online services, obtaining a photo in time and making use of less crowded police stations.

    Western Uusimaa Police Department Licence services Espoo Lohja Raasepori News permits Western Uusimaa Police Department
  • Also weapons rendered unfit for use must also be reported to the police

    22.2.2024 15.21

    Under the Firearms Act, a weapon rendered permanently unfit for use or deactivated must be reported to the police by 15 July 2024. Notification can be submitted electronically.

    National Police Board Licence services News Front page top news permits firearms National Police Board estates of deceased persons
  • The police have received dozens of reports of pickpocketing in the Helsinki city centre since the beginning of this year

    22.2.2024 11.06

    Approximately 50 pickpocketing incidents have been reported to the Helsinki Police Department within the last month. The incidents have taken place in the Kluuvi area in the city centre and are...

    Helsinki Police Department Offences and criminal investigation Helsinki News criminal cases Helsinki Police Department
  • Police call for restraint in ski holiday traffic – Weather forecasts predict heavy snowfall

    15.2.2024 16.58

    Friday 16 February kicks off the 2024 ski holiday season, with Finns in the southern part of the country beginning their holidays. This means that the roads will be busier than usual over the...

    National Police Board Traffic News traffic surveillance National Police Board motoring winter
  • Jari Liukku appointed police chief at Helsinki Police Department

    15.2.2024 12.09

    The National Police Board has appointed Jari Liukku, LLM (LLM with court training), as police chief at Helsinki Police Department effective as of 1 April 2024. Four people applied for the post of...

    National Police Board Law enforcement and response Traffic Police operations and development Offences and criminal investigation Preventive Police Work News groups National Police Board managers and executives police chiefs leaders staff
  • Police carried out intensified heavy vehicle traffic controls, fewer total number of sanctions compared to previous campaign

    15.2.2024 11.36

    Intensified police controls of heavy vehicles traffic revealed changes for the better in terms of compliance with prescribed driving and rest periods and securing loads. All police departments...

    Traffic National Police Board News organisations traffic heavy transport National Police Board
  • Electronic applications for firearm permits from beginning of March

    14.2.2024 15.24

    As of 1 March 2024, private persons can submit firearms permit applications and notifications electronically. A new electronic service for firearms dealers to report changes related to business...

    National Police Board Licence services News permits services development National Police Board data systems firearm licences and permits permits
  • Welcome to the Police Museum during the winter holiday – we have extended opening hours on weekdays during week 9

    13.2.2024 13.10

    Are you looking for an activity for the winter holidays? Welcome to visit the Police Museum in Tampere!

    Tampere Front page top news Police Museum opening hours Police Museum
  • Do you need a passport or identity card for your winter holiday?

    12.2.2024 8.44

    The quickest way to get a new passport or identity card is to complete the application online and identify yourself at a police department if required.

    Helsinki Police Department Licence services Helsinki News permits identity documents passports Helsinki Police Department identification cards
  • The police concerned about increasing violent crime by young people

    8.2.2024 10.17

    Violent crime by minors is mainly targeted at other minors. Seamless cooperation between the authorities and new measures are required to break the cycle of serious violent crime by minors.

    National Police Board Offences and criminal investigation News Front page top news crimes young people National Police Board
  • Police used a firearm when apprehending a person in Espoo

    2.2.2024 21.36

    At approximately 8 PM on Friday night the police received an assignment in Tapiola in Espoo from the emergency response centre.

    Western Uusimaa Police Department Helsinki Police Department Law enforcement and response Uusimaa Espoo News criminal cases Helsinki Police Department Western Uusimaa Police Department
  • In a hurry to die and tired of life?

    2.2.2024 14.11

    Finnish drivers drive faster than average, when tired and hold a mobile phone when driving.

    National Police Board Traffic News traffic safety National Police Board traffic casualties
  • The permit services of the Southeastern Finland Police Department are especially busy on Mondays

    2.2.2024 11.11

    The permit services of the Kouvola, Kotka and Lappeenranta police stations are asked to note that there has been congestion in the service of waiting customers using the shift number, especially on...

    Licence services Kouvola Kotka Lappeenranta Southeastern Finland Police Department News
  • Police monitored morning commuter traffic nationwide

    31.1.2024 10.12

    Monitoring morning commuter traffic proved necessary. During the campaign, which lasted from Monday to Friday, the police caught six persons who had caused a serious traffic hazard and issued 469...

    National Police Board Traffic News organisations supervision traffic traffic safety National Police Board
  • Operational communications of the Finnish Police will be transferred to the Poliisi.fi website on 1 February

    29.1.2024 15.25

    The Finnish police have observed the changes in the social media platform X, formerly Twitter, over the past year. In order to secure operational security, the police will transfer operational...

    National Police Board Police operations and development News Front page top news police police departments police administration communication National Police Board Eastern Finland Police Department Helsinki Police Department The National Bureau of Investigation Polisinrättningen i Tavastland Oulu Police Department Western Uusimaa Police Department Central Finland Police Department Eastern Uusimaa Police Department Southeastern Finland Police Department Lapland Police Department Southwestern Finland Police Department Ostrobothnia Police Department readinesses