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  • Most accidents on the Friday before Christmas, most drink driving incidents on the day before Christmas Eve

    28.12.2023 13.53

    The police monitored outbound Christmas traffic on 22-23 December and return traffic on 26 December 2023 nationwide. Most, 43, accidents occurred on Friday and on Saturday the police caught a total...

    Traffic National Police Board News organisations traffic traffic safety National Police Board Christmas
  • Christmas affects the opening hours of police customer services

    19.12.2023 15.29

    The Christmas holidays will close the customer service points of the Western Uusimaa Police Department on Monday, December 25th and on Tuesday, December 26th.

    Western Uusimaa Police Department Licence services Espoo Kirkkonummi Lohja Raasepori News permits notifications reports of offences lost property Western Uusimaa Police Department
  • National Bureau of Investigation launched criminal investigation into war crimes

    15.12.2023 13.28

    National Bureau of Investigation investigates alleged war crimes committed in Ukraine.

    The National Bureau of Investigation Offences and criminal investigation News crimes preliminary investigation criminal procedure trial criminal cases The National Bureau of Investigation trial war crimes
  • The police emphasize good cooperation with hunters

    14.12.2023 14.36

    According to the Supreme Administrative Court’s recent decision, the Finnish Wildlife Agency’s decisions to grant exceptional licenses (derogations) for hunting bears in autumn 2022 for the...

    National Police Board Law enforcement and response News Front page top news National Police Board hunting game management associations associations hunters
  • Christmas break at the Police Museum 18 December – 15 January

    7.12.2023 10.36

    The Police Museum will be closed from 18 December 2023 to 15 January 2024. The doors will be opened again on Tuesday, 16 January 2024. During the break, you are welcome to explore our virtual...

    Tampere Police Museum exhibitions arranged events opening hours Police Museum
  • National Police Commissioner Seppo Kolehmainen: the police bring stability to society through their own actions

    4.12.2023 13.25

    We refuse to accept that the values of justice, openness and freedom are used against us,” said National Police Commissioner Seppo Kolehmainen at the police oath ceremony held in Tampere on 4...

    National Police Board Police education News Front page top news education and training National Police Board police academies universities oaths
  • The police will safeguard Independence Day events in Helsinki on 6 December

    30.11.2023 9.11

    In addition to traditional festivities, several demonstrations will be held in Helsinki on Finland’s Independence Day on 6 December 2023.

    Law enforcement and response Traffic Helsinki Uusimaa Helsinki Police Department News public order independence days Helsinki Police Department
  • Police caught nearly a hundred suspected intoxicated drivers in pre-Christmas party traffic

    29.11.2023 10.33

    Nearly a hundred persons suspected of driving while intoxicated were caught in pre-Christmas party traffic during an intensified surveillance campaign by the police throughout Finland on 24-26...

    Traffic National Police Board News organisations traffic traffic surveillance National Police Board pre-Christmas parties
  • Large human trafficking case of Thai berry pickers to consideration of charges

    28.11.2023 9.30

    The police have concluded an extensive criminal investigation concerning Thai berry pickers who worked in Finland and are believed to have become victims of human trafficking. The police suspect...

    The National Bureau of Investigation Offences and criminal investigation News preliminary investigation criminal procedure criminal cases The National Bureau of Investigation
  • Sober behind the wheel – police to survey pre-Christmas party traffic at the weekend

    23.11.2023 10.30

    The police will intensify their surveillance of drink driving from Friday 24 to 26 November 2023.

    National Police Board Traffic News Front page top news traffic safety drunk driving National Police Board
  • Extremely large amounts of drugs as well as assault rifles trafficked to Helsinki by an international criminal organisation

    17.11.2023 10.00

    The Helsinki Police and the National Bureau of Investigation have exposed an international drug trafficking ring in cooperation with Estonian and Belgian authorities.

    Helsinki Police Department The National Bureau of Investigation Offences and criminal investigation Helsinki News drug offences criminal cases Helsinki Police Department The National Bureau of Investigation
  • The police will increase its presence of sites subject to frequent disturbances

    13.11.2023 12.55

    The Helsinki Police Department will increase its presence to monitor public order and safety of sites subject to frequent criminal activities and disturbances from November 13 to December 3, 2023,...

    Helsinki Police Department Law enforcement and response Preventive Police Work Helsinki News public order Helsinki Police Department
  • Work Help Finland mobile application helps to combat human trafficking

    13.11.2023 11.51

    To prevent labor exploitation and human trafficking, foreign workers need to have access to information in their native language about working in Finland.

    Research and development operations Poliisin toiminta ja kehittäminen Tampere Police University College research and development operations research activity Police University College human trafficking commerce research activities
  • National Police Commissioner signed decision to conclude Vitja project

    13.11.2023 11.12

    National Police Commissioner Seppo Kolehmainen has decided, based on the Vitja IT system technology report, that the Vitja project as such will conclude. The decision is in line with the proposal...

    Police operations and development Offences and criminal investigation National Police Board News research activity criminal cases National Police Board data systems research and development operations
  • Police to step up detection of drug-impaired drivers on the road

    13.11.2023 10.32

    Going forward, the police plan to systematically carry out rapid roadside drug tests on all drivers of motorised vehicles involved in accidents, for example.

    Traffic National Police Board News organisations traffic traffic safety drug offences National Police Board
  • Investigations into the gas pipeline damage proceed

    10.11.2023 11.57

    Investigation into the Balticconnector gas pipeline damage has been underway for a month. Technical examinations have reinforced suspicion that the anchor lifted from the sea belongs to the vessel...

    The National Bureau of Investigation Offences and criminal investigation News preliminary investigation criminal procedure trial criminal cases The National Bureau of Investigation trial
  • Police Officer of the Year 2023 - Ismo Venäläinen:  High-quality criminal investigation is a fundamental pillar of public trust and police operations

    8.11.2023 10.51

    Police Officer of the Year 2023 is Detective Senior Sergeant Ismo Venäläinen from Eastern Finland Police Department.

    National Police Board Eastern Finland Police Department Police operations and development Offences and criminal investigation News Front page top news police police departments National Police Board Eastern Finland Police Department police rewarding
  • Police University College quality system to be audited

    8.11.2023 9.57

    The audit team appointed by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC) will visit the Police University College (Polamk) from 8 to 9 November 2023 to conduct a comprehensive audit of Polamk’s...

    Police education Tampere Police University College quality systems auditing Police University College police education
  • Wilderness supervision authorities controlled elk hunting

    6.11.2023 14.06

    The police organised intensified elk and deer hunting controls during 7 – 29 October in cooperation with other wilderness supervision authorities responsible for hunting and fishing issues.

    Law enforcement and response National Police Board News public order National Police Board hunting
  • The police will safeguard President Ahtisaari’s state funeral – the procession will have an impact on traffic in the city centre and Hietaniemi

    3.11.2023 9.00

    The funeral of President Martti Ahtisaari will take place on 10 November. The police will be safeguarding the state funeral and directing traffic.

    Helsinki Police Department Law enforcement and response Traffic Uusimaa Helsinki News Helsinki Police Department rites of passage funerals