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Police of Finland

The Finnish Police Service is a collection of government agencies responsible for general police and law enforcement matters in Finland.

Finland has a single police organization which is subordinate to the Ministry of the Interior. Police activities are planned, managed and supervised by the National Police Board. Each of Finlands 11 police departments is responsible for maintaining public order and security and preventing crime in the regions.

The role of the Finnish Police is to secure judicial and social order, maintain public order and security and prevent and investigate crime. In Finland, unlike many other countries, the police lead pre-trial investigations. The police cooperate closely with the Border Guard and Customs, which are pre-trial authorities in their respective spheres of activity.