Minister Mikkonen to meet Swedish National Police Commissioner Anders Thornberg
Minister of the Interior Krista Mikkonen will meet Swedish National Police Commissioner Anders Thornberg in Helsinki on Tuesday 15 November. The meeting will focus on the current situation and measures concerning gang crime in Sweden.
Swedish National Police Commissioner Anders Thornberg will visit Helsinki on Tuesday. During his visit, he will meet Minister of the Interior Krista Mikkonen to discuss the overall situation related to gang crime and how to deal with the related phenomena. Exchange of information and experiences benefits both countries.
There are growing demands on police work in Finland. The Government Programme emphasises measures to prevent gang crime and to strengthen resources for preventive work. Other key measures in the fight against this phenomenon include crime prevention and legislative measures.
“To combat gang crime, we must not only take preventive measures but also tackle crime. The best time to take action in issues is when we intervene in potential criminal or other issues of concern at an early stage,” says Minister Mikkonen.
Mikko Jalo, Special Adviser to Minister Mikkonen, tel. +358 50 304 8522, [email protected] (requests for interviews with the Minister)
Stefan Gerkman, Police Director, Ministry of the Interior, tel. +358 295 488 552, [email protected]