Tomi Vuori appointed Director General of the Ministry of the Interior’s Police Department
On Thursday 24 August, the Government reappointed Tomi Vuori, Master of Laws with court training, as Director General of the Police Department of the Ministry of the Interior for the next five-year term (1 September 2023 to 31 August 2028).
Vuori has long experience of demanding leadership positions at the national and local level in the police, the Border Guard, and the Ministry of the Interior, where he has been the acting Deputy Director General of the Police Department since 2021. Before transferring to the Ministry of the Interior, he served in management positions at the National Police Board in 2010–2021, as Police Chief at the Helsinki Police Department in 2018–2019, and as Senior Ministerial Adviser and Head of Unit at the Ministry of the Interior in 1998–2009. In the Border Guard, Vuori served as Chief of Division in 2005–2008 and as Senior Ministerial Adviser in 2000–2005.
“Finland remains a safe country. However, our operating environment has changed in ways that present more challenges to us. Internal and external security are intertwined in an unprecedented manner. This has also had a major impact on the police's tasks. I think that due to my work history, I have the competence to accept this position with confidence, humility and, of course, enthusiasm,” says Tomi Vuori.
The role of the Director General of the Police Department includes leading and developing the Department’s work and ensuring that the tasks are carried out effectively, appropriately and efficiently. The duties also include developing the administrative branch and ensuring its operational capabilities, and engaging in cooperation with national and international stakeholders.
Kirsi Pimiä, Permanent Secretary, tel. +358 295 418 803, [email protected]