Tomi Vuori to be appointed Director General of the Police Department of the Ministry of the Interior
On 12 August 2021, the Government appointed Deputy National Police Commissioner Tomi Vuori, Master of Laws with court training, as Director General of the Police Department of the Ministry of the Interior. The post will be filled for the period from 16 August 2021 to 15 April 2025 but only for the duration that the holder of the permanent position is on leave of absence.
Mr Vuori is currently working as Deputy National Police Commissioner at the National Police Board where he has been responsible for the management of the Board’s advisory staff.
Vuori has a long experience of the police sector: he has worked for the police administration since 2008 and before that from 1994 to 2000. He has acted as Director of the Advisory Staff of the Ministry of the Interior’s Police Department, as Director of Development and Director of the Advisory Staff of the National Police Board and as Police Chief of the Helsinki Police Department.
“I feel humble to be starting my third post at the Police Department of the Ministry of the Interior. Although we have many challenges ahead us, I’m confident and excited. The police sector needs clear roles and good cooperation,” Vuori says.
The responsibilities of the Director General of the Police Department are to direct and develop the operations of the Department and to ensure that they are carried out effectively and appropriately. The duties also include overall development of the sector and ensuring its general operating conditions, and engaging in cooperation with national and international stakeholders.
A key task of the Ministry of the Interior is to prepare legislation concerning the police, rescue services, emergency response centre operations, border management, maritime search and rescue and migration, to provide performance management of the agencies and institutions within its administrative branch and to deal with international and EU matters in the Ministry’s branch of government.
Kirsi Pimiä, Permanent Secretary, tel. +358 295 418 803, [email protected]