skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 65553 Find in a Library
Title: SHORT SURVEY OF THE DANISH POLICE (FROM INTERNATIONAL POLICE ASSOCIATION - STUDY TOUR, P 67-87, 1979, BY KENNETH H ROBINSON - SEE NCJ-65549)
Author(s): K A RODWELL
Corporate Author: International Police Assoc
British Section
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: International Police Assoc
Nottingham, NG2 6AJ, England
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: THE HISTORY, ORGANIZATION, TASKS, PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS, AND TRAINING OF THE DANISH POLICE ARE PRESENTED; THE DANISH JUDICIARY, PENAL CODE, AND CRIME PREVENTION POLICIES ARE ALSO DISCUSSED.
Abstract: DANISH POLICE OFFICERS HAVE BEEN APPOINTED BY THE DANISH STATE SINCE 1938 AND CONSTITUTE A NATIONAL POLICE FORCE. POLICE INVOLVEMENT IN UNDERGROUND ACTIVITIES DURING THE 1939-1945 WAR RESULTED IN IMPRISONMENT FOR OVER 1,900 OF THEIR NUMBER. POLICE UNIONS FORMED FROM 1898-1902 HAVE RESULTED IN GOOD WAGES AND WORKING CONDITIONS FOR THE POLICE IN THIS CENTURY, AND IN DENMARK POLICE ARE EXTENSIVELY INVOLVED IN POLITICAL LIFE. THE POLICE ARE DIVIDED INTO 54 JURISDICTIONS, INCLUDING GREENLAND, AND MAY BE UNIFORMED OR DETECTIVES, METROPOLITAN OR IN COMMAND OF A ONE-MAN RURAL STATION. IN ADDITION TO MAINTAINING ORDER AND COMBATTING CRIME, THE POLICE HAVE PROSECUTION AND CIVIL DEFENSE DUTIES, AND EMPLOY LAWYERS TO HELP THEM MAKE CUSTODY DECISIONS, MARRIAGE SETTLEMENTS, AND OTHER DECISIONS UNUSUAL FOR POLICE. THE DANISH MINISTER OF JUSTICE IS THE SUPREME CHIEF OF DANISH POLICE AND REGULATES RELATIONS BETWEEN THE POLICE JURISDICTIONS. THE POLICE FORCE APPOINTS ABOUT 400 NEW POLICEMEN A YEAR. THEY MUST BE 20 TO 27 YEARS OF AGE AND IN GOOD HEALTH. INITIAL POLICE TRAINING LASTS 3 YEARS AND COVERS THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL SUBJECTS. FURTHER TRAINING IN LEADERSHIP AND SPECIAL SKILLS IS PROVIDED FOR EXPERIENCED OFFICERS. INFORMATION IS ALSO PROVIDED FOR ON POLICE TRAINING COURSES AND THE POLICE BUDGET. MAPS AND TABLES ARE INCLUDED. (PAP)
Index Term(s): Denmark; Foreign police; Foreign police training; Police internal organizations
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=65553

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.