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NCJ Number: 68374 Find in a Library
Title: SWEDEN - STATE POLICE NOT POLICE STATE
Journal: FBI LAW ENFORCEMENT BULLETIN  Volume:49  Issue:6  Dated:(JUNE 1980)  Pages:14-19
Author(s): J R KLEBERG
Corporate Author: Federal Bureau of Investigation
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, DC 20535-0001
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Publisher: https://www.fbi.gov 
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ARTICLE DISCUSSES THE SWEDISH POLICE FORCE, NATIONALIZED IN 1965; TRAINING, ORGANIZATION, POLICE DUTIES, AND OTHER SUBJECTS ARE INCLUDED.
Abstract: DURING NATIONALIZATION, SWEDEN'S 554 LOCAL POLICE JURISDICTIONS WERE CONSOLIDATED INTO 119 DISTRICTS. COUNCILS OF CITIZENS FROM THE COMMUNITY HAVE BEEN GIVEN GREATER POWERS TO ADVISE THEIR POLICE, WHO ARE ADMINISTERED AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL BY A NATIONAL BOARD CONTAINING MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT. SWEDISH POLICE HAVE RESPONSIBILTY FOR TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT, CRIMINAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND INVESTIGATIONS, NATIONAL SECURITY, AND PROTECTING THE KING AND OTHER DIGNITARIES. LABORATORIES AND EQUIPMENT ARE MODERN AND EFFICIENT, AND COMPUTERIZED INFORMATION SYSTEMS STORE INFORMATION ON STOLEN PROPERTY, FINGERPRINTS, AND VEHICLES AND PERSONS.TWO LEVELS OF POLICE PERSONNEL ARE THE CAREER OFFICERS AND ADMINISTRATORS. ADMINISTRATORS ARE NOT RECRUITED OR PROMOTED FROM OFFICER RANKS BUT HAVE LAW DEGREES AND ENTER SPECIAL POLICE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS. TWO POLICE COLLEGES EDUCATE POLICE OFFICERS. BASIC TRAINING FOR NEW RECRUITS CONSISTS OF 43 WEEKS OF INSTRUCTION IN BOTH PRACTICAL AND ACADEMIC SUBJECTS, FOLLOWED BY ONE YEAR EACH OF UNIFORMED DUTY AND PLAINCLOTHES INVESTIGATION ASSIGNMENTS. CANDIDATES MUST BE 18-35, AND ABOUT 800 NEW RECRUITS ENTER TRAINING EACH YEAR. THE MOST IMPORTANT SWEDISH POLICE DUTIES ARE KEEPING THE PEACE AND AIDING CITIZENS, ESPECIALLY WITH TASKS RELATED TO THE GOVERNMENT. CRIME CONTROL IS PRIMARILY THE JOB OF SPECIALIZED, INVESTIGATION OFFICERS. SINCE THE SWEDISH POLICE FORCE CONTAINS MUCH SPECIALIZATION, OFFICERS DO NOT EXERCISE MUCH DISCRETION. CHARTS AND ILLUSTRATIONS ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Foreign police; Police management; Police organizational structure; Police recruit training; Police responsibilities; Sweden
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