March 26, 2004

More personnel and new equipment for Helsinki police

More personnel and new equipment for Helsinki police Karhu force

Measure taken to counter rise in organised crime and meet increased threat of terrorism

The Helsinki Police Department has decided to increase the personnel of its special Karhu ("Bear") force. The move comes in response to the increase in the threat of violence through organised crime and terrorism.

There are also plans to upgrade the equipment of the elite crime-fighting unit. The aim is to increase police capability for surveillance and reconnaissance.

The missions of the special force have increased steadily over the years.

Posted by gh at March 26, 2004 09:44 AM