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Use of the police emblem

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

As the word suggests, the police emblem is an emblem of the police and primarily used by the police only. The National Police Board issues regulations on the official use of the police emblem and confirms the colour and form of the banners and miniature flags.

Upon application, the National Police Board may grant permission for private use of the police emblem to persons belonging to the police o ...

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You can apply for permission to use the emblem by submitting a free-form application to the National Police Board. An identified and justified application will be submitted to the registry of the National Police Board.

To whom and on what terms

Permission can only be given for private use of the emblem and it cannot be given automatically. The National Police Board may impose specific conditions on the use of the emblem.

Each permit application is processed on a case-by-case basis, considering the intended use stated in the application in relation to the symbolic value of the police emblem.

As a rule, permission to use the emblem is not granted to persons other than those belonging to the police organisation, with some exceptions.

Processing time

The processing of the permit application takes from two weeks to two months, depending on the content of the application.

Period of validity

Depending on the purpose of use, permission to use the police emblem can be granted for a fixed period of time or until further notice.

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Text edited by: Poliisi
Updated: 27/3/2024