I am a law-abiding citizen and a good driver. I have been living in Finland for more than 20 years now and if we don’t count the regular ID renewals and paperwork, I have encountered the police only a few times. Often during those encounters, however, I have asked myself: Do they know what they are doing?
Undoubtedly, the Finnish Police is one of the most disciplined and most trustworthy police forces in the world. There are few signs, or news, of police corruption, violence or abuse of power here. Yet the Police are in trouble – they are not doing their jobs right.