Åland Police honoured with stamp

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On 4 September, a stamp focuses on the Åland police. Law enforcement is one area that falls within the competence of the Åland autonomy. Still, the Åland police largely resembles the police force in Finland, but uses its own insignia depicting the Åland coat of arms on uniforms and vehicles.

Regulated by the Government of Åland, the Åland police largely performs the same tasks as the local police in Finland. The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Finnish Security Intelligence Service are administrated by the Åland team of NBI, and the Åland governor represents the national police administration.

The Åland police employs some 90 persons, 69 of which are qualified police officers. This means that Åland has one police officer for every 433 inhabitants.

The latest data on reported offences in Åland from ÅSUB – Åland Statistics & Research – show that crimes against property, i.e. various types of larceny, fraud and embezzling, were most common in 2018, followed by traffic offences. 72 % of crimes against property and 98 % of traffic offences were cleared up.

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Date of issue : 4 September 2020                
Artist : Sandra Henriksson
Edition: 80 000                                 
Denomination: €1.50
Price FDC: €2.30
Stamp size : 40 x 26.60 mm
Sheet size : 2 x 16 stamps
Paper : 103 g/m2
Perforation : 13 per 2 cm
Printing method : 4-colour offset
Printing house : Southern Colour Print

Stamp and first day cover can be ordered at webshop.alandpost.com, by e-mail to stamps@alandpost.com, by letter to Åland Post Stamps, PO Box 1100, AX-22111 Mariehamn, Åland, Finland, or by telephone: +358 18 636 641.

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