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Central Criminal Police

The Central Criminal Police (Keskusrikospoliisi--KRP) was formed in 1954 to assist the country's other police elements in efforts against crime, particularly that of a serious or deeply rooted nature. A special concern of the Central Criminal Police was white collar crime. To carry out its mission, the force had advanced technical means at its disposal, and it maintained Finland's fingerprint and identification files. In addition to working with local police forces, the KRP operated independently throughout the country.

Data as of December 1988