Safety and security

Jyväskylä is a safe and a pleasant city to live in and to visit for everybody. Major accidents or other serious security threats are rare here as they are everywhere in Finland, one of the safest countries in the world. Public order, public security, and rescue services are guaranteed and maintained by Finnish national authorities. Help and support of good quality and of easy access are widely provided in case of different kinds of incidents.

Rescue services, rescue authorities, police:

The emergency number in Finland is 112.

Central Finland Police Department is in charge of the general order and safety, crime prevention and investigation, and license services in the area of Central Finland.

Support in case of crisis:

The Crisis Center Mobile Jyväskylä is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Telephone: 014 – 266 7150, address: Asemakatu 2 (2. floor), 40100 Jyväskylä

Tukinainen, the Crisis Centre for Sexually Assaulted in Jyväskylä

Victim Support Finland

Finnish Online Family Shelter – Help in Family Abuse and Security in Intimate Relationships

National authorities:

The Finnish Defence Forces

Ministry of Defence

Finnish Immigration Service

The Finnish Border Guard

Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority Finland

Rescue Services in Finland

Emergency Response Centre Administration Finland

Law and justice

Authorities and information on a national level:

About law and legal protection in Finland: 
http://www.suomi.fi/suomifi/english/subjects/law_and_legal_protection/in...

Legislative information database:
http://www.finlex.fi/en/

Public order act:
http://www.intermin.fi/intermin/hankkeet/jarjestyslaki/home.nsf/pages/in...

Judicial system in Finland:
http://www.oikeus.fi/8108.htm

Ministry of Justice:
http://www.om.fi/en/Etusivu

The Office of the Chancellor of Justice:
http://www.chancellorofjustice.fi/index.html

Centres for Economic Development, Transport, and the Environment:
http://www.ely-keskus.fi/fi/Sivut/inenglish.aspx

Regional State Administrative Agencies


Consumer agency:
http://www.kuluttajavirasto.fi/en-GB/

Parliamentary Ombudsman:
http://www.oikeusasiamies.fi/Resource.phx/eoa/english/index.htx

The Ombudsman for Equality:
http://www.tasa-arvo.fi/en

The Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman:
http://www.tietosuoja.fi/1560.htm

Ombudsman for Minorities:
http://www.vahemmistovaltuutettu.fi/intermin/vvt/home.nsf/pages/index3

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