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Contact our information and image services

Do you possess an item or photograph related to the Finnish Police that you would like to know more about? Are you looking for images related to the history of the police?

Our information and image service is happy to help: we will locate information and images in our archives or help you access further information sources.

We are glad to serve and help

You are welcome to contact the Police Museum information and image services to ask about, for example, items related to the Finnish police or the history of the police department within your own municipality. You can also purchase a one-time license to use the photographs and films within our collections.

Our information and image services are subject to charge. The price list below includes the basic costs of our services. You can find more detailed information at the museum.

You can reach us by email: [email protected].

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Information and image services price list

  • Expert services: for example, information gathering: EUR 86,80 (VAT included)
  • One-time license to use a photograph belonging to the Police Museum collections: EUR 70,00 (VAT included)
  • One-time license to use a movie belonging to the Police Museum collections: EUR 210,00 / beginning minute (VAT included)

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Information on items and images

If you would like to receive some information on your item or photograph, include at least the following details in your email:

  • information on the background and details of the item or photograph that is as accurate as possible
  • photographs
  • the reason why you are seeking information
  • your own contact information.

Please note that there is considerable information available on police uniforms in our From Breeches to Coveralls online exhibition.

Online exhibition on uniforms

To assist you in your genealogical searches

Our archives contain only very limited and occasional information on individual policemen and policewomen, and their careers. This type of information is primarily available via the National Archives of Finland.

If you wish to obtain information on a particular person, for instance a Finnish policeman or policewoman in your family history, providing the following details will make your request for information easier:

  • full name
  • date of birth or death
  • service locations and times.

To the website of the National Archives of Finland

Ordering images from our collections

We deliver chargeable copies of the images and films within our collections. Submitting a payment grants you a one-time license to publish the file you ordered. Let us know which type of image or film you are searching for, and we will be glad to search through our databases and inform you about the types of materials you would be welcome to access.

Before this, please make sure to inspect the image bank on our website: the images hosted within are free to use as part of, for example, magazine articles and presentations concerning Finnish Police history and the Police Museum. When using the images, always cite the source, i.e., the Police Museum collections.

You can find photographs related to the Finnish Police in the search service as well. is the joint service of museums, archives and libraries.

To the image bank

To search service

Would you like to donate materials to the Police Museum?

If you would like to offer an item or materials to be included in the Police Museum collections, contact us in advance. Please do not submit items or materials to the museum without prior agreement.

We only accept donations. In other words, we do not pay for items or materials.

We are responsible for taking care of the documentation and storage of materials belonging to the museum collections. We are unable to display all items or other materials belonging to our collections, which means that the donated materials may not be made visible to the museum guests.

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