Since 1947

Helsinki Police Symphonic Band

The Helsinki Police Symphonic Band is a professional symphonic band that represents the Finnish Police through music in different events nationally and internationally.

The Police Band has enjoyed wide acclaim for decades. The band was first founded in 1946 to improve relations between the audience and the police. Today the band employs 43 musicians. Many of them spend half of their working hours as traffic police.

The orchestra performs nationwide with both entertaiment and classical music programs. In addition to the wind orchestra the Police Band encases smaller assemblies as well. Our musicians feel that the diverse duties enrich their professions.

During the ongoing pandemic, our orchestra has been active with new recordings, streamed concerts and videos for children. New recordings will be published regularly on our youtube channel.

Upcoming events

  • Opening Concert
    11.6.2022 13:30 Taidekeskus Salmela, Mäntyharju

    The opening concert for the summer 2022 season of Art Center Salmela. Soloist: Mika Pohjonen.

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Instructive concerts

The most important field of work for the police band are instructive concerts for children and teenagers. The concerts play an important role in the police’s preventive work.

During concerts, the children get important information on traffic, general safety and inconvenience of bullying. For teens, we have experienced constables with us to discuss drugs, sexual self-determination and other issues, such as social media and violence.


Helsinki Police Symphonic Band’s latest recording is the Christmas album Snow Angels, published before Christmas 2020. As soloist on the recording sing famous Finnish opera stars Helena Juntunen and Mika Pohjonen.

The album songs includes some traditional Finnish Christmas songs, and some fine new discoveries, not that often performed with an orchestra.

There is even some brand new Finnish music for concert band on the recording. Some classical material is included too, such as the Miniature Ouverture from Tchaikovski’s Nutcracker ballet.

The Festive March Of The Finnish Police – Commissarius

Composed by Timo Forsström. From the album “Lain nimessä! Suomi 100 – Poliisi 200”


Helsinki Police Symphonic Band performs together with some of the best artists in Finland. In 2021, performances will be conducted with Helena Juntunen, Arja Koriseva, Pete Parkkonen and Ville Rusanen.



Helsinki Police Department
Special Operations Unit
Helsinki Police Symphonic Band
PO Box 11, 00241 Helsinki


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Helsinki Police Symphonic Band Office:
+358 295 47 45 47