The Helsinki Police Symphonic Band
The Helsinki Police Symphonic Band plays a very important part in the Police public relations. The band represents the Police through music in different events nationally and internationally.
The Police Band has already 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. In addition to the wind orchestra the Police Band encases smaller assemblies as well. Our musicians feel that the diverse duties enrich their professions.
The most important field of work for the police band are education 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.
In 2016, the police band recorded Finnish music together with Helsinki, Tampere and Turku police male choirs. “Lain nimessä!”
In 2014, Helsinki Police Symphonic Band recorded a new album “Life in the Capital City” full of Helsinki-related wind band music.
Tampere, Helsinki and Turku Police Band – Commissarius
From the album “Lain nimessä! Suomi 100 – Poliisi 200”
Published 2.1.2017, Samsara Records
The band has an important role in educating when performing for kids and the youth. In addition to music, school bullying, behaviour in traffic, drugs and other intoxicants are discussed.
Helsinki Police Symphonic Band performs together with some of the best artists in Finland. In 2018, performances were conducted with Suvi Teräsniska, Soile Isokoski, Jorma Hynninen and Leroy Jones (USA).
Helsinki Police Department
Special Operations Unit
Helsinki Police Band
PL 11, 00241 Helsinki
Email addresses are:
Police Band Office:
+358 295 47 45 47
Intendent: olli.sihvo (at) poliisi.fi