Organisation of the Council

Sakari Melander and Aarne Kinnunen
Chair professor Sakari Melander and Executive Secretary Aarne Kinnunen

The Council shall have a chairperson and a deputy chairperson and shall have a maximum of 16 other members, each of whom shall have a personal deputy. The composition of the Council is appointed by the Government for a maximum of four years at a time.

The Council must include representatives from the administrative branches of the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health as well as municipal administration, wellbeing services counties, community planning, business life and criminological and criminal policy research.

The Council also has an Executive Committee and secretariat under its organisation. The Council may appoint divisions and working groups to discuss specific issues on crime prevention.