Organisation of the Council

Sakari Melander and Aarne Kinnunen
Chair (2018–2021) professor Sakari Melander and Executive Secretary Aarne Kinnunen

The National Council for Crime Prevention has a chairperson, a deputy chairperson and 15 members and their substitutes, appointed by the Government for a term of three years at a time. The previous term of the national Council for Crime Prevention ended in 2021. A new Council has not yet been appointed.

The Council membership consists of parties central to crime prevention, including ministries and State authorities, local government, the Church, business life, organisations involved in crime prevention, criminological research and social policy planning expertise.

The Council also has an Executive Committee and secretariat under its organisation.

The Council may appoint a sub-committee for the handling of crime prevention issues deemed to require long-term monitoring, preparation and expertise. Working groups may also be appointed to discuss specific issues on crime prevention.