"the Cost of security guards is increasing significantly for municipalities and regions, despite the fact that the responsibility for order and security is the responsibility of the state. But no state reimbursement is not timely, "says interior minister Mikael Damberg (S), who believes that municipalities must take responsibility for citizens' security."
"Between the years 2017 and 2018 doubled the number of arrests carried out by the stewards and the guardians. Part of the explanation is that more and more municipalities and regions, hiring guards to patrol in the streets and squares, something that really is the police job."
"in terms of dollars and cents represents the Region of Stockholm an extreme example. The region has responsibility for the buses and metro in the Stockholm area and have annually expenses for guards and security officers in the order of sek 250 million. Trafikregionrådet Kristoffer Tamsons (M) to reintroduce a special tunnelbanepolis and when policing is absent, he believes that the state should reimburse municipalities and regions for the costs incurred."
"But Mikael Damberg dismisses the idea of a state compensation."
"– Is the one principal of a municipality, or a center, or a public transport, has a responsibility to their passengers to work with points of order. Do you make the assessment that you want to work with the stewards so it is a responsibility we must take for yourself. You can't believe that the police should solve all the tasks, you have to have a responsibility to increase the security of their travelers, " he says."
"the Democrats say they understand the municipalities that believe that they need to hire stewards to provide security in public places. It also makes moderatledaren Ulf Kristersson. He believes that the solution must be more police and believe that the government is doing too little."
"– It needed more money to the police department and a paid police training. Otherwise, the created an incredible distrust of government's ability to solve one of their most basic tasks. Basically, I think that the government makes the absurd a bit on such a large and important area, " says Ulf Kristersson."
"Kristersson is very critical of the government in its vårbudget moves money from the police to the prison service, the authority which is then in 2017 have taken over responsibility for the transport of persons in custody."
" Last year, not the police do with all the money they had received, but I hope that they will succeed in the years we want to see a rapid deployment of the police. We are trying to streamline the activities of the police and move over the transport of the prison service. It is important to free up resources for the police, but it does mean that we need to distribute the costs of the transport that already exists between the police and the prison service, is Mikael Dambergs response."
"That the government would do too little in the polisfrågan is, he is hardly with if:"
" It is my ambition to correct the imbalance and ensure that the police are more present locally around Sweden. It is perhaps my most important task as minister of the interior now, to cope with the expansion of the police."
"The legislation that regulates ordningsvakters and security guards work has several decades on the back of the neck. Mikael Damberg says he's after the summer will appoint an investigation to propose new rules that better takes into account the reality of the stewards and the guardians."
"– In Sweden it is so that the stewards are now moving in larger areas in a part of the community and then it is perhaps reasonable to receive an education that meets the requirements of the type of tasks. I think you need to look at education and information together, " he says."
"the Democrats are not against a regulatory framework that allows the stewards to work within the larger geographic areas."
"– For me, not the geography crucial, but it is rather the training and the rest of the regulatory framework, " he says."
"the Law of the stewards govern how a person who is not a police officer, you may work with to maintain public order. The stewards are under Police authority and are required to obey the orders of police officers."
"the Police department is responsible for the training, regulation and supervision of the stewards."
"the Stewards may dispose of the persons who is drunk or behaves in a disorderly manner in a public place and have the power to use force if the task can not be solved in another way."
"the Stewards may only exercise their powers in a geographically defined area. It is these areas which, after the third paragraph in the law on the stewards called for the LOV 3-areas, or section 3-areas."
"the Guardian has less powers than the stewards and may only do so-called envarsgripanden. The arrest shall either take place during an ongoing crime or where the gärningspersonen is on the fleeing foot."
"Source: the Law of stewards, the Police department"