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Ombudsman line: Police new badge is not fair, polis should not read lower than the police

among Other things, the police used the badge violating the parliamentary ombudsman, the national language of equality.

the New police, customs, border guard and rescue authority staff badges and identity cards were introduced end of last year. Card authority and the card name are in Swedish, with a considerably smaller font size than the Finnish.

for Example, a police badge with a big "police" and considerably less "polis" and "police". According to the ombudsman, in this case, the card in the second domestic language in practice equate to a foreign language i.e. English.

Police old badge title read at the top in as large letters as well as in Finnish, Swedish and English. In the new badge, "police" to read considerably bigger letters than Swedish or English. In total, police in the old badge, each of these read the large letters on the card at the top. The previous police card in finland and sweden treatment was in this case equally.

the background of the old badge, the front renewed.Police

the ombudsman Petri Jääskeläinen pointed out that the national languages, the equal treatment is guaranteed by the constitution and the language act. The language act in the explanatory memorandum emphasises the fact that minority languages may not be discriminated against, for example, so that text is clearly smaller than the majority language text, the ombudsman's bulletin describes.

the ombudsman has asked the ministry of the interior, the ministry of finance and the population register centre to notify the end of the year, what kind of measures they the consequences of that decision are taking. The parliamentary ombudsman supervises that authorities and officials observe the law and fulfil their obligations.

Police pages to read (you move to another service) that the old badges is to use a further five years.

Police badge has surfaced earlier this year, when the police trade union side's proposed law change brands, though for another reason. The Finnish police organisations SPJL:this is the beginning of the year the proposed change to the law, whose purpose would be to abandon the police the name of the extension out of necessity, i.e. for each police your name displayed on the uniform and badge. The reason is the hate speech and threats from spreading. Is the proposed number plate.

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