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Politician: the Responsibility for border control needs to be clearer

As DN could tell yesterday, the shared responsibility for border control between many different government agencies; customs, police, coast guard and the Swedish migration board – without any of them have border control as the primary task.

in Addition to that, it is the seven regionpolischeferna in the country that decides on what resources the border control in each region.

– Very messy. It is obvious that there are problems with leadership and governance when they are so many different players involved. I expect that the government will develop a concrete action plan so that the responsibility is clear, " says Johan Forssell (M).

(L), who sits in the committee on justice, says it is time to consider whether or not the liability shall be collected at the national level.

" The weaknesses that has emerged is remarkable. However, I note that there is a clear willingness to control it up here, in and with januariavtalet we devote significant resources to the police. I assume that the border police will be the priority, " he says.

Interior minister Mikael Damberg (S) had on Wednesday no opportunity to comment on the matter, but has previously told TT that he has confidence that the border police do what is required now.

the Police department in an action plan to the government on how these shortcomings should be addressed. In this year's budget, the national police added 50 million to the gränspolisområdet. The police have also received a mandate from the government together with the Swedish migration board, the coast guard, the prison service and the Customs service to establish a plan of action.

”The strategic decisions that then required is planned to be taken before the summer,” says Mats Löfving, deputy director of national police and head of police national operations department in a press release.

it was decided in december on a special event called the Terminus – to be able to concentrate. Large parts of the stinging criticism aimed at border control relating to Arlanda airport.

" We have for a long time had a hard time to reach up to the standard that both we and the other sets on our border control. In the region, resources have been spent to the deadly gängvåldet and mängdbrottsligheten, says regionpolischef Ulf Johansson.

he Also notes that the responsibility is spread out on many different principals.

– The more players, the harder it is to get together of the collaboration, but how it should be organised are considerations that one may make at the political level, responds Ulf Johansson.

the focus is on increasing staffing and training for gränskontrollanterna. You need to be more efficient when it comes to detecting and preventing irregular migration and illegal crossings. Included in this mission is also to combat cross-border crime.

today, it is 400 employees, during the year, you need to recruit a further 100 in order to cope with the business – the majority of them civilian employees and not police officers.

the special event to a large part of the inventory of training needs, lack of premises and lack of equipment – all areas that have received criticism of Schengeninspektörerna. A sharp plan of action to be developed.

"We take the criticism directed against us very seriously," says Lisa Power, gränspolischef in the Stockholm region, and underlines that ”the man does a very good job in everyday life":

– We always perform checks against people from a third country, but we are too few, " she says.

of the 100 new employees will go to, however, is shrouded in mystery. On Wednesday, two of those in the education sector of the border police Arlanda to the jumps of its mission – just when they are most needed.

Regionpolischef Ulf Johanson, however, is convinced that the special event Terminus will change the situation:

"It will strengthen our ability to do border checks and to develop our methods," he says.

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