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by Jan Oskar Engene
Sweden has a national police service, responsible to the Ministry of Justice. The police service comprises
the National Police Board, the National Laboratory of Forensic Science and 21 police authorities,
each one responsible for the policing of the county in which it is situated.
Sean McKinniss, 3 April 2003
I just saw in Euronews channel a flag new to me. The footage was taken with relation with the
case of attempted plain hijacking by a presumed Swedish aeropirate and showed a plain blue flag
with the Swedish three crowns, in yellow, inside the frame of a complicated shield, also in yellow.
That is, there's the blue field, then the yellow border of the shield, then a blue
field within the shield and finally the crowns.
Jorge Candeias, 2 September 2002
The emblem itself is interesting and has been subject to debate because it includes two crossed fasces.
A common police emblem for Sweden was introduced in 1926 (if I remember correctly, will check this tonight)
and consisted of two large crossed fasces with three smaller crowns, presumably in gold on a blue shield.
Because of the political associations of the fasces, opinions were raised in favour of replacing them
with oak leaves. The current police emblem, introduced in 1953 IIRC, is a compromise:
The fasces have been placed behind the shield and tucked away in the greenery.
Jan Oskar Engene, 3 September 2002
This flag is in fairly common use by the Police in Sweden. I don't know how official it is, though.
The flag is rectangular. The blue shade is a bit more clear blue, not exactly like in the Swedish flag.
Elias Granqvist, 3 September 2002