The Finnish Prosecution service has 516 personnel, 357 of which are prosecutors.

The prosecution service consists of 11 local prosecution offices. Within the authority of the local prosecution offices there are also 23 service bureaus which are functioning as subsidiary offices.

The Office of the Prosecutor General maintains the operational conditions of the entire prosecution service as a regular central administration agency, and functions as the staff of the Prosecutor General.


The Ethical Guidelines of the Finnish Prosecution Service

The ethical basis of the Finnish Prosecution Service's activities is laid down in its rules, values and principles. These norms set out the minimum requirements for ethical operations.

Not everything can be regulated by law, and regulations cannot be issued for every situation. Ethical principles and values are also required. These describe the ideals that guide operations and behaviour, and go further than rules.

The ethical guidelines of the Finnish Prosecution Service concern:

  • Equality and fairness
  • Independence, impartiality and conflicts of interests
  • Transparency
  • Trust and confidentiality
  • Responsibility
  • Competence
  • Working as a community
  • Language and communication
  • Gifts and benefits
  • Conduct and appearance
  • Conduct outside work

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