The Border Guard coordinates search and rescue at sea activity, performs searches and transports ill or injured persons within the area under its control. The Border Guard also performs police duties and customs controls at border crossing points not covered by the Finnish Customs. At sea we cooperate with the Finnish Transport Agency, Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi, Defence Forces and environmental authorities. The Border Guard has up-to-date response equipment for oil and chemical pollution incidents.
The Border and Coast Guard Academy is a nationally and internationally networking institution for border security and maritime SAR education and research. The Border and Coast Guard Academy participates in international training cooperation. The Academy is a Partnership Academy of Frontex, European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the European Union. The Academy participates in planning and organising border security training and research co-ordinated by Frontex.
The activities of the Border and Coast Guard Academy are based in Imatra. The basis of maritime training is in Turku.
Contact & Location
LocationFinnish Border Guard
Border and Coast Guard Academy
Juhana Herttuan Puistokatu 21
, 20100 , Turku , Finland