Learn about the 30-year history of the Finnish Border Guard’s special intervention units
From riot response to international special forces: Border Guard special intervention units 1992–2022.
The second online exhibition of the Border Guard Museum presents the 30-year history of the Finnish Border Guard’s special intervention units.
Today, the Border Guard has two special forces units comprised of professional border guards. The 1st Special Intervention Unit operates under the Southeast Finland Border Guard District, while the 5th Special Intervention Unit operates under the Gulf of Finland Coast Guard District.
Special response teams have been trained and equipped to deal with the Border Guard’s most challenging border security tasks across the whole territory of Finland. In addition, special intervention units can also be used to support other authorities.