Swedish Security Service
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|Formed||1 October 1989|
Polhemsgatan 30, Kungsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden
|Employees||Approximately 1,000 (2008)|
|Annual budget||SEK 789,663,000 (2008)|
|Minister responsible||Morgan Johansson, Minister for Justice|
|Agency executive||Anders Thornberg, Director-General|
|Parent agency||Ministry of Justice|
Area of responsibility
The Security Service's areas of responsibility are counter-espionage, counter-terrorism, protection of the Constitution of Sweden and protection of sensitive objects, including Royal and diplomatic protection. It is to be expected that its work is often surrounded by a great deal of confidentiality. In recent years however, there had been a development towards greater openness, though this has gone into reverse in light of ongoing international tensions as of 2015. It is the duty of the Security Service to detect and take measures against crimes against national security, and in many cases, the Security Service also handles the investigations of such crimes. Sometimes, however, such investigations are carried out by regular police units, while the Security Service provides the necessary intelligence.
In popular culture
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SÄPO's cars at Almedalen Week
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