Anders Thornberg named new National Police Commissioner


The Swedish Government has appointed Anders Thornberg as the new National Police Commissioner. He will assume the post on 15 February and will thus leave his current post as Head of the Swedish Security Service.

Anders Thornberg

“I am humbled to take up the post as National Police Commissioner, and while I know that it is a truly challenging position, it is a challenge I feel equipped to take on,” says Anders Thornberg.

“I am just as proud as I was when I joined the Police Academy 37 years ago as I am to be here as a police officer today. I start my work on 15 February, and look forward to leading the Swedish Police into the future.”

The appointment was presented at a press conference on 1 February, during which Morgan Johansson, Minister for Justice and Home Affairs, stated:

“My understanding is that both the police and the public have a high level of trust and confidence in Anders Thornberg. As Head of the Security Service, Anders Thornberg has helped to introduce an openness and a way of communicating externally that sets him apart from his predecessors.”

Anders Thornberg started working at the Swedish Security Service in 1986 and has held a number of positions over the years, including Head of Communications, Head of Operations, and Deputy Head of the Swedish Security Service. He has been the Head of the Swedish Security Service since 2012.