Prevention is crucial

An open approach to contact and dialogue is important to our
preventative efforts. Not only is receiving information from the public
crucial, it is equally important to liaise with other government
agencies as this helps us to identify and counter criminal networks.

We also have a role to play in the public debate, as highlighting issues for discussion is an effective counter-terrorism tactic.

There are presently individuals in Sweden who support terrorism in various parts of the world. There are also individuals who travel abroad to engage in terrorist training or other unlawful acts of violence. Our  Service therefore works to prevent Sweden from being used as a base for recruitment, logistic support, financing or planning of attacks, and to prevent Swedes from becoming involved in terrorism abroad.

We also work with the Migration Board to prevent foreign nationals associated with terrorist networks from entering Sweden or gaining residency or citizenship in our country.