Country Sweden
Year 2008
Type of Measure Police > Training
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


The National Police Board have been commissioned by the Government to ensure that each police authority has access to expertise on preventing and investigating men's violence against women and violence directed at children, e.g. in the form of special family violence units.

There is a voluntary training for Detectives who investigate crimes against adult victims of Domestic Violence, twice a year. The training for police students at the Police Academy includes an 8 weeks long course about Domestic Violence. There is no information available on the numbers of officials trained.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Sweden to the questionnaire on violence against women, January 2009