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Why I became a police officer

Selma Tengeborg

Event: Stockholm Peace Talks 2017
Location: City Hall, Stockholm
Date: 21/03/2017

“There are so many ways that we as police officers together with others can influence children and young people and thereby the future.”

Municipal Police Officer, Selma Tengeborg, describes what motivated her to become a police officer in Sweden and shares the importance of engaging regularly with at-risk youth in diverse initiatives to prevent crime.

Stockholm Peace Talks 2017. Recorded at Stockholm City Hall on March 21, 2017.

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Selma Tengeborg

Municipal Police Officer working in Skåne, in the south of Sweden

Selma is a municipal Police Officer working in Skåne, in the south of Sweden. Selma joined the Stockholm Police Academy at the age of 24, motivated by her vocation to help those in need. In her first placement as a Police Officer, she worked in Rosengård, Malmö, where she conducted emergency interventions. She also regularly engaged with young people in special initiatives of crime prevention. She currently works in Burlöv, near Malmö.