On January 4th 2016, the Danish government decided to establish a 10-day temporary spot border control at the Danish-German border as a result of the extraordinary refugee and migrant situation. Today, the Danish government decided to prolong the control for further 20 days. Consequently, Danish police will continue the intensified border control in the South Jutland as well as South Zealand and Lolland Falster Police districts.
- We will continue our present intensified border control at the Danish-German borders as well as continue the spot controls of travelers to Denmark, says National Commissioner Jens Henrik Højbjerg.
Following the decision on January 4th 2016 to carry out temporary border control, the police moved the control in the border areas to the actual border and assigned further personnel to carry out the task. The Danish National Police have drawn up a national overview on a daily basis of the results of the controls. An assembled overview shows that from January 4th to January 12th the police controlled more than 31,000 persons at the borders, rejected more than 200 and charged more than 30 persons with human smuggling.
Persons who are controlled at the border and cannot legally stay in Denmark, and who do not wish to apply for asylum, will be refused to enter. Persons that are not controlled before they have already passed the border, will, as a principle, be deprived of their liberty with a view for authorities to establish their identity, and while it is assessed whether they should be expelled.
The police districts and National police follow the situation within the county and at the borders closely in terms of any changes in the refugee and migrant picture.
Rigspolitiet er politiets øverste myndighed. Det er Rigspolitiets opgave at sætte retningen for hele politiet - dvs. formulere strategier, understøtte arbejdet i politikredsene og koordinere politiets arbejde på landsplan. Der er ansat ca. 14.000 medarbejdere i politiet, heraf knapt 11.000 polititjenestemænd.