The programme of the state police called “Kurve kriegen” (Getting the Curve), which is already established in North Rhine-Westphalia, has now also started in Sweden. There it runs under the title “Rätt Kurva” (German: “right turn”) in the cities of Södertälje, Linköping and Göteborg. The Swedish police are thus adopting the crime prevention programme in the area of child and youth crime of the North Rhine-Westphalian police. On the occasion of the launch, Minister of the Interior Herbert Reul (CDU) exchanged views with the Deputy Ambassador of Sweden, Jenny Lennung Malmqvist. The Düsseldorf head of department said: “Whether here or in Scandinavia: we have to get young people who are going astray back on track. That’s why I’m particularly pleased that our criminal investigation department has now also gone among the exporters. “Kurve kriegen” has gone from being a North Rhine-Westphalian to an international beacon project.”
As part of the prevention programme, educational specialists are involved in the work of the police and identify children and young people at risk of crime at an early stage, before their “criminal career” takes off. It has been scientifically confirmed that the social behaviour of the graduates improves significantly.