National Police Directorate (Norway)

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National Police Directorate
Coat of arms of the Norwegian Police Service.svg
Coat of arms of the Norwegian Police
Hammersborggata with Politidirektoratet and Oslo Sentrum Police Station - 2007.04.03.jpg
Government agency overview
JurisdictionNorwegian government
Ministry of Justice and Public Security
HeadquartersHammersborggt. 12, Oslo, Norway
Government agency executives

National Police Directorate (Norwegian: Politidirektoratet) a government agency subordinate to the Ministry of Justice and Public Security which heads the Norwegian Police Service. The directorate is led by the National Police Commissioner (Politidirektør), who since 2012 has been Odd Reidar Humlegård.[1]

In Norway there is only one police force. The organisation of the Norwegian Police is largely based on the principle of an integrated police, that is that all the functions of the police are collected in one organisation.


  1. ^ Hamnes, Leif (17 August 2012). "Politimestrene uenige om Humlegård er rett mann til å bli ny politidirektør". Teknisk Ukeblad (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 18 August 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012.

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Coordinates: 59°54′54.29″N 10°45′3.20″E / 59.9150806°N 10.7508889°E / 59.9150806; 10.7508889