List of police districts in Norway

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The Norwegian Police Service is divided into 27 police districts, which collectively cover Metropolitan Norway.

Current structure[edit]

The following is a list of police districts in Norway. It lists the head office location, the chief of police, the number of employees (2011),[1] the number of rural and location stations, the population the district covers and the area it covers,[2] including important non-Schengen Area borders.

List of current police districts
Police district Head office Chief of police Empl. Loc. Pop. Notes Ref
Agder Kristiansand Kirsten Lindeberg 676 27 280,000 Covers Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder except Sirdal [3]
Asker and Bærum Sandvika Torodd Veiding 352 2 170,000 Covers Asker and Bærum in Akershus [4]
Central Hålogaland Harstad Elisabeth Kaas 284 17 120,000 Covers the Lofoten, Ofoten and Vesterålen districts of Nordland (Narvik, Tysfjord, Lødingen, Tjeldsund, Evenes, Ballangen, Flakstad, Vestvågøy, Vågan, Hadsel, , Øksnes, Sortland, Andøy, Moskenes) and parts of Troms (Harstad, Kvæfjord, Skånland, Bjarkøy, Ibestad, Gratangen, Lavangen, Salangen) [5]
Follo Ski 332 2 180,000 Covers the Follo district of Akershus (Vestby, Ski, Ås, Frogn, Nesodden, Oppegård, Enebakk) and the inner parts of Østfold (Trøgstad, Spydeberg, Askim, Eidsberg, Skiptvet, Hobøl) [6]
Gudbrandsdal Lillehammer Arne Hammersmark 156 9 70,000 Covers the Gudbrandsdalen district of Oppland (Lillehammer, Dovre, Lesja, Skjåk, Lom, Vågå, Nord-Fron, Sel, Sør-Fron, Ringebu, Øyer, Gausdal) [7]
Haugaland and Sunnhordland Haugesund Kaare Songstad 281 12 150,000 Covers the district of Haugalandet in Rogaland (Haugesund, Suldal, Sauda, Bokn, Tysvær, Karmøy, Utsira, Vindafjord) and the Sunnhordland district of Hordaland (Etne, Sveio, Bømlo, Stord, Fitjar) [8]
Hedmark Hamar 429 21 190,000 Covers Hedmark [9]
Helgeland Mosjøen Håvard Fjærli 214 11 75,000 Covers the Helgeland district of Nordland (Sømna, Brønnøy, Vega, Vevelstad, Herøy, Alstadhaug, Leirfjord, Vefsn, Grane, Hattfjelldal, Dønna, Nesna, Hemnes, Rana, Lurøy, Træna) [10]
Hordaland Bergen Geir Gudmundsen 989 15 450,000 Covers Hordaland, except Sunnhordland, plus Gulen and Solund in Sogn og Fjordane [11]
Nord-Trøndelag Steinkjer Trond Prytz 303 22 140,000 Covers Nord-Trøndelag plus Bindal, Osen and Roan, including Trondheim Airport, Værnes [12]
Nordmøre and Romsdal Kristiansund 258 14 110,000 Covers the Nordmøre and Romsdal districts of Møre og Romsdal (Molde, Kristiansund, Rauma, Nesset, Midsund, Sandøy, Aukra, Fræna, Eide, Averøy, Gjemnes, Tingvoll, Sunndal, Surnadal, Rindal, Halsa, Smøla, Aure) [13]
Northern Buskerud Hønefoss Sissel Hammer 184 11 80,000 Convers northern Buskerud (Ringerike, Hole, Flå, Nes, Gol, Hemsedal, Ål, Hol, Sigdal, Krødsherad, Modum, Nore og Uvdal) plus Jevnaker in Oppland [14]
Oslo Oslo Anstein Gjengedal 2,517 5 570,000 Covers Oslo. Also responsible for the police helicopter service, the Emergency Response Unit and other national unts. [15]
Rogaland Stavanger Hans Vik 738 18 320,000 Covers Rogaland, except Haugalandet, plus Sirdal in Vest-Agder. Responsible for the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre of Southern Norway and the continental shelf [16]
Romerike Lillestrøm Jørgen L. Høidahl 651 11 250,000 Covers the Romerike district of Akershus (Aurskog-Høland, Sørum, Fet, Rælingen, Lørenskog, Skedsmo, Nittedal, Gjerdrum, Ullensaker, Nes, Eidsvoll, Nannestad, Hurdal), including Oslo Airport, Gardermoen [17]
Salten Bodø Geir Ove Heir 195 11 85,000 Covers the Salten district of Nordland (Bodø, Rødøy, Meløy, Gildeskål, Beiarn, Saltdal, Fauske, Sørfold, Steigen, Hamarøy) and two municipalities in Lofoten (Røst, Værøy). Responsible for the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre of Northern Norway [18]
Sogn og Fjordane Florø Johan Brekke 212 24 105,000 Covers Sogn og Fjordane, except Gulen and Solund, plus Vanylven in Møre og Romsdal [19]
Sunnmøre Ålesund 250 12 140,000 Covers the Sunnmøre district of Møre og Romsdal (Ålesund, Sande, Herøy, Ulstein, Hareid, Volda, Ørsta, Ørskog, Norddal, Stranda, Stordal, Sykkylven, Skodje, Sula, Giske, Haram, Vestnes) [20]
Southern Buskerud Drammen 455 15 205,000 Covers southern Buskerud (Drammen, Kongsberg, Øvre Eiker, Nedre Eiker, Lier, Røyken, Hurum, Flesberg, Rollag), and Svelvik and Sande in Vestfold [21]
Sør-Trøndelag Trondheim Nils Kristian Moe 624 20 290,000 Covers Sør-Trøndelag except Roan and Osen [22]
Telemark Skien Anne Rygh Pedersen 408 17 170,000 Covers Telemark [23]
Troms Tromsø Ole Bredrup Sæverud 338 11 120,000 Covers Troms except Central Hålogaland [24]
Vestfold Tønsberg Marie Benedicte Bjørnland 500 8 210,000 Covers Vestfold, except Svelvik and Sande, including Sandefjord Airport, Torp [25]
Western Finnmark Hammerfest Torbjørn Aas 142 8 45,000 Covers western Finnmark (Hammerfest, Kautokeino, Alta, Loppa, Hasvik, Kvalsund, Måsøy, Nordkapp, Porsanger) [26]
Western Oppland Gjøvik 230 12 105,000 Covers Vestoppland and Valdres (Gjøvik, Østre Toten, Vestre Toten, Lunner, Gran, Søndre Land, Nordre Land, Sør-Aurdal, Etnedal, Nord-Aurdal, Vestre Slidre, Øystre Slidre, Vang) [27]
Eastern Finnmark Kirkenes Ellen Katrine Hætta 165 10 30,000 Covers eastern Finnmark (Vardø, Vadsø, Karasjok, Lebesby, Gamvik, Berlevåg, Tana, Nesseby, Båtsfjord, Sør-Varanger), including the Norway–Russia border and the Reindeer Police [28]
Østfold Sarpsborg Beate Gangås 610 10 225,000 Covers outer Østfold (Halden, Moss, Sarpsborg, Fredrikstad, Hvaler, Aremark, Marker, Rømskog, Rakkestad, Råde, Rygge, Våler) [29]

Former structure[edit]

The following is a list of police districts prior to the 2002 reform.[30] The list further contains 1999 data regarding the population, number of employees, criminal cases and budget in million Norwegian krone.[31] The list also includes former police stations (politikamre).[32]

List of former police districts
Police district Head office Pop. Empl. Cases Budget Other police stations
Arendal Arendal 93,500 183 10,347 73 Grimstad, Risør
Asker and Bærum Sandvika 149,200 324 16,832 128 Asker
Bergen Bergen 226,000 599 24,640 218 Fana, Arna and Åsane, Fyllingsdalen
Bodø Bodø 73,900 161 5,722 63
Drammen Drammen 120,100 236 14,941 80
Fjordane Florø 69,600 108 3,892 40
Follo Ski 100,700 187 9,986 65
Fredrikstad Fredrikstad 70,900 139 8,330 54
Gudbrandsdal Lillehammer 70,000 126 5,115 47
Halden Halden 32,000 93 3,291 37
Hamar Hamar 82,900 143 6,801 51
Hardanger Odda 25,000 54 1,888 54
Haugesund Haugesund 90,000 160 9,125 58
Helgeland Mosjøen 43,000 86 2,715 36
Hordaland Bergen 179,500 241 10,874 85
Inntrøndelag Steinkjer 91,800 183 6,423 70
Kongsberg Kongsberg 43,500 88 4,156 35
Kongsvinger Kongsvinger 54,000 104 4,511 42
Kragerø Kragerø 14,800 53 2,017 17
Kristiansand Kristiansand 105,600 259 13,061 95 Randesund, Vågsbygd
Larvik Larvik 42,000 94 5,191 38
Lofoten and Vesterålen Svolvær 55,600 100 2,775 41
Moss Moss 61,400 120 6,330 44
Namdal Namsos 37,300 83 1,823 35
Narvik Narvik 93,500 183 10,347 73
Northern Jarlsberg Horten 57,200 115 6,177 47 Holmestrand
Nordmøre Kristiansund 60,200 112 3,484 48
Notodden Notodden 26,100 65 2,895 26
Oslo Grønland 502,900 2,233 112,187 791 Majorstuen, Manglerud, Sentrum, Stovner
Rana Mo i Rana 34,400 86 2,881 34
Ringerike Hønefoss 70,900 139 7,009 56
Rjukan Rjukan 13,100 38 959 17
Rogaland Eigersund 123,200 212 11,333 81 Sandnes
Romerike Lillestrøm 212,100 476 21,501 157 Oslo Airport, Gardermoen
Romsdal Molde 56,000 100 3,495 39
Sandefjord Sandefjord 43,000 98 6,169 38
Sarpsborg Sarpsborg 81,900 151 8,281 57 Askim
Senja Harstad 47,000 99 3,290 43
Skien Skien 57,900 128 6,302 53
Sogn Sogndal 38,000 75 1,901 30
Stavanger Stavanger 156,000 336 15,778 129
Sunnmøre Ålesund 123,400 185 6,431 66
Sør-Varanger Kirkenes 9,800 69 1,258 23
Telemark Porsgrunn 53,300 113 6,832 45
Troms Porsgrunn 105,200 234 10,789 100
Trondheim Trondheim 152,000 375 17,152 141
Tønsberg Tønsberg 66,100 139 8,034 52
Uttrøndelag Trondheim 108,900 170 6,207 63
Vadsø Vadsø 14,800 66 1,672 27 Båtsfjord
Vardø Vardø 8,000 41 838 19
Vest-Agder Mandal 93,500 183 10,347 73 Flekkefjord, Mandal
Western Finnmark Hammerfest 42,100 121 4,108 47
Western Oppland Gjøvik 112,700 178 8,331 64
Østerdal Elverum 49,800 104 4,360 42

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