National Criminal Investigation Service (Norway)

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Kripos headquarters at Bryn in Oslo

The National Criminal Investigation Service (Norwegian: Den nasjonale enhet for bekjempelse av organisert og annen alvorlig kriminalitet, previously Kriminalpolitisentralen), commonly known as Kripos, is a special agency of the Norwegian Police Service. Based at Bryn in Oslo and established in 1959, it is a national unit that works with organized and serious crime. It both works as an assisting unit for police districts, with special focus on technical and tactical investigation, and is responsible on its own for organized crime. It acts as the center for international police cooperation, including participation in Interpol and Europol. It is subordinate to the National Police Directorate.[1] Kripos represents four percent of the Norwegian police force, with nearly 500 employees.[2]

The director of the service (previously acting director) is Ketil Haukaas.



  1. ^ National Police Directorate (2010). "The Police in Norway" (PDF). p. 15. Archived from the original on 17 August 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Jonassen, Arild M. Aftenposten (January 2, 2009). 50 år med Kripos (Norwegian)
  3. ^ Jonassen Nordby, Kristin (September 18, 2009). "Disse vil styre Kripos". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 
  4. ^ Lepperød, Trond (December 18, 2009). "Han er ny sjef for Kripos". Nettavisen (in Norwegian). 
  5. ^ Haukaas ny Kripos-sjef Rogalands Avis. Retrieved 26 October 2012 (Norwegian)

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