Department of Public Security
The Department of Public Security is responsible for the overall coordination of public security as set out by the Instructions for the Ministries’ work with civil protection and emergency preparedness of 1 September 2017.
Department director Unni Gunnes
Department of Public Security.
The department’s areas of responsibility also include the Norwegian search and rescue service, national security, crisis management, civil protection, total defence, national cyber security, as well as coordination of civil protection and civil emergency planning in NATO, the EU and UN.
The department consists of the following sections
KSE – Permanent Secretariat to the Government Emergency Management Council
The KSE is a part of the central emergency management system in Norway. The Emergency Support Unit supports the Ministries and the Crisis Council, the highest coordinating body at administrative level, in emergencies.
Preventive National Security
Prevention and Preparedness
Analysis, Strategic Planning and Audits
Rescue and Emergency Communication