Department of Public Security

Department of Public Security is responsible for crisis management and rescue and emergency work.

The department consists of the following sections

  • Emergency Support Unit

    The Emergency Support Unit 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. The civilian situation centre is located in the Emergency Support Unit.

  • Emergency and Rescue Section

    The section is responsible for preparedness and crises planning, both nationally and internationally.

  • Security Section

    The section is responsible for the Ministry's own safety management work.