Department of Public Security
In addition, the department is responsible for following up the and has overall responsibility for preventive security in accordance with the Security Act in the civil sector pursuant to the Crown Prince Regent's Decree of 4 July 2003 relating to Distribution of responsibility for preventive security services and the Norwegian National Security Authority.
Furthermore, the department is responsible for national digital security in the civil sector, and is in charge of formulating the Government's policy for digital security, including establishing national requirements and recommendations for public and private enterprises.
The department consists of the Crisis Support Unit, four sections and the director general's staff.
The Department of Public Security is responsible for agency management of the following agencies and bodies:
- Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB)
- The Joint Rescue Coordination Centres (JRCC) (JRCC Northern Norway/JRCC Southern Norway)
- Civil Security Clearance Authority (SKM)
- The Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM) is a directorate administered by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security. In matters pertaining to the Ministry of Defence's area of responsibility, the Ministry has the authority to issue instructions to NSM. In this sense, NSM is also subject to the Ministry of Defence and is part of the defence sector.
The department consists of the following sections
The Crisis Support Unit
The Crisis Support Unit (KSE) shall, if necessary, provide support to the lead ministry and the Crisis Council in their management of crises. KSE is permanent secretariat to the Government Emergency Management Council.
Finance and Governance Section
The Section is responsible for the Department's work with the national budget, as well as for strategies for the development of the Ministry's management of NSM, HRS, SKM and DSB.
Section for Security and Resilience
Section for Security and Resilience is responsible for preventive security and resilience in the civil sector, prevention against hybrid threats, and for the national coordination of digital security.
Section for Strategic Analysis
The Section for Strategic Analysis is responsible for analysis and knowledge production within public and national security.
Section for Rescue Service and Reinforcement Resources
TheSection for Rescue Service and Reinforcement Resources is responsible for the publicly organised rescue service, emergency communications and reinforcement resources.
The Legal Section is responsible for legal issues and regulatory development in the Department's area.