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Ministry of Justice and the Police (1819–2012)

On 1 January 1819, 2nd Ministry (Justice Affairs) had its name changed to the Ministry of Justice and the Police. Police affairs were transferred from the abolished 3rd Ministry (Police Affairs).

During the Second World War 1940-1945, Norwegian ministries were working under the legal leadership of Johan Nygaardsvold’s Government in exile in London, and under Nazi Germany’s occupation authorities in Oslo. In Oslo, Nazi-German occupation authorities in 1940 transferred police affairs from the Ministry of Justice and the Police to a new Ministry of the Police.

On 8 May 1945, the ministry structure in Oslo was re-established as it was before 9 April 1940. At the same time, local police affairs were transferred to the Ministry of Justice and the Police from the Ministry of Finance and Customs.

On 20 December 1947, a number of affairs were transferred from the Ministry of Justice and the Police to the new Ministry of Local Government and Labour.

On 1 January 2010, immigration affairs except labour immigration, were transferred to the Ministry of Justice and the Police from the Ministry of Labour and Social Inclusion.

On 1 January 2012, the Ministry of Justice and the Police had its name changed to the Ministry of Justice and Public Security.

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