Article | Last updated: 2014-12-13 | Ministry of Justice and Public Security
Security is vital to people’s fundamental freedom. Individuals should be able to feel safe in and outside their homes. Security in day-to-day life and better emergency preparedness is one of the Government's priority areas.
In the political platform for a government formed by the Conservative Party and the Progress Party, the priority area is described like this:
"Security is vital to people’s fundamental freedom. Individuals should be able to feel safe in and outside their homes. Everyday crime must be tackled. Society must respond effectively to crime and take the threat posed by organised crime seriously. With the aid of a modern and effective police force, the Government will improve emergency preparedness and strengthen operational capacity for combating crime. It is important to ensure a balance in the criminal justice system.
The Government will ensure that the country is equipped to respond effectively to future crises. The Gjørv Commission’s report and the police analysis identified a number of serious shortcomings. The Government will therefore step up efforts to strengthen security and emergency preparedness. Our ability to respond effectively must be restored. This will lay the foundations for a more secure society."