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Lack of police allowed deadly rampage

A mentally unstable man armed with a crossbow and arrows was able to carry out a violent and deadly rampage in Kongsberg last fall,...

PST boss quits under pressure

Hans Sverre Sjøvold, a former chief of police in Oslo, resigned in disgrace on Thursday as head of Norway's police intelligence agency PST. Sjøvold...

PST boss comes under fire

The leader of Norway's police intelligence unit PST, Hans Sverre Sjøvold, has landed in trouble again over his earlier illegal possession of weapons, now...

Norwegian passports went missing

A Norwegian father who had ordered a passport for his infant son was surprised to find not one but two passports in the family's...

‘Police need help’ in a nervous Oslo

A recent rash of shootings, robberies and now even another threatening situation in broad daylight have suddenly raised questions about how safe a city...

All police get electric shock weapons

The Norwegian government has decided that police on patrol all over the country can now be equipped with electric shock weapons. A pilot program...

Murder rate falls to a new record low

Norwegians are known for being big fans of crime literature, TV series and films, especially during the Easter holidays when murder stories are eagerly...

Convicted cop loses last appeal

Norway's Supreme Court has decided not to handle a final appeal from convicted veteran Oslo police officer Eirik Jensen. That means Jensen's conviction and...

Police armed as terror threat rises

Norway's normally unarmed state police started carrying weapons on a temporary basis Thursday. They cited a higher threat of terrorist attacks carried out by...

Police accused of sexual harassment

Norway's state police force is run by women, as is the state police academy. That hasn't prevented sexual harassment from permeating the ranks, not...

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