The police get half a billion kroner for extra positions

Police house in Greenland in OsloPolice house in Greenland in Oslo.Photo: Geir Olsen / NTB scanpix

The government will provide extra funds for next year so that the police can keep the 400 positions that were temporarily created due to the corona pandemic.

This is stated by parliamentary representative Ingunn Foss (Høyre) to Fædrelandsvennen.

‘It is fantastically gratifying. This means that young people who have completed their education can continue in their jobs. It is also good for the districts, which will be provided with more resources,’ says Foss, who sits on the justice committee.

When the corona pandemic hit Norway, the police received funds to employ 400 police officers in temporary positions. This summer, Minister of Justice Monica Mæland stated that the police will receive funds to keep these positions for the rest of the year.

According to Foss, the government has now decided to allocate half a billion kroner for next year so that the positions can be made permanent.

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