Norway’s government wants to create more study places at the Police Academy

Emilie Enger MehlPhoto: Terje Bendiksby / NTB

In its proposal for a revised national budget, the government proposes to allocate an extra NOK 13.2 million to create 100 new study places at the Police Academy.

“The government wants more police officers throughout the country, so we need more police officers in the future. The Center Party and the Labor Party have ambitions in the Hurdal platform for which we are completely dependent on educating more police officers,” Minister of Justice and Emergency Management Emilie Enger Mehl (SP) stated in a press release.

Between 2018 and 2020, the number of study places for starting police education at the Police Academy was reduced from 720 to 400 places.

The proposal aims to provide new study places as early as the autumn of 2022.

In addition, 373 new vehicles will be procured in 2022, which will benefit all police districts, Mehl noted.

The proposal is part of the revised national budget (RNB) for 2022, which will be presented on May 12.

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