Norway police to go back to being unarmed

Norway police to go back to being unarmed

Norwegian police carrying weapons. Photo: Vegard Wivestad Grøtt / NTB scanpix

Norway police to go back to being unarmed

The Local · 29 Jan 2016, 13:24


Published: 29 Jan 2016 13:24 GMT+01:00

Norwegian police officers will no longer carry their weapons, the Police Directorate announced on Thursday.

In a press release sent on Thursday, the Police Directorate said that the temporary order to bear weapons will not be renewed when it expires on February 3rd. 
Norway’s police force, which consists of some 6,000 uniformed police officers, normally keep their weapons locked in their patrol vehicles. But in November 2014, police were given the the authority to carry their service weapons in their belts after the Norwegian Police Security…

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