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Norwegian police underprepared. Report reveals weaknesses need to be improved. According to Aftenposten, a recently released report compiled for Ingelin Killengreen, chief commissioner of the police, shows that the force is ill-equipped to handle both terror and larger-scale natural disasters.A catalogue of failures Many shortcomings that were pointed out during the exercises have not been followed up, several years after they took place.

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Norwegian police underprepared

Published on Sunday, 19th July, 2009 at 21:40 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Report reveals weaknesses need to be improved.

Special force soldier in tactical suit
Special force soldier in tactical suit
Photo: Zsolt Nyalaszi/Shutterstock Images


According to Aftenposten, a recently released report compiled for Ingelin Killengreen, chief commissioner of the police, shows that the force is ill-equipped to handle both terror and larger-scale natural disasters.

A catalogue of failures

Many shortcomings that were pointed out during the exercises have not been followed up, several years after they took place.

Amongst them is the lack of a unified system for the public health service, the police, or rescue authorities, that guarantees registration of people who have been evacuated, moved, missing, injured, or been killed.

“Both training manoeuvres and real events show that there is significant room for improvement,” Olav Sønderland, the former chief of police tells the paper.

Technical limitations

Other failures include no access to basic requirements such as electricity, or the Internet. The report also highlights that “the police operative system failed when the number of users...increased.”

In addition, several key personnel – amongst others, the national unit for fighting organised and other serious crime (KRIPOS) – did not receive information about threat-assessments from the police security service (PST), because they were not able to receive encrypted messages.

The report has been sent to Knut Storberget, the Minister of Justice.



Published on Sunday, 19th July, 2009 at 21:40 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: knut, storberget, justice, minister, kripos, norwegian, police, ingelin, killengreen, pst, report, ill-equipped.





  
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