Den nasjonale enhet for bekjempelse av organisert og annen alvorlig kriminalitet (Kripos) is a Norwegian
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 special police
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 division under the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and the Police
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Kripos represents four percent of the Norwegian police force, with nearly 500 employees.


The name "Kripos" was originally an acronym derrived from the word KRIminalPOlitiSentralen ("crime police central"), which was founded in 1959, then with a staff of 35.


  • 1959–1976 : Arne Kleveland
  • 1976–1993 : Bjørn Heggelund
  • 1993–2005 : Arne Huuse
  • 2005–2009 : Odd Olsen Ingerø
    Odd Olsen Ingerø
    Odd Olsen Ingerø is a Norwegian civil servant and currently serving as the Governor of Svalbard.He was born in Skjeberg. In 2005 he was appointed director of Kripos. He was the Governor of Svalbard between 2001 and 2005. He was succeeded by Sven Ole Fagernæs, and was preceded by Morten Ruud....

  • 2009-present : Odd Reidar Humlegård
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