Norwegian Border Commissioner

The Norwegian Border Commissioner of the Norwegian-Russian border (Norwegian: Grensekommissariatet for den norsk-russiske grense) is a Norwegian government agency subordinate the Ministry of Justice and Public Security that is headed by the National Police Directorate. The agency's main task is to ensure that the Border Agreement of 1949 between Norway and the then Soviet Union (now Russia), with subsequent regulations,[2] laws and codes of conduct and traffic in the border area are complied with.[3]

Norwegian Border Commissioner of the Norwegian-Russian border
Agency overview
Formed1950
Employees4[1]
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionNorwegian-russian border, Norway
Operational structure
Overviewed byNational Police Directorate
HeadquartersKirkenes
Agency executive
  • Roger Jakobsen, Border Commissioner
Facilities
Border control stationsStorskog
Website
https://www.politi.no/grensekommissariatet/

The Norwegian Border Commissioner was created in December 1950 and is headed by a civilian border commissioner. The position, however, has always been possessed by a military officer, discharged from the Norwegian Armed Forces. The post as the Border Commissioner Deputy has until now been occupied by the chief of the Garrison of Sør-Varanger.

The Border Commissioner is located in Kirkenes. The border station at Storskog is staffed by Norwegian police officers, in addition to the Border Commissioner's staff in Kirkenes.

References

  1. (4:7:2:1) GRENSEKOMMISÆR FOR DEN NORSK-RUSSISKE GRENSE Forvaltningsdatabasen (in Norwegian)
  2. Bilateral agreements on the Norwegian-Russian border Norwegian Police, official website (in Norwegian)
  3. Laws and codes of conduct and traffic in the border area Archived 2011-10-26 at the Wayback Machine Norwegian Police, official website (in Norwegian)
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