No change in threat assessment

We have no information about concrete threats, and no indications suggesting that anything unwanted should take place. The police are specialised in maintaining security during large events, and will apply all measures deemed necessary, both visible and invisible.

- Although there are no concrete threats, we take this with great seriousness, and will uphold an enhanced emergency preparedness during this day, says Contingency Director Knut Smedsrud.

Making the public feel safe

In order to allow for a safe and enjoyable celebration both uniformed and civil police will be present in public areas. Officers on duty onsite at larger events and public gatherings will be armed.

- We consider an efficient police response to be critical to ensure a best possible emergency preparedness. The police will facilitate for a safe celebration, and encourage everybody to celebrate their holiday as usual, says Smedsrud.