What education do I need to work for NCIS?
The crime picture is in a state of flux. We consequently cannot say, with any degree of certainty, what skills we are going to need in ten, twenty or thirty years. We may need skills we do not retain today. It is therefore difficult to give concrete advice on the choice of education.
What separates it from the rest of the police service, it that NCIS supports local forces in cases that have no clear geographic area of impact in a particular police district, cases that require specialist expertise and/or extensive international interaction.
About fifty per cent of NCIS staff are trained police officers, whereas the other half have different backgrounds (2018). Examples of the latter are chemists, computer engineers, social scientists, linguists, journalists, psychologists, lawyers, bioengineers, photographers, cleaning and maintenance personnel, and economists.
A profiling film made by students feature some examples of professions represented at NCIS. Most of our staff are graduates of Norwegian educational establishments, but some acquired all or parts of their education abroad. All NCIS employees must have a clean criminal record and be able to speak and write Norwegian well.