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Norway. 2009 ‘Stockpile Management and Security.’ National Report of Norway on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), pp. 7-8. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations. 28 April

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Stockpile Management and Security

SALW stocks within the armed forces are secured, controlled and accounted for by the Norwegian Defence Forces Logistics Organisation and individual military units. Strict military regulations and procedures apply. Existing procedures and physical security are assessed regularly and improvements made accordingly.

SALW stocks within the police forces are secured, controlled and accounted for by the Police Data and Materiel Service. SALW distributed to individual police districts are secured at district level.

Stocks held by the armed forces are reviewed (actual holdings counted) every 6 months. Stocks held by police authorities are updated continuously.

Surplus stocks held by the armed forces are identified as SALW no longer required equipping active and reserve units. In principle the police do not hold surplus stocks of SALW. The number of SALW within the police forces correspond with the number of servicemen on active duty and in the reserves.

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]

ID: Q1635

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