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National Police Commissioner wants 240 new police officers

Minister of Justice Björn Bjarnason introduced a suggestion from the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police about the establishment of a reserve team of 240 police officers yesterday.

According to Morgunbladid, police could call out a team of about 1,000 trained police officers when necessary with a reserve team of 240.

The initial cost of establishing such a team is estimated to be ISK 244 million (USD 3.7 million, EUR 2.8 million) and the cost of running it on an annual basis would be an estimated ISK 222 million (USD 3.4 million, EUR 2.5 million).

Bjarnason introduced this idea at an open meeting organized by the Association of Western Cooperation (SVS) and Vardberg, a union of young people interested in Western cooperation.

The minister also emphasized the importance of cooperation between Iceland and the US and Iceland and Europe on safety issues, and the cooperation between different international safety institutions and safety institutions in Iceland.

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