The Norwegian Prosecuting Authority is partially integrated with the police.Specialist agencies within the services include the National Criminal Investigation Service, the National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime (Økokrim), the National Police Immigration Service, the National Mobile Police Service, the Norwegian Border Commissioner, the National Police Computing and Material Service and the Norwegian Police University College.With the introduction of the absolute monarchy in 1660 and subsequent strengthening of the civil service, the importance of the police increased.The bailiffs as such became part of the police structure, with their superiors, the county governor, receiving a similar role as that of chief of police.
Norwegian police officers do not carry firearms, but keep their Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine guns and Heckler & Koch P30 pistols locked down in the patrol cars.
Some received jurisdiction over both cities and rural areas, other just rural areas.
At the same time the existing police districts were expanded to include the surrounding rural areas.
In 1894 the authorities decided to abolish the position of bailiff and it was decided that some of its tasks would be transferred to the sheriffs.
This resulted in 26 new chief of police positions, largely corresponding to the old bailiwicks.
In the cities the duties were originally taken care of by a gjaldker.