A new national operations centre for the police is a project of great national importance:
The purpose of the centre is to organise measures to prevent, avert, manage and normalise exceptional events and crises and provide security to the population. It has to provide for rapid, effective and secure deployment of the security forces.
The centre is designed to cover the need for training facilities and the necessary quarters for the rapid response teams, the bomb group, crisis and hostage negotiators and the police helicopter service. Other national security resources will also be able to use the centre for training. The operations centre will also ensure better professional development and joint training for e.g. deployment personnel.
The operations centre will be at Taraldrud in the municipality of Ski. The area is to the west of the E6, which has been modified for the purpose, and covers almost 35 hectares. The size of the buildings is estimated at 25,000-30,000 m2 GFA.
The project will include an administration building, helicopter base, parking and training facilities such as indoor and outdoor shooting ranges, and a swimming pool.
Construction and outdoor works related to roads, infrastructure, perimeter fencing, the helicopter base, embankments, areas for helicopter parking and shooting ranges etc. are also included in the project.