National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police
The Department of Civil Protection and
Telephone: 354 444 2500
Fax: 354 562 2665
About the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management
Civil Protection in Iceland falls under the Ministry of Justice (former Ministry of the Interior). Civil Protection responsibilities at the national level are delegated to the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police (NCIP). The NCIP runs a Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management which is responsible for daily administration of Civil Protection matters, maintains a national co-ordination/command centre which can be activated at any time and is in charge of the centre in emergency situations. The NCIP is also responsible for monitoring and supporting research and studies related to risk factors and natural catastrophes, and co-ordination and support measures aimed at reducing risks of bodily harm.