Hanne Kristin Rohde is Norway’s most frequently profiled police official, and she is much noted for her open and genuine communication style.
She is fearless and direct and is often known for involving the Norwegian population in her police work. Under Rohde’s influence, the Norwegian police agency assumed a new role — a face — as well as the confidence that things were getting done and cases were being solved.
Rohde was educated as a lawyer and has worked in the police force since 1989. In 1994, she became the Prosecuting Director for the Oslo Police District and in 2002 she became a top official for the Oslo Police. Starting in 2008, she began working as the division leader for violent and sexual crimes in Oslo.
Following the terrorist attack in Norway on July 22, 2011, Rohde worked as the leader on the investigation and has since led investigative teams covering a number of other large murder cases.