Gianmarco Maraviglia | Photojournalist

The Reindeer Police (Norwegian: Reinpolitiet) is a special branch of the Norwegian Police Service established in 1949 and a subdivision of Eastern Finnmark Police District.
Its main task is to combat crimes against nature and the environment and to police Sami reindeer herding within its area of jurisdiction, which covers the county of Finnmark and the northern parts of the county of Troms – an area of 56,000 square kilometers. This vast territory is policed by a mere 15 officers.
This special police corp exists in Norway only.

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Reindeer Police 

  1. Norway, near Covdamohwki. Due to the scarcity of food farmers must feed the reindeer with hay
    Norway, near Covdamohwki. Due to the scarcity of food farmers must feed the reindeer with hay
  2. Norway, Alta, Skillefjorden. The reindeer are loaded on ships to go on islands where they will find more food.
    Norway, Alta, Skillefjorden. The reindeer are loaded on ships to go on islands where they will find more food.
  3. Norway, Alta, Skillefjorden. The reindeer waiting for the  ships to go on islands where they will find more food.
    Norway, Alta, Skillefjorden. The reindeer waiting for the ships to go on islands where they will find more food.
  4. Norway, near Karasjok. Anne and Kristine take some rest in one of the shelter of the Reindeer Police
    Norway, near Karasjok. Anne and Kristine take some rest in one of the shelter of the Reindeer Police
  5. Norway, Finnmark. Hanna Bremseth and Kristine Veriaervi talking with a Sami woman
    Norway, Finnmark. Hanna Bremseth and Kristine Veriaervi talking with a Sami woman
  6. Norway, Finnmark. Making a hole in the frozen lake to fish.
    Norway, Finnmark. Making a hole in the frozen lake to fish.
  7. Norway, near Karasjok. The team working on the snowmobile and prepares the next day's mission.
    Norway, near Karasjok. The team working on the snowmobile and prepares the next day's mission.
  8. Norway, Finnmark. The tent of a Sami reindeer breeder.
    Norway, Finnmark. The tent of a Sami reindeer breeder.
  9. Norway, Finnmark. Fishing on the frozen lake. Sami people don't need any licenses to fish.
    Norway, Finnmark. Fishing on the frozen lake. Sami people don't need any licenses to fish.
  10. Norway, Finnmark. Reindeer in a cage.
    Norway, Finnmark. Reindeer in a cage.
  11. Norway, Alta, Skillefjorden. A Sami girl and her little sister waiting for the boat to move their flock  on the islands.
    Norway, Alta, Skillefjorden. A Sami girl and her little sister waiting for the boat to move their flock on the islands.
  12. Norway, Finnmark. Fishing on the frozen lake. Tourists and Norwegian people need a special license to fish.
    Norway, Finnmark. Fishing on the frozen lake. Tourists and Norwegian people need a special license to fish.
  13. Norway, Finnmark. Anne and Kristine on their snowmobile on the top of a hill, looking for traces of the passage of the reindeer.
    Norway, Finnmark. Anne and Kristine on their snowmobile on the top of a hill, looking for traces of the passage of the reindeer.
  14. Norway, near Karasjok. Hanna Bremseth in one of the house of the Reindeer Police.
    Norway, near Karasjok. Hanna Bremseth in one of the house of the Reindeer Police.
  15. Norway, Lakselv. The team prepares for a mission that will last one week.
    Norway, Lakselv. The team prepares for a mission that will last one week.
  16. Norway, Finnmark. Inside the tent of a reindeer breeder.
    Norway, Finnmark. Inside the tent of a reindeer breeder.
  17. Norway, Nordkapp. A football field in the place that is commonly referred to as the northernmost point of Europe.
    Norway, Nordkapp. A football field in the place that is commonly referred to as the northernmost point of Europe.
  18. Norway, Finnmark. Tourist fishing in a frozen lake. One of the duty of the reindeer police is checking the fishing licenses.
    Norway, Finnmark. Tourist fishing in a frozen lake. One of the duty of the reindeer police is checking the fishing licenses.
  19. Norway, between Kautokeino and Covdamohwki. The team is moving to prepare a mission.
    Norway, between Kautokeino and Covdamohwki. The team is moving to prepare a mission.
  20. Norway, Finnmark. The tent of a reindeer breeder.
    Norway, Finnmark. The tent of a reindeer breeder.
  21. Norway, Lakselv.  Inger Anita Øvregård, the chief of Reindeer Police In the headquarter.
    Norway, Lakselv. Inger Anita Øvregård, the chief of Reindeer Police In the headquarter.
  22. Norway, Lakselv. Everything is ready for the one week mission.
    Norway, Lakselv. Everything is ready for the one week mission.
  23. Norway, Finnmark. A chair used to fish in the frozen lake.
    Norway, Finnmark. A chair used to fish in the frozen lake.
  24. Norway, Lakselv. Due to the scarcity of food some reindeer go up to the shores of the Lakes, where, thanks to more temperate climate, will find more food.
    Norway, Lakselv. Due to the scarcity of food some reindeer go up to the shores of the Lakes, where, thanks to more temperate climate, will find more food.
  25. Norway, Alta, Skillefjorden. The reindeer are loaded on ships to go on islands where they will find more food.
    Norway, Alta, Skillefjorden. The reindeer are loaded on ships to go on islands where they will find more food.
  26. Norway, Finnmark. An old Sami woman fishing.
    Norway, Finnmark. An old Sami woman fishing.
  27. Norway, Finnmark. Fresh fish is the most common food.
    Norway, Finnmark. Fresh fish is the most common food.