The recent terror threat in Norway caused an increased security alert level last week as police were forced to put more armed personnel on the streets, at airports and at border entry points.
The police chief also pointed to the fact Oslo police experienced substantially less criminality over the weekend armed police were on the streets.
The Norwegian Police Federation voted for a general armament of the police in their national congress of 2012.
The government has not reached any conclusions on the debate yet. Ulf Leirstein, member of the committee of justice for FrP, said he expected a solution from the government during autumn this year.