International Criminal Police Organization - INTERPOL (ICPO-INTERPOL)

Organisation internationale de police criminelle - INTERPOL (OIPC-INTERPOL)
Organización Internacional de Policia Criminal - INTERPOL

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Established Sep 1923, Vienna (Austria), as a nongovernmental body with the title International Criminal Police Commission -- Commission internationale de police criminelle -- Internationale Kriminalpolizeiliche Kommission -- Commissione Internazionale di Polizia Criminale. Reconstituted and headquarters transferred from Vienna to Paris (France) in 1946. Constitution modified and present name adopted, 1956, Vienna. Constitution amended: 1962, Madrid (Spain); 1964, Caracas (Venezuela); 1967, Kyoto (Japan); 1968, Teheran (Iran Islamic Rep); 1974, Cannes (France); 1975, Buenos Aires (Argentina); 1977, Stockholm (Sweden). Moved from Paris to Lyon (France), 1989. Emblem adopted in 1949. INTERPOL currently functions as an international intergovernmental organization.


Prevent and fight crime through enhanced cooperation and innovation on police and security matters.

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Capacity building; training/education; events/meetings; knowledge management/information dissemination. Strategic Priorities: secure global communications network; 24/7 support to policing and law enforcement; identification of crimes and criminals. Local police are responsible for intelligence gathering and enforcement, while General Secretariat coordinates activities of police authorities of member states in international affairs and centralizes documentation relevant to suppression of international crime. INTERPOL receives, shares, analyses and circulates criminal intelligence with member countries, which are encouraged to use the I-24/7 global communication system, allowing 24-hour remote access to the information collected from all around the globe and stored in its central database, issuing international wanted notices for fugitives or other notices for missing persons or unidentified bodies.


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Relations with 32 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with 12 non-governmental organizations.
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  • Societal Problems
    • Crime
  • Defence
    • Police



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