first congress was First held in 1914 in Monaco.
World War 2
Advances To Today
The name Interpol was not created until 1956 but that is what I will
refer it to. Interpol was first called the ICPC (international criminal
police commission) and was mainly created on the ideas of Dr.Johann
Schober, who was the president of the police commissions in Vienna at
the time. These meetings were held until WWI, but was brought back up in
World War 2
Delegates were meeting in Vienna until world war 2 started. The ICPC
was infiltrated by some Nazis who keep electing more Nazis so ICPC would
become mostly in the Nazi regime. Then in 1942, the ICPC was relocated
into Germany. Almost all of the countries had removed themselves from
Interpol because they didn't agree with the Nazi regime. Then in 1945,
the ICPC practically didn't exist.
In 1946, ICPC was being rebuilt mainly by Belgium. They started their
new headquarters in St.Cloud (near Paris). They also started rebuilding
the records from old files from the old days, and creating new ones.
ICPC developed a new telegraphic address codenamed "Interpol". At the
time, Louis Ducloux (France) was secretary general and M. Florent
Louwage (Belgium) was the president. then in 1956, the name was
officially changed to ICPO (international criminal police organization)-
Interpol then abbreviated into Interpol.
in 1971, Interpol was now officially a international organization.
Interpol was moving with out a hitch until the headquarters was bombed
in May of 1986. They needed a new place, so the moved in 1989 to Lyons,
France, in a place that was much more secure.
in 1990, a new system called NBC was created to make contact to
Interpol electronically and faster and much more secure. Then in 1998
the ICIS (Interpol criminal information center) was developed to make
the database more accessible and faster. Now the web based I-24/7 system
was created so NCBs can use the database quicker.
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