Interpol is an official international organization. They aid other
organizations and agencies that have the same objective that they have,
which is pursuing criminals where ever the may be. Interpol connects all
the police agencies in the world by a network of recorded information
for at least half a century. Interpol is located in Lyons, France and is
VERY secure for example, the barrier wall was built around the HQ to a
distance just incase anyone decided to drive a car bomb into the HQ. The
President of Interpol at the moment is Jackie Selebi (South Africa), who
is head of the General Assembly (which you can see in the link of
Structure to the left). The Secretary General at the moment is Ronald K.
Noble who is head of the General Secretariat (which you can also see in
the link of Structure to the left). Interpol usually does not contact
countries directly; instead they have a NCB (National Central bureau)
that makes contact between Interpol and that country's liaison officer
Here are some other Questions answered here:
What types of crime does Interpol specialize in enforcing?
How does Interpol
send their notices?
What does Interpol do with the information they receive?
Does Interpol work with governmental aw enforcement agencies like the
Can I ever file a case
If a criminal is caught in one country, is he arrested in the country he
was charged with the crime in?
public view the criminal database as well?
Can I be an Interpol officer?
types of crime does Interpol specialize in enforcing?- Interpol
enforces weapon smuggling, illicit drug trafficking, illegal
immigration, trafficking stolen motor vehicles, fraud, child
pornography, sex trafficking and any other Transnational crimes.
How does Interpol
send their notices? - Interpol sends their notices by use of the
I-24/7 system and the use of Notices. The notices are organized by color
which determines their type of information requesting or sending (you
can see them in the Notices section on the link bar). All notices are
sent in 4 main languages which are English, Spanish, French and Arabic
(recently added), and contain information about suspects (these are
noted in the Identification link on the bar).
What does Interpol do with the information they receive? -
Interpol usually files them by type of crime and assesses them. Interpol
has specialized groups called Intelligence groups that predict patterns
in international crime like type of vehicle preferred, signs, weapons
used (if used). These Intel groups send weekly reports on the latest
info in crime pattern.
Does Interpol work with governmental law enforcement agencies like the
FBI? - Yes, Interpol dose have law enforcement agencies
represented at the national NBC (USNBC for me).
Can I ever file a
case to Interpol? - No, you canít file a case directly to
Interpol but you can contact your local NCB and file a case with them,
and remember that Interpol usually works with transnational crimes,
murder, kidnapping or missing persons which you would suspect were in
another county than your own.
If a criminal is caught in one country, is he arrested in the county he
was caught in or does he go back to the country the crime was committed
in? - The country hat has charges against a criminal will
prosecute that person to their law. Interpol cannot arrest anyone, the
country that wants that person can. Interpol can take that arrest
warrant and take it to any country need to. The country where the person
was caught will detain that person and ship them back to the country
where they committed the crime in, with an arrest warrant from the
county receiving the criminal. This is known as the process of
extradition. This only works if the two countries have a treaty
together saying that they can extradite a person to each other.
the public view the criminal database as well? - The public
cannot view all the notices, but the can view some Red notices at the
Interpol website under Wanted.
Can I be an Interpol
officer? - yes, but there are some requirements like having a
police background, being bi-lingual in any of Interpol's 4 base
languages, but there rest you will find here in
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