The structure of Interpol is a tricky to understand, but I will give you the basics of them.
Interpol consists of 5 main groups.
These groups are represented in this organizational chart
The General Assembly - Is composed of all the representatives, 1 from each country in Interpol. they meet twice a year to make very important decisions about how to improve Interpol. Here are is their jobs.
The Executive Committee shall:
The Executive Committee- who all 13 members are elected by the general assembly. The committee is composed of 13 people, 9 of which are delegates, 3 are vice presidents and 1 president ( currently now M. Jesús Espigares-Mira [Spain]), all who represent the 4 regions of Interpol. ( Africa, Asia, The Americas, and Europe)
The General Secretariat shall:
The General Secretariat - is composed of the secretary general ( who is currently Ronald k. Noble), the administrative staff and technical staff.
The NCB (National Central Bureau) - is the contact between Interpol and that country's law enforcement. Every country has its own NCB, and every request to Interpol goes through it. No law enforcement agency can make official contact without the NCB.
In order to ensure the above co-operation, each country shall appoint a body which will serve as the National Central Bureau. It shall ensure liaison with:
The Advisers - do as there name says. they advise everything and are appointed by the general assembly and are confirmed by the executive assembly.
The structure chart on this page is based on the official Interpol's website chart under information and governance.
This information in italics was taken from the Interpol Constitution.
This site was last updated 02/13/06