International Criminal Police Oragnization (INTERPOL)

  • INTERPOL is the world's largest international police organization, with 194 countries.
  • Created in 1923, it facilitates cross-border police cooperation and supports and assists all organizations, authorities and services whose mission is to prevent or combat international crime.
  • INTERPOL aims to facilitate international police cooperation even where diplomatic relations do not exist between particular countries.
  • Action is taken within the limits of existing laws in different countries and in the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • INTERPOL's constitution prohibits any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character.
  • Located in Lyon, France, the General Secretariat operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. officials from more than 80 countries work side-by-side in any of the organization's four official languages: Arabic, English, French and Spanish.
  • The secretariat has seven regional offices; in Argentina, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, El Salvador, Kenya, Thailand and Zimbabwe and a liaison office at the United Nations in New York.

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