INTERPOL’s role is to enable police around the world to work together to make the world a safer place. Its global high-tech infrastructure of technical and operational support helps meet the evolving challenges of fighting crime in the 21st century.
INTERPOL’s range of global policing capabilities supporting its 190 member countries include databases of police information on criminals and crime, operational support, forensic and analytical services, as well as capacity building and training.
These policing capabilities are deployed worldwide to support INTERPOL’s three global strategic programmes: Counter-terrorism, Cybercrime, and Organized & Emerging Crime.
INTERPOL’s General Secretariat is based in Lyon, France, supported by the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore, seven regional bureaus and Special Representative Offices at the European Union, the United Nations and the African Union. Each member country runs an INTERPOL National Central Bureau, staffed by national law enforcement officials.