12-25-2009, 08:40 AM #1
The world’s largest police organization, INTERPOL’s mission is to assist law enforcement agencies in each of its 187 member countries to combat all forms of transnational crime.
Guided by four core functions, INTERPOL provides a high-tech infrastructure of technical and operational support to enable police forces around the world to meet the growing challenges of crime in the 21st century.
The General Secretariat in Lyon, France, is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing a central contact point for the National Central Bureau (NCB) in every member country for assistance or information on cross-border investigations.
All NCBs are connected to each other and the General Secretariat through I-24/7, INTERPOL’s secure global police communications system, which also enables law enforcement officers to directly check a range of vital police databases.
INTERPOL uses a system of colour-coded international notices to locate, arrest or provide warnings about fugitives and other criminals. In 2007 alone, co-operation between INTERPOL’s member countries led to more than 5,200 arrests across the globe.
Trafficking in human beings
INTERPOL aims to end the abuse and exploitation of human beings for financial gain. Women from developing countries and young children all over the world are especially vulnerable to trafficking, smuggling or sexual exploitation.
Trafficking in women for sexual exploitation is a multi-billion-dollar business which involves citizens of most countries and helps sustain organized crime. A violation of human rights, it destroys the lives of its victims.
Human trafficking is distinct from people smuggling in that it involves the exploitation of the migrant, often for purposes of forced labour and prostitution.
People smuggling implies the procurement, for financial or material gain, of the illegal entry into a state of which that person is neither a citizen nor a permanent resident. Criminal networks which smuggle and traffic in human beings for financial gain increasingly control the flow of migrants across borders.
Child sexual exploitation on the Internet ranges from posed photos to visual recordings of brutal sexual crimes. One of INTERPOL’s main tools for helping police fight this type of crime is the International Child Sexual Exploitation Image database (ICSE DB). Containing hundreds of thousands of images of child sexual abuse submitted by member countries, the ICSE DB facilitates the sharing of images and information thereby assisting law enforcement agencies with the identification of new victims.
- Crimes against children
- Crimes against humanity
- DNA profiling
- Disaster victim identification
- INTERPOL Notices
12-25-2009, 08:43 AM #2
At the request of a member country, INTERPOL can issue a yellow notice to help locate missing persons, especially minors. These notices are circulated on an international basis and recorded in INTERPOL's database of missing and abducted children.
Only those children who are subject to a yellow notice are listed on this website. Therefore, of the significant number of children who go missing every year, only a few hundred appear here.
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12-25-2009, 08:46 AM #3
Child exploitation on the Internet ranges from posed photos to visual recordings of brutal sexual crimes. Given the global reach of the Internet, the posting of child abuse material online constitutes an international crime and demands concerted collaboration worldwide.
INTERPOL provides a central point of contact for police around the world, enabling investigators to work more effectively on a local, national and international level.
International Child Sexual Exploitation image database
Managed by INTERPOL, the International Child Sexual Exploitation image database (ICSE DB) is a powerful intelligence and investigative tool which allows specialized investigators to share data with colleagues across the world.
Available through INTERPOL's secure global police communications system (I-247), the ICSE DB uses sophisticated image comparison software to make connections between victims and places.
Backed by the G8 and funded by the European Commission, ICSE DB was launched in March 2009 as the successor to the INTERPOL Child Abuse Image Database (ICAID) which had been in use since 2001. ICSE DB builds on the success of ICAID while bringing a number of benefits, notably in enabling authorized users in member countries to access the database directly and in real time, thereby providing immediate responses to queries
04-13-2011, 08:53 PM #4Former Member
- Join Date
- Feb 2005
U.S. National Central Bureau of Interpol
INTERPOL Washington, U.S National Central Bureau (USNCB) is the official U.S. representative to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) as designated by the U.S. Attorney General. USNCB serves as the national point of contact for INTERPOL matters and coordinates international investigative cooperation between INTERPOL’s 188 member countries and the more than 18,000 federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies in the United States.
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