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NCJ Number: 156631 Find in a Library
Title: Interpol: A Force in World Policing
Journal: Australian Police Journal  Volume:48  Issue:1  Dated:(March 1994)  Pages:21-23
Author(s): K Inwood
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 3
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) was formed as an instrument of international police cooperation, based on recognition of the increases in international crime during the 20th Century, especially in recent decades.
Abstract: Interpol currently has 169 member countries and a headquarters staff of police officers from several countries. The organization operates the biggest computer of any police force and makes its data on criminal activities available to its member countries' police forces. The National Central Bureau (NCB) is Interpol's focal point in each member country. The Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police if Australia's representative to Interpol and is directly responsible to the Federal Minister for Justice. Australia's NCB currently has a staff of 14 and operates every day. The NCB can take action only on requests that are criminal or humanitarian in nature. The NCB assists all police officers with overseas inquiries. Photographs
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Australia; Criminology; International Criminal Police Organization; International Law Enforcement Cooperation
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