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NCJ Number: 67213 Find in a Library
Title: ICPO-INTERPOL (INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE ORGANIZATION) AND INTERNATIONAL POLICE CO-OPERATION
Journal: POLICE JOURNAL  Volume:53  Issue:2  Dated:(APRIL/JUNE 1980)  Pages:124-127
Author(s): A BOSSARD
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 4
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE ORGANIZATION (INTERPOL) DEFINES THE ORGANIZATION'S MISSION, DESCRIBES ITS OPERATIONS, AND DEFENDS ITS GROWTH.
Abstract: INTERPOL IS A NETWORK OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN 127 COUNTRIES WHICH FACILITATES, COORDINATES, AND ENCOURAGES INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION. SENSITIVE TO NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY THE ORGANIZATION'S CONSTITUTION PROHIBITS IT FROM ENGAGING IN ANY ACTIVITIES OF A POLITICAL, MILITARY, RELIGIOUS, OR RACIAL NATURE. NATIONAL CENTRAL BUREAUS (NCB'S) EXIST IN MEMBER COUNTRIES, WITH THE INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, THE GENERAL SECRETARIAT, LOCATED IN PARIS. A GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETS ANNUALLY TO ADOPT THE BUDGET AND TO MAKE MAJOR POLICY DECISIONS. THE SECRETARY GENERAL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DAY-TO-DAY MANAGEMENT, WITH AN INTERNATIONAL STAFF OF 20. NCB'S COLLECT INFORMATION ABOUT CRIMINAL CASES, WITH INTERNATIONAL RAMIFICATIONS FROM THEIR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND PASS IT ON TO OTHER NCBS. THE GENERAL SECRETARIAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PROCESSING AND CIRCULATING INFORMATION AND MAINTAINING CRIMINAL RECORDS WHICH INCLUDE NOMINAL, DIGITAL AND PHOTO INDEXES. IT HAS IMPLEMENTED A TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, A REASONABLY UNIFORM PREEXTRADITION PROCEDURE, AND A LIAISON OFFICER SYSTEM FOR CLOSER WORK IN INTERNATIONAL DRUG CONTROL CASES. IN ADDITION, INTERPOL ACTS AS A FORUM FOR DISCUSSION IN TECHNICAL, LEGAL, AND THEORETICAL FIELDS, HOLDING SYMPOSIA AND PROVIDING BIBLIOGRAPHIES AND REFERENCE MATERIALS FOR POLICE FORCES, RESEARCHERS, AND INSTITUTIONS. THE ORGANIZATION PREPARES REPORTS ON TECHNICAL AND LEGAL SUBJECTS AND COMPILES REFERENCE DOCUMENTS AND SUMMARIES FOR DISTRIBUTION TO NCB'S. OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE 'INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE REVIEW' AND A SERIES ON 'INTERNATIONAL CRIME STATISTICS.' NO REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): International Criminal Police Organization; International police activities; Organization development; Planning
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