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Post  TBQ on Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:13 am

Interpol, whose full name is the International Criminal Police Organization – INTERPOL, is an organization facilitating international police cooperation. It was established as the International Criminal Police Commission in 1923 and adopted its telegraphic address as its common name in 1956.

Its membership of 188 countries provides finance of around $59 million through annual contributions. The organization's headquarters is in Lyon, France. It is the second largest intergovernmental organization after the United Nations.

Its current Secretary-General is Ronald Noble, formerly of the United States Treasury. Jackie Selebi, National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, was president from 2004 but resigned on 13 January 2008, later being charged in South Africa on three counts of corruption and one of defeating the course of justice. He was replaced by Arturo Herrera Verdugo, current National Commissioner of Policía de Investigaciones de Chile and former vice president for the American Zone, who remained acting president until the organization meeting in October 2008,[2] and was subsequently replaced by Commissioner of Police Singapore Police Force, Khoo Boon Hui.

In order to maintain as politically neutral a role as possible, Interpol's constitution forbids its involvement in crimes that do not overlap several member countries,[3] or in any political, military, religious, or racial crimes.[4] Its work focuses primarily on public safety, terrorism, organized crime, crimes against humanity, environmental crime, genocide, war crimes, piracy, illicit drug production, drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, human trafficking, money laundering, child pornography, white-collar crime, computer crime, intellectual property crime and corruption.

In 2008, the Interpol General Secretariat employed a staff of 588, representing 84 member countries. The Interpol public website received an average of 2.2 million page visits every month. Interpol issued 3,126 red notices for the year 2008 which led to the arrest of 718 people.[5]

The first significant move towards creating Interpol was in 1914 at the First International Criminal Police Congress. Police officers, lawyers and magistrates from 14 countries gathered in Monaco to discuss arrest procedures, identification techniques, centralized international criminal records and extradition proceedings.[6] However World War I delayed this initiative and it was not until 1923 that Interpol was founded in Austria as the International Criminal Police (ICP). Following the Anschluss (Austria's annexation by Nazi Germany) in 1938, the organization fell under the control of Nazi Germany and the Commission's headquarters were eventually moved to Berlin in 1942. It is unclear, however, if and to what extent the ICPC files were used to further the goals of the Nazi regime. However, from 1938 to 1945, the presidents of Interpol included Otto Steinhäusl (a general in the SS), Reinhard Heydrich (a general in the SS, and chair of the Wannsee Conference that appointed Heydrich the chief executor of the "Final solution to the Jewish question"), Arthur Nebe (a general in the SS, and Einsatzgruppen leader, under whose command at least 46,000 people were killed), and Ernst Kaltenbrunner (a general in the SS, the highest ranking SS officer executed after the Nuremberg Trial).

After the end of World War II in 1945, the organization was revived as the International Criminal Police Organization by European Allies of World War II officials from Belgium, France, Scandinavia and the United Kingdom. Its new headquarters were established in Saint-Cloud, a town on the outskirts of Paris. They remained there until 1989, when they were moved to their present location, Lyon.


I­nterpol differs from most law-enforcement agencies -- agents do not make arrests themselves, and there is no single Interpol jail where criminals are taken. The agency functions as an administrative liaison between the law-enforcement agencies of the member countries, providing communications and database assistance. This is vital when fighting international crime because language, cultural and bureaucratic differences can make it difficult for officers of different nations to work together. For example, if ICE and FBI special agents track a terrorist to Italy, they may not know whom to contact in the Polizia di Stato, if the Polizia Municipale has jurisdiction over some aspect of the case, or who in the Italian government needs to be notified of the ICE/FBI's involvement. ICE and FBI can contact the Interpol National Central Bureau in Italy, which will act as a liaison between the United States and Italian law-enforcement agencies.

Interpol's databases help law enforcement see the big picture of international crime. While other agencies have their own extensive crime databases, the information rarely extends beyond one nation's borders. Interpol can track criminals and crime trends around the world. They maintain collections of fingerprints and mug shots, lists of wanted persons, DNA samples and travel documents. Their lost and stolen travel document database alone contains more than 12 million records. They also analyze all this data and release information on crime trends to the member countries.

A secure worldwide communications network allows Interpol agents and member countries to contact each other at any time. Known as I-24/7, the network offers constant access to Interpol's databases. While the National Central Bureaus are the primary access sites to the network, some member countries have expanded it to key areas such as airports and border access points. Member countries can also access each other's criminal databases via the I-24/7 system.

In the event of an international disaster, terrorist attack or assassination, Interpol can send an incident response team. This team can offer a range of expertise and database access to assist with victim identification, suspect identification and the dissemination of information to other nations' law enforcement agencies. In addition, at the request of local authorities, they can act as a central command and logistics operation to coordinate other law enforcement agencies involved in a case. Such teams were deployed 12 times in 2005.

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Post  TBQ on Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:56 am

Executive Order -- Amending Executive Order 12425

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By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 1 of the International Organizations Immunities Act (22 U.S.C. 288), and in order to extend the appropriate privileges, exemptions, and immunities to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), it is hereby ordered that Executive Order 12425 of June 16, 1983, as amended, is further amended by deleting from the first sentence the words "except those provided by Section 2(c), Section 3, Section 4, Section 5, and Section 6 of that Act" and the semicolon that immediately precedes them.


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Post  TBQ on Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:59 am

Why does Interpol decide they want to hide crime statistics?

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Resolution No AG-2006-RES-19

Proposal to discontinue the production of crime statistics

The ICPO-Interpol General Assembly, meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 19 to 22 September 2006 at its 75th session:

MINDFUL of the previous General Assembly resolutions on crime statistics compiled and published by the General Secretariat, and in particular those resolutions:

* calling on the General Secretariat to obtain from Members' crime statistics, bearing in mind that a set of international statistics accordingly compiled will provide a useful general overview without being able to accord any absolute value to such statistics,

* recommending that the Heads of NCBs make all necessary arrangements to respond in as regular and accurate a manner as possible to requests to provide statistics,

* and inviting the General Secretariat to continue to publish compilations of international crime statistics, on the basis of the data passed on by the NCBs, bearing in mind that the publication every two years and then every year of a compilation of international crime statistics by the General Secretariat would be of particular interest to police bodies, those administrations responsible for crime policy issues and criminological research,

CONSIDERING however the difficulties encountered by the General Secretariat in the compilation and publication of international crime statistics as presented in Report AG-2006-RAP-08,

NOTING the efforts made by the General Secretariat to resolve said difficulties in particular by calling upon external assistance to improve the value of statistics,

ENDORSING the conclusions of Report AG-2006-RAP- 08 which have demonstrated to date that:

* the solutions envisaged and efforts invested do not make it possible to remedy the difficulties encountered, be they operational or financial,

* the number of Members or NCBs which provide statistics, as well as the quality of statistics provided, are insufficient to ensure the compilation and publication of statistics which fulfil in a satisfactory manner the requirements of accuracy and reliability,

* consequently, the compilation and publication of statistics is of limited interest for international police co-operation,

* finally, the publication of statistics is likely to create difficulties in the way they are used,

* maintaining the compilation and publication of Interpol's international crime statistics is therefore not desirable and that as a consequence, it is recommended that this activity should be brought to an end;

RECOMMENDS, therefore, for all these reasons that the compilation and publication of international crime statistics be stopped and that as a result, Members and the NCBs be exempted from sending crime statistics to the General Secretariat with a view to their annual compilation and publication;

and ABROGATES Resolutions AGN/16/RES/11, AGN/17/RES/13, AGN/18/RES/9, AGN/20/RES/7, AGN/45/RES/6 and AGN/63/RES/20.

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