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Interpol: A global service provider

BySTUART CAMERON-WALLER

Interpol is perhaps the most well known amongst international police organisations. Founded in 1923 and now with a membership of 186 countries it is the only structure that enables law enforcement agencies from across the whole world to collaborate bilaterally or multilaterally using a single platform.1

Through its General Secretariat in Lyon, France, and with its network of national, the National Central Bureaux (NCBs),2 and sub-regional offices, any request for information or assistance is directed to wherever it is required anywhere in the world.