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INTERPOL Washington

INTERPOL Washington

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Published by: AxXiom on Nov 11, 2010
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INTERPOL Washington:A Description of Services Provided to Law Enforcement
INTERPOL Washington serves as the United States¶representative to INTERPOL, the International Criminal PoliceOrganization, which supports partnerships and encourages problem-solving techniques to address international publicsafety issues. Each of the 188 INTERPOL member countriesestablishes a National Central Bureau (NCB) to serve as thecentral point of contact for its law enforcement authorities tocommunicate with their counterparts in other INTERPOLmember countries and to proactively examine and identify problems. INTERPOL teams up with law enforcement agenciesto scan, analyze, and evaluate effective responses to crimes, aseach NCB works with police authorities to transmit, respond to, and execute requests for assistance in criminal investigations and police matters.The USNCB
is co-managed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). While many of the employees at the USNCB represent DOJ andDHS, the USNCB is also staffed with sworn law enforcement personnel detailed from federal,state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies. These personnel operate in divisions dedicatedto specific investigative areas including: aliens and fugitives, economic crimes, drugs, terrorism,and violent crimes, as well as coordinating with 68 state and local liaison offices.The USNCB provides assistance,
without charge
, to all U.S. federal, state, local, and tribal lawenforcement agencies, as well as to police authorities in other INTERPOL member countries.The USNCB operates on a 24/7 basis, providing a variety of services to the U.S. lawenforcement community including, but not limited to:
Requests for criminal investigative assistance for both domestic and foreign lawenforcement agencies
Information from INTERPOL¶s Databases, including the equivalent of the ³International NCIC´ with information on persons wanted in INTERPOL¶s 188 member countries,Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD), stolen vehicles, DNA, and other criminal lawenforcement information
Criminal history information and record checks from member countries
Tracing and locating fugitives wanted for prosecution and to serve sentences
Tracing and locating missing persons or abducted children
International fingerprint and DNA checks
Weapons and vehicle traces
Assisting with border security
Disaster victim identification
Locating stolen art and artifactsIn addition to the services listed above, the USNCB offers initiatives like RISSNET, IAFIS, FBILaw Enforcement Online, NLETS Integration, and MIND/FIND to law enforcement agencies.

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