INTERPOL, which stands for the International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO), consists of 178 member countries and has its headquarters in Lyon, France.


Slovenia became a full member of INTERPOL at the plenary session of the General Assembly of INTERPOL in Dakar, Senegal, on 04.11.1992.


PRINCIPLES AND OBJECTIVES OF THE INTERPOL ORGANISATION (ICPO)

  • to ensure and promote the widest possible mutual assistance between all criminal police authorities regardless of the differences in legal systems existing in different countries and in the spirit of the Declaration of Human Rights, and
  • to establish and develop all institutions which through mutual cooperation will enable the prevention and suppression of ordinary law crimes


Interpol's Constitution prohibits any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character.


The police of each Member State of INTERPOL have established a special office, which acts as the central focal point for international police cooperation, and this office is called a National Central Bureau (NCB). As a rule, NCBs are named after the capital city of the Member State.

 

NATIONAL CENTRAL BUREAU SLOVENIA (NCB SLOVENIA)

In accordance with the decision of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia from 1992, the entire Criminal Police Directorate represents the National Central Bureau of INTERPOL Ljubljana.


International police cooperation in the scope of INTERPOL is actually conducted at the International Police Cooperation Division within the Criminal Police Directorate.


International Police Cooperation Division is connected with Member States of the Organization through a protected communications network of the Organization called I-24/7.


International Police Cooperation Division is responsible for dealing with all operational matters related to police investigations in Slovenia, for forwarding them to Member States and vice versa and for cooperation with Member States of INTERPOL in all cases involving wanted persons and stolen objects.


Slovenia organized the 24th European Regional Conference of INTERPOL, which was successfully held from 10 - 12 May 1995 in Ljubljana.


In April 2009, Slovenia was among the first countries to implement the integration of INTERPOL?s databases into the national police system and since then, Slovenian police officers have been able to directly carry out queries in all available international police databases.


Slovenia is one of the most active members of INTERPOL and, in the case of integration of INTERPOL?s databases into the national police structure, Slovenia is a model for law enforcement worldwide, INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. NOBLE told Director General of the Slovenian Police, Mr Janko GORŠEK, during his visit in Lyon in December 2010.


The exchange of information with International Criminal Police Organisation INTERPOL and Member States falls within the competence of the International Operations Section which is part of the International Police Cooperation Division within the Criminal Police Directorate at the General Police Directorate.

 

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