Interpol Core Functions Quiz

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What is the name of INTERPOL's global police communications system?


What does I-24/7 enable police in member countries to do?

Request, submit, and access vital data instantly

What does I-24/7 provide police around the world with?

A common platform to share information about criminals

How do member countries access Interpol's databases through I-24/7?

In real-time from central and remote locations

What type of network is I-24/7?

Secure network

How does I-24/7 contribute to international police cooperation?

By providing a platform for sharing crucial information about criminals

What is the main function of INTERPOL's Command and Coordination Center?

Offer a point of contact for urgent police information

When was the first Incident Response Team (IRT) deployed by INTERPOL?


What are the two main types of Incident Response Teams (IRT) deployed by INTERPOL?

Disaster and Crime IRTs

How many Incident Response Teams (IRT) have been deployed by INTERPOL so far?

117 teams

Which priority crime area does INTERPOL's operational support services NOT specifically address?

Domestic violence cases

What is the primary purpose of an Incident Response Team (IRT) specializing in Crime?

Deploying specialized personnel for serious police issues

What is the main purpose of the Interpol Ballistic Information Network (IBIN)?

To support law enforcement agencies with ballistics data

How does the Interpol Illicit Arms Records and Tracing Management System (i-ARMS) contribute to fighting firearm-related crimes?

By facilitating the transnational tracing of lost firearms

What type of information does the Maritime Piracy Database store?

Details of piracy incidents and financial information

How do Notices Databases aid law enforcement agencies?

By issuing international cooperation requests for critical crime-related information

What is the primary function of the Organized Crime Networks Database?

To improve the collection and exchange of intelligence on crime networks

Which aspect of law enforcement does the Interpol Illicit Arms Records and Tracing Management System (i-ARMS) focus on?

Firearm tracing and transnational cooperation

Study Notes

Interpol Core Functions

  • Interpol's core functions include Secure Global Communication Systems, Operational Data Services and Databases for Police, Operational Police Support Services, and Police Training and Development.

Secure Global Communication Systems

  • Interpol's global police communication system is known as I-24/7.
  • I-24/7 enables police in all member countries to request, submit, and access vital data instantly in a secure environment.
  • The system provides a common platform for sharing crucial information about criminals and criminality.
  • Member countries have access to complete messaging services and regular Interpol General Secretariat police services through a single-entry portal.
  • I-24/7 allows countries to access Interpol's databases and services in real-time from both central and remote locations.

Operational Data Services and Databases for Police

  • This function ensures that police worldwide have access to the information and services they need to prevent and investigate crimes.

Operational Police Support Services

  • This function supports law enforcement officials in the field with emergency support and operational activities, especially in priority crime areas.
  • The Command and Coordination Centre operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can deploy an Incident Response Team to the scene of a serious crime or disaster.

Interpol's Support Services

  • Interpol's Command and Coordination Centre is the operations room, offering a point of contact for any member country seeking urgent police information or facing a crisis situation.
  • Interpol's Incident Response Team is a team of experts deployed at the request of a member country during a crisis situation.
  • There are two types of Incident Response Teams: Disaster and Crime.
  • Disaster IRTs provide disaster victim identification (DVI) assistance, while Crime IRTs provide specific expertise and investigative support to police.
  • The first IRT was deployed in October 2002 to Indonesia following a terrorist bombing in Bali, with a total of 117 teams deployed to date.

Interpol's Databases and Systems

  • The Interpol Illicit Arms Records and Tracing Management System (i-ARMS) is the only global law enforcement platform to support the transnational tracing of illicit, lost or stolen firearms.
  • The Interpol Ballistic Information Network (IBIN) is the only large-scale international ballistics data sharing network in the world.
  • The Organized Crime Networks Database improves the collection and exchange of intelligence, supports investigations, and analyzes crime networks.
  • The Maritime Piracy Database stores intelligence related to cases of piracy and armed robbery at sea.
  • The Notices Database allows police in member countries to share critical crime-related information.

Test your knowledge about the core functions of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), including secure global communication systems, operational data services, police support services, and training development. Explore the vital roles of INTERPOL in maintaining international security.

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