International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) Washington, was authorized by statute and operates within the guidelines prescribed by the Department of Justice, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security.
The mission of INTERPOL Washington is to facilitate international law enforcement cooperation as the United States representative to INTERPOL on behalf of the Attorney General.
The major functions of INTERPOL Washington are to:
- Facilitate inteernational llaw enforcement cooperation as the United States representative to INTERPOL on behalf of the Attorney General, pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 263A.
- Represent U.S. law enforcement at INTERPOL conferences and symposia.
- Support the U.S. representative of the INTERPOL Executive Committee.
- Transmit information of a criminal justice, humanitarian, or other law enforcement-related nature between Natural Central Bureaus of INTERPOL member countries, law enforcement agencies within the United States and abroad; and respond to requests by law enforcement agencies and other legitimate requests by appropriate organizations, institutions, and individuals, when in agreement with the INTERPOL constitution.
- Coordinate and integrate information for investigations of an international nature and identify those involving patterns and trends of criminal activities.
- Conduct analyses of patterns of international criminal activities, when specific patterns are observed.
- Establish and collect user fees to process name checks and background records for licensing, humanitarian and other non-law enforcement purposes.