Divisions Within INTERPOL-USNCB
Investigative Division: The Criminal Investigative Division is headed by an
Assistant Chief currently detailed from the Federal Bureau of Investigation,
and is comprised of investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and
Firearms, the U.S. Secret Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and
the Department of Agriculture's Office of the Inspector General. The
Division focuses on international terrorism, drugs, organized crime
activities, explosive matters and gun traces.
- Financial Fraud Division: The Financial Fraud Division is headed by an
Assistant Chief currently detailed from the U.S. Customs Services, and is
comprised of investigators from the Internal Revenue Service, Postal
Inspection Service, the Secret Service, Customs, and the FBI. The work
conducted by this Division includes coordinating investigations concerning
counterfeiting, computer fraud, international swindles, bank fraud and
concealment of assets, to name a few.
- The Alien/Fugitive Division: The Alien/Fugitive Division is headed by an
Assistant Chief currently detailed from the U.S. Marshals Service and is
comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, the Financial
Crimes Enforcement Network, the Department of State, and the Immigration and
Naturalization Service. The Division not only coordinates the
identification, location, and return of internationally wanted fugitives,
but also strengthens existing measures that permit the exclusion of
undesirable aliens at border points before actual entry into the U.S. and
utilizes immigration laws which allow deportation of known criminals and
fugitives in lieu of the formal extradition process.
- Drug Investigations Division: The Drug Investigations Division is headed
by a Senior Special Agent currently detailed from the DEA and is comprised
of Special Agents from the Naval Investigative Service and the DEA. This
Division coordinates the drug related investigations processed through the
USNCB, working closely with other divisions in matters associated with drug
activities, such as money laundering.
- State Liaison Division: The State Liaison Division is headed by a senior
officer currently detailed from the Massachusetts State Police. Since more
than half of the foreign inquiries received at the USNCB are directed to
State agencies, a network of contact points in each state was formulated by
the USNCB to process the inquiries within their jurisdictions. This Division
coordinates the exchange of investigative inquiries directed to and received
from these State Liaison points of contact. The Division also serves as the
central contact between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Security
divisions and the law enforcement agencies at major U.S. international
airports through the Airport Law Enforcement Agencies Network (ALEAN).