INTERPOL Washington Attends General Assembly Opening Ceremony
Representatives from INTERPOL Washington--the U.S. National Central Bureau (USNCB)--attend the opening ceremony for the 85th INTERPOL General Assembly (GA). The GA meets November 7th through 10th in Bali, Indonesia. The GA is composed of delegates appointed by the governments of INTERPOL member countries. As INTERPOL's supreme governing body, it meets once a year and makes all the major decisions affecting general policy, the resources needed for international cooperation, working methods, finances and programs of activities. It also elects the Organization's Executive Committee. Generally speaking, the GA makes decisions by a simple majority in the form of resolutions. Each member country represented has one vote.
As the designated representative to INTERPOL on behalf of the Attorney General, INTERPOL Washington serves as the national point of contact for all INTERPOL matters, coordinating international investigative efforts among member countries and the more than 18,000 local, state, federal, and tribal law enforcement agencies in the United States. A component of the U.S. Department of Justice, INTERPOL Washington is co-managed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.