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Thursday, October 17, 2019

INTERPOL Washington Leads U.S. Delegation to INTERPOL General Assembly

The U.S. Delegation to the INTERPOL General Assembly.
The U.S. Delegation to the INTERPOL General Assembly.

Wayne H. Salzgaber, director of INTERPOL Washington—the U.S. National Central Bureau—is leading the U.S. Delegation to the 88th INTERPOL General Assembly this week in Santiago, Chile. The General Assembly meets annually and makes all of the major decisions affecting general policy, the resources needed for international cooperation, working methods, finances and programs of activities for INTERPOL.

From October 15th to 18th, the conferees will discuss proposals to advance INTERPOL’s technical and operational support to police worldwide. This year’s gathering of law enforcement officials from around the world will also address current and future organized crime and terrorism threats.

In addition to setting INTERPOL’s agenda and budget, the General Assembly voted yesterday to reappoint Mr. Jürgen Stock INTERPOL Secretary General to a second and final five-year term.

The General Assembly is INTERPOL's supreme governing body and comprises delegates appointed by the governments of member countries.

A component of the U.S. Department of Justice, INTERPOL Washington is co-managed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 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.

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Updated October 17, 2019