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Friday, September 22, 2017

U.S. Delegation to Attend 86th INTERPOL General Assembly

INTERPOL Washington – the U.S. National Central Bureau – senior leadership and support staff will attend the INTERPOL 86th General Assembly in Beijing, China, September 26th – 29th, 2017. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and INTERPOL Washington Director Wayne Salzgaber are leading the U.S. delegation.

The General Assembly is composed of delegates appointed by the governments of member countries. As INTERPOL's supreme governing body, it meets once a year and takes 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 Assembly takes decisions by a simple majority in the form of resolutions. Each member country represented has one vote.

The INTERPOL General Assembly also hosts an exhibition hall, featuring innovative companies which provide technology and services to the international law enforcement community. It is an exceptional opportunity to network, share knowledge and showcase products to high level representatives from INTERPOL’s 190 member countries. It is a unique occasion to develop partnerships with more than 800 senior officials from diverse law enforcement agencies.

 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 September 22, 2017