Formally known as the International Criminal Police Organization, Interpol is a supranational information and intelligence clearinghouse that links law-enforcement agencies of member countries and facilitates their cooperation by providing secure global communication and database services and assistance. It also serves as an international police association to plan and coordinate conferences for police training and development opportunities, sharing knowledge, skills, methods, and best practices for establishing global standards in order to effectively tackle transnational crimes.

Interpol has a set of defined crime priorities, which include fugitive identification and apprehension, public safety and terrorism, drug and criminal organizations, financial and high-tech crime, human trafficking, and anticorruption. The work of Interpol revolves around crimes with a transnational dimension: terrorism; genocide and atrocities; smuggling of people including trafficking of women; ...

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