• Interpol is global police co-operation agency and a non-governmental organization (NGO).
  • It was established as the International Criminal Police Commission (ICPC) in 1923.
  • Its headquartered is located at Lyon, France.
  • It is the world’s largest international police organization, with 194 member countries (including India).
  • It is second-largest international organization after United Nations in terms of international representation.
  • Its work focuses on public safety and battling terrorism, crimes against humanity, genocide, war crimes, environmental crime etc.
  • It seeks to facilitate international police cooperation even where diplomatic relations do not exist between particular countries.
  • It ensures that police around world have access to tools and services necessary to do their jobs effectively.
  • It also provides targeted training, expert investigative support, relevant data and secure communications channels.

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