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Command and Coordination Centre - Buenos Aires

A Command and Coordination Centre (CCC) was opened at INTERPOL’s Regional Bureau in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in September 2011.

24-hour coverage around the globe

This CCC operations room complements the original CCC at our General Secretariat in Lyon, France, and will be reinforced in future by a third base in Singapore.

The aim of having three CCC operations rooms, each in a different time zone, is to ensure efficient support around the clock to police in all our member countries. This will allow more direct assistance to and communications with member countries located in all regions. Additionally, one facility can replace the other in case of an unforeseen disruption in service.

The Americas

The CCC in Buenos Aires is manned by 16 people, providing real-time assistance to  police in the Americas.

The aims of this new CCC are to:

  • Reinforce the CCC's global outreach;
  • Improve tailored, timely and efficient operational support.

In addition, the CCC supports the Organization with the wider task of expanding access to INTERPOL’s databases beyond the National Central Bureaus to strategic locations such as border control points.

This means that frontline officers in the Americas will have direct access to global databases on wanted persons, stolen and lost travel documents and stolen motor vehicles.

Activities

The CCC in Buenos Aires coordinated Operation Infra-SA in 2011, which tracked down fugitives wanted in South America. Of the 34 member countries taking part, 11 were from the Americas.

A total of 209 cases were selected for Infra-SA, which ran from 14 March to 20 July 2011. By the end of this initial period, 61 fugitives had been positively located, out of which 27 fugitives had been arrested (further positive locations were made later in the year).