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7 September 1923
The national authority for public order and security in Italy is the Ministry of Interior. It has command over the five police forces which operate throughout the country, exercising its authority over them through its Department of Public Security (DPS).
The DPS is headed by the “Chief of Police - Director General of Public Security” who is appointed by the President of the Italian Republic upon recommendation of the Ministry of Interior.
The DPS is in charge of the technical and operational coordination of law enforcement activities carried out by the five national police forces. Their investigations are coordinated through the Public Prosecutor’s Office, and each one sits structurally in a different Ministry:
- Polizia di Stato (Ministry of Interior): serving as the state police, this national police force is part of DPS. Its responsibilities include investigative and law enforcement duties, and the security of motorway, railway, and waterway networks;
- Arma dei Carabinieri (Ministry of Defence): a force with military status and nationwide remit for crime investigations. It also serves as the military police for the Italian armed forces and can be called upon for national defence action;
- Guardia di Finanza (Ministry of Economy and Finance): a force with military status and nationwide remit for financial crime investigations;
- Corpo Forestale dello Stato (Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies) : a force with nationwide remit for environmental crime investigations;
- Polizia Penitenziaria (Ministry of Justice): a force with nationwide remit for prison security, inmate safety and transportation.
The DPS manages, supports and administrates the five police forces through its coordination boards, multi-agency schools, information structures and joint databases. The DPS’s role will increase over time with a view to maximising overall law enforcement efficiency.
In the months to come, the 'Corpo Forestale dello Stato’ and ‘Carabineri’ will merge to form a new law enforcement agency with the crime investigation and prevention mandate of both agencies.
The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Italy is part of the International Police Cooperation Service (SCIP), a branch of DPS.
SCIP is one of the multi-agency structures of DPS. It is headed, on a rotation basis, by a high ranking official of either the Polizia di Stato, Carabinieri or Guardia di Finanza and is staffed by officers from the five police forces. It is responsible for coordinating international investigations and police action on behalf of the five Italian police forces.
SCIP is made up of:
Division 1: General Affairs:
- International Operations Centre;
- Italian liaison officers network;
- Policy, strategy and technical support.
- Division 2: INTERPOL;
- Division 3: INTERPOL;
- Division 4: Europol National Unit;
- Division 5: S.I.Re.N.E.
The two INTERPOL Divisions share between them responsibility for the following crime areas:
- Crimes against people;
- Crimes against property;
- Economic crime;
- Environmental crime;
- Human trafficking and migrant smuggling;
- Missing persons;
- Organized crime;
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