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The mandate of the Polish National Police is: To serve and protect the people of Poland and to maintain public order and security.

Duties

  • Protect people's health, life and property;
  • Ensure public safety and law and order;
  • Create and organize "community policing" and crime prevention activities;  
  • Detect and investigate crime and arrest the suspected perpetrators;  
  • Ensure security in public spaces;  
  • Co-operate with police forces across the world.

Part of the Ministry of Interior, the Polish National Police is a uniformed and armed force made up of criminal, patrol and support services.

With the strength of almost 100,000 men and women, there are 16 regional police headquarters, a Metropolitan police headquarters (which also acts as a regional headquarters), 329 district headquarters and 2,072 police stations in Poland.

There is an International Police Cooperation Bureau within the National Police headquarters, which in turn acts as the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Poland.

INTERPOL Warsaw

The INTERPOL National Central Bureau for Poland is an essential national platform linking the Polish police with international law enforcement for the exchange of criminal information and for carrying out international police investigations.

As part of a strategy to boost national security and prevent criminal activity in Poland, INTERPOL Warsaw recently integrated INTERPOL's databases into the Polish police network called PSTD, thus giving police across the country instant and automated access to INTERPOL’s global databases.  This gives them critical data on wanted persons, vehicles and stolen and lost travel documents (SLTD) in a matter of seconds.  With this new capacity, Poland police officers in the field can quickly determine if a person is a potential threat to national security.

INTERPOL Warsaw in action
16 September 2013

Fugitive rapist wanted by Switzerland via INTERPOL arrested in Poland

LYON, France – A convicted rapist wanted by Switzerland has been arrested in Poland the day after an INTERPOL Red Notice, or international wanted persons alert, was issued to help identify and locate the fugitive.Fabrice Anthamatten was taken into custody near the Polish/German border on Sunday 15 September following close coordination between the INTERPO...
29 June 2012

Euro 2012 security focus of INTERPOL Chief mission to Poland

WARSAW, Poland – Security measures implemented for EURO 2012 and beyond were key areas for discussion during INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble’s mission to Poland, which is co-hosting the football championships.In addition to high-level meetings with Minister of Interior, Jacek Cichocki and Commander in Chief of the Polish Police, Marek Działoszy...
27 February 2012

International conference aims to boost cooperation in fight against nuclear smuggling

WARSAW, Poland – Preventing and responding to nuclear and radiological threats was the focus of the Law Enforcement Counter Nuclear Smuggling Conference, held from 21-23 February in Warsaw, Poland.The conference, organized by INTERPOL and the Polish Government and held in preparation for the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit that will take place in Seoul, Sout...
23 September 2011

INTERPOL radiological and nuclear investigations training course in Poland seeks to boost common action plan

WARSAW, Poland – Representatives of 10 Eastern European countries gathered last week to learn how to conduct effective investigations into instances of suspected criminal acts involving radiological and nuclear (RN) weapons, materials and technology. Experienced investigators from law enforcement, customs and other security forces teamed up with their cou...
09 June 2011

INTERPOL and Polish police seize 18 stolen vehicles

INTERPOL and Polish officials have seized 18 high-value vehicles that had been stolen from EU countries in a three-day operation along Poland’s eastern border region.Thousands of vehicles were examined at checkpoints in a bid to identify stolen cars and help dismantle the criminal organizations that are active in Poland, which is both a transit and final...
15 April 2011

INTERPOL hunt for international fugitives leads to numerous arrests across South America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – An INTERPOL operation targeting 207 internationally-wanted fugitives wanted for serious crimes including murder, kidnapping, organized crime and child sexual abuse believed to be hiding in South America has led to arrests across the continent and new investigative leads established for almost a quarter.Investigative leads develop...
07 March 2011

Visit by Poland's police chief to INTERPOL highlights country's commitment to international law enforcement co-operation

LYON, France – The Commander in Chief of the Polish Police, General Andrzej Matejuk, has met with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble to discuss areas for enhanced collaboration in national, regional and global security, particularly in light of Poland taking over the EU Council Presidency in July 2011, and co-hosting with Ukraine the 2012 UEF...
26 August 2010

Polish police arrest US paedophile suspect targeted in INTERPOL operation Infra-Red

LYON, France – A suspected US paedophile wanted as part of an INTERPOL-led worldwide operation targeting fugitives convicted or accused of serious crimes has been arrested in Poland. John Hamilton, who is accused of sexually abusing five boys aged between 10 and 16 in the United States, was taken into custody by border guard officers in Gliwice in souther...
17 March 2010

Botswana and Poland win INTERPOL award for combating environmental crime

DOHA, Qatar – The INTERPOL Environmental Crime Programme has presented wildlife crime law enforcement representatives from Botswana and Poland with the INTERPOL Ecomessage Award for their outstanding efforts in combating international wildlife crime.The EUR 20,000 award is funded by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and is presented to the...
10 November 2008

Arrest of Kazakh murder fugitive in Austria highlights role of international police co-operation

LYON, France – A fugitive Kazakh national wanted in his country for murder and subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice, or international wanted persons’ notice, has been arrested in Austria following an international operation across seven countries co-ordinated via INTERPOL.Asanali Zhekebayev, aged 33, who is wanted in Kazakhstan following his conviction there...

Red Notices 19

SULECKA
SYLWIA
Age today: 36 years old
Nationality: Poland

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LACH
PIOTR
Age today: 39 years old
Nationality: Poland

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All wanted persons

Yellow Notices 10

BIELAWSKA
MONIKA
Age today: 21 years old
Nationality: Poland

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HORYD
KRZYSZTOF
Age today: 51 years old
Nationality: Poland

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All Missing persons