As national boundaries become increasingly meaningless to criminals, effective and timely police communication across borders is more important than ever before. At INTERPOL, one of our priorities is to enable the world’s police to exchange information securely and rapidly.
Two tools deliver this aim:
I-24/7: a secure global police network
We developed the I-24/7 global police communications system to connect law enforcement officers in all our member countries. It enables authorized users to share sensitive and urgent police information with their counterparts around the globe, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
I-24/7 is the network that enables investigators to access INTERPOL's range of criminal databases. Authorized users can search and cross-check data in a matter of seconds, with direct access to databases on suspected criminals or wanted persons, stolen and lost travel documents, stolen motor vehicles, fingerprints, DNA profiles, stolen administrative documents and stolen works of art.
Empowering frontline officers
With I-24/7 installed at all 190 National Central Bureaus, we are now focusing on extending access to INTERPOL services beyond the NCB and out to frontline officers such as immigration and customs officials.
Different technical solutions are available and give officers in strategic locations direct access to three key INTERPOL databases: those on nominal data, stolen and lost travel documents, and stolen motor vehicles.
Supporting all operational activity
The I-24/7 network underpins all INTERPOL operational activity. From routine checks at border crossings to targeted operations against different crime areas, and from the deployment of specialized response teams to the search for international fugitives, I-24/7 is the foundation of information exchange between the world's police.
- I-24/7 is a secure network linking all our member countries and giving access to INTERPOL's criminal databases;
- I-link is a dynamic web application that allows officers in member countries to manage their data directly, and standardizes the format of the data exchanged.