INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 190 member countries. Our role is to enable police around the world to work together to make the world a safer place. Our high-tech infrastructure of technical and operational support helps meet the growing challenges of fighting crime in the 21st century.
Our global police communications channels and internationally recognized alert systems allow police around the world to share data instantly and securely. A 24-hour contact point and specialized teams provide targeted support to serious crime or disaster incidents.
Jackie Selebi, then National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, served as INTERPOL President from 2004 until 12 January 2008.
His previous positions included:
- South Africa's representative at the United Nations;
- Chairman of the Human Rights Commission of the United Nations 54th Session;
- Chairman of the Anti-Landmine Conference, Oslo.