• INTERPOL Budapest
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    7 September 1923
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Law enforcement in Hungary


Law enforcement services in Hungary are provided by two principal agencies:

  • National Police, which includes the border police (Ministry of Interior);
  • National Tax and Customs Office (Ministry of National Economy).

Hungary’s national police headquarters are located in the 13th District of the capital, in a glass building called “the Police Palace”. Hungary does not have a Gendarmerie nor are there municipal police forces.


The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Hungary is part of Hungary’s International Law Enforcement Centre (ILEC). ILEC is one of the biggest units of the General Directorate of Criminal Investigation and has nationwide jurisdiction. It receives and processes criminal investigation requests from abroad and is able to take urgent operational action if required.

INTERPOL Budapest is staffed by 20 case officers and a liaison officer from the Hungarian Customs. NCB activities focus around the following crime areas:

  • Stolen motor vehicles;
  • Stolen works of art;
  • Terrorism;
  • Financial crime;
  • Drug related crimes;
  • Customs cases.

Case officers are able to work in English, French, Spanish and German, but Italian, Romanian and Russian are also spoken.

INTERPOL Budapest in action
20 March 2015

Increased use of INTERPOL tools and network focus of European police training

BUDAPEST, Hungary - INTERPOL’s Capacity Building and Training Directorate, in partnership with the European Police College (CEPOL), conducted the 7th INTERPOL Police Development Programme for National Central Bureaus (NCBs) in Europe.The five-day (16 - 20 March) course at the new CEPOL headquarters focused on developing the awareness and use of INTERPOL t...
25 July 2012

Thousands arrested in INTERPOL operation targeting illegal trade in birds

LYON, France – More than 8,700 birds and animals, including reptiles, mammals and insects have been seized and nearly 4,000 people arrested in an operation across 32 countries coordinated by INTERPOL against the illegal trade and exploitation of birds and their products.Operation Cage, which included national wildlife enforcement authorities, police, cust...
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...
17 November 2010

Hungarian police chief's visit to INTERPOL ahead of EU presidency aims to boost international police co-operation

LYON, France – Collaboration and the sharing of police information with INTERPOL to combat transnational organized crime was the focus of a visit today to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters by Hungary’s High Commissioner of the National Police, Mr Jozsef Hatala.With Hungary due to assume the European Union presidency on 1 January 2011, the meetin...

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  • 70th INTERPOL General Assembly - 24th to 28th September 2001 - Budapest