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Member since :
7 September 1923
The national authority for public security in Italy is the Minister of Interior (MI). The MI delegates the enforcement of public order and security to the country’s Department of Public Security (DPS).
Department of Public Security
The DPS is headed by a Prefect, the MI’s highest rank. This Prefect bears the official title of “Chief of Police - Director General of Public Security” and is appointed by the President of the Italian Republic upon recommendation of the Minister of Interior.
The DPS is in charge of the technical and operational coordination of all Italian law enforcement action. This action is provided though five principal police forces. These forces are not all part of the MI although their investigations are mandatorily coordinated by the relevant Prosecutor’s Office:
- Polizia di Stato: part of the MI, it is the main civilian police force with the mandate to conduct investigations in all crime fields nationwide;
- Carabinieri: part of the Ministry of Defense, it also has the mandate to conduct investigations in all crime fields nationwide. With regard to public order and security, it takes its policing directives and instructions from the DPS;
- Guardia di Finanza: part of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, it is the specialized financial crime investigation police force and has military status;
- Corpo Forestale dello Stato: part of the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, it is the specialized environmental crime civilian police force;
- Polizia Penitenziaria: part of the Ministry of Justice, it ensures the security of Italian prisons, handles inmate transportation and coordinates their work and education programs.
The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Italy is part of the International Police Cooperation Service (SCIP). SCIP is part of the DPS Central Directorate of Criminal Police, and coordinates investigations and operations requiring international outreach. It is headed, on a rotation basis, by a high ranking official of either the Polizia di Stato, Carabinieri or Guardia di Finanza.
Division 1: General Affairs:
- International Operations Centre;
- Worldwide Italian liaison officers network;
- Strategic guidelines development;
- Provision of support to partner divisions.
- Division 2: INTERPOL
- Division 3: INTERPOL
- Division 4: Europol National Unit
- Division 5: S.I.Re.N.E.
Staffed by representatives of the five principal Italian law enforcement forces, the two INTERPOL divisions focus their daily activities on fighting the following crime forms:
- Organized crime;
- Illegal immigration;
- Missing persons;
- Crimes against human beings;
- Economic crime;
- Environmental crime;
- Property crime;
- Fugitives wanted for these specific crime forms.
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