- INTERPOL Riga
Member since :
4 November 1992
Law enforcement services in Latvia are the responsibility of the Ministry of the Interior, which is in charge of the State Police, the Security Police and the State Border Guard branches. The Municipal police is part of local government.
The Latvian State Police protects Latvia and its citizens from criminal threats posed to life, health, rights, freedom, property and interests. The Latvian State Police has five regional police districts.
Currently, the State Police is staffed by almost 7,000 certified officers and more than 600 civilians.
State Police - International Cooperation Bureau
Created in 2009 and staffed by almost 60 police officers, the International Cooperation Bureau is the platform through which Latvia’s State Police reaches out to the international police community for investigations and criminal matters.
It consists of five units:
- INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB);
- Legal Affairs;
- "SIRENE" Latvia National Unit;
- Operational Coordination and Informative Provision Unit.
The INTERPOL National Central Bureau for Latvia is staffed by nine officers who are in charge of facilitating international police co-operation between Latvian law enforcement agencies and all INTERPOL member countries.
One of the NCBs main tasks is to work with domestic and international police in the swift location of fugitives wanted by INTERPOL, and to have them arrested if located in Latvia.