INTERPOL Notices are international requests for cooperation or alerts allowing police in member countries to share critical crime-related information.

Notices are published by INTERPOL’s General Secretariat at the request of National Central Bureaus (NCBs) and authorized entities, and can be published in any of the Organization’s official languages: Arabic, English, French and Spanish.

In the case of Red Notices, the persons concerned are wanted by national jurisdictions for prosecution or to serve a sentence based on an arrest warrant or court decision. INTERPOL's role is to assist the national police forces in identifying and locating these persons with a view to their arrest and extradition or similar lawful action.
In addition, Notices are used by the United Nations, International Criminal Tribunals and the International Criminal Court to seek persons wanted for committing crimes within their jurisdiction, notably genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

Types of Notice

Notice - red
Red Notice
To seek the location and arrest of wanted persons with a view to extradition or similar lawful action.
Notice - yellow
Yellow Notice
To help locate missing persons, often minors, or to help identify persons who are unable to identify themselves.
Notice - blue
Blue Notice
To collect additional information about a person’s identity, location or activities in relation to a crime.
Notice - black
Black Notice
To seek information on unidentified bodies.
Notice - green
Green Notice
To provide warnings and intelligence about persons who have committed criminal offences and are likely to repeat these crimes in other countries.
Notice - orange
Orange Notice
To warn of an event, a person, an object or a process representing a serious and imminent threat to public safety.
Notice - UN (small)
INTERPOL–United Nations Security Council Special Notice
Issued for groups and individuals who are the targets of UN Security Council Sanctions Committees.
Notice - purple
Purple Notice
To seek or provide information on modi operandi, objects, devices and concealment methods used by criminals.


Only those notices approved for public dissemination appear on this website (the full list of Notices is available to authorized users via INTERPOL's Information System).

Any individual who is subject to an INTERPOL Notice should be considered innocent until proven guilty.

Any unauthorized alteration of any portion of any INTERPOL Notice is considered as a violation and subject to legal prosecution.

Legal basis

A Notice is published only if it fulfils all conditions for processing the information. For example, a Notice will not be published if it violates Article 3 of the INTERPOL Constitution, which forbids the Organization from undertaking any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character.

Notices are processed in line with INTERPOL’s Rules on the Processing of Data, which ensure the legality and quality of information, and the protection of personal data.

The legal basis for a Red Notice is an arrest warrant or court order issued by the judicial authorities in the country concerned. Many of INTERPOL’s member countries consider a Red Notice to be a valid request for provisional arrest.

Furthermore, INTERPOL is recognized as an official channel for transmitting requests for provisional arrest in a number of bilateral and multilateral extradition treaties, including the European Convention on Extradition, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Convention on Extradition, and the United Nations Model Treaty on Extradition.


Similar to the Notice is another request for cooperation or alert mechanism known as a 'diffusion'. This is less formal than a notice but is also used to request the arrest or location of an individual or additional information in relation to a police investigation. A diffusion is circulated directly by an NCB to the member countries of their choice, or to the entire INTERPOL membership and is simultaneously recorded in INTERPOL’s Information System.

18 novembre 2015

Rescuing online child sexual abuse victims spotlighted at INTERPOL meeting

18 novembre 2015

Conférence INTERPOL-StAR pour la coopération internationale en matière de recouvrement d’avoirs

16 novembre 2015

Congrès INTERPOL-Programme des Nations-Unies pour l’environnement : apporter une réponse à des problèmes de criminalité environnementale d’une particulière urgence

09 novembre 2015

INTERPOL prête assistance à une enquête des autorités françaises sur une affaire de corruption dans le sport

13 octobre 2015

INTERPOL-supported illegal fishing investigations lead to prosecution

03 juin 2015

INTERPOL publie des notices rouges à l’encontre d’anciens responsables de la FIFA et de cadres recherchés par les autorités américaines

29 mai 2015

La menace « sans précédent » des combattants terroristes étrangers exige une action mondiale, selon le chef d’INTERPOL

21 mai 2015

La réunion INTERPOL pour l’Europe développe la collaboration régionale contre la criminalité transnationale

13 mai 2015

Une nouvelle notice INTERPOL pourrait servir de courroie de transmission mondiale pour cibler les avoirs d’origine criminelle

06 mai 2015

Un homme soupçonné de trucage de matchs internationaux placé en détention en Italie

04 mai 2015

INTERPOL publie une alerte mondiale concernant un produit de régime illicite et potentiellement mortel

19 février 2015

Pour le chef d’INTERPOL, le partage des informations a une fonction d’alerte face à la menace des combattants terroristes étrangers

16 février 2015

Nepal’s top wildlife criminal nabbed in Malaysia

29 janvier 2015

La menace des combattants étrangers en Europe exige une réponse mondiale, déclare le Chef d’INTERPOL

24 décembre 2014

Tanzanian police hold suspected Kenyan ivory smuggling ring leader targeted in INTERPOL operation

15 décembre 2014

Près de 30 tonnes de drogues saisies lors d’une opération INTERPOL menée en Amérique centrale et dans les Caraïbes

25 novembre 2014

Heads of INTERPOL and United Nations meet on global security challenges

25 septembre 2014

Le rôle mondial joué par INTERPOL dans la lutte contre les combattants terroristes étrangers salué dans une résolution de l’ONU


 Red Notices



 Yellow Notices



 Orange Notices



Purple Notices



 INTERPOL–United Nations Security Council Special Notices
Individuals - Entities

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