Asie et Pacifique Sud

Timor-Leste

  • INTERPOL Dili
  • Member since :
    21 octobre 2002
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Timor-Leste

The Criminal Police of Timor Leste (called ‘Polícia Científica de Investigação Criminal’ or‘PCIC’) is the national agency responsible for the investigation of serious, organized and complex crime. Established on 1 February 2015, PCIC sits structurally in the Ministry of Justice and answers to the Prosecutor General.

Mandate

  • prevent, detect and investigate crime;
  • safeguard Timor Leste’s security, democratic values and human rights.

PCIC has a strong forensic services mandate, providing criminal investigation support services nationwide, such as

  • ballistics;
  • crime evidence collection;
  • crime evidence protection
     (eg: implementation of chain-of-custody procedures);
  • crime scene reconstruction;
  • questioned document services
    (eg : counterfeit currency, fake travel documents); 
  • toxicology examination.

INTERPOL Dili

PCIC houses the National Central Bureau (NCB) for Timor Leste in Dili.   It is headed by a Chief Investigator who answers directly to the PCIC National Director.

Mandate:

  • coordinate information sharing between domestic law enforcement agencies and the international law enforcement community;
  • coordinate provisional detention and extradition requests relating to international investigations;
  • serve as the national law enforcement platform for all international investigations involving Timor Leste;  
  • support the Timor Leste Immigration Services by conducting identity checks against INTERPOL’s database of stolen and lost travel documents;
  • strengthen the international fight against transnational crime, terrorism and pharmaceutical crime;
  • strengthen ties with the following regional organizations for crime and security issues:
    - Association of South East Asian Nations  (ASEAN)
    - Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP);
  • work with domestic and international police or judicial authorities in tracing fugitives and locating suspects.

Crime Priorities

  • Trafficking in illicit goods and counterfeiting;
  • Human trafficking;
  • Drugs;
  • Cybercrime;
  • Money Laundering.

Structure

  • Central Unit;
  • Police Cooperation Unit;
  • Judicial Cooperation unit;
  • Administration Support Services.

INTERPOL Dili’s principal national law enforcement partners include:

  • Customs;
  • Immigration Services;
  • Judicial authorities;
  • National Financial Information Unit (Central Bank of Timor Leste);
  • Timor Leste National Police.