INTERPOL’s Strategic Framework sets the Organization’s priorities and objectives for a given period of time (three years). It provides a focused and effective structure to guide INTERPOL programmes and activities during this period and to report progress and successes.

In October 2013, during its 82nd session, the INTERPOL General Assembly adopted the Strategic Framework 2014-2016.

The Framework contains four strategic priorities and two corporate priorities.

These priorities are in line with the Organization's vision and mission and reflect the dynamic environment and challenges of international policing in the 21st century.

Strategic priorities

1: Secure global police information system

Priority 1

We run a secure global police information and support system that connects all 190 National Central Bureaus (NCBs), along with other authorized law enforcement agencies and strategic partners, allowing them to instantly access, request and submit vital data.

We are committed to making these tools and services more efficient and effective over the next three years. In particular, we will maintain and reinforce the infrastructure serving all member countries (INTERPOL Secure Cloud) while ensuring the widest access possible to its products. We will also focus on the sharing of data and interoperability between INTERPOL and other systems.

2: 24/7 support to policing and law enforcement

Priority 2

We provide round-the-clock support and a wide range of operational assistance to our member countries, including emergency and crisis response. We are committed to further improving response times, follow-up and the integrated nature of our response.

Objectives and activities are focused around supporting the development and capacities of our NCBs, the services provided by our Command and Coordination Centre, the development of new investigative expertise, and the deployment of teams specialized in incident response, security issues at major events and the identification of disaster victims.

3: Innovation, capacity building and research


We are committed to enhancing the tools and services that we provide in the area of law enforcement training and to raising standards in international policing and security infrastructures. We remain committed to delivering high-level training and technical assistance, leveraging on law enforcement expertise and resources.

We will develop certification, accreditation and standards on policing and security matters, and support law enforcement in addressing new forms of crimes by providing cybercrime training and digital forensic assistance. In addition, we will seek to increase partnerships, research and innovation on security and give increased focus to capacity building efforts in post-conflict and/or risk areas.

4: Assisting in the identification of crimes and criminals

Priority 4

We provide the highest quality database services, analytical capabilities and other innovative tools to assist in preventing crime as well as assisting in the identification, location and arrest of fugitives and cross-border criminals. We aim to further improve our criminal information databases and better support their integration, along with analytical/investigative methods and mechanisms.

Objectives and activities will centre on improving the quality and quantity of information in our databases, providing operational and specialized investigative support to member countries, developing a global approach to integrated border management, and providing a platform on technologically enabled threats, including cybercrime.

Corporate priorities

5: Ensure organizational health and sustainability

We will strengthen our organizational health  and support mechanisms in order to ensure efficient delivery of our core products and services. A key activity in this area will be the implementation of a new INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore from September 2014. We are also committed to improving our human resources strategy in order to best attract and retain talent while promoting diversity as one of INTERPOL’s key strengths. In line with our evolving funding model, we will continue to associate with relevant partners – whether private or public – while ensuring safeguards are in place for the Organization to preserve both its transparency and independence.

6: Consolidate the institutional framework

We recognize the importance of efficient governance mechanisms, the need to develop the strategic and geographical outreach for the Organization, and to find innovative solutions to complement INTERPOL’s funding. In this context, a comprehensive communication strategy plays a significant role in raising INTERPOL’s public profile and awareness of the Organization. This institutional effort needs to be supported by solid legal foundations. INTERPOL will continue to focus efforts on enhancing the legal stability and foundation for its international activities. Finally, INTERPOL gives further emphasis to the importance of establishing networks of cooperation with other international organizations.




INTERPOL's vision and mission

The vision: "Connecting police for a safer world"

The mission: "Preventing and fighting crime through enhanced cooperation and innovation on police and security matters"

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