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Border management

Fighting terrorism and transnational crime through effective border management.

Systems

Law enforcement officials at INTERPOL’s National Central Bureaus are connected to each other and to INTERPOL databases through the I-24/7 secure global police communications system.

Technical solutions extend access to INTERPOL databases to frontline law enforcement officers at airports, sea ports and land border crossings. Interoperability with existing national border security systems ensures efficiency and ease of use.

With access to INTERPOL databases, border officers can screen people, goods, vehicles and vessels against millions of records contributed by member countries across the world.

Operational databases for first-line checks

  • Stolen and Lost Travel Document database (SLTD) including those reported as stolen in blank or revoked.
  • Notices – INTERPOL’s colour-coded system of international alerts or requests for cooperation; Nominal data– personal data and the criminal history of individuals subject to a request for cooperation;
  • Travel Documents Associated with Notices; 
  • Stolen Motor Vehicles and identifiable spare parts;
  • Stolen Vessels and engines;
  • iARMS – illicit firearms.

 Forensic databases for second-line checks

  • Edison – Examples of genuine travel documents, to help identify fakes;
  • Dial-Doc – National alerts on recently detected forms of document counterfeiting;
  • Fingerprints;
  • DNA profiles;
  • IBIN – ballistic data.

See the full range of INTERPOL’s databases

News
10 December 2018

Counter-terrorism meeting addresses border security in East Africa


09 November 2018

Japan funds project to boost transnational crime fighting in Laos


10 October 2018

US Attorney General discusses global security issues with INTERPOL Chief


04 October 2018

Bolivia presents INTERPOL Chief with award recognizing Organization’s work


03 October 2018

INTERPOL Chief accepts Peruvian award on behalf of Organization


16 August 2018

Border security across ASEAN region focus of INTERPOL programme


13 July 2018

INTERPOL-led Mediterranean operation closes ranks on foreign terrorist fighters


06 April 2018

Regions underpin our global police architecture – INTERPOL Chief


14 March 2018

Intelligence-led best practices to fight terrorism focus of INTERPOL training


12 March 2018

INTERPOL launches initiative to boost African security


16 November 2017

Keeping foreign terrorist fighters out of East Africa focus of INTERPOL meeting


20 October 2017

G7 Ministers call for sharing of battlefield data on terrorists via INTERPOL


29 September 2017

INTERPOL General Assembly adopts data processing policy on refugees


20 September 2017

INTERPOL capacity building programme targets human trafficking and trans-border crime in West Africa and Sahel


09 June 2017

INTERPOL border operation in Southeast Asia nets internationally wanted suspects


18 May 2017

Suspected terrorist among 17 arrested during INTERPOL operation in Southeast Asia


21 April 2017

Thousands of police officers across Europe join INTERPOL operation against illicit firearms


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Advice for travellers

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