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  • INTERPOL Bagdad
  • Member since :
    27 September 1967
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National police parade

National police parade

Law enforcement services in Iraq are provided by the Ministry of Interior which is responsible for national security.


  • Maintain security and public order;
  • Safeguard public and private property;
  • Prevent, detect and investigate crime;
  • Prosecute criminals;
  • Fight terrorism;
  • Fight corruption;
  • Ensure human rights are respected.

National law enforcement bodies:

  • The Under-Secretariat of Administrative and Financial Affairs (administrative, financial, training and infrastructure support services);
  • The Under-Secretariat of Police Affairs (regional security and law enforcement);
  • The Under-Secretariat of Federal Security Affairs;
  • The Under-Secretariat of Federal Investigation and Intelligence;
  • Ministry of Interior :
     - Arab and International Police Directorate;
     - Council of Arab Ministers of Interior Communications Division.


The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Iraq is part of the Arab and International Police Directorate.   It is staffed by police and civilian officials qualified in policing, computer sciences, management, languages, engineering or law.   

INTERPOL Baghdad is the exclusive channel linking Iraq’s Ministry of Interior with international law enforcement bodies. One of its highest priorities is to facilitate the exchange of criminal and judicial information between INTERPOL member countries and domestic law enforcement bodies and investigation units.

INTERPOL Baghdad is in charge of processing Iraq’s extradition requests using INTERPOL’s secure police communications system (I-24/7).

Principal domestic law enforcement partners:

  • Higher Judicial Council;
  • Ministry of Justice (Central Shura Council, Judiciary Relations Department, Prisons);
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs ;
  • Ministry of Culture ;
  • Heritage Foundation.
INTERPOL Bagdad in action
09 June 2016

Online sale of fake medicines and products targeted in INTERPOL operation

LYON, France - Fake cancer medication, substandard HIV and diabetes testing kits, counterfeit dental equipment and illicit surgical equipment – just a snapshot of the potentially life-threatening drugs and goods seized during INTERPOL’s Operation Pangea IX.Targeting the illicit online sale of medicines and medical devices and involving some 193 police, cu...
25 March 2016

INTERPOL holds bioterrorism workshop

LYON, France – Enhancing the capacity of authorities in Iraq to better prevent, detect and respond to biological threats was the focus of an INTERPOL workshop in Lyon.The workshop included representatives from the Iraqi National Monitoring Authority (INMA), Ministry of Defense, specialized CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives)...
12 March 2014

Transnational threat of foreign fighters requires global response, INTERPOL Chief tells Baghdad conference

BAGHDAD, Iraq – The transnational threat of foreign fighters targeting Iraq and other countries is a global shared responsibility, INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has told the International Solidarity to Fight Terrorism Conference in Baghdad.During his first mission to Iraq, the INTERPOL Chief said that with the increasing number of suicide and...
08 May 2012

INTERPOL issues Red Notice for Iraq Vice-President

LYON, France – At the request of Iraqi authorities, INTERPOL has published a Red Notice for Iraq’s Vice-President, Tariq Al-Hashemi, on suspicion of guiding and financing terrorist attacks in the country.The Red Notice for Al-Hashemi represents a regional and international alert to all of INTERPOL’s 190 member countries to seek their help in locating and...

Yellow Notices 14

Age today: 16 years old
Nationality: Iraq


Age today: 9 years old
Nationality: Iraq


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