• INTERPOL Vienna
  • Member since :
    13 June 1956
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Copyright Republic of Austria, Federal Ministry of Interior

Law enforcement services in Austria are provided by the Directorate General for Public Security, a department of the Federal Ministry of the Interior.

Nine regional police directorates report directly to the Federal Interior Ministry, providing police services through local, city or district commands. With a strength of nearly 28,000 men and women serving in the country’s nine states, the force is in charge of 774 police stations and 94 specialized stations (for example, dog handlers, traffic police, and so on).

Nine regional police directorates:

  • Burgenland;
  • Carinthia;
  • Lower Austria;
  • Salzburg;
  • Styria;
  • Tyrol;
  • Upper Austria;
  • Vienna;
  • Vorarlberg.

Directorate-General for Public Security:

  • Austrian Criminal Intelligence Service (Bundeskriminalamt);
  • Federal Bureau for State Protection and Counter Terrorism;
  • Operations and Crisis Coordination Centre;
  • Special Operations Unit Cobra;
  • Special Operations Unit Surveillance;
  • Police Air Support;
  • Operational Affairs;
  • Immigration Police and Border Control;
  • Federal Police (Bundespolizei).


The National Central Bureau (NCB) for Austria is part of the Austrian Criminal Intelligence Service (CIS) at the Federal Ministry of the Interior. INTERPOL Vienna police officers work at the following NCB crime desks:

  • Crime Strategy;
  • International Police Cooperation (National Units INTERPOL, Europol, Sirene);
  • Investigations, Organised Crime and General Crime;
  • Crime Analysis;
  • CID Support Services;
  • Forensics;
  • Economic Crime.
INTERPOL Vienna in action
11 October 2018

Stolen motor vehicles: INTERPOL supports Austrian operation

Vienna, Austria – INTERPOL has supported an operation led by Austria’s Ministry of Interior targeting motor vehicle crime, including the smuggling of stolen vehicles, spare parts and document fraud.Operation Austrocar was carried out over three days (25-27 September). Experts from INTERPOL’s Stolen Motor Vehicles Task Force were deployed to three key loca...
21 September 2018

International experts meet on electronic mutual legal assistance

LYON, France – The first phase of a project to determine the legal feasibility of electronically transmitting mutual legal assistance exchanges (e-MLA) concluded on 13 September 2018 following a two-day working group hosted by INTERPOL.Co-sponsored by the Austrian Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs and the French Ministry of Justice, INT...
22 February 2018

‘Internet of Things’ cyber risks tackled during INTERPOL Digital Security Challenge

VIENNA, Austria – Do you know how to protect your webcam from being hacked? Would you know if a cybercriminal was using your printer to carry out cyberattacks?While most of us are aware of the dangers that cybercriminals can pose to our computers and mobile phones and take steps to protect them, we seldom consider how these threats can affect the growing...
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...
09 February 2016

Fugitive arrested two days after Austria connects to INTERPOL global database network

An automated check against INTERPOL databases just two days after the Austrian police linked its national network to INTERPOL’s global information system has led to the identification and arrest of a Red Notice subject wanted by Croatian police authorities for fraud.Demonstrating the added value that INTERPOL can bring when its global policing capabilitie...

Red Notices 7

Age today: 58 years old
Nationality: Austria


Age today: 43 years old
Nationality: China


All wanted persons

Yellow Notices 12

Age today: 11 years old
Nationality: Austria


Age today: 9 years old
Nationality: Austria


All Missing persons

  • 42nd INTERPOL General Assembly - 2-9 October 1973 - Vienna
  • 25th INTERPOL General Assembly - 7-15 June 1956 - Vienna

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