• INTERPOL Jerusalem
  • Member since :
    13 June 1956
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Law enforcement services in Israel are provided by the Israel Police, the national police force created in 1948.  The force is part of the Ministry of Public Security, which is also responsible for Prison Services, the Anti-Drug Authority, and the Witness Protection Authority.

The Israel Police is headed by a Commissioner of Police who is appointed by the government upon recommendation of the Minister of Public Security.

The Israel Police is made up of seven territorial districts, Border Police, and seven departments each with distinct policing responsibilities. The force is made up of approximately 27,000 officers.


  • Prevent, detect and investigate crime;
  • Arrest criminals and bring them to trial;
  • Maintain public order;
  • Protect life and property;
  • Protect prisoners;
  • Control traffic and promote road safety;
  • Maintain national security and fight terrorism.

INTERPOL Jerusalem

Located at the Police Headquarters, the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Israel is part of the Intelligence Branch of the Investigations and Intelligence Department. The NCB is responsible for the development and maintenance of operational and intelligence relations with law enforcement partners worldwide.


  • Supervision of Israel Police Attachés stationed abroad;
  • Coordination of economic crime policing:
    • money laundering;
    • asset forfeiture;
    • organized crime;
  • Coordination of cross-district operations targeting organized crime;
  • Operational coordination with the ports and customs authority for the prevention of drug importation;
  • Working relations with the INTERPOL General Secretariat and member countries;
  • Cooperation with foreign police attachés, diplomatic corps and international organizations;
  • Development of training programmes in the areas of economic crime, organized crime and drug offences.

INTERPOL Jerusalem is responsible for the daily exchange of information between the Israel Police and all INTERPOL member countries.  Its main areas of duty include:

  • Fugitives;
  • Extraditions;
  • Serious crime;
  • Fraud;
  • Drug trafficking;
  • Cybercrime;
  • Theft;
  • Forgery;
  • Hooliganism;
  • Missing persons;
  • Trafficking of human beings;
  • Crime statistics;
  • Provision of information to:
    • foreign police attachés in Israel;
    • foreign diplomatic corps;
    • international organizations in Israel.

International outreach

The International Relations Unit (IRU) of the Ministry of Public Security is responsible for managing and developing the Ministry’s working relationship with overseas counterparts.  Its areas of activity include:

  • International aid and training assistance (for example, terrorism, drugs, organized crime, vehicle theft) in coordination with the Israel Police IRU;
  • Coordination of foreign VIP visits to Israel, or of Israeli VIP official visits abroad;
  • International agreements, treaties and memoranda in the law enforcement and corrections sphere;
  • Official contact with international agencies, such as the United Nations, Amnesty International and the International Red Cross.
INTERPOL Jerusalem in action
28 July 2016

More than 2,700 human trafficking victims rescued in INTERPOL-coordinated operation

An operation targeting human trafficking in South and Central America has resulted in the rescue of more than 2,700 victims, 134 arrests and the dismantling of at least seven organized crime networks.Coordinated by INTERPOL’s Regional Bureau for South America, Operation Intercops - Spartacus III was conducted in two parts, initially concentrating on three...
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...
16 August 2013

INTERPOL collaboration leads to extradition of Srebrenica massacre suspect

LYON, France – A suspect in mass killings at the time of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre has been extradited from Israel to Bosnia and Herzegovina following international collaboration via INTERPOL.The extradition of Aleksandar Cvetković followed a request by the Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina investigating his alleged role as a member of a fi...
16 April 2013

Use of INTERPOL global tools results in arrest of child abusers and rescue of victim

LYON, France – Close collaboration between law enforcement in Georgia, Israel and INTERPOL’s Crimes Against Children unit has led to the removal from harm of an 11-year-old girl and the arrest of a man accused of sexually abusing her and sharing the sexual abuse images online. The girl’s mother was also arrested for allegedly participating in the producti...
08 May 2012

INTERPOL European conference builds on regional strength to combat global crimes

TEL AVIV, Israel – Developing innovative solutions through building on past experience is key in identifying and addressing future crime threats, chiefs of police and ministers from throughout Europe heard on the opening day of INTERPOL’s 41st European Regional Conference in Tel Aviv.With transnational issues including cybercrime, terrorism, organized cri...
19 November 2009

International operation combats online supply of counterfeit and illegal medicines

An international week of action targeting the online sale of counterfeit and illicit medicines has resulted in a series of arrests and the seizure of thousands of potentially harmful medical products.In response to an ever-increasing number of websites supplying dangerous and illegal medicines, Operation Pangea II involving 24 countries was co-ordinated b...
13 November 2008

Illegal online medicine suppliers targeted in first international Internet day of action

The first international Internet day of action co-ordinated by the Permanent Forum on International Pharmaceutical Crime, INTERPOL and the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce (IMPACT), targeting the illegal online sale of medicines to the public has resulted in a series of arrests and the seizure...

European Regional Conference 2012

41st European Regional Conference
08-10 May 2012
Tel Aviv, Israel

Red Notices 1

Age today: 60 years old
Nationality: France , Israel


All wanted persons

Yellow Notices 17

Age today: 64 years old
Nationality: Israel , France


Age today: 31 years old
Nationality: Israel


All Missing persons