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    7 September 1923
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Romanian Police Force


The Romanian Police is the national police force and main civil law enforcement agency in Romania. It is part of the Ministry of Administration.

The Romanian Police is responsible for:

  • Protection of fundamental rights and freedom;
  • Protection of private and public property;
  • Prevention and identification of criminal offences and their perpetrators;
  • Maintaining public order.

The Romanian Police Headquarters – known as the “General Inspectorate” – coordinates police action across the country.  It investigates major cases related to serious, organized and financial crime.  The General Inspectorate is under the command of an Inspector General appointed by the Minister of Administration and Interior.

The principal units of the General Inspectorate include:

  • Criminal Investigations Directorate;
  • Firearms, Explosives and Toxic Substances Directorate;
  • Fraud Investigations Directorate;
  • Independent Service of Special Interventions and Operations;
  • Institute of Forensics;
  • International Police Cooperation Centre;
  • Organized Crime Directorate;
  • Public Order Directorate.

INTERPOL Bucharest

Under the direct command of the Inspector General, the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Romania is part of the International Police Cooperation Centre.

Staffed by 36 police officers, INTERPOL Bucharest is made up of two units:

  • International Wanted Persons and Extradition:
    • International search for wanted persons;
    • Extraditions;
    • Arrest warrants;
    • Transfer of convicted persons.
  • Identification and Documentation:
    • Organized crime;
    • Serious criminal offences;
    • Rogatory letters;
    • Identification of persons;
    • Identity and travel documents;
    • Identification of unidentified bodies.

As part of a strategy to boost national security and prevent criminal activity in Romania, INTERPOL Bucharest recently integrated INTERPOL's databases into the Romanian police network. This means that police across the country have instant and automated access to INTERPOL’s information on wanted people, stolen passports and stolen vehicles. With this new capacity, almost 60,000 law enforcement officials across the country can quickly determine if a person is a potential threat.

Additionally, in 2010, INTERPOL Bucharest arranged for the Romanian Special Bureau for Combating Organized Crime to be connected to INTERPOL’s International Child Sexual Exploitation Image Database.

INTERPOL Bucharest works with all member countries on investigations requiring input from Romanian law enforcement authorities, and responds to NCB requests for assistance and information.

The NCB is operational 24 hours a day.  A permanent decision-making process is in place, enabling staff to initiate and carry out enquiries and investigations.

INTERPOL Bucharest in action
02 March 2017

Anti-wildlife trafficking operation results in global arrests and seizures

LYON, France – A global operation tackling the illegal trade in wildlife and timber has resulted in the identification of nearly 900 suspects and 1,300 seizures of illicit products worth an estimated USD 5.1 million.The results, announced ahead of World Wildlife Day (3 March), mark INTERPOL’s ongoing commitment to supporting its 190 member countries in co...
01 July 2016

Romanian Interior Minister discusses policing issues with INTERPOL Chief

LYON, France - Tackling transnational crime and terrorism was the focus of a meeting between Romanian Interior Minister Petre Tobă and Secretary General Jürgen Stock at the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters today.Highlighting the latest anti-drug operation in Romania which resulted in the seizure of 2.5 tonnes of cocaine, Minister Tobă...
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...
19 May 2015

INTERPOL meeting in Bucharest aims to set the course for European security

BUCHAREST, Romania – Senior law enforcement officials from throughout Europe have gathered in Bucharest for the 43rd INTERPOL European Regional Conference to enhance regional responses to the most pressing threats to global security.With transnational organized crime networks increasingly taking advantage of porous physical borders and the lack of virtual...
13 August 2013

INTERPOL joins Frontex operation in Romania against Black Sea crime

CONSTANTA, Romania – Under the umbrella of the INTERPOL Integrated Border Management Task Force (IBMTF), INTERPOL has assisted Frontex in an operation to check travel documents used by passengers travelling through the Romanian port of Constanta, a major port on the Black Sea.Frontex, the European Union agency for external border security, deployed intern...
07 February 2013

Attempted murder suspect and INTERPOL target arrested by police in Russia

LYON, France – A Moldovan national wanted for attempted murder in Romania and the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice has been arrested by police in Russia.Vitalie Proca, who is accused of the attempted murder of a man in Bucharest, was arrested on Wednesday by officers with the Moscow Criminal Investigation Unit and the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NC...
24 January 2013

INTERPOL Chief highlights key security role of Romania during visit

BUCHAREST, Romania – In his first visit to Romania as INTERPOL Secretary General, Ronald K. Noble said the country’s use of INTERPOL’s tools and services – one of the largest globally – stands as exemplary proof of its belief in the strength of international cooperation to combat crime.During his two-day mission to Bucharest, marking 40 years since Romani...
13 January 2012

Visit by Romania’s Inspector General of Police to INTERPOL emphasizes role of international law enforcement cooperation

LYON, France – Enhancing international cooperation against transnational organized crime was the focus of a meeting today between Romania’s Inspector General of Police, Liviu Popa, INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble, at the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters.Law enforcement initiatives against cross-border crimes such as human tr...
07 October 2011

International cooperation sees arrest of Romanian INTERPOL Red Notice suspect

LYON, France – A Romanian national who is the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice for internationally-wanted persons has been arrested in Spain following close collaboration between INTERPOL’s National Central Bureaus in Romania and Spain and INTERPOL’s Fugitive Investigative Support (FIS) unit at its General Secretariat headquarters.Ioan Clamparu, aged 42...
15 April 2011

INTERPOL hunt for international fugitives leads to numerous arrests across South America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – An INTERPOL operation targeting 207 internationally-wanted fugitives wanted for serious crimes including murder, kidnapping, organized crime and child sexual abuse believed to be hiding in South America has led to arrests across the continent and new investigative leads established for almost a quarter.Investigative leads develop...
19 June 2009

Romanian fugitive on INTERPOL wanted list arrested in America

The former Director General of the Romanian National Railway Company who was subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice, or international wanted persons notice, has been arrested in the United States.Mihai Necolaiciuc, who is accused of corruption and abuse of power causing losses of approximately EUR 50 million, was taken into custody by officers from the US Mars...
08 December 2008

Romanian police recover valuable paintings and arrest three people

Romanian police have arrested one Romanian and two Hungarian nationals who were selling stolen artwork directly from their hotel room in Brasov. Police recovered several paintings and a large number of ancient objects worth several million Euros which had been stolen from a private collection in Vienna, Austria in September 2008.The use of INTERPOL’s ASF...

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