Honouring the world's police

Join us, as we pay tribute to the police officers who have given their lives to protect our communities.

Every minute of every day, police men and women around the world work to protect us. They catch criminals, break down their networks, and ensure justice is served against those people who don’t respect the importance of law and order.

Yet it comes at a heavy price.

Every year, thousands of police officers in our member countries are injured, and many pay the ultimate price in the service of justice.

“Protecting communities from crime is a unifying force across borders, languages and cultures.” Jürgen Stock, INTERPOL Secretary General

At INTERPOL, we believe it is our responsibility and duty to honour all those police officers who have given their lives, as well as the families and friends they have left behind.

Remember the Fallen

We have two memorial plaques: one at our General Secretariat in Lyon, and another in our Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore. Visitors are encouraged to stop for a moment and consider the sacrifice made in their country.

Secretary General Jürgen Stock at the unveiling of the INTERPOL police memorial plaque in Lyon.
Secretary General Jürgen Stock at the unveiling of the memorial plaque in Lyon.

This memorial is a permanent reminder that serving the cause of law enforcement is so much more than wearing a uniform, it is a dangerous occupation undertaken by dedicated men and women.

International Day of Remembrance for Fallen Police Officers

Every 7 March, we call upon the global community to recognize the risks faced by police officers worldwide, who have placed public service above their own safety, inspiring - and protecting - future generations of police officers.