Global Policing Goals

Our seven Global Policing Goals shape how the law enforcement community works together to create a safer world.

As the only police organization that works at the global level, we play a unique role in supporting international policing efforts.

To do this in a consistent manner across the world, it is important that all actors in the global security architecture work towards the same outcomes.

We have developed seven Global Policing Goals which address a range of issues related to crime and security. They are aligned with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, especially Goal 16 “Peace, Justice and Strong institutions”.

Universal, ambitious and underpinned by collective action, the goals form the basis for advocacy before national governments and intergovernmental actors of the global security architecture.

INTERPOL's Global Policing Goals

The goals were approved by our member countries during the 86th General Assembly session held in 2017 as a means to promote policing and global security. They are as follows:

Goal 1: Counter the threat of terrorism

  • Identify and arrest terrorist suspects
  • Strengthen intelligence-sharing platforms
  • Disrupt terrorist movement and mobility
  • Trace and disrupt financial streams and weapons sourcing

Goal 2: Promote border integrity worldwide

  • Identify criminal and victim movements and travel
  • Share information with and between border officials
  • Contribute to the establishment of global standards for border security
  • Assist member countries with maintaining the integrity of their security documents (e.g. addressing the use of counterfeit/false passports)

Goal 3: Protect vulnerable communities

  • Detect crimes and criminals and identify prevention opportunities
  • Protect victims of crime from exploitation and re-victimization
  • Respect human rights of vulnerable communities
  • Develop robust networks of experts to exchange information, best practice and operational activity
  • Disrupt the profit element in the criminal business model
  • Identify and disrupt the illicit financial streams and profits derived through this criminal business model

Goal 4: Secure cyberspace for people and businesses

  • Establish partnerships to secure cyberspace
  • Expand cybercrime investigative expertise
  • Safeguard communities through standard setting, public education
  • Protect critical infrastructure

Goal 5: Promote global integrity

  • Promote good governance and rule of law
  • Enhance corruption investigative expertise
  • Promote a culture of integrity where corruption is not acceptable
  • Build mechanisms to support and defend integrity and restore stolen assets

Goal 6: Curb illicit markets

  • Raise awareness among the public of the risks associated with illicit goods and products
  • Build mechanisms to detect emerging illicit markets
  • Strengthen capacity to investigate and prevent illicit trade, including its financing
  • Identify and disrupt the illicit financial stream and profits derived through this type of criminal activity
  • Identify and disrupt organized crime and drugs networks

Goal 7: Support environmental security and sustainability

  • Strengthen capacity to investigate environmental crime
  • Protect resource-dependent communities, vulnerable species and natural heritage
  • Build mechanisms to protect biodiversity and natural resources
  • Disrupt organized crime networks and the profit element
  • Identify and disrupt the illicit financial stream and profits derived through this type of criminal activity