Strategic Framework 2017-2020

The Strategic Framework 2017-2020 is our roadmap to achieving our five key goals.

* Due to the cancellation of the 2020 General Assembly the new Strategic Framework can only be published once it is approved by General Assembly being hosted by Turkey in Istanbul later this year.


1: Serve as the worldwide information hub for law enforcement cooperation

The exchange of police information lies at the core of our mandate and we connect the National Central Bureaus of our member countries via our secure communication channels.

We continue to reinforce our technical infrastructure, expanding access to our services and enabling interoperability with other relevant information systems.

There are currently 90 million records in our databases. Police worldwide conduct 4.6 billion searches per year (equivalent to 170 queries per second) with a response time of 0.5 seconds for a ‘hit’.

2: Deliver state-of-the-art policing capabilities that support member countries to fight and prevent transnational crimes

We seek to serve as the catalyst for efforts in global, regional, national, and local law enforcement. We offer a range of policing capabilities and expertise – such as databases, forensics and training.

The I-Core project (INTERPOL’s Capabilities for Operational Relevance) is evaluating the range of services we offer our membership to ensure it will meet tomorrow’s global policing needs. I-Core will develop a framework of common criteria which will be used to produce an agile portfolio of effective policing capabilities.

3: Lead globally innovative approaches to policing

Innovation is at the core of our working culture. As the leader in global law enforcement, we focus on future trends and strategic foresight, providing a forum to challenge the status quo of law enforcement and generate innovative ideas.

Our StratTalks sessions are an opportunity for member country and INTERPOL representatives to engage in future-focused dialogue. Issues at this annual forum include debating the implications of technological advancements, people movement, demographic shifts, the environment, and economics and trade, on national, regional, and global police cooperation.

4: Maximize INTERPOL’s role within the Global Security Architecture

We seek to unite the international community around common goals on security, and to strengthen the international law enforcement capabilities to meet those goals.

It is through these strategic partnerships that we further cement our impact on the global law enforcement landscape.

Operation Opson is an annual collaboration between INTERPOL and Europol which brings together police, customs and national food regulatory authorities to remove counterfeit and substandard food and drinks from the market.

Project CRIMJUST is implemented in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and Transparency International; it aims to strengthen criminal investigation and criminal justice cooperation.

5: Consolidate resources and governance structures for enhanced operational performance

We continue to modernize our structures and processes to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of our capabilities and services.

We offer a continued commitment to transparency and oversight through robust monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.

Our human resources strategy is committed to training and skills development, enhancing leadership capabilities and sourcing the most effective talent for our future.