The Strategic Framework 2017-2020 serves as a roadmap for INTERPOL’s global activities. Containing the Organization’s vision, mission, values, goals and objectives, it is the structure through which all our activities are defined, executed and evaluated.
Set for a period of four years, the Strategic Framework is approved by INTERPOL’s supreme governing body, the General Assembly.

Strategic goals

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

The exchange of police information lies at the core of INTERPOL’s mandate. We manage secure communication channels that connect National Central Bureaus in all our member countries, along with other authorized law enforcement agencies and partners, and which give access to a range of criminal databases.

We are working to reinforce this technical infrastructure, expand access to our services and enable interoperability with other relevant information systems. We also support member countries in improving the quality of data exchanged and producing analysis, in order to enable the law enforcement community  to make well-informed tactical, operational or strategic decisions.

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

A large number of policing capabilities – such as forensics and training – underpin our three Global Programmes to fight crime (Counter-terrorism, Cybercrime, and Organized and emerging crime). We seek to serve as the catalyst for efforts in global, regional and national law enforcement.

In particular, we will work directly with National Central Bureaus and specialized agencies, but also through multidisciplinary groups, to become a recognized hub for providing expertise, facilitating the exchange of best practices, and hosting training facilities. Ultimately, these capabilities will combine to deliver the best operational outcome.

3: Lead globally innovative approaches to policing

We are committed to enhancing the tools and services we provide, and to act as an incubator for the research and development into solutions and standards for international policing.

We strive to ensure that innovation becomes part of our working culture, upheld at every level of the Organization. We will also reinforce our role as the global police think tank and a forum for exchange at expert level, with an emphasis on future trends and strategic foresight.

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

This goal aims to bridge information gaps in the Global Security Architecture, strengthening cooperation between relevant sectors and entities, and raising political awareness and support for INTERPOL’s Programmes.

We will seek to federate the international community around common goals on security, and to strengthen the regional and ground-level delivery of programmes and capabilities to meet those goals. This could also require strengthening the legal foundations of the Organization for more effective service delivery.

5: Consolidate resources and governance structures for enhanced operational performance

In order to keep up with the evolving law enforcement landscape, we will continue to modernize the Organization’s structures and processes to ensure efficient delivery of our capabilities and services.

INTERPOL will focus its efforts on implementing a sustainable funding model for the Organization, addressing risks at the organizational level, fostering change management, promoting a sustainable human resources strategy, and re‑assessing our governance framework.


Strategic Framework

Global Policing Goals

INTERPOL's vision and mission

The vision: "Connecting police for a safer world"

The mission: "Preventing and fighting crime through enhanced cooperation and innovation on police and security matters"

Read the full vision and mission

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