Young Global Police Leaders Programme

Investing in the next generation of global police leaders

INTERPOL recognizes the need to prepare the next generation of global police leaders to effectively combat international crime – now and in the future. This is why we set up the Young Global Police Leaders Programme (YGPLP) in 2019.

The Programme informs over 35 young police leaders from around the world about emerging trends in policing, and provides them with mentoring from experienced senior officers and qualified experts.

Placing an emphasis on innovation, preparedness and agility, the Programme highlights the need to develop a global professional network across law enforcement, as well as to jointly identify potential solutions and recommendations for present law enforcement leaders.

“I believe the voice of young police leaders must be heard at the global scale and this forum is the ideal platform from which we can ensure that this happens today, and in the future.” Jürgen Stock, INTERPOL Secretary General

Third edition, 2023

25 January-2 February 2023

The next generation of law enforcement leadership gathered in India for the third edition, and first alumni edition, of YGPLP.  Central to the discussions was the issue of building and maintaining trust in the midst of digital disruption.

Second edition, 2022

13-17 March 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Building on the success of the inaugural YGPLP event, held in Dubai in September 2019, the second edition was also hosted by the Dubai Police. Underlining the innovative nature of the Programme, the event took place inside the World Expo 2020.

In line with the theme of the Expo – ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,’ – the second YGPLP highlighted the importance of international police cooperation and knowledge exchange.

First edition, 2019

1-4 September 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Programme brought together 31 participants from law enforcement agencies in 27 countries, creating a strong network to tackle the challenges facing police in the future.