• INTERPOL Addis Ababa
  • Member since :
    15 September 1958
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Ethiopia Federal Police


We build and maintain public trust by holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and work ethics.

The Ethiopian Federal Police (EFP) was created in 1995 to serve the public, respect and ensure the observation of human and democratic rights, and maintain the safety and welfare of the public. 


  • Enforcement of laws and safeguarding constitutional guarantees;
  • Prevention, detection and investigation of crime;
  • Coordination of national state police commissions and development of national policing standards;
  • High level training and operational support to regional police commissions.

INTERPOL Addis Ababa

The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Ethiopia is situated within the Federal Police Crime Investigations Department of the EFP Headquarters. INTERPOL Addis Ababa is staffed by six police officers who focus on the following priority crime areas:  

  • Murder;
  • Sex offences;
  • Serious assault;
  • Robbery;
  • Fraud;
  • Counterfeit currency;
  • Drug offences;
  • Firearms;
  • Environmental crime;
  • Terrorism.
INTERPOL Addis Ababa in action
12 July 2016

1,500 police in operation targeting crime networks across Eastern and Southern Africa

KENYA/ZIMBABWE - An operation across Eastern and Southern Africa targeting transnational crimes including human, drug and arms trafficking, people smuggling, terrorism, car theft and environmental crime has resulted in nearly 4,500 arrests.To address the wide-ranging yet often interlinked types of crime across the region, some 1,500 officers were deployed...
26 January 2016

INTERPOL to open Special Representative office at African Union

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – An agreement signed by Ethiopia’s State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Taye Atske-selassie and INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock has paved the way for the world police body to open a Special Representative office at the African Union.With Africa facing a wide range of crime issues including terrorism, child labour, f...
22 December 2015

Elephant ivory and rhino horn trafficking targeted across Africa in Operation Worthy II

LYON, France – An INTERPOL-led operation targeting ivory trafficking in Africa has resulted in 376 arrests, the seizure of 4.5 tonnes of elephant ivory and rhino horn and the investigation of 25 criminal groups involved in the illicit trade.Operation Worthy II took place from January to October and involved law enforcement across 11 African countries: Eth...
23 October 2015

Fighting pharmaceutical crime focus of INTERPOL training in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda – An INTERPOL training course to educate participants on how to create effective training programmes to combat pharmaceutical crime within their countries has concluded in Uganda.The five-day (19-23 October) session was INTERPOL’s first ‘train-the-trainer’ course held in Africa with a focus on pharmaceutical crime. It brought together 19 p...
05 December 2014

INTERPOL regional training in Ethiopia aims to build police capacity against terrorism

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Participants from the Horn of Africa region have attended in the Ethiopian capital an INTERPOL specialized training session funded by the German government against terrorism and the financing of terrorists. The two-week course (21 November – 3 December 2014) brought together 19 counter-terrorism officers, anti-corruption officers,...
26 September 2014

INTERPOL workshop in Ethiopia supports efforts to boost resilience against biological threats

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Representatives from law enforcement, public health and the scientific community from across Africa have taken part in an INTERPOL workshop aimed at supporting national and regional resilience against biological threats.Organized by the biological team of INTERPOL’s CBRNE unit, 64 participants from 10 countries took part in the wee...
16 December 2013

Addis Ababa declaration supports fight against fake medicines across Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – The First African regional conference on pharmaceutical crime concluded with the publication of the Addis Ababa Declaration which recognizes the region’s commitment to strengthening the fight against counterfeit medical products and other pharmaceutical crimes.The three-day conference (10 – 12 December) brought together more than 8...
08 August 2013

Human, drugs and arms traffickers targeted in operations across Eastern and Southern Africa

KENYA/ZIMBABWE - An operation across Eastern and Southern Africa targeting a range of cross-border crimes has resulted in the rescue of human trafficking victims, the seizure of drugs, guns and stolen vehicles and the recovery of smuggled goods including ivory and diamonds.Codenamed Usalama – which means ‘safety’ – the operation was led by the Eastern Afr...
19 June 2012

INTERPOL’s largest operation combating illegal ivory trafficking targets criminal syndicates

LYON, France – INTERPOL’s largest ever transnational operation targeting criminal organizations behind the illegal trafficking of ivory has resulted in more than 200 arrests and the seizure of nearly two tonnes of contraband elephant ivory.The three-month long Operation Worthy, which involved 14 countries across Eastern, Southern and Western Africa also r...
18 May 2010

Illegal ivory and rhino horn trade target of INTERPOL co-ordinated operation across southern Africa

A transnational operation co-ordinated by INTERPOL targeting wildlife crime across southern Africa has resulted in the location and closure of an illegal ivory factory, the seizure of nearly 400 kilos of ivory and rhino horn with a market value of more than one million dollars, as well as the arrest of 41 people.The two-day operation (13-14 May), codename...

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Nationality: China


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Nationality: United states


All wanted persons

Yellow Notices 15

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Nationality: Ethiopia


Age today: 31 years old
Nationality: Ethiopia


All Missing persons

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