• INTERPOL Willemstad
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    31 October 2011
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INTERPOL Willemstad

INTERPOL’s National Central Bureau (NCB) in Willemstad is headed by Curaçao’s Chief Inspector of Police who is assisted by the Deputy Head of NCB for day-to-day legal and policy activities. In addition to senior management, INTERPOL Curaçao is staffed by highly-trained specialized officers, criminal analysts, researchers, technical specialists and administrative personnel.

Under the command of the Minister of Justice and judicial supervision of the Attorney General, INTERPOL Curaçao is an independent government unit within the Ministry of Justice. It is the exclusive point of contact between domestic law enforcement agencies, including the National Police Force, and INTERPOL's international law enforcement community.

INTERPOL Willemstad is the designated contact point for the INTERPOL General Secretariat, regional bureaus and other NCBs requiring assistance with investigations and the apprehension of fugitives in Curaçao. It coordinates national law enforcement action and response, ensuring that it is consistent with national interests and law, as well as with INTERPOL policies, procedures, and regulations. 

NCB  objectives

  • Operate as the national point of contact for domestic law enforcement agencies requiring help in overseas investigations;
  • Facilitate cross-border police cooperation to prevent and fight international crime;
  • Coordinate and facilitate the location and apprehension of international fugitives;
  • Assist law enforcement agencies in all INTERPOL member countries to carry out investigations involving Curaçao.

NCB crime priorities

  • Drugs and organized crime;
  • Fugitive investigations;
  • Public safety and terrorism;
  • Human trafficking and people smuggling;
  • Financial and high-tech crime;
  • Corruption.

Staff duties

  • Perform identity checks for suspects under investigation;
  • Gather and share intelligence with a view to tracing and locating suspects, fugitives and wanted persons;
  • Assist in the location and identification of missing persons;
  • Assist in the seizure of stolen or smuggled property;
  • Coordinate the extradition or deportation of fugitives;
  • Obtain criminal records on individuals under international investigation;
  • Verify the identity and obtain criminal records of suspects arrested in Curaçao;
  • Relay intelligence and information to law enforcement agencies, and judicial authorities;
  • Advise the Curaçao Minister of Justice on INTERPOL issues and other international related crime aspects.
INTERPOL Willemstad in action
15 June 2017

Tackling regional crime through global cooperation focus of INTERPOL meeting

SANTIAGO, Chile – Intelligence sharing and international collaboration against regional organized crime was the emphasis of a Fortaleza-CRIMJUST meeting hosted by Chile’s National Police – PDI and INTERPOL.Participants discussed ways to tackle transnational crime via INTERPOL’s Project Fortaleza and Project CRIMJUST, a European Union-funded initiative imp...
23 September 2016

Tackling organized crime in Latin America and Caribbean focus of INTERPOL meeting

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao – Addressing the global problem of Latin American and Caribbean drug crime and its links to other serious crimes, particularly migrant smuggling and human trafficking, was the focus of INTERPOL’s third annual Project Fortaleza meeting held in the Curaçao capital. Project Fortaleza provides Latin American and Caribbean law enforcement w...
01 July 2013

INTERPOL Americas conference focuses on cooperation in combating transnational crime

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao – INTERPOL’s 22nd Americas Regional Conference opened today in Curaçao with a focus on strengthening information sharing, collaboration and border management to more effectively combat transnational organized crime throughout the region and beyond.Prime Minister of Curaçao, Ivar Asjes, attended the opening ceremony of the three-day mee...
04 June 2013

Media invitation 22nd Americas Regional Conference in Curaçao

LYON, France – Senior law enforcement officials from throughout the Americas will gather in Willemsted, Curaçao from 1 – 3 July 2013 for the 22nd INTERPOL Americas Regional Conference.The conference will focus on a range of international crime issues, including: drugs trafficking transnational criminal organizations cybercrime human trafficking and p...
31 October 2011

INTERPOL General Assembly opens in Vietnam with new member countries expanding fight against transnational crime

HANOI, Vietnam - INTERPOL’s 80th General Assembly opened with a call for law enforcement to remain vigilant to both emerging and traditional forms of transnational crime as the world’s largest police organization saw its membership grow to 190 after delegates voted to admit Curaçao, Sint Maarten and South Sudan.The four-day meeting (31 October – 3 Novembe...
05 July 2011

Curaçao plans to reinforce border protection through direct connection to INTERPOL databases

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao – Enhancing global law enforcement to combat transnational crime was a key issue during a series of meetings between Curaçao’s leaders and INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble.Following the INTERPOL chief’s discussions with Curaçao’s Governor Frits Goedgedrag, Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte and Minister of Justice Elmer Wilso...