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    13 June 1956
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Law enforcement services in Denmark are provided by the country’s single national police force, called “Politiet”.  Led by a National Commissioner, the force is part of the Ministry of Justice and has a strength of 13,500 employees serving a population of 5.5 million.

“Rigspolitiet”, which is part of the national police force,  has overall responsibility for the country’s 14 police districts, including the districts of the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

Each police district is led by a Commissioner who works closely with the National Commissioner in drawing up the general strategic and tactical framework for the entire police service, for which Rigspolitiet is responsible.

Although operationally and financially autonomous, police districts can ask Rigspolitiet for assistance in investigations and special duties.

In Denmark, public prosecution is a Ministry of Justice responsibility. The Ministry seconds a representative to local police stations, thus generating constructive and positive collaboration between police officers and their judicial partners.

INTERPOL Copenhagen

The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Denmark is part of the National Center of Investigation (NCI) which also houses the national Sirene-Schengen and Europol offices.

NCI structure:

  • Section for International Cooperation (SIC);
  • Analysis and Monitoring;
  • Intelligence.

SIC structure:

  • Communications Centre (INTERPOL, SIRENE, Europol);
  • International Projects (including Nordic liaison officers stationed abroad);
  • Serious Crime Squad.

The Communications Centre is made up of more than 35 staff members and is operational 24/7. It is the single point of contact for Politiet action requiring international outreach.

INTERPOL Copenhagen in action
09 June 2016

Online sale of fake medicines and products targeted in INTERPOL operation

LYON, France - Fake cancer medication, substandard HIV and diabetes testing kits, counterfeit dental equipment and illicit surgical equipment – just a snapshot of the potentially life-threatening drugs and goods seized during INTERPOL’s Operation Pangea IX.Targeting the illicit online sale of medicines and medical devices and involving some 193 police, cu...
04 September 2013

Collaboration within INTERPOL global network snares US school volunteer suspected of child abuse

LYON, France – Child sexual abuse material retrieved by police in Denmark and Australia and shared via INTERPOL’s victim identification specialists network has contributed to the arrest of a US school volunteer suspected of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl.As part of efforts to identify an unknown victim, officers in Denmark shared a video with...
16 April 2013

Use of INTERPOL global tools results in arrest of child abusers and rescue of victim

LYON, France – Close collaboration between law enforcement in Georgia, Israel and INTERPOL’s Crimes Against Children unit has led to the removal from harm of an 11-year-old girl and the arrest of a man accused of sexually abusing her and sharing the sexual abuse images online. The girl’s mother was also arrested for allegedly participating in the producti...
15 April 2011

INTERPOL hunt for international fugitives leads to numerous arrests across South America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – An INTERPOL operation targeting 207 internationally-wanted fugitives wanted for serious crimes including murder, kidnapping, organized crime and child sexual abuse believed to be hiding in South America has led to arrests across the continent and new investigative leads established for almost a quarter.Investigative leads develop...
19 November 2009

International operation combats online supply of counterfeit and illegal medicines

An international week of action targeting the online sale of counterfeit and illicit medicines has resulted in a series of arrests and the seizure of thousands of potentially harmful medical products.In response to an ever-increasing number of websites supplying dangerous and illegal medicines, Operation Pangea II involving 24 countries was co-ordinated b...

National Commissioner of Police Jens Henrik Højbjerg visits INTERPOL

Red Notices 33

Age today: 78 years old
Nationality: Iraq


Age today: 44 years old
Nationality: Nigeria


All wanted persons

Yellow Notices 37

Age today: 28 years old
Nationality: Denmark


Age today: 15 years old
Nationality: Denmark


All Missing persons

  • 30th INTERPOL General Assembly - 4-9 September 1961 - Copenhagen