• INTERPOL Athens
  • Member since :
    13 June 1956
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The Greek Police – known officially as the Hellenic Police – is part of the Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction.


  • Ensure law and order;
  • Contribute towards social development through effective policing and traffic control;
  • Prevent, detect and investigate crime.

The Greek Police assumed its current structure in 1984 and is made up of central and regional departments, with an Athens-based headquarters which overseas all national law enforcement activities.   One of its main objectives is to continuously address evolving crime trends, demands and challenges though permanent training programmes, contemporary prevention policies and the use of modern science and technology. 


Based at the Greek Police Headquarters, the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Greece is part of the International Police Cooperation Directorate.  INTERPOL Athens is the exclusive platform for Greek police investigations requiring outreach with the international law
enforcement community.

INTERPOL Athens is made up of the following sections:

  • Vehicle and maritime crime;
  • Stolen and lost documents;
  • Tax crime;
  • Drugs;
  • Cultural heritage;
  • Arms, explosives and counter-terrorism;
  • Missing persons;
  • Smuggling and trafficking;
  • Criminal identification;
  • Document (nationalization) verification;
  • Extradition;
  • Police and judicial cooperation;
  • Fugitives, INTERPOL notices and diffusions.

INTERPOL Athens is staffed by both police officers and civilians, with a total staff of 20.  

INTERPOL Athens in action
15 October 2018

Wildlife crime: experts recommend an integrated global response

LONDON, United Kingdom - An INTERPOL working meeting to define global strategy and coordinated action in tackling wildlife crime has closed in London with a call to boost multi-sector cooperation via INTERPOL.INTERPOL’s 29th Wildlife Crime Working Group meeting brought together 170 experts from wildlife and park authorities in 45 countries to pave the way...
02 March 2017

Anti-wildlife trafficking operation results in global arrests and seizures

LYON, France – A global operation tackling the illegal trade in wildlife and timber has resulted in the identification of nearly 900 suspects and 1,300 seizures of illicit products worth an estimated USD 5.1 million.The results, announced ahead of World Wildlife Day (3 March), mark INTERPOL’s ongoing commitment to supporting its 190 member countries in co...
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...

Red Notices 2

Age today: 51 years old
Nationality: Greece


Age today: 52 years old
Nationality: Greece


All wanted persons

Yellow Notices 11

Age today: 55 years old
Nationality: Greece


Age today: 12 years old
Nationality: Greece


All Missing persons

  • 69th INTERPOL General Assembly - 30 October-4 November 2000 - Rhodes

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