• INTERPOL Athens
  • Member since :
    7 September 1923
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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
08 June 2017

Transnational terrorism focus of INTERPOL meeting

ATHENS, Greece – An international counter-terrorism meeting has been held in Athens under the auspices of INTERPOL’s Project Nexus to review regional and global trends on the activities and movement of returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs).The three-day (6 – 8 June) INTERPOL Project Nexus Working Group Meeting on Foreign Terrorist Fighters gath...
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...
22 October 2013

Greek authorities ask INTERPOL to help identify unknown girl using DNA comparison

LYON, France – Greek authorities have asked INTERPOL to assist their efforts to identify a young blond girl found living in a Roma settlement by sharing her DNA profile with its global membership.INTERPOL will make its DNA Gateway available to any member country whose law enforcement agency has been provided with the profile of someone claiming to be a bl...
12 December 2012

Greece to prosecute first maritime piracy case with evidence gathered by INTERPOL team

LYON, France – Evidence gathered by an INTERPOL Incident Response Team (IRT) following the release of the hijacked oil tanker Irene SL in April 2011 is to be used by Greece in its first maritime piracy prosecution.The announcement comes during a meeting between Chief of the Hellenic Police Lieutenant General Nikolaos Papagiannopoulos and INTERPOL Secretar...
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...
15 May 2009

INTERPOL helps Greek police arrest fugitive Colombian child killer

Greek police have arrested a Colombian man wanted for the rape and murder of a nine-year girl in Colombia five years ago, following a four-month manhunt and operation involving Greek and Colombian police and INTERPOL.Rudy Alonso Suarez Corrales was the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice – effectively an international wanted persons notice – issued by the C...

Red Notices 1

Age today: 49 years old
Nationality: Greece


All wanted persons

Yellow Notices 13

Age today: 53 years old
Nationality: Greece


Age today: 10 years old
Nationality: Greece


All Missing persons

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