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The national authority for public order and security in Italy is the Ministry of Interior. It has command over the five police forces which operate throughout the country, exercising its authority over them through its Department of Public Security (DPS).

The DPS is headed by the “Chief of Police - Director General of Public Security” who is appointed by the President of the Italian Republic upon recommendation of the Ministry of Interior.

The DPS is in charge of the technical and operational coordination of law enforcement activities carried out by the five national police forces. Their investigations are coordinated through the Public Prosecutor’s Office, and each one sits structurally in a different Ministry:

  1. Polizia di Stato (Ministry of Interior): serving as the state police, this national police force is part of DPS.  Its responsibilities include investigative and law enforcement duties, and the security of motorway, railway, and waterway networks;
  2. Arma dei Carabinieri (Ministry of Defence): a force with military status and nationwide remit for crime investigations.  It also serves as the military police for the Italian armed forces and can be called upon for national defence action;
  3. Guardia di Finanza (Ministry of Economy and Finance): a force with military status and nationwide remit for financial crime investigations;
  4. Corpo Forestale dello Stato (Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies) : a force with nationwide remit for environmental crime investigations;
  5. Polizia Penitenziaria (Ministry of Justice): a force with nationwide remit for prison security, inmate safety and transportation.

The DPS manages, supports and administrates the five police forces through its coordination boards, multi-agency schools, information structures and joint databases. The DPS’s role will increase over time with a view to maximising overall law enforcement efficiency. 

In the months to come, the 'Corpo Forestale dello Stato’ and ‘Carabineri’ will merge to form a new law enforcement agency with the crime investigation and prevention mandate of both agencies.


The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Italy is part of the International Police Cooperation Service (SCIP), a branch of DPS. 

SCIP is one of the multi-agency structures of DPS. It is headed, on a rotation basis, by a high ranking official of either the Polizia di Stato, Carabinieri or Guardia di Finanza and is staffed by officers from the five police forces. It is responsible for coordinating international investigations and police action on behalf of the five Italian police forces.

SCIP is made up of:

  • Division 1: General Affairs:
     - International Operations Centre;
     - Italian liaison officers network;
     - Policy, strategy and technical support.
  • Division 2: INTERPOL;
  • Division 3: INTERPOL;
  • Division 4: Europol National Unit;
  • Division 5: S.I.Re.N.E.

The two INTERPOL Divisions share between them responsibility for the following crime areas:

  • Crimes against people;
  • Crimes against property;
  • Economic crime;
  • Environmental crime;
  • Fugitives;
  • Human trafficking and migrant smuggling;
  • Missing persons;
  • Narcotics;
  • Organized crime;
  • Terrorism.
INTERPOL Rome 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...
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...
08 March 2016

INTERPOL Bureaus in Rome and Bogota capture one of Colombia’s most wanted fugitives

One of Colombia’s most wanted drug criminals and the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice has been arrested in Italy following close police cooperation between the INTERPOL National Central Bureaus in Bogota and Rome and with the support of the Organized Crime Investigation branch of Italy’s ‘Guardia di Finanza’.At the request of INTERPOL Bogota, an INTERPOL...
16 December 2015

Protecting Cultural Heritage exhibition, United Nations headquarters

As part of the Protecting Cultural Heritage initiative, a photo exhibition of stolen and recovered cultural items is being held at the United Nations headquarters in New York City from 14-24 December 2015.Protecting Cultural Heritage is a joint initiative between the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Jordan and Italy in cooperation with UNESCO, INTERPOL and...
26 November 2015

Works of art stolen in Verona, Italy

On 19 November 2015, 17 masterpieces worth some EUR 20 million were stolen at the Castelvecchio Civic Museum in Verona, Italy.Three masked armed men broke into the museum and after restraining a security guard snatched the paintings and made their get-away in a car.Both Italy’s Carabinieri for the Protection of Cultural Heritage and the Questura of Verona...
27 September 2015

Global initiative launched to counter the destruction and trafficking of cultural property by terrorist and organized crime groups

UNITED NATIONS, New York – A new international initiative to enhance the protection of cultural heritage targeted by terrorists and illicit traffickers has been launched on the sidelines of the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly.The “Protecting Cultural Heritage—An Imperative for Humanity” initiative was presented by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs...
12 August 2014

Albanian fugitive targeted by INTERPOL arrested in Ecuador

LYON, France – The arrest and positive identification in Ecuador of Dritan Rexhepi, the subject of several INTERPOL Red Notices for internationally wanted individuals and a target of a global INTERPOL fugitive operation, has been hailed by the world police body following international cooperation via INTERPOL.   The Albanian national, aged 34, escap...
11 March 2014

Italy Police Chief visit to INTERPOL focuses on enhancing law enforcement cooperation

LYON, France – During a visit to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters, Prefect Alessandro Pansa, Chief of the Italian Police and Director General of Public Security of Italy, examined areas in which Italy can strengthen its cooperation with the world police body.As Italy will hold the European Union presidency during the second half of 2014, Prefec...
26 April 2013

One of Italy’s most wanted arrested in Colombia with INTERPOL support

LYON, France – An international fugitive who was the subject of an internationally-wanted INTERPOL Red Notice requested by Italy has been arrested in Colombia after what a senior INTERPOL official described as exemplary international law enforcement cooperation.Domenico Trimboli, aged 58, is one of Italy’s most wanted men. With alleged links to the Ndrang...
20 March 2013

INTERPOL Secretary General pays tribute following death of Italian Police Chief

LYON, France – INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble today expressed his deepest and sincerest condolences following the death of Prefect Antonio Manganelli, Chief of the Italian Police and Director General of Public Security of Italy.“Prefect Manganelli was a champion of international police cooperation. It was under his strong leadership that Italy...
17 January 2013

INTERPOL, FIFA and UEFA take joint stand against match-fixing at groundbreaking Rome conference

ROME, Italy – International efforts against corruption in football took a significant step forward today after the Secretaries General of INTERPOL, FIFA and UEFA united for the first time against the danger posed by match-fixing which generates billions in illegal betting.Addressing the landmark international conference entitled ‘Match-fixing: The ugly si...
10 January 2013

Visit by Italy’s financial police chief to INTERPOL focuses on international cooperation and training

LYON, France – Identifying further areas of cooperation in which INTERPOL’s global tools and law enforcement network can support national and international efforts, including training, against financial crimes, was the focus of today’s visit to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters by the General Commander of Italy’s Guardia di Finanza Corps (GdF),...
07 November 2012

Global INTERPOL mobile tool to combat child sexual abuse launched with Canadian support

ROME, Italy – INTERPOL has launched the Victim Identification Laboratory, a global mobile investigative tool to assist in identifying and rescuing the victims of child sexual abuse, following an agreement with Canada.The laboratory is a mobile application which can be deployed at conferences, training courses and other law enforcement-related gatherings,...
06 November 2012

Historic INTERPOL General Assembly in Rome calls for stronger partnerships in combating crime

ROME, Italy – INTERPOL’s 81st General Assembly, the largest ever in the Organization’s history with more than 1,000 delegates from 170 countries, is calling on law enforcement to work closer together and develop partnerships in order to achieve sustainable success in identifying and combating future crime threats.The four-day conference (5 – 8 November) w...
05 November 2012

INTERPOL Ministerial Declaration looks to shape strategies against new aspects of contemporary violence

ROME, Italy – Close to 100 Justice, Home Affairs and Security Ministers from around the globe gathered as part of INTERPOL’s General Assembly have approved a joint declaration recognizing the need to identify viable strategies to effectively address the changing modes of contemporary criminal violence through greater shared intelligence and increased use...
05 November 2012

INTERPOL and Qatar 2022 Committee launch major sporting event security initiative

ROME, Italy – A groundbreaking initiative by INTERPOL to support the safety and security of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and other major sporting events over the next 10 years has been launched following an agreement with the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee worth USD 10 million.The agreement which will see the creation of the INTERPOL Group of Major Even...
05 November 2012

Global leaders gather at INTERPOL General Assembly in Rome to combat contemporary violence

ROME, Italy – In the largest-ever meeting of its kind, INTERPOL has brought together close to 100 Justice, Home Affairs and Security Ministers from around the globe to focus on criminal violence issues ranging from human trafficking to terrorist activities.The Ministerial meeting, which opened today and marks the beginning of the four-day (5 – 8 November)...
27 June 2012

Public tip-off leads to arrest in Croatia of Dutch murder suspect targeted in INTERPOL operation

LYON, France – A Dutch national suspected of murder in Belgium and wanted as part of an INTERPOL operation targeting fugitives worldwide has been arrested by police in Croatia, following a tip-off from a member of the public in Ireland.Morgan Schreurs, who is accused of killing a woman he met in a bar in November 1999, is one of the targets highlighted as...
11 June 2012

Italy’s fight against mafia a blueprint against transnational organized crime, INTERPOL Chief tells Palermo meeting

PALERMO, Italy ‒ INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has said that global efforts against transnational organized crime can learn from the effective international police cooperation and national resolve which underpin Italy’s on-going struggle against the mafia.Speaking at the Third Experts Meeting (11-13 June) of the Digest of Organized Crime Case...
01 April 2012

INTERPOL praises capture of mafia boss in Thailand

LYON, France – The detention in Bangkok of a man wanted in Italy for mafia-related criminal conspiracy and the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice for internationally-wanted persons has been praised by INTERPOL Chief Ronald K. Noble as an example of effective international police cooperation.Vito Roberto Palazzolo, aged 64, was stopped by the Royal Thai pol...
05 March 2012

INTERPOL and Italian National Police launch inaugural high-level seminar under FIFA grant to fight match-fixing

ROME, Italy – Italy’s hosting of the inaugural high-level seminar on sports integrity, for the first time bringing together all stakeholders - law enforcement, sports authorities, players, referees and teams - has been hailed by INTERPOL as a landmark occasion in the global fight against match-fixing and illegal betting in sports.Organized by the Italian...
16 January 2012

Italy’s head of criminal police visits INTERPOL ahead of Rome General Assembly

LYON, France – Italy’s Director General of Criminal Police and Deputy Director General of Public Security, Prefect Francesco Cirillo, today met with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble at INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters to discuss security measures aimed at enhancing international cooperation against cross-border crime.With Rome hosting...
10 November 2011

INTERPOL joins Frontex in operation to detect fraudulent travel documents at Italy’s airports

INTERPOL recently joined forces with Frontex, the European Union agency for external border security, to hold a joint operation in Italy to detect fraudulent travel documents at the country’s busiest airports.The aim of Frontex’s Operation Hammer was to prevent criminals using stolen or lost travel documents from entering the European Union, and to disman...
19 October 2011

Italy first country to officially support INTERPOL-FIFA initiative to fight match-fixing

ROME, Italy – An agreement signed by Italy today makes it the first INTERPOL member country to officially endorse the initiative agreed in May between the world police body and FIFA to target match-fixing and illegal and irregular betting across the globe.Italy’s Minister of the Interior Roberto Maroni, who witnessed the signing of the memorandum of under...
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...
08 February 2011

Europe-Africa conference in Naples sets stage for enhanced co-operation against trans-Mediterranean crimes

NAPLES, Italy - The need for integrated international policing to address the external dimensions and global implications of trans-Mediterranean crimes is the focus of a Europe-Africa conference held under the aegis of the Italian State Police.The three-day conference (7-9 February) brings together public security chiefs from European and African countrie...
14 May 2010

Key Pink Panthers arrest in Italy demonstrates strength of international police co-operation

LYON, France – A key member of the Pink Panthers, wanted internationally for his suspected role in a series of high value jewellery robberies around the world, has been arrested by Italian police.Thirty-nine-year-old Radovan Jelusic, a Montenegrin national, who is the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice from Cyprus and is also wanted by several other INTERP...
05 March 2010

INTERPOL co-ordinated operation targets illegal trade in wildlife medical products

LYON, France - An international operation co-ordinated by INTERPOL targeting the illegal trade in traditional medicines containing protected wildlife products has resulted in a series of arrests worldwide and the seizure of thousands of illegal medicines worth more than EUR 10 million.National wildlife enforcement authorities, police, customs and speciali...
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...
07 July 2009

Major Ethnic Albanian Criminal Group broken up - 30 suspects arrested

A major Ethnic Albanian Criminal Group involved in extensive trafficking of heroin from the Balkans into Europe has been dismantled after a year-long investigation. Assisted by INTERPOL and Europol, the operation was co-ordinated by Italian and Slovenian law enforcement authorities.The operation led to the arrest of more than 30 suspects and the seizure o...
22 June 2009

INTERPOL praises Venezuela's arrest of one of Italy's most wanted as model of international police collaboration

LYON, France – The police authorities in Venezuela and Italy have been congratulated by INTERPOL for their ‘exemplary’ collaboration with INTERPOL following the arrest in Caracas of Salvatore Miceli, a reputed senior member of the Sicilian Mafia wanted in Italy for alleged drug trafficking and organized crime, and who was the subject of an INTERPOL w...
17 February 2009

Nigeria, Italy and INTERPOL sign accord to step up fight against human trafficking, people smuggling and transnational organized crime

ABUJA, Nigeria – An agreement between Nigeria, Italy and INTERPOL has been signed in the Nigerian capital to strengthen co-operation in the fight against illegal immigration and human trafficking and to target the organizations behind these crimes.Co-ordinated under the auspices of INTERPOL, the two-year pilot project will see both countries’ police force...
04 November 2008

Arrest and extradition of Tunisian terror suspects from UK underlines need for combined regional and international policing efforts

LYON, France - The successful extradition to Italy from Britain of three Tunisian terror suspects who were the subject of European Arrest Warrants and INTERPOL global alerts has highlighted the need for countries to use regional and international policing tools to prevent wanted fugitives from evading arrest.Habib Ignaoua, Mohamed Khemiri and Ali Chehidi,...
21 March 2007

INTERPOL database helps pin down international fugitive

An Italian felon on the run from justice after a violent prison escape in 1981 has been apprehended in Rio de Janeiro. With a criminal history of assaults, kidnapping, manslaughter, possession of weapons and explosives, he was considered a dangerous threat. Cesare Battisti was arrested, after arranging to meet an acquaintance, as a result of cooperat...
08 August 2012

INTERPOL operation leads to arrest of mastermind of multimillion Euro car smuggling ring

LYON, France – The suspected mastermind behind a global car smuggling ring, estimated to have trafficked luxury and sports vehicles worth around EUR 6 million since 2009, has been arrested following an INTERPOL-coordinated operation.The Russian national was taken into custody in Venice, Italy following INTERPOL’s Operation Eastbound which coordinated the...
11 October 2012

INTERPOL Chief meets Italian Minister of Interior ahead of Rome Ministerial meeting

ROME, Italy ‒ INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble and Italy’s Minister of Interior, Annamaria Cancellieri, have met to discuss international law enforcement cooperation ahead of a meeting of some 100 interior and justice ministers which Italy will be hosting in Rome on 5 November as part of INTERPOL’s 81st General Assembly (5-8 November 2012).The M...
11 October 2012

Enhancing regional cooperation on terrorism focus of INTERPOL meeting

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Terrorism experts from some 30 countries and organizations gathered for a meeting of the INTERPOL Fusion Task Force to discuss ways to enhance intelligence exchange and operational collaboration, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa region.The aim of the two-day (9-10 October) Operational Working Group meeting...

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