Radiological and Nuclear Expertise

Building intelligence-led and sustainable capacity to deal with radiological and nuclear incidents.

National Capability Assessment and Training Process

An effective response to the malicious use of radioactive materials requires specialized awareness and capabilities in addition to traditional law enforcement skills.

We engage with priority member countries in a process that increases capacity of national law enforcement agencies to effectively manage radiological and nuclear terrorism incidents through our National Capability Assessment and Training (NCAT) process.

The NCAT process typically involves engaging with a member country over three to four years through six sequential stages. This includes assessing and identifying needs measured against a peer-reviewed list of capabilities and key performance indicators, and then working with the relevant law enforcement agencies to address gaps and improve performance.

NCAT activities include training, or the coordination of courses, workshops and seminars implemented by INTERPOL, and supported by additional subject matter experts, including international organizations such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

We also work with external donors and international partners to address specialized equipment needs of high priority countries.  We combine training, the provision of specialised equipment, coordination assistance, and leadership support from specialized experts in radiological and nuclear security.