Equipos de intervención

Incident Response Teams


An INTERPOL Incident Response Team (IRT) is deployed at the request of a member country during a crisis situation.

The teams promote cooperation among countries and facilitate access to INTERPOL’s tools and services.
There are two types of IRT:

  • Disaster – an emergency response to unforeseen catastrophic events, such as large-scale accidents or natural disasters;
  • Crime – the deployment of specialized personnel to assist and support a member country faced with a major or serious police issue. Crime IRTs provide specific expertise and investigative support to police.

An IRT can be briefed, equipped and deployed anywhere in the world within 12 to 24 hours of an incident.

Expert assistance

An IRT is typically composed of expert police and support staff from INTERPOL, its member countries or external partners, who provide investigative and analytical support at the site of the incident.

The composition of the team is tailored according to the specific nature of the disaster or crime and the requirements of the requesting country.

Team members are highly specialized and trained personnel, able to work with the requesting member country to meet its specific needs.

IRTs can provide a range of investigative and analytical support at the incident site in coordination with the INTERPOL General Secretariat, such as:

  • Issuing international notices for fugitive terrorists whose arrests are sought by member countries;
  • Database queries of fingerprints to quickly identify suspects;
  • Access to the database of lost or stolen travel documents;
  • Money laundering expertise;
  • Coordination of response to disaster victim identification through a wide network of international experts and laboratories.

The first IRT was deployed in October 2002 to Indonesia following a terrorist bombing in Bali. As of April 2016, a total of 109 teams have been deployed to countries across the world.

17 enero 2017

INTERPOL and Qatar enhance collaboration on disaster victim identification

09 noviembre 2016

Los datos biométricos de terroristas son necesarios para activar el mecanismo de alarma a escala mundial, según INTERPOL

14 septiembre 2016

INTERPOL team helps safeguard ASEAN summit under EU-ASEAN programme

03 agosto 2016

INTERPOL team in Brazil to support security measures during Rio Olympics

08 junio 2016

INTERPOL’s global network supporting Euro 2016 security

25 marzo 2016

INTERPOL global resources supporting Brussels terror probe

18 marzo 2016

Sospechosos de pesca ilegal capturados en una operación española

08 enero 2016

French Secretary of State updated on INTERPOL initiatives to protect sports

10 diciembre 2015

INTERPOL team assists Philippines in securing APEC summit under EU-ASEAN programme

19 noviembre 2015

Major sports events security focus of INTERPOL meeting with NCS4

26 junio 2015

Police cooperation focus of visit by Gabon Minister of Interior to INTERPOL

25 marzo 2015

INTERPOL envía un equipo para colaborar en la investigación del siniestro del avión de Germanwings

24 noviembre 2014

INTERPOL brings together sporting event security experts to exchange best practices

11 septiembre 2014

Un presunto terrorista buscado por Argelia ha sido encontrado en una cárcel de Malí gracias a verificaciones efectuadas a través de INTERPOL

25 julio 2014

INTERPOL envía un equipo de emergencia a Mali tras el accidente del avión de Air Algérie

23 julio 2014

La identificación de las víctimas del vuelo MH 17 mediante los protocolos de INTERPOL prosigue en los Países Bajos

22 julio 2014

Un equipo de intervención de INTERPOL inicia en Ucrania la identificación de las víctimas del vuelo MH 17