INTERPOL Notices are international alerts allowing police in member countries to share critical crime-related information.

Notices are published by INTERPOL’s General Secretariat at the request of National Central Bureaus (NCBs) and authorized entities, and can be published in any of the Organization’s official languages: Arabic, English, French and Spanish.

In the case of Red Notices, the persons concerned are wanted by national jurisdictions and the notices requested are based on an arrest warrant or court decision. INTERPOL's role is to assist the national police forces in identifying and locating these persons with a view to their arrest and extradition.

In addition, Notices are used by the United Nations, International Criminal Tribunals and the International Criminal Court to seek persons wanted for committing crimes within their jurisdiction, notably genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

Types of Notice

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Red Notice
To seek the arrest or provisional arrest of wanted persons with a view to extradition.
Notice - yellow
Yellow Notice
To help locate missing persons, often minors, or to help identify persons who are unable to identify themselves.
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Blue Notice
To locate, identify or obtain information on a person of interest in a criminal investigation.
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Black Notice
To seek information on unidentified bodies.
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Green Notice
To warn about a person's criminal activities if that person is considered to be a possible threat to public safety.
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Orange Notice
To warn of an event, a person, an object or a process representing an imminent threat and danger to persons or property.
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INTERPOL–United Nations Security Council Special Notice
Issued for individuals and entities that are subject to UN sanctions.

Published Notices – Individuals
Published Notices – Entities

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Purple Notice
To provide information on modi operandi, objects, devices and concealment methods used by criminals.


Only those notices approved for public dissemination appear on this website (the full list of Notices is available to authorized users on INTERPOL's restricted-access website).

Any individual who is subject to an INTERPOL Notice should be considered innocent until proven guilty.

Any unauthorized alteration of any portion of any INTERPOL Notice is considered as a violation and subject to legal prosecution.

Legal basis

A Notice is published only if it fulfils all conditions for processing the information. For example, a Notice will not be published if it violates Article 3 of the INTERPOL Constitution, which forbids the Organization from undertaking any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character.

Notices are processed in line with the following rules which ensure the legality and quality of information, and the protection of personal data:

The legal basis for a Red Notice is an arrest warrant or court order issued by the judicial authorities in the country concerned. Many of INTERPOL’s member countries consider a Red Notice to be a valid request for provisional arrest.

Furthermore, INTERPOL is recognized as an official channel for transmitting requests for provisional arrest in a number of bilateral and multilateral extradition treaties, including the European Convention on Extradition, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Convention on Extradition, and the United Nations Model Treaty on Extradition.


Similar to the Notice is another alert mechanism known as a 'diffusion'. This is less formal than a notice but is also used to request the arrest or location of an individual or additional information in relation to a police investigation. A diffusion is circulated directly by an NCB to the member countries of their choice, or to the entire INTERPOL membership.

12 marzo 2018

Nepal and India police cooperation via INTERPOL nets wildlife fugitive

05 febrero 2018

Los dirigentes de INTERPOL y las Naciones Unidas tratan asuntos de seguridad mundial

06 diciembre 2017

Safeguarding victims of human trafficking and smuggling priority for international experts

06 diciembre 2017

La mejora de las investigaciones sobre prófugos, tema central de una reunión de INTERPOL

09 junio 2017

Una operación fronteriza de INTERPOL en el Sudeste Asiático da lugar a la captura de sospechosos buscados internacionalmente

04 mayo 2017

INTERPOL warning on human trafficking links to the fishing industry

20 marzo 2017

INTERPOL issues Red Notice against suspected ivory smuggler

04 noviembre 2016

INTERPOL training under EU-ASEAN programme spotlights border security

14 septiembre 2016

INTERPOL team helps safeguard ASEAN summit under EU-ASEAN programme

13 junio 2016

INTERPOL border operation in Southeast Asia targets crime suspects

20 mayo 2016

La lucha contra las redes de delincuencia organizada implicadas en la pesca ilegal, eje de una reunión de INTERPOL

12 mayo 2016

Tackling corruption requires collective response, INTERPOL Chief tells international summit

13 abril 2016

INTERPOL border operation in Southeast Asia targets terror suspects

01 abril 2016

El intercambio de información eficaz debe fundamentar las medidas contra el terrorismo nuclear, declara el jefe de INTERPOL

30 marzo 2016

Internationally wanted paedophile behind bars thanks to swift police action by Cambodia and Belgium via INTERPOL

19 marzo 2016

INTERPOL aconseja mejorar la vigilancia fronteriza tras la detención de Abdeslam

18 marzo 2016

Sospechosos de pesca ilegal capturados en una operación española

14 enero 2016

A petición de Francia, INTERPOL publica una notificación roja sobre Papa Massata Diack

11 enero 2016

El Jefe de INTERPOL afirma que la lucha contra el terrorismo se encuentra en una etapa decisiva


 Red Notices



 Yellow Notices


 INTERPOL–United Nations Security Council Special Notices
Individuals - Entities

Can you help?

Do you have information that could help locate a fugitive or missing person? If so, contact the police in your area who will notify INTERPOL.

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