Equipos de intervención

Major Event Support Teams



An INTERPOL Major Event Support Team (IMEST) is deployed to assist member countries in the preparation, coordination and implementation of security arrangements for major events. 

Major events are high profile conferences or sporting events which attract large crowds or intense media coverage. As such, they also attract individuals or groups intent on disruption to gain attention for their cause or for criminal gain. 

Instant and direct access to data services

IMEST team members assist the national and foreign liaison officers of participating countries in making the most efficient use of INTERPOL’s full array of databases. They facilitate real-time exchange of messages and vital police data among all member countries. This data includes fingerprints, photos, wanted person notices, and data relating to stolen and lost travel documents and stolen motor vehicles.

An IMEST can be tailored to a member country’s needs prior to and during an event and brings all of INTERPOL services to focus on the upcoming event. The global police communications network, known as I-24/7, can be enhanced and used for immediate outreach to the worldwide law enforcement community, should the need arise.

Ensuring public safety

An IMEST also has the capacity and resources to become an immediate INTERPOL Response Team if a crisis situation should happen at a major event.

The field of major event planning, preparation and support has increased significantly in recent years. The threat of terrorism and event disruption has forced host countries to dedicate more time and resources to these events. Increasingly, member countries are requesting support from INTERPOL, not only in the lead up to an event but for its duration. 

The first IMEST was deployed in 2002 to the USA for the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. To date, more than 110 teams have been deployed to countries across the world.

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