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Reino Unido de Gran Bretaña e Irlanda del Norte

NCA Police Training exercise

The United Kingdom (UK), which is made up of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, does not have a national police force. Instead, there are 44 geographic forces in England and Wales, and a single force in Scotland and in Northern Ireland.

Each force is led by a Chief Constable who is accountable to law, to the Home Secretary and to local democratic oversight. Democratic oversight is provided by elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in most areas and by the Mayor’s Office in London.

Specialist police forces that work alongside the geographic forces include the British Transport Police, the Ministry of Defence Police and the Civil Nuclear Constabulary.

INTERPOL Manchester

The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for the UK is part of the National Crime Agency (NCA), a powerful body of operational crime fighters with the responsibility of leading the UK’s fight to cut serious and organized crime. The NCA addresses national threats and incorporates the functions of numerous former UK organizations, agencies and units in order to:

  • Tackle serious and organized crime;
  • Strengthen UK borders;
  • Fight fraud and cybercrime;
  • Protect children and young people.

The NCA also provides a range of support services to police forces and law enforcement agencies across the country, including the services provided by INTERPOL Manchester.


INTERPOL Manchester shares the INTERPOL vision and mission. It fights international crime through the coordination and provision of specialist support to investigations and uses INTERPOL channels to build effective partnerships between the UK police forces and law enforcement agencies worldwide.

Structure and functions

INTERPOL Manchester is the point of contact for UK investigations with an international link. It provides UK agencies with a communications network linking them with law enforcement officials in all INTERPOL member countries worldwide. It also provides secure and direct access to INTERPOL’s databases and police services. In addition, INTERPOL Manchester provides INTERPOL services to officers based on the Channel Islands.

INTERPOL Manchester staff deal with crime-related enquiries, translations and the coordination of international police action to locate UK fugitives abroad or fugitives thought to have fled to the UK from elsewhere. INTERPOL Manchester does not deal with members of the public directly. All enquiries must be submitted by local police forces or a law enforcement agency.

INTERPOL Manchester is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Urgent requests received outside of normal office hours are dealt with by a 24/7 Control Centre. All other matters are processed by two specialist teams of investigators:

  • Casework Coordination Unit;
  • Fugitives Unit.

NCB Manchester comprises a Strategy and Support team which provides a Secretariat function and works to improve connectivity between specialist UK law enforcement teams and INTERPOL services and data.

UK Sub-Bureaus

The UK has 14 Overseas Territories it has the duty to keep secure and under good governance. INTERPOL Manchester has an important role to play in helping the UK Government protect its Territories from the threats of international terrorism and organized crime. There are seven INTERPOL Sub Bureaus annexed to NCB Manchester, each with delegated regional authority:

INTERPOL Manchester Sub-Bureaus are an essential link between UK Territory police forces and INTERPOL’s international law enforcement community. Each Sub-Bureau is part of the Overseas Territory’s national police force and serves as the contact point for all INTERPOL investigations relating to that country or requiring international law enforcement outreach from that country.

The Sub-Bureaus are the designated point of contact for the INTERPOL General Secretariat, Regional Bureaus and INTERPOL member countries requiring assistance from British Overseas Territory police forces for investigations and the location and apprehension of fugitives.

INTERPOL Manchester in action
15 junio 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...
23 mayo 2017

INTERPOL assisting UK coordinate international response after Manchester terrorist attack

LYON, France – INTERPOL is assisting UK authorities coordinate their international response following the terrorist attack in Manchester in which at least 22 people lost their lives.The world police body is in close liaison with its National Central Bureau (NCB) in Manchester and has contacted the NCBs in all of its 190 member countries to advise them tha...
02 marzo 2017

Una operación contra el tráfico de especies silvestres se salda con detenciones y decomisos a escala mundial

LYON (Francia) – Una operación mundial dirigida contra el tráfico ilegal de especies silvestres y de madera ha permitido identificar a cerca de 900 sospechosos y efectuar 1 300 decomisos de productos ilícitos valorados en 5,1 millones de dólares estadounidenses.Los resultados, anunciados justo antes del Día Mundial de la Vida Silvestre (el 3 de marzo), po...
23 septiembre 2016

Tackling organized crime in Latin America and Caribbean focus of INTERPOL meeting

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao – Addressing the global problem of Latin American and Caribbean drug crime and its links to other serious crimes, particularly migrant smuggling and human trafficking, was the focus of INTERPOL’s third annual Project Fortaleza meeting held in the Curaçao capital. Project Fortaleza provides Latin American and Caribbean law enforcement w...
09 junio 2016

INTERPOL lanza una operación contra la venta en línea de medicamentos y productos falsos

LYON (Francia) - Medicinas falsas para el tratamiento del cáncer, equipos de diagnóstico del VIH y la diabetes de calidad insuficiente, material odontológico falsificado y equipos quirúrgicos ilícitos son solo algunos de los fármacos y artículos potencialmente mortales incautados en el marco de la operación PANGEA IX de INTERPOL.Esta operación, dirigida c...
29 febrero 2016

INTERPOL supports London’s biggest multi-agency emergency exercise

The United Kingdom’s largest multi-agency emergency services training exercise is taking place on the outskirts of the British capital this week, with support from INTERPOL Manchester and the INTERPOL General Secretariat’s Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) Team.From 29 February - 3 March, Exercise Unified Response will simulate a significant building c...
05 mayo 2015

INTERPOL supports UK operation targeting criminal networks behind vehicle crime

UNITED KINGDOM – An INTERPOL-supported operation in the UK targeting vehicle crime has highlighted the issue of transnational criminal networks trafficking stolen vehicles out of the country.The two-day (28 and 29 April) Operation Britcar was led by the UK National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NaVCIS) and supported by the INTERPOL Stolen Motor Vehi...
10 diciembre 2014

El aumento de la cooperación es esencial para resolver los delitos de abuso de menores en línea, afirma el jefe de INTERPOL

LONDRES (Reino Unido) – Jürgen Stock, Secretario General de INTERPOL, ha afirmado en la cumbre mundial sobre explotación sexual de niños #WeProtect que, para garantizar el éxito de los esfuerzos internacionales contra los abusos de menores a través de Internet, es esencial incrementar el intercambio de información.En su discurso de presentación en esta re...
29 agosto 2014

INTERPOL publica un aviso a escala mundial para encontrar a un niño británico desaparecido

LYON (Francia) – A petición de las autoridades del Reino Unido INTERPOL ha publicado una notificación amarilla (aviso internacional sobre personas desaparecidas) en relación con un niño británico de cinco años al que sus padres han sacado de un hospital.Ashya King, que padece un tumor cerebral, fue sacado del Hospital General de Southampton por sus padres...
02 mayo 2014

INTERPOL contraataca coordinando una operación contra las redes de chantaje sexual

MANILA (Filipinas) ‒ INTERPOL ha coordinado una operación contra las redes de delincuencia organizada responsables de casos de extorsión sexual en todo el mundo que ha dado lugar a la detención de 58 personas, entre ellas 3 hombres vinculados al grupo que acosó al adolescente escocés Daniel Perry.Perry se suicidó a los 17 años de edad el pasado mes de jul...

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Age today: 48 years old
Nationality: United kingdom


Age today: 5 years old
Nationality: United kingdom


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Past events hosted by the UK:

  • 20th INTERPOL European Regional Conference, 1991, London
  • 27th INTERPOL General Assembly, 1958, London