Cellules d'intervention

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 janvier 2017

INTERPOL and Qatar enhance collaboration on disaster victim identification

09 novembre 2016

Les données biométriques sur les terroristes nécessaires pour déclencher l’alarme au niveau mondial, selon INTERPOL

14 septembre 2016

INTERPOL team helps safeguard ASEAN summit under EU-ASEAN programme

03 août 2016

INTERPOL team in Brazil to support security measures during Rio Olympics

08 juin 2016

Le réseau mondial d’INTERPOL pour renforcer la sécurité de l’Euro 2016

25 mars 2016

INTERPOL global resources supporting Brussels terror probe

18 mars 2016

Spanish operation nets suspects behind illegal fishing

08 janvier 2016

Le Secrétaire d’État français aux Sports informé des initiatives d’INTERPOL pour préserver le sport

10 décembre 2015

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

19 novembre 2015

Major sports events security focus of INTERPOL meeting with NCS4

26 juin 2015

La coopération policière au centre de la visite du Ministre de l’Intérieur du Gabon à INTERPOL

25 mars 2015

INTERPOL déploie une équipe pour aider à l’enquête sur le crash du vol de la Germanwings

24 novembre 2014

INTERPOL brings together sporting event security experts to exchange best practices

11 septembre 2014

Un terroriste présumé recherché par l’Algérie est retrouvé dans une prison malienne suite à des vérifications effectuées par l’intermédiaire d’INTERPOL

25 juillet 2014

Déploiement d’une Cellule de crise INTERPOL après l’accident du vol d’Air Algérie au Mali

23 juillet 2014

Poursuite des protocoles INTERPOL aux Pays-Bas, afin d’identifier les victimes du vol MH 17

22 juillet 2014

La Cellule de crise déployée par INTERPOL en Ukraine engage le processus d’identification des victimes du vol MH 17