Cellules d'intervention

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.

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