From the State and Local Division: INTERPOL Washington: Linking U.S. Law Enforcement to the World

As crime becomes increasingly globalized, international police cooperation becomes more vital. INTERPOL Washington facilitates the exchange of police information and promotes cooperation and assistance among law enforcement authorities around the world. INTERPOL Washington provides the communications network, framework for police cooperation, and essential tools and services that lead to timely investigations for U.S. law enforcement authorities and their counter-parts across the world who are engaged in the fight against transnational crime and terrorism. As the designated representative to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) on behalf of the U.S. Attorney General, INTERPOL Washington serves as the national point of contact for all INTERPOL matters, coordinating international investigative efforts among member countries and the more than 18,000 local, state, federal, and tribal law enforcement agencies in the United States.