INTERPOL Washington Launches Notice Request Service

In May 2016, at the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) Washington, the United States National Central Bureau (USNCB) officially launched its Notice Request Service (NRS) for use by its law enforcement partners at the federal, state, local, and tribal levels. INTERPOL uses a color-coded system of notices, which serve as international alerts or informational requests among police in the organization’s 190 member countries. The goal of the NRS is to streamline the process by which U.S. law enforcement may submit a notice request to the USNCB, which processes it in turn for publication by INTERPOL. The service revolves around a secure, web-based application that leverages current technologies to automate the publishing process. Prior to the implementation of the NRS, the user had to fill out a Microsoft Word file form; that file had to be faxed or e-mailed to the USNCB, who then had to manually extract and process the information from the file. Now, the electronic application is automatically sent to the USNCB in a format that allows case workers to quickly review and process the request before sending it to the international organization.

The NRS currently allows law enforcement to submit notice requests for three types of INTERPOL notices (red, blue, and green), with more types in development. For more information about the USNCB and the NRS process, please go to the INTERPOL Washington home page.

The USNCB is home to the INTERPOL Operations and Command Center (IOCC), which serves law enforcement agencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. IOCC personnel are available to answer questions about the NRS around the clock.

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