“The Russian national office cooperates practically with all Interpol’s members. We are going to continue developing such contacts, and actively support international initiatives in Interpol. In particular, I am referring to projects aimed at introducing modern information technologies, forming databases, and training personnel”.
At 77th Interpol General Assembly
7 October 2008
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin made a speech at 77th Interpol General Assembly
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.
It is a great honour and pleasure for me to welcome the participants in the 77th Interpol General Assembly here in Russia, in St Petersburg.
I would like to begin by congratulating you on the 85th anniversary of your organisation. In the past decades, it has earned a good reputation. The word “Interpol” is known all over the world, and enjoys well-deserved respect.
Today, Interpol has a broad network of offices, a well-developed legislative foundation, and advanced technical equipment. Owing to these unique opportunities, it uncovers major dangerous crimes, deals heavy blows at criminal structures, including cross-border ones. Every year, it detains up to 7,000 criminals.
Every day, you coordinate the operation of the international police community, and help security-related services and law-enforcement agencies of different countries to find a common language.
Interpol unites 186 states. I have just been told that the Vatican has been accepted, so this number is now 187. In this context, I would like to congratulate representatives of the Vatican.
The Russian national office cooperates practically with all Interpol’s members. We are going to continue developing such contacts, and actively support international initiatives in Interpol. In particular, I am referring to projects aimed at introducing modern information technologies, forming databases, and training personnel.
I would like to note that an Interpol-supervised training centre is already operating in Russia. In the near future, it is going to receive international status.
In 15 years, the Russian Interpol office has tripled its document turnover, and professionals know that this is a telltale sign. We are seeing practical results from cooperation with Interpol. In the last 10 years, more than 350 people have been extradited to Russia. The Russian law-enforcement agencies do not only formally cooperate with their colleagues. They are working as if they belong to the same corporation. In 2007 alone, 20 people were detained in Russia, and extradited to other countries.
As I have already mentioned, Russia cooperates with all Interpol members. Our most active foreign partners are Germany, the United States, Lithuania, Belgium, Poland, Ukraine, and the Czech Republic. The scale of cooperation with them is rather large. Our striving for close cooperation fully meets our position of principle. Russia has been consistently advocating the consolidation of the world community’s efforts in countering common challenges and threats to our states and their citizens.
Only together can we withstand international terrorism and drug trafficking, create an obstacle to financial fraud and cyber crime, and put an end to trade in people, which is a disgrace for the 21st century.
These are Interpol’s priorities. We believe that to cope with them, all Interpol members should pool their efforts, share positions, and prevent the practice of double standards. Only in this case the criminals, including those who stage bloody acts of terror, will be faced with inevitable retribution.
We intend to make broad use of the opportunities of international cooperation in the struggle against corruption. It is an acute problem for many countries. It should be resolved not only at national level but also by consolidating the international legal foundation, and shutting down channels of laundering criminal proceeds.
Interpol’s operation has always rested on traditions of professional solidarity and partners’ mutual assistance. I am convinced that they will continue helping you in your noble mission, the main goal of which is to counter evil, protect human rights and interests, and consolidate the power of the law.
I would like to wish you constructive work. I hope that you will avail of this opportunity to see St Petersburg, the beautiful city which is hosting this event.
Many thanks for your attention.
Vladimir Putin’s closing remarks at Interpol’s 77th General Assembly
Ladies and gentlemen,
Globalisation is increasingly affecting politics and the economy. We all know this well. Crime is also becoming global. It is abundantly clear that it is impossible to counter it effectively without such universal organisations as Interpol.
We are very impressed by the de-politicisation of your organisation and your professional approach to resolving problems. It goes without saying that we will give Interpol every support.
However, I would like to mention something different. I was surprised to hear the Secretary General’s reference to “Anna Karenina” by our outstanding compatriot Leo Tolstoy. Despite all the tragedy of this story, it is still a story of love.
It seems to me that it would be more appropriate to mention to such serious audience a book by our other classic, “Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It is really a manual of how advanced professionals should work. The author not only reveals the soul of the criminal, but also shows the intricate psychological struggle between him and the investigator.
Later it occurred to me that to make sure that no crime goes unpunished it is necessary not merely to love one’s profession but also to love the people for whom you work, and to the defence of whose interests you have devoted your life.
Many thanks. I wish you success. Thank you for your attention.
Vladimir Putin’s closing remarks at Interpol’s 77th General Assembly
My Note –
This is an indication of more complete participation in world efforts and equality of interest to pursue the challenges facing the world communities regardless of the political atmosphere restrictive in previous times.
ST. PETERSBURG, October 7 (RIA Novosti) – The Vatican was accepted into Interpol after the unanimous approval of its membership by the organization’s supreme governing body on Tuesday.The Holy See became the 187th member of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) at the police force’s 77th General Assembly, which kicked off in St. Petersburg, Russia through October 10.
Interpol’s Acting President Arturo Herrera Verdugo handed an Interpol flag to a Vatican representative.
The Vatican representative said the world’s smallest independent state was joining Interpol because it shared the organization’s views on dealing with global challenges.
01 July 2009
Austrian Minister of Interior’s visit to INTERPOL seals agreement on landmark International Anti-Corruption Academy
LYON, France – A visit to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters today by the Austrian Federal Minister of Interior, Dr Maria Fekter, saw the signing of a memorandum of agreement between INTERPOL and Austria on the establishment of an innovative international anti-corruption academy in Laxenburg, Austria.
The purpose of the academy will be to ensure the provision of anti-corruption education and professional training for police officials and the private sector. Drawing on the experience of law enforcement, the academy – which will also be partnered by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime – will produce experts in the international fight against corruption. It will also work with other international bodies and universities to provide vital research on effective anti-corruption strategies, legislation and preventative measures.
http://www.interpol.int/ – this is an international crime fighting group
http://www.interpolnyc.com/ – this is a music group
This is an official liaison site for the US / Interpol team –
The Interpol-U.S. National Central Bureau (USNCB), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, serves as the United States’ representative to INTERPOL, the International Criminal Police Organization.
The USNCB is the central point of contact for all INTERPOL matters in the United States, including secure communications with police authorities in INTERPOL’s 187 member countries and access to INTERPOL’s various databases containing information on wanted persons, terrorists, missing persons, stolen and lost passports and travel documents, stolen vehicles, and other law enforcement information.
On a daily basis, the USNCB coordinates and transmits requests for criminal investigative and humanitarian assistance between American federal, state and local law enforcement authorities and their foreign counterparts.
I-24/7: One of INTERPOL’s core functions is to enable the world’s police to exchange information securely and rapidly. The organization’s I-24/7 global police communications system connects law enforcement officials in all 187 member countries and provides them with the means to share crucial information on criminals and criminal activities… (Read more)
MIND/FIND: To help countries connect easily, INTERPOL has developed two integrated solutions using either fixed or mobile integrated network databases, known as FIND and MIND. Both can integrate into the existing computer-assisted verification system in a country. In addition, MIND can be used in a country without an existing system… (Read more)
NLETS Integration: NLETS provides is a computer-based message switching system that links together state, local and federal law enforcement and justice agencies for the purpose of information exchange. This system is the largest outreach tool to state and local police. NLETS was recently combined with the international law enforcement database at INTERPOL to provide law enforcement agents with a complete list of information… (Read more)
FBI Law Enforcement Online: The Law Enforcement Online (LEO) system provides a secure backbone network that law enforcement members can use to communicate securely with the USNCB and transmit Sensitive But Unclassified information. Future plans will allow limited access to the INTERPOL databases through LEO for designated agencies… (Read more)
IAFIS: The Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, more commonly known as IAFIS, is a national fingerprint and criminal history system maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division. The USNCB worked with the FBI and INTERPOL Headquarters in Lyon, France, to develop a gateway to query and store International and Domestic fingerprints within their respective systems. The USNCB’s INTERPOL Operations Command Center now has the capability to convert and run queries against these two databases in real time… (Read more)
RISSNET: RISSNET is a secure intranet that connects 5,700 law enforcement agencies in all 50 U.S. states, as well as agencies in Ontario and Quebec, the District of Columbia, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Australia. RISSNET provides a secure communications backbone between the USNCB and designated U.S. INTERPOL State/County/Major City offices, as well as affording limited access to the INTERPOL databases.
Economic and Specialist Crime
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Economic and Specialist Crime is a branch of the Specialist Crime Directorate within London‘s Metropolitan Police Service. The units main responsibility is to both investigate and take steps to prevent fraud, along with a wide range of other fraudulent crimes which require specialist knowledge and training to investigate. The unit was previously known as the Fraud Squad, or by its previous Specialist Operations designation, SO6.
Formed in 1946, the unit was originally known as Metropolitan and City Police Fraud Department or “C6 Branch”. It was the first integrated cross border, co-operative unit set up jointly between Londons two police services; the City of London Police due to their expertise in business and stock market fraud, and the Metropolitan Police with their investigative experience.
Due to the increasing complexity of business fraud as time progressed, and hence the lessened chances of securing a successful prosecution, saw the implementation of the Serious Fraud Office in 1987. Due to the Serious Fraud Office making C6 obsolete, the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police reverted to having their own Fraud Squads. The MPS’ was then called SO6. Staffed by about 140 detectives, specialised teams within the Squad included the Commercial Crimes Intelligence Bureau, a Financial Investigations Unit, the Fraud Prevention Office, a Surveillance Unit, a Crime Management Unit and a fledgling Computer Crime Unit.
In October 2000, the Fraud Squad was renamed Economic and Specialist Crime as part of the Specialist Crime Directorate, and its remit was expanded substantially to cover a wider range of financial and economic crime and fraud. Several other autonomous units, such as the Arts and Antiquities Squad, were merged with the new unit. The Money Laundering Investigation Team (MLIT) formed in 2003 has a remit to deal with high level Money Launderers and also are active in removing substantial amounts of criminal cash from the Organised Criminal Networks working in and around London.
Economic and Specialist Crime
Who we are
Originally established in 1946 as the ‘Fraud Squad’, the command has now evolved into Economic and Specialist Crime. It is now one of the most varied commands in the MPS.
The command has the lead in the following four main areas: Economic Crime, High Tech Crime, Proceeds of Crime and Human Trafficking.
We also provide a national response to extradition cases, mutual legal assistance and art & antiques crime.
The command also deal with asset recovery through the Proceeds of Crime Implementation Team and Payback units.
What we do
Sterling, the MPS strategy for combating economic crime in London, has made significant inroads into preventing economic crime, which costs the UK economy billions of pounds a year. It has done this through establishing partnership developments with public and private industry such as Companies House, eBay and Western Union. It also remains at the forefront in the fight against the growing threat of identity theft.
Sterling Money Laundering Investigation team conducts intelligence led investigations to proactively disrupt organised criminal networks and seize their financial assets under POCA 2002 and other money laundering legislation. The team encompasses specialist teams including Film Piracy Unit and a team of officers working on fraud cases with an international perspective.
The Film Piracy unit, in partnership with Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), is dedicated to combating film piracy and the organised criminal networks sustaining the manufacture and distribution of counterfeit film product.
The Fraud Teams are responsible for combating serious and complex fraud and corruption within the public and private sectors. The teams work together with public sector partners including local councils, TfL and Immigration Services to protect London from financial crime.
Financial Investigation Development unit provides a corporate response to intelligence from over 50,000 Suspicious Activity Reports received by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) from within the financial community.
The Intelligence unit is the focal point for all intelligence, coming into the command, from the Financial Services Authority, trade bodies, financial institutions and SOCA, in relation to economic and financial crime
The Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime unit is a joint MPS and City of London Police unit, which works with, and is sponsored by, the banking industry to manage serious cheque and credit card fraud.
The Money Laundering Investigation team proactively targets organised criminal networks using money laundering legislation and asset confiscation with the intention of disrupting their influence and activities through financial deprivation.
The Specialist Crime Operations team is a key part of the MPS response to Disaster Victim Identification. They undertake confidential enquiries as directed by Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)
The Stolen Vehicle unit (SVU) has responsibility for investigating and disrupting serious and organised vehicle crime. It also encompasses the Vehicle Fraud Unit, which investigates finance fraud used to purchase vehicles from car dealership. It is entirely funded by Finance & Leasing Association, representing a number of major finance companies. Since October 2008 the National Plant Intelligence unit is a new team with national responsibility for plant theft that is based within the SVU.
The Arts and Antiques unit gathers intelligence on art crime and conducts proactive operations using specialist knowledge for investigations ranging from art faking and forgery to theft and money laundering.
The Computer Crime unit is a highly skilled team dealing with computer and cyber crime committed under the Computer Misuse Act 1990, primarily the offences of hacking, denial of service and maliciously creating viruses.
The Extradition and International Assistance unit has national responsibility for locating and arresting fugitives wanted worldwide. They also conduct enquiries on behalf of and at the request of other countries.
The Regional Asset Recovery team is a multi-agency unit, funded by seized assets, comprising staff from the MPS, Asset Recovery Agency, London City Police and Customs and Revenue, set up to deal with the seizure of criminal assets on a national basis under the POCA 2002.
The Proceeds of Crime Implementation team (POCIT) exists to improve the MPS response to the Proceeds of Crime Act. It assists Borough Operational command units in improving their asset recovery activity taking the cash out of crime.
Operation MAXIM is the MPS partnership with the UK Immigration service (UKIS) and UK Passport Service (UKPS) targeting organised immigration crime and human trafficking in London. The MPS Trafficking Unit also sits within Operation MAXIM.
Operation Payback is a law enforcement initiative by officers from the MPS, HM Customs & Revenue, City of London Police and British Transport Police. The aim is to strip London’s criminals of their cash and assets in a major joint operation using powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2000 to claim back criminal cash and proceeds that fund illegal lifestyles and support crime in the capital.
Specialist Crime Directorate
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New Scotland Yard (NSY) is the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service, responsible for law enforcement within Greater London, excluding the City district, which is covered by the City of London Police.
The current New Scotland Yard building is located in Westminster. Administrative functions are based at the Empress State Building, and communication handling at the three Metcall complexes, rather than Scotland Yard.
The name of the headquarters is derived from its original location on Great Scotland Yard, a street within Whitehall.
The exact origins of the name are unknown, but one explanation is that the site had once been used as a diplomatic mission owned by the Kings of Scotland, prior to the 1707 Union of England and Scotland;
(another being that the street was owned by a man called Scott during the Middle Ages, or that stagecoaches bound for Scotland once departed from the street.)
By the 17th century, the street had become a site of government buildings, with the architects Inigo Jones and Christopher Wren living there. From 1649–1651, the poet John Milton lived there during the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell’s rule.
The Metropolitan Police was formed by Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel with the implementation of the Metropolitan Police Act, passed by Parliament in 1829. Sir Robert Peel selected the original Scotland Yard for the new police headquarters, with the help of Eugène-François Vidocq
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Directorate of Professional Standards
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The Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) is a directorate of London’s Metropolitan Police Service. The Directorate is responsible for investigating complaints against the professional conduct of Officers, the DPS replaced the Complaints Investigation Bureau.
The DPS focuses on standards, and the enforcement of them, in leadership and supervision, security of information and intelligence, recognition of the diversity of communities and staff, identifying and reacting to organisational and individual learning, and maintaining the threat of detection, prevention and management of risk.
The organisation’s duty is wider than the issues of complaints and corruption. There are obligations to treat staff fairly and to be seen as an employer of choice, thus the highest standards must be applied to internal processes as well. In order to achieve this the Directorate has been expanded to encompass employment tribunals, civil actions against the commissioner and the vetting of staff.
Police National Legal Database – UK
ask a question – find police in any UK “parish” or “coventry” – don’t tell ’em I called it that –
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The fresh new colour scheme and contemporary style reflects our easy to use and informative legal databases. The content, links and accessibility of the sites will be much improved however site navigation and format remains unchanged. Once the new image is launched please feel free to send us your comments.
The Home Office are running a public consultation to get public opinions about how the government should handle DNA evidence. The consultation – Keeping the right people on the DNA database – suggests changes to the current guidance on how long DNA records should be kept.
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National Economic Council
President’s Working Group
Diverse, Robust Team
US – Economy and solving the damage from White Collar crime on a macro-economic scale
House of Lords – Parliament Archives
Private Members’ Bills – Friday 3 July 2009 9:30am
Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Bill – Mr Peter Ainsworth (Report stage); Industrial Carbon Emissions (Targets) Bill – Mr Charles Kennedy (2R); Human Rights Act 1998 (Meaning of Public Authority) Bill – Mr Andrew Dismore (2R); Bankers’ Pensions (Limits) Bill – Ann Clwyd (2R); Children in Care (Custody) Bill – Mr Stephen Crabb (2R); Renewable Content Obligation Bill – Dr Alan Whitehead (2R);
(see committee tabs to note their current efforts)
House Of Lords – Parliament UK – 2009
Lords Select Committees
A briefing paper sets out Ways of Participating by giving written or oral evidence to a Select Committee of the House of Lords. Information for Witnesses contains useful guidance for those appearing before House of Lords Select Committees.
Joint Select Committees
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That site above is where you can find about everything else that can be done online or information about a number of general subjects matter on the US Treasury Department site.
Below – is where the portals for their efforts to stop crime are found –
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The mission of the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence is to marshal the Treasury Department’s policy, enforcement, regulatory, and intelligence functions in order to sever the lines of financial support to international terrorists, proliferators of Weapons of Mass Destruction, narcotics traffickers, and other threats to our national security. There are financial networks that underlie all of these threats, and those networks are sources of valuable intelligence and present vulnerabilities that can be exploited.
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What We Do
UN Anti-Corruption Unit – UNODC
“Everyone has a role to play, not only Governments, but also parliamentarians, businesses, civil society, the media and the average citizen. Corruption hurts us all, therefore fighting it is a shared responsibility”
Antonio Maria Costa, UNODC Executive Director
In his statement at the Bali Conference against Corruption held in January 2008.
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