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INTERPOL signs agreement with France to strengthen police cooperation

  • Securing the 2024 Olympic Games: Support includes deploying an INTERPOL team to Paris throughout the event

PARIS, France – Ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, a cooperation agreement has been signed between France and INTERPOL to strengthen security and international cooperation during this major global event.

The agreement covers a range of areas drawing on INTERPOL’s global network and expertise including:

  • Collaborative coordination through the organisation of joint workshops and meetings ahead of the event.
  • A continuous exchange of information in order to effectively address any potential threats or transnational crime.
  • Strategic assistance in order to strengthen law enforcement in order to confront any complex situations.
  • The deployment of an INTERPOL Major Event Support Team (IMEST) for the entire event to ensure close collaboration with the Central Section for Operational Police Cooperation of the DCIO.

International cooperation is essential to the success of major events and keeping athletes, spectators and all participants safe.

IMEST team members facilitate real-time exchange of messages and vital police data between countries. This data includes fingerprints, photos, wanted person notices, and data relating to stolen and lost travel documents and stolen motor vehicles.

The first IMEST was deployed in 2002 to the USA for the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. To date, nearly 160 teams have been deployed across the world.



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