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Israel Police to Host Colleagues at 41st Interpol Conference

For the first time ever, Interpol will hold its annual convention in the Jewish State. The gathering will be held next month in Tel Aviv.
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 4/2/2012, 9:28 PM

Danino visits traffic police
Danino visits traffic police
Police spokesman's office

Israel Police will host their colleagues in Tel Aviv at the 41st international Interpol conference next month. It is the first time the gathering is being held in the Jewish State, a “big honor,” according to Israel Police Commissioner Inspector-General Yochanan Danino.

"We are proud to host the leaders of the fight against crime and terrorism,” Danino said.

Approximately 200 top police officials are expected to attend the gathering from some 50 nations, in addition to ministers, international observers and other officials. Among the topics covered will be a number of high-level sensitive closed-door discussions, Danino said.

International cooperation among colleagues is essential when facing the numerous challenges that arise in the field of law enforcement, he added. Europe in particular is facing many such challenges at present, Danino said, and mutual support is needed to maintain public order and provide the assistance necessary to help lower crime.

Interpol, acting on a request from India's Central Bureau of Investigation, recently issued Red Notices for four suspects wanted in connection with the February 13 bomb attack on an Israeli diplomat’s car in New Delhi. An Interpol Red Notice is a notice describing a wanted person and asking that he or she be arrested with a view to extradition.