An Interpol official is responsible for promoting mutual
assistance between international law enforcement agencies within
the framework of Interpolís activities. He/she also liaises with
Interpolís member countries and international law enforcement
agencies within the framework of Interpolís constitution.
What are the minimum requirements to
become an Interpol Official?
The individual must have a driverís licence (code 08 or
higher). He/she must have at least two years functional
experience in a detective environment and must have successfully
undergone a basic detective course. He/she must be willing to
undergo a polygraph, psychometric test and/or security clearance
vetting, whenever required to do so. He/she must be computer
literate and be familiar with the Crime Administration System,
the circulation system and other mainframe systems in use by the
South African Police Service. It is also important that one must
be fluent in at least two official languages of which one must
be English, and preferably know an international language e.g.
French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic.
Individuals undergo training in courses on reporting and
communication skills, crime intelligence, commercial crime,
economic crime, computer crime, general investigation, protocol
liaison and communication.
Where can you be stationed?
Interpol Officials are stationed at the Detective Services of
the South African Police Service at Head Office in Pretoria.
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