Maldives Police can now access Interpol real time criminal information database

Interpol's headquarters in Lyon, France | Photo:

Malé, Maldives – The information management system of the Maldives Police Service and Interpol real time criminal information database are now connected, allowing Police in Malé and atolls to access the Interpol database real time.

The Police working in the front lines can now immediately identify individuals from the Interpol database and take relevant action. This implementation also allows the Maldives police to assist in apprehending suspects and wanted criminals from the database, assisting in international investigations.

The increasing expat population, growing local tourism sector and the potential terrorist activity demands easy, real time access to international criminal information to protect the country from threats.

The databases contain millions of records with information on individuals such as names and fingerprints; stolen property such as passports and vehicles; and weapons and threats such as firearms. Through the database which can be accessed via I-24/7, it provides access to a secure global police communications system. This is the technical network that links law enforcement in all member countries and enables authorized users to share sensitive and urgent police information with their counterparts around the globe.