Interpol is the International Criminal Police Organisation. Established in 1923 as the International Criminal Police Commission, it took its current name in 1956. 190 countries are members, making it the second largest intergovernmental organization after the United Nations. The headquarters are in Lyon, France, where it employs over 500 staff under the leadership of President Khoo Boon Hui.
Interpol is a politically neutral organization, which attempts to work exclusively to develop international police cooperation and focus on public safety. It deals with a number of issues including terrorism, genocide, war crimes, human and drug trafficking, environmental crime, missing persons, corruption and money laundering.