INTERPOL’s meeting recommends improvements to FASTID

WAM ABU DHABI: Participants from 13 member countries of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) recommended expanding the use of the organisation’s bulletins and improving the FAST and the efficient international disaster victim IDentification (FASTID) Project which was launched in April 2010.

The recommendations were made at the two-day10th meeting of INTERPOL’s consultative team on bulletins for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Through FASTID project, INTERPOL seeks to create the first ever police database to identify and link missing persons and unidentified bodies on an international level.

Participants also recommended publishing bulletins and information on wanted criminals on the organisation’s website.

They also called for increasing the number of member countries in INTERPOL’s consultative committee on bulletins.

Emmanuel Leclaire, Assistant Director of INTERPOL’s Command and Coordination Center, who chaired the meeting, thanked the UAE for hosting the conference and praised its efforts to developing the INTERPOL’s bulletins For his part, Major Mubarak Al Khaiili, Head of the INTERPOL’s National Central Bureau in Abu Dhabi, thanked the participants for the efforts they made at the meeting.