Types of notices issued by INTERPOL: All you need to know about it

INTERPOL is the world's largest international police organization, with 190 member countries. It enables police around the world to work together to make the world a safer place.

Below are the types of notices issued by the INTERPOL


  • Red Notice: It is issued by the INTERPOL to seek the location and arrest of wanted persons with a view to extradition or similar lawful action. 
  • Yellow Notice: INTERPOL issues Yellow Notice to help locate missing persons, often minors, or to help identify persons who are unable to identify themselves.
  • Blue Notice: Blue Notice is mainly issued by the INTERPOL to collect additional information about a person's identity, location or activities in relation to a crime. 
  • Black Notice: When information is needed about unidentified bodies Black Notice is issued by the INTERPOL.
  • Green Notice: It is issued to provide warnings and intelligence about persons who have committed criminal offences and are likely to repeat these crimes in other countries. 
  • Orange Notice: Orange Notice is issued to warn of an event, a person, an object or a process representing a serious and imminent threat to public safety.
  • The INTERPOL-United Nations Security Council Special Notice: Created in 2005, it is issued for individuals and entities that are subject to sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). It is mainly issued to alert national law enforcement authorities that certain sanctions apply to designated individuals and entities. The three most common sanctions are: Issued for groups and individuals who are the targets of UN Security Council Sanctions Committees. 
  • Purple Notice: INTERPOL issues this notice to seek or provide information on modi operandi, objects, devices and concealment methods used by criminals.

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