Wanted persons often travel to another country to try to evade justice. When requested by a member country, INTERPOL can publish a Red Notice to alert police worldwide to a wanted fugitive.
Missing persons can also travel abroad, either voluntarily or involuntary such as in a parental abduction of a child. INTERPOL can publish a Yellow Notice for a missing person.
INTERPOL Notices are global alerts, sent to all member countries.
Most Notices are for police officials use only, but some of them are published on the INTERPOL website so members of the public can help police to find the people concerned.
If you have information on anyone you see in a Red or Yellow Notice on this website, you should either:
- contact the local police in your country, who will then get in touch with INTERPOL, or;
- contact INTERPOL directly via the link on each notice.
Interpol’s Red Notices are issued for fugitives wanted either for prosecution or to serve a sentence. A Red Notice is a request to law enforcement worldwide to locate and provisionally arrest a person pending extradition, surrender, or similar legal action.
Interpol’s Yellow Notices are issued to help locate missing persons, often minors, or to help identify persons who are unable to identify themselves.