Some 200 senior delegates from law enforcement agencies across 40 European nations will arrive in Israel next week, to attend the International Interpol Convention.
This will be the first time Israel hosts the prestigious event.
The Israel Police was selected to host the event, which aims to promote cooperation between law enforcement agencies and authorities worldwide.
The three-day conference will be held in Tel Aviv and headed by Interpol President Khoo Bon Hui and its Secretary-General Ronald Noble.
Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch and Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino will attend the gala opening, as will the heads of all other law enforcement agencies in Israel.
The various panels will discuss international strategies for 2012-2013, including international crime, terror, organized crime, financial and cyber crime, drug trafficking, human trafficking, illegal immigration and piracy.
The officials visiting Israel will be given a tour of some of the Israel Police facilities, as well as Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and Masada.
Interpol is the second largest organization in the world. It has 190 members and it enables a unique collaboration between nations on matters of law enforcement.
The Israel Police has nine delegates stationed in Interpol’s European base.