Internal Criminal Investigations Network (ICIN)

ICIN connects organisations that are responsible for criminal investigations regarding an employee within a police organisation. ICIN has its mandate within Europol and the network has currently 26 member organisations.

ICIN is important in order to fight corruption within police organisations

The primary purpose of the network is to share methods for how to detect and investigate corruption within police organisations. ICIN also aims to enhance the public’s confidence to the member organisations, the police organisations and to Europol. ICIN is ultimately a crime preventing tool that can help Europol succeed in its operational investigations and cooperation between the members without interference from insiders.

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(Sorted in alphabetical order by country)

  1. Belgium: The Standing Police Monitoring Committee
  2. Bulgaria: Internal Security Directorate
  3. Czech republic: Inspectorate of the Security Forces of the Czech Republic
  4. Cyprus: Police Internal Affairs Service
  5. Denmark: The Danish Independent Police Complaints Authority
  6. Estonia: Internal Control Bureau
  7. France: General Inspectorate of the National Gendarmerie
  8. France: The French General Inspectorate of the Police Force
  9. Hungary: National Protective Service
  10. Iceland: Hersak
  11. Ireland: An Garda Síochána/ Anti-Corruption Unit
  12. Latvia: Internal Security Bureau
  13. Lithuania: The Immunity Board
  14. Malta: Malta Police Force/ Professional Standards
  15. Montenegro: Department for Internal Control of the Police of the Ministry of Interior
  16. North Macedonia: Department of Internal Control, Criminal Investigation and Professional Standards
  17. Poland: Internal Affairs Bureau of the Police
  18. Romania: Anti-corruption General Directorate (DGA)
  19. Slovakia: Bureau of the Inspection Service
  20. Slovenia: Internal Investigation and Integrity Division
  21. Spain: Guardia Civil /Servicio de Asuntos Internos
  22. Spain: National Police/Unidad de Asuntos Internos
  23. Sweden: Special Investigations Department
  24. The Netherlands: Rijksrecherche
  25. The Netherlands: VIK
  26. United Kingdom: Metropolitan Police Service Professional Standards Department

ICIN was established in March 2020 and had a start-up meeting in May 2021 with all the member organisations. An acting ICIN Executive Committee (SWE, NL, LT) with Mrs. Ebba Sverne Arvill (SWE) as an acting Chairperson was elected. The secretariat rotates.

Two men in blue suits stands on each side of a woman in a grey suit.

ICIN Secretariat. From the left: Žydrūnas Butkevičius, Ebba Sverne Arvill and Willem-Jan de Koning.

ICIN Executive Committee

  • Ebba Sverne Arvill, acting Chairperson,
    Special Investigations Department Swedish Police, Sweden
  • Žydrūnas Butkevičius
    The Immunity Board, Lithuania
  • Willem-Jan de Koning
    Rijksrecherche, the Netherlands

Contact ICIN Secretariat: icin@polisen.se