Misconceptions about how INTERPOL works by those who pretend to understand law enforcement
One of my dearest friends works for a branch of Interpol in the U.K. He has for many years, which brought him several times to places like Brazil and Colombia, and several South and Central American locations to make arrests and bring criminals back to the U.K. to face justice. This guy is one tough cookie! He has seen the worst of the worst in Central and South America, been stabbed, beaten, kidnapped, and generally been through the ringer. He now works from the U.K. out of an office, because of the numerous injuries he suffered in his career; which include numerous surgeries to repair his injuries, Chron's disease, and assorted other maladies that have taken him out of the field.
Some people here seem to think that these law enforcement people have access to and can freely publish information in INTERPOL files and this is the biggest evidence you are dealing with someone pretending to be in law enforcement. A person working in law enforcement will never make such erroneous claims. And most of our friends in law enforcement are anything but braggarts, or people who announce what they do. They work quietly for the protection of their family members and do the work they pride themselves in protecting communities.
My dear friend who actually DOES work for a branch of the U.K. region of INTERPOL cannot even publish his own FICTIONAL WORK, which is a damned shame, because he is an excellent writer. He has told me he needs permission even to publish a short story and it goes through so many channels that it isn't worth the effort; then, is usually refused. He certainly cannot publish anything to do with any criminal files of others and he doesn't have access unless GRANTED ACCESS. And even then, he can't publish its contents or comment upon them on the internet. He does have access to cases assigned to him and all materials needed.
Each and every thing he publishes has to go through an approval process. He can't even discuss cases with friends much less broadcast information over the internet on cases. Believe me, as a writer I've asked, but he won't talk. THAT is what a law enforcement professional does.
So when you run into a person who claims they are in law enforcement and makes these outrageous claims, LAUGH YOUR ASS OFF. Because you know right away that they are lying about their profession. INTERPOL is a valuable law enforcement organization that serves a needed purpose. If their employees were buffoons that went about bragging that they knew about this person or that on the internet, their integrity and success would be devalued quickly and their effectiveness.
What I have learned from ex convicts like Jason "Gunny" Bush and Shawna Forde,is that people who want to be considered "tough" frequently list their occupations as law enforcement, border patrol, or soldiers. Many of these are ex convicts who couldn't pass the background screening process. Check out Jason "Gunny" Bush's background and see what I mean: