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The General Investigations and Special Operations Division (Italian: Divisione Investigazioni Generali e Operazioni Speciali), generally known by its acronym DIGOS, is an Italian law enforcement agency charged with investigating sensitive cases involving terrorism, organized crime and serious offences such as kidnapping and extortion. It is a special operational division of Federal Police, territorially organized within each provincial police headquarters (called Questura). It is responsible to the national Central Police Directorate for Crime Prevention (Italian: Direzione Centrale della Polizia di Prevenzione, DCPP), which is a part of the Public Safety Department of the Interior Ministry.