Robert Črepinko is the designated Head of the European Migrant Smuggling Centre within the Operations Department at Europol.
Prior to his appointment at Europol, Mr Črepinko held a post of an Assistant director of the National Bureau of Investigation in Slovenia. Mr Črepinko has 20 years of experience in criminal investigation, coordination and supervision. He has a strong expertise in threat/security assessment in perspective of crime prevention and suppression, strong expertise in strategies on fighting criminal phenomena, including organised crime and terrorism, expertise in criminal investigations, police management, crisis management, human rights, rule of law, criminal police, security, leadership, supervising and training.
Since his arrival to Europol, Mr Črepinko managed the Organised Crime Networks team, supporting the member states activities against organised crime in some key priorities including migrant smuggling, trafficking in human beings, organised property crime, drugs smuggling, mafia type organised crime and firearms trafficking.
In addition to his Diploma from the College for Police and Security Studies, Mr Črepinko holds a university degree in Law.