Robert Črepinko is the Head of the European Migrant Smuggling Centre within the Operations Department at Europol. Prior to his appointment at Europol, Mr Črepinko held the post of Assistant director of the National Bureau of Investigation in Slovenia. Mr Črepinko has 20 years of experience in criminal investigation, coordination and management. He has strong expertise in threat/security assessment in relation to crime prevention, 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, people management and training.
Since his arrival at Europol Mr Črepinko has 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 organise 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.