International Affairs

Police in NRW continue to expand their pioneering role in international police missions and Frontex.
When it comes to soccer, Eugène Heijnen keeps a safe distance. He doesn't really want to talk about it. Especially not at championship times, when the Dutch and Germans are fighting for the European crown. "I'm always for the team that plays nicer and better soccer, and it's clear which team that is." So it is.
On vacation on the Spanish Atlantic coast or at a music festival in France, do you come across police officers from North Rhine-Westphalia? Welcome to Europe!
Europol and
international exchange
International police work is at the heart of the European security architecture. In The Hague, Netherlands, more than 130 employees support the EU member states in the fight against serious forms of international crime and terrorism.
Europol provides SIENA as a web application for the international exchange of information in criminal matters.
International police missions
A total of 155 German police and customs officers are taking part in international police missions. Of these, 25 come from NRW. Twelve of them work for the European Border and Coast Guard in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Spain and Albania.
Minister Reul: "We are only strong together, security is not a solo act. Security needs an orchestra"
Kürzlich besuchte NRW-Innenminister Herbert Reul die deutsche FRONTEX-Mission zum Schutz der EU-Außengrenzen in Nordgriechenland. Polizistinnen und Polizisten aus NRW sind dort als »Border Surveillance Officer« im Einsatz.
Police cooperation with the Netherlands and Belgium often takes place at Euregio level.
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In urgent cases: Police emergency number 110