Head of Mission: Günther Freisleben


Günther Freisleben (Germany) was appointed as Head of EUBAM Rafah Mission in December 2017.

Mr. Freisleben held many positions:

  • Since August 2014, Police Headquarters Karlsruhe City and Region, Chief of Police/Head of all units
  • 2006-2014, Police Division Schwäbisch Hall, Brigadier /Chief of Police 
    2001 – 2006, State Police College of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Wertheim Branch, Colonel and Head of Wertheim Branch
  • 1997-2000, Ministry of Interior, State of Baden-Wuerttemberg/Germany, Managing Director ("Technology program future „) financial volume of 680 million DM

International Experience:

  • 2017, Palestine, Advisor and Appraiser for Community Policing Program and Leadership Development Course for PCP on behalf of GIZ and BKA
  • 2015-2016, Tanzania, Advisor and Appraiser for Police Education and Advanced Police training, Leadership Development Course for TPF on behalf of BKA as part of the East Africa II project.
  • 2012-2014, Kosovo,EULEX, Rule of Law Mission, Head of Executive Police and Deputy Head of the Executive Division, assigned as official member of the European External Action Service for EU-Belgrade-Pristina dialogue; Focus: Integration of Serbian security organizations (police, civil defense) in northern Kosovo.                                   
  • 2011, Maldives, fact-finding-mission on behalf of Federal German Government to launch a bilateral support mission - Building a Democratic Police                     
  • 2004-2005, Bosnia- Hercegovina, EUPM Chief Advisor to the Republica Srpska,
    Head of international staff
  • since 2001, Various international assignments (short term) for the United Nations, the European Union, the Federal Foreign Office (ZIF), the Federal Ministry of Interior and for the Netherlands (CESS - Center for European Security Studies)

Other Experience:

  • Since 2005, Trainer for the United Nations, Co-Author of Distance Learning Course and text book: United Nations Police: Restoring Civil Order Following Hostilities
  • Since 2002, assigned to the Commission of Police Regulations (permanent sub working group for the conference of ministers of Interior) as State Representative
  • 2001 – 2006, Assigned to the nationwide working group of police missions abroad


  • 2011 – 2014      University Saarland/Germany Master Commercial Law LL.M. (com) – Studied Business Law
  • 2004 – 2008      University Kaiserslautern/Germany  Master of Arts (M.A.) – social science study of andragogy (adult education)
  • 1992 – 1994      German Police University (Deutsche Hochschule der Polizei (former Polizei-Führungsakademie), Münster-Hiltrup