Dirk Vande Ryse

Head of Frontex Situation Centre


Republic of Poland

Dirk Vande Ryse has 29 years of experience in law enforcement intelligence and border management.

Dirk started out at the Belgian Judicial Police in 1988 where he specialized in serious crime investigations.

In 1999 he joined the European Police Agency, Europol, where he contributed to the pioneering phase.

Since 2007 Dirk is in charge of the Frontex Situation Centre, responsible for situation monitoring, the command and control of real-time surveillance and crisis management support