Guenther Freisleben

Guenther Freisleben is member of the German State Police of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Since June 2004, he has been deployed to the European Union Police Mission in Bosnia- Herzegovina for the highest function in the Republika Srpska as Chief Advisor. During his police career, Colonel Freisleben served in a wide variety of posts and functions, from Patrol Officer to Project Manager in the Ministry of Interior of the South-West-State. Beginning in 1976 as a Patrol Officer, he was appointed to several posts at operational, staff, commanding and strategic levels. He graduated from the German Senior Staff College, as well as from the European Union Commander Course. Since 2001, he has served as the Head of the State Police College Wertheim and therefore is responsible for the training of all German Police officers going to serve in BiH. Additionally, the Police College Wertheim is offering further Police Training courses for State, Federal and International Police Forces. As a permanent member of the nationwide working-group "Missions Abroad," he is very involved in peacekeeping matters. He was employed by OSCE and other International Organisations on international peace and security issues. In 2002, he was elected as a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres (IAPTC). For October 2003 to October 2004, he served as President of the IAPTC.