No. We also have many civilians working at Europol. They offer important support, but also hold operational posts.
IT professionals are crucial to Europol’s mission and activities. They make sure that the robust analytical and communication systems are up and running to ensure cross-checks and criminal intelligence can be carried out quickly. Translators and civilian investigators are part of a team, which scour the web for terrorist propaganda and refer it to relevant platform moderators. Policy advisors support the coordination of national policies. This means Member States have a unified response to crime. Audio-visual technicians, conference staff, human resources specialists ensure that our work can be done in the best possible conditions, whether it be a conference or an operational meeting or a field deployment. Security officers make sure Europol’s headquarters is one of the safest and more secure buildings in the world, thereby preserving the EU’s criminal intelligence databases. Communication specialists reach out to EU citizens and promote what Europol does. They also make the public aware of how they can avoid becoming a victim of crime themselves.