Polish Contribution to the European Union Borders Protection

WALDEMAR ZUBRZYCKI
The Police Academy in Szczytno


In the Republic of Poland, the most important formation responsible for the EU external borders protection is the Border Guard. It cooperates with many institutions in order to ensure the highest possible level of security at the borders. It’s not uncommon that the Border Guard’s officers cooperate with the Police, as well as the Customs Service in order to combat crimes. Sources of illegal smuggling are often located in the Asian countries (such as Vietnam, Pakistan or Iraq), as well as the African states, making it necessary for Polish forces to cooperate with the other countries of the European Union. For combating these crimes, the highly specialised agency, FRONTEX, was established. It collaborates with other EU institutions and international organisations, whose activities involve external borders security or migration issues.


Keywords
border, European Union, protection