LTC Marcos Pérez-Mayor Rodríguez

LTC Marcos Pérez-Mayor Rodríguez

  • Chief of Staff of the Border and Customs Police Command
  • Guardia Civil, Spain

LTC Marcos Pérez-Mayor R. is currently assigned to the Border and Customs Police Command at the Guardia Civil General Directorate of Spain. He is the chief of Staff responsible for the coordination and planning of the Command duties and the more than 200 field units in charge of the Border Control and Customs Police of the External borders of Spain and the south west of the European Union. The Lieutenant Colonel previously was deployed as Spanish Counsellor and Police Adviser at the Permanent Mission of Spain to the United Nations in New York and before that post, he served 5 years in J-4 Logistics in the General Staff of Guardia Civil, almost 2 years in the Coast Guard Command (Servicio Marítimo), 9 years in the Intelligence Command (counterterrorism) and 2 years at a Special Forces and riot units, when he had the opportunity to deploy and be part of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo UNMIK as a Platoon leader of a Specialized Police Unit. LTC Marcos is a graduate of Army and Guardia Civil College, Master’s degree in Operational Research, Master’s degree in Security, General Staff graduate and FBI National Academy graduate. Decorate with several military and civilian medals. He is married and a proud father of three children.


  • Countering Serious Organised Crime, Drugs, SALW, Smuggling

    Criminal actors continue to be very creative in developing new techniques and channels to conduct illicit activities. There is an old saying, ‘follow the money’ – investigating financial transactions and use that information to indicate evidence of a crime, a suspect or criminal network. But it is not only the money that facilitates this, it’s exporter, carrier, forward freighter, delivery address, destination and more. Like API/PNR for passengers, this information builds a picture of the whole transaction that will establish patterns and history vital to identifying the organised criminal gangs that smuggle drugs, weapons, people etc. What are the latest challenges in the battle against SOC and how can border and associated agencies better use the data available to them to defeat cross border organised crime.