Robert Frain

Robert Frain

  • Policy Officer
  • INTERPOL, France

Robert Frain has been working at INTERPOL since 2015. Primarily, he has focused on strategy, public-private collaboration, and technical matters involved with the development of solutions supporting frontline officers to secure their borders against various areas of criminality.
Since moving to the Directorate for Operational Support & Analysis, he has been working as a Policy Officer assigned to FIELDS (Frontex INTERPOL Electronic Library Document System) and is responsible for the outreach, service delivery, and enhancements of the newly developed system.


  • ID / Document Fraud

    Criminals and terrorists historically often make use of fake and genuine identity and travel documents to enable their illegal activities. The adoption of Entry/Exit systems and data will no doubt make this more difficult but we should anticipate that criminals and terrorists will use their undoubted ingenuity and considerable resources to circumvent this problem. So, what is the future of identity fraud and how do we put in place mechanisms to identify the vulnerabilities. And once identified the vulnerabilities in the systems how do we plug the gaps and ensure that those gaps and plugs are shared with colleagues worldwide? With different agencies having developed different programs, how can these work together to the benefit of the international border management community?