ROADPOL Executive Committee

The ROADPOL Executive Committee is responsible for implementing the decisions of the Council.
It comprises of the President, General Secretary and other selected members.


Volker Orben 300ROADPOL
Volker Orben (Germany)

ROADPOL President from March 2020 Volker Orben has been TISPOL President from April 2019, the predecessor from ROADPOL.
Volker Orben is experienced in state and federal traffic and constitutes his main area of expertise.
His career led him to the situation room at the Headquarters in Mainz, as deputy head of a motorway police and on to the Ministry of the Interior Rhineland-Palatinate. He took over the traffic policing portfolio at the Ministry when he worked for the Head of the Rhineland-Palatinate Police Service.

For many years he was part of the Committee for Internal Leadership and has played a significant role in implementing the cycle of leadership. Orben is representative of the Rhineland-Palatinate Interior Ministry´s Road Traffic Group in the committee representing both the states and the federation and also headed the subproject "Traffic Safety 2017".

In 2016, Orben was named the German representative in the European Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) TISPOL and was elected into the board by the member states of TISPOL. Almost at the same time he was made privy to the leadership of the working Group "Operations" - OPG.

Volker Orben with his German TISPOL office organizes the annual one-week TISPOL conference with international participants and speakers at the Rhineland-Palatinate Police University in cooperation with the Rhineland-Palatinate Police University.

Since April 2019 Orben has been TISPOL President. As a main topic during his presidency he is highlighting the necessity of harmonising traffic rules in Europe. From March until July 2019 he was seconded to European Commission DG MOVE where he was working among other things on Cross Border Enforcement Directive.

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Sanja 02.02.2022 300 ROADPOL Vice President
Sanja Veic (Croatia)

I was working at Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Croatia, in the General Police Directorate - Road Safety Service for more than 25 years, as independent police inspector.

After high school I graduated as security engineer. My job position was on national level, so included coordination and cooperation with all regional traffic police forces.

Two main parts of my work were collection, analysis and dissemination of road traffic accidents statistics and international cooperation on road safety issues. I was involved in Croatian negotiation process for membership in the European Union since its beginning as member of interministerial experts group dealing with implementation of EU Directives in the road transport area.

Also, I was involved in creation of National road safety programme of the Republic of Croatia 2011-2020 which was based on EU 4th Action Programme for the road traffic safety 2011-2020 and UN Decade of Action.
During 2004 and 2005 I was representative of Croatia at UNECE WP1 - Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety. With years of experience, I became a member of European Commission’s expert group CARE - the European Union's road accidents database as well as ETSC PIN panellist for Croatia.
In December 2017 together with ETSC I organised ETSC PIN talk in Zagreb, Croatia. From year 2013 I also participate as Croatian representative at High Level Group on Road Safety of the European Commission.

At my request I was retired on 1st January 2022, but I’m continuing to work as Vice President of ROADPOL to help and contribute to better road safety across the Europe.

My free time is reserved for pilates classes for which I’m licenced instructor. 

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Heinz Albert Stumpen 300ROADPOL
General Secretary
Heinz-Albert Stumpen (Germany)

In a police career spanning 42 years Mr Stumpen served in the German federal state of Northrhine-Westphalia, where he rose to be Deputy Head of Traffic Police for the city of Münster. Since 2013 Mr Stumpen has been Deputy Head of Faculty and a lecturer for traffic science and traffic psychology at the German Police University.

August 2020 he retired and became officially Guest Lecturer at the German Police University.
Mr. Stumpen is certified Auditor for Total Quality Management (ISO 9000 et seq.) and Lead Auditor Road Traffic Safety Management Systems (ISO 39001).
He publishes in different trade journals and is peer reviewer for publications in the field of Road Traffic Safety for CEPOL's European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin.

“The activities of ROADPOL are very important all over the EU and for each Member State. As we all know, traffic safety activities are often not the number one priority in policing, and stand back behind other tasks, such as combatting terrorism, organised crime and other threats,” he said.
“But there is no similar field of activities which can be as successful as road policing in safeguarding our citizens and communities, and helping them to avoid losing loved ones or suffering from lifelong disability because of a single moment.”

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Elvira Zsinkai 300Elvira Zsinkai

I have been working for the police for 22 years now. I started as a patrol at one of the public order units at the Budapest Police Headquarters and later I worked different fields of the police (call centre and custody but as a response officer also).

Besides my work I started my studies at the National University of Public Service. I graduated as Law Enforcement Administrator in Traffic Policing so after my graduation l was appointed as traffic accident investigator at the traffic unit and I dealt with investigating of serious traffic crimes for more than 11 years, which had big influence on me.

In 2015 I became the member of RAILPOL (European Association of Railway Police Forces) Railway Accident Working Group as an expert and the Hungarian representative.
In 2016 I was appointed at the Traffic Enforcement Department of National Police Headquarters. My present position is on national level and my main tasks are coordinating and giving guidelines to all regional traffic forces.
I don’t have too much free time but if l have l like travelling, sightseeing, getting to know more about local foods and traditions. I do sport also.

I am a fanatic of Kangoo Jumps and l like running as well. Doing sport inspired me to learn as an aerobic trainer but because the lack of free time unfortunately I don’t keep trainings.

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Marijke Eskes

Chair of ROADPOL Operational Working Group (OPG)
Marijke Eskes 


Chief Inspector Marijke Eskes (1960) is a police officer with more than 30 years of experience in leadership within the Dutch police. She is currently chief of the Infrastructure department of the regional police unit Central Netherlands.

After a short career as a teacher in sports she decided to join the police.

After completing the training at the police academy, Marijke worked in different departments like community policing and the crisis management department.

She also has a lot of experience in riot control and in big scale police operations

She is a Tispol/Roadpol member since 2015

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Federica Deledda


I graduated from the Police Accademy in Rome at the age of 24 after which I was appointed as an investigator to deal with burglaries, robberies and drug dealing. I was responsible for managing the patrols with territorial control functions: the so called “Flying squad”. It was a job of great responsibility and very exciting, but the best emotions were always when I worked among the public with the neighbourhood policemen or when I went to the schools to meet the children. The greatest personal benefit of our work is the contact with people! And when you can help them and they know they can trust you.

13 years later I decided to try a new experience within the Traffic Police. A real challenge for me: so many new thing to learn! But I discovered a brand new way to help people: through prevention, awareness-raising and close monitoring we can really save people's lives. I have never felt so useful!

I am currently a Deputy Commissioner of the Italian State Police and Chief of the Traffic Police of the Province of Cremona.

I also have a degree in Law with top marks and honours, an MA in Public Communications... but the most important and beautiful things I have learned, I did on the road.

I have been a member of ROADPOL's Executive Committee since September 2021.

Also, with an extremely busy work schedule, I try to spend every bit of my spare time with my husband, my children and my dog.

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Damyan Vladinov photo 1Damyan Vladinov


TISPOL/ROADPOL Council member since 2008 and member of the Technology Working Group since 2012. Actively participated in a large number of road policing trainings, seminars, and joint cross-border enforcement operations. In 2021 elected as ROADPOL Executive Committee member.

Graduated the Technical University - Sofia with a degree in Engineering, and completed a postgraduate program in“International Economic Cooperation” at the University of National and World Economy-Sofia.

Joined the Police in 1998.

Since 2004 - Head of Unit in the Traffic Police Department at the National Police General Directorate, responsible for various areas of activities of the Traffic Police: Information Systems, Specialized Exchange of Information and Cooperation with EU Structures. A specific feature of the Bulgarian Traffic Police is the wide range of activities including Road Traffic Control, Vehicle Registration, Driver’s Registering and Licensing, Road Traffic Accidents Analyses and Statistics, Prevention and their derivatives. Above listed activities are elements of the spectrum of Road Safety and his significant advantage is to be familiar with the functioning of all of these systems and their interconnections.

Since 2015 he has held his current position as Head of Section “Driving Licenses Exchange of Information”. Designated as National Contact Point as regards Directive 2006/126/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on driving licenses with responsibility for direct communication with the National Authorities of EU Member States issuing driving licenses. Awarded many times for achieving high professional results.

Since 2007 he has worked in different Road Safety expert groups formats chairing by the Directorate- General” Mobility and Transport” of the European Commission. Bulgarian representative in the High Level Group on Road Safety, organized and chaired by the European Commission with main responsibilities to participate in road safety discussions at EU level and to ensure the link between the EC and road safety institutions at national level.

In 2017 with regard to the forthcoming Bulgaria's Presidency of the Council of the EU, he successfully completed a full package of training courses “Chairing the meeting of the working groups/bodies of the Council of the EU” conducted by the Diplomatic Institute of the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ENA (French National School of Administration) and European Institute of Public Administration.

Since 2019 he has designated as Project Coordinator of Component 1- “Enforcement Chain” of Road Safety Exchange Project financed by the European Parliament and under the management of the European Commission.

Married with 2 sons. Hobbies: mountaineering/hiking, skiing, cycling, listening to music, travelling.

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