Secretary General, INTERPOL
Jürgen Stock was unanimously elected as Secretary General of INTERPOL in November 2014 to serve a five-year term. Previously a Vice-President of Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), Mr Stock has more than 35 years of policing experience, with more than half of his career in a leadership role.
A proponent of good governance and strategic management, Mr Stock has a proven commitment to international policing through his participation on the boards of several European forums, the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime and the Pearls in Policing think tank. Mr Stock was a Vice-President of Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) from 2004 to 2014, before which he held several leadership positions within law enforcement development institutions, including Head of the Institute of Law Enforcement Studies and Training of the BKA, and President of the University of Applied Police Science in Saxony-Anhalt.
Following his election to head INTERPOL, Mr Stock launched the INTERPOL 2020 initiative to review the strategy, priorities and activities of the Organization, and became the first INTERPOL Secretary General to address the United Nations Security Council. As part of the comprehensive reform and modernization agenda of INTERPOL 2020, Mr Stock has implemented some important changes to enhance INTERPOL’s policing capabilities to more effectively tackle the priority crime areas of counter-terrorism, cybercrime, and organized and emerging crime.
Prior to becoming Secretary General, Mr Stock was a Vice-President of INTERPOL’s Executive Committee from 2007 to 2010 and has chaired working groups on financial and strategic development matters. Mr Stock is of German nationality and holds a PhD in Law.