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Secretary General

The Secretary General heads the General Secretariat in Lyon, France, and is effectively the Organization’s chief full-time official.

He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day work of international police cooperation along with the implementation of the decisions of the General Assembly and Executive Committee.  

The Secretary General is appointed by the General Assembly for a period of five years and may be re-elected.

Current Secretary General

The current Secretary General is  Ronald K. Noble, serving a third term from 2010 to 2015.

Former Secretaries General

Kendall

1985-2000
Raymond Kendall
United Kingdom

Sicot

1951-1963
 Marcel Sicot
 France

Bossard

1978-1985
André Bossard
France

Ducloux

1946-1951
Louis Ducloux
France

Nepote

1963-1978
Jean Népote
France

Dressler

1932-1946
Oskar Dressler
Austria*

* Oskar Dressler was originally appointed Secretary to the International Police Congress in 1923. He continued in this position until appointed to a new post of Secretary General, created by Article 5 of the revised statutes of 1932. 

Ronald K. Noble, current Secretary General of INTERPOL

Current Secretary General

 View the profile of Ronald K. Noble