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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.

 View the profile of Ronald K. Noble

Next Secretary General

On 17 June 2014, Juergen Stock of Germany was selected by INTERPOL’s Executive Committee as its candidate to be the Organization’s next Secretary General.

The candidacy of Juergen Stock will be submitted to INTERPOL’s supreme governing body, the General Assembly, for endorsement when it meets in Monaco in November. If endorsed, he will assume office when current Secretary General Ronald K. Noble steps down in 2015.  

 View the profile of Juergen Stock

 Read the media release

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.