Jürgen Stock biography

Jürgen Stock was elected as Secretary General of INTERPOL in November 2014 to serve a five-year term. He brought 35 years of policing experience to the post, with more than half of his career in a leadership role.

A proponent of good governance and strategic management, Mr Stock is implementing a comprehensive reform process called INTERPOL 2020 to enhance the Organization’s ability to meet the global security needs of its member countries.

Prior to becoming Secretary General, 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. Mr Stock is of German nationality and holds a PhD in Law.

INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock

Professional experience

2014-date     Secretary General of INTERPOL
2004-2014     Vice-President of German Federal Criminal Police (BKA)
2007-2010     Vice-President for Europe on INTERPOL's Executive Committee
2005-2007     Member of INTERPOL's Executive Committee
2000-2004     Head of the Institute of Law Enforcement Studies and Training of the BKA
1998-2000     President of the University of Applied Police Science in Saxony-Anhalt
1996-1998     Deputy Head of the Unit Combating Economic Crime, BKA
1996              Attorney specializing in public, penal and international law
1992-1996     Scientific research in Criminology at the University of Giessen
1978-1992     CID Officer in the State of Hesse

Academic experience

2010                Graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute
1998                Graduate of the Senior Police Officer Course, Association of European Police Colleges, UK
Since 2006     Honorary Professor for Law and Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Giessen