Jürgen Stock

Jürgen Stock

Secretary General

Jürgen Stock was appointed as Secretary General of INTERPOL in November 2014 and was re-appointed in October 2019 to serve a second five-year term. He has more than 40 years of policing experience.

Secretary General Stock has initiated changes in four key areas: to improve core business services to police, establish strong partnerships, embrace innovation, and strengthen governance structures and mechanisms.

He established three global programmes to guide all INTERPOL’s policing activities: Counter-Terrorism, Organized and Emerging Crime, and Cybercrime.

Since 2014, Secretary General Stock has also overseen the creation of a specialized task force to review Red Notice requests, a new Statute for the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files, a review of the legal framework around the Organization’s governing bodies, and a change in the funding model to focus more on public sector contributions.

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.