Prof. Dr. Jürgen Stock was born in Wetzlar on 04 October 1959. In November 2014, Dr. Stock was unanimously elected as the Secretary-General of INTERPOL.
Before joining INTERPOL, Dr. Stock was the Vice President of the Bundeskriminalamt (Federal Criminal Police Office) in Germany.
From 1978 to 1987 Stock was a police officer in Hesse. In 1984 Mr. Stock left to pursue a career in law and from 1996 to 1998 was the Deputy Head of Section at the Bundeskriminalamt. In 1998 he was appointed Professor and as founding rector of the Police College for Higher Professional Training in Saxony-Anhalt and in 2000 became Head of the Institute of Law Enforcement Studies and Training at the Bundeskriminalamt. In 2004 he was appointed Vice President of the Bundeskriminalamt.
Additional duties Mr. Stock has held include being a member of the advisory body at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology on the “Industry political strategy for innovative and internationally successful security solutions” since 2010; member of the “Corporate Compliance” working party of the Institute for European Affairs (INEA) since 2009; member of the Federal Government’s scientific project committee on security research since 2007; and a member of the project management of the Federation/State Law Enforcement Crime Prevention Program since 2000.
Mr. Stock has held a number of prestigious positions including Vice President for Europe at the International Criminal Police Organisation (ICPO Interpol), Chairman of the Strategic Development Subcommittee from 2007 to 2010, Deputy Chairman of the European Research and Innovation Forum (ESRIF) from 2007 to 2009 and Delegate for Europe in the Executive Committee of the International Criminal Police Organisation (ICPO-Interpol), Chairman of the Finance Subcommittee from 2005 to 2007.