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INTERPOL Executive Committee selected Juergen Stock as candidate for next Secretary General

Jun 20, 2014 18:18 IST

Juergen Stock of Germany on 17 June 2014 was selected as the candidate of INTERPOL’s Executive Committee to be next Secretary General of the world’s largest international police organisation, INTERPOL.

Now Stock’s candidacy will be submitted to supreme governing body of INTERPOL, the General Assembly for endorsement in Monaco in November 2014. In case he the general assembly endorse stock’s name then he will assume his office in 2015 after current Secretary General Ronald L Noble steps down.

Juergen Stock was selected after the Executive Committee of INTERPOLE interviews six candidates from France, Germany, India, Italy, Jordan and the UK.

India’s representative for the post was Ranjit Sinha, the CBI Director (he was the first Indian to be shortlisted for the post of Secretary General of INTERPOL).

About Juergen Stock
• He has a distinguished career in policing and fighting crime at the international level
• Since 2004, he has been the Vice-President of the German Federal Criminal Police (BKA)
• He has previously served as Vice-President for Europe on INTERPOL’s Executive Committee

The selection process for the post of Secretary General was started in January 2014 after General Secretary Ronald K Noble announced that he would step down from the post after serving INTERPOL for 15 years. Noble was first elected to INTERPOL in 2000 and under his leadership the organisation has undergone modernizing transformation in all terms like programmes, technology and services. INTERPOL provides services to 190 member countries and services includes the development of the first Internet-based secure global police communications system.


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