English_UK Candidate for INTERPOL Secretary General_Stephen Kavanagh - Flipbook - Page 9
Stephen Kavanagh for INTERPOL Secretary General 2024: Innovation, Impact, Integrity and Inclusivity
and provides sustainable resources. It will
also allow the alignment of departments,
directorates and international offices to
boost corporate efficiency; challenge
siloed working and protectionism; improve
collaboration within and across teams; and
be more focussed on specific member
country needs. With this structure, all those
who work for INTERPOL will have a greater
sense of our mission and we will be able to
‘up our game’ in the global battle against
the modern poly-criminal threat landscape.
INTERPOL needs to strengthen its inclusivity.
We must be a truly global organisation;
reflective of all of the citizens and members
we serve, and able to foster the next
generation of global policing leaders.
What underpins all of our work, is working
closely and collaboratively with international
partners on the issues that matter to them.
I have led the charge on INTERPOL’s
regional and global capability development
programmes for the 195 National Central
Bureaux, and I am also Chair of the global
Heads of National Central Bureaux meeting.
Through my work, regional engagement
has increased through the establishment
of additional regional representation, such
as the INTERPOL Liaison Office in the
Caribbean. Inclusivity also means improving
INTERPOL’s responsiveness and support
in the management of major, regional
crises. As General Secretariat lead for
Project Gemini, I help improve connectivity
and capability in under-resourced
INTERPOL bureaux around the world.
I am, and have always been, determined
to put my skills, values and experience
to use in helping to support the brave
women and men of policing around the
world; from the officer on the front line,
to the analysts working hard behind
the scenes. I want to create a global
talent pipeline; building a sustainable,
diverse and representative pool of law
enforcement leaders, both for INTERPOL
and for its member countries. Our
approach to tackling criminal threats
and addressing evolving challenges can
only be done if we attract, retain and
develop the best global talent. Diversity
and inclusion are more than numbers—
they are the heart of an organisation.
If elected as Secretary General of
INTERPOL, I pledge to create an inclusive
organisation with greater focus on
delivering more frontline operations, more
capacity building, and more proactive,
innovative strategic operations. We must
be prepared to take informed risks, to
speed up our processes to better respond
to emerging challenges, and to diversify.
The changes we make today
will transform the policing of
tomorrow, and usher in a new,
connected era of international
With your support, I will renew and embolden
INTERPOL’s global commitment to keep our
citizens, communities and our planet safe.
I will draw on the organisation’s century of
experience to empower our membership
to meet both emerging and established
policing challenges. I will show that the
changes we make today will transform
the policing of tomorrow, and usher in a
new, connected era of international crime
fighting for the next one hundred years.
Stephen Kavanagh QPM DL