Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin is currently responsible for the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Crime Operations Department. His present portfolio includes Reactive and Organised Crime Branch; Serious Crime Branch; Intelligence Branch; Specialist Operations Branch and Public Protection Branch.
ACC Martin has over 30 years police service and has a wide range of experience in uniform and detective roles as well as Headquarters.
Previously he was ACC District Policing Command for over 2 years, with responsibility for Local and Neighbourhood Policing across Northern Ireland. During this time he was also the overall Police Commander with responsibility for the policing of hate crime and parades and public order policing within Northern Ireland.
Prior to this Stephen was ACC Operational Support Department for one year where he had responsibility for a range of operational policing areas that supported Districts and he also was the policy lead for Firearms and Public Order. His last position prior to promotion to ACC was as Chief Superintendent, District Commander in the North West, including Londonderry for 41/2 years. During this time he was overall Police Commander for the City of Culture 2013.
ACC Martin holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and also holds a Diploma in Company Direction from the IOD (Institute of Directors). Stephen was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the Birthday Honours list 2013.