Stephen Martin was appointed as Temporary Deputy Chief Constable on 11 August 2018. Whilst he has many responsibilities in this role he is specifically responsible for performance and change management. He has over 32 years police service and has a wide range of experience in uniform and detective roles as well as Headquarters.
Stephen was previously responsible for the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Crime Operations Department. His portfolio included Criminal Investigation Branch; Serious Crime Branch; Intelligence Branch; Specialist Operations Branch; Crime Operations Support Branch and Public Protection Branch. He is also recognised as an expert in dealing with critical incidents.
Prior to this 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 the overall Police Commander with responsibility for the policing of hate crime and parades and public order policing within Northern Ireland. He was ACC Operational Support Department for one year where he had responsibility for a range of operational policing areas that supported Districts and he was the policy lead for Firearms and Public Order.
He holds a Master’s 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 and he received an OBE in the Birthday Honours list 2018.