Stephen White's Story

Author: Stephen White
Stephen White's Story

As the youngest Commandant in the Royal Ulster Constabulary, Stephen White was keen to discover how good leadership, training and support could assist police officers at risk in a conflict situation.

His 1992 Fellowship researched professional training and occupational health approaches amongst the Royal Canadian 'Mounties', the Los Angeles Police Department, the FBI and the New York Police Department. Stephen spent time on the ground, accompanying patrol officers, and in discussion with senior professionals.  As he later progressed through the ranks to Assistant Chief Constable in the UK, Stephen used the knowledge gained through his Fellowship to inform a progresssive approach to human resource management with significant implications for police training including during major operations in Northern Ireland and Iraq.  Stephen spent the final stage of a distinguished Police career in charge of senior leadership development for the National Police College in Hampshire. He is now Vice President (Europe) for the Soufan Group which provides strategic security intelligence services to governments and multi-national organisations. Stephen credits his Fellowship experience with playing a major role in shaping his personal and career development.