Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) Stephen Martin leads the PSNI’s District Policing Command which has in the region of 4000 officers and staff. He has responsibility for Local and Neighbourhood Policing across Northern Ireland.
He is the overall Police Commander with responsibility for the policing of Hate Crime and Parades within Northern Ireland.
ACC Martin has 30 years police service and has a wide range of experience in uniform and detective roles as well as Headquarters. He was previously the Head of Operational Training for the PSNI for 3 years which included leading on the introduction and embedding of Human Rights principles and awareness into all training.
Most recently 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. Before this he was the 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 a Member of the Institute of Directors. Stephen was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the Birthday Honours list 2013.