Inspector General of the North Rhine Westphalia, State Police
Dieter Wehe has been the inspector general of the North Rhine-Westphalia Police Service, the biggest of the 16 German state police forces, since 2002. He has been working for the German police service for more than 40 years. In his position as head of this police division within Germany’s Ministry of Interior, Dieter represents all uniformed police. He’s involved in all related political decision-making, in particular for operations, traffic, and management and leadership matters within the police force. In addition to RSM’s Advisory Board, he is also on the board of trustees of the German Police University in Münster.
As chairman of the national working committee of international police missions, Dieter works closely with the German government and all other federal states to establish a common approach for successful assignments of German police officers in peacekeeping missions. Dieter was head of the management, organisation and economic directorate at the National Police College from 1998 until 2002. He was also an expert member on the internal affairs committees of Brandenburg state in 2003 and the German federal parliament in 2008. In addition, he has written various publications on police management.
Dieter is married and has a daughter. He loves music and plays the saxophone. He also enjoys playing golf.