John Stalker was a policeman on the beat in Manchester before transferring to the CID. He was in the Serious Crime Squad, the Bomb Squad and the Drugs Squad. He rose rapidly within the ranks of the CID and, at the age of thirty eight, was the youngest Detective Chief Superintendent in the country. He headed investigations into the most serious of crimes including murder and terrorism.
Whilst in the force he travelled the world studying terrorism and crime in Europe, the USA and South America. On his return he worked for two years in Northern Ireland.
He later became Deputy Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, the biggest provincial police force in England and Wales with a staff of almost 10,000 serving a population close to 3 million people.
John has established successful new careers since leaving the force. He is a director of a large national security company and runs his own busy consultancy and advisory group.
He is a best selling author, of which his book “Stalker” topped the best sellers for many weeks with worldwide sales of over 400,000. John writes regularly for a number of nationalnewspapers, including the Sunday Times, Sunday Express, the Observer and the Daily Telegraph, and is also a radio and television presenter. His popular Central Television programme“Crimestalker” is currently in its fifth year.
In October 1996 he presented a second four part series, “Inside Crime” for Carlton Television and presented the Carlton TV program The Verdict, which ran for 26 episodes. He is a member of a BBC Governor’s advisory panel. He has appeared on shows such as Question Time, Harry Enfield, Have I Got News For Youand GMTV.
John is an experienced and successful manager of people and a powerful communicator on motivation, leadership and the management of individual and group change.
He has recently visited Australia, South Africa and the USA discussing policing in Britain and the emerging role of private security.
John Stalker offers an honest and different voice in the world of corporate and commercial debate. He regularly hosts seminars, conferences and product launches for large companies and is an informative and lively after-dinner speaker.
John Stalker is a qualified athletics coach, a keen soccer fan and an accomplished jazz drummer.