Wouter Stol

Wouter Stol (1958, the Netherlands) has been working as a chief of police in Amsterdam until 1992. Between 1984 and 1989, he studied Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. Between 1992 and 1995, he was a researcher at the Free University (Amsterdam), completing a PhD thesis on police patrol work and the use of information technology. In 1995 he started working at In-pact, a consultancy in the field of police and ICT, where he conducted research on law enforcement and ICT, police management and policing youth. In 2000 he and his team were transferred to the Police Academy. Currently, Wouter Stol is professor in Cybersafety at NHL University and the Police Academy and professor in Police Studies at the Open University. His main research theme is ‘safety and ICT’.