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Stephen Kirkpatrick is the Director of Corporate Support for Cumbria Constabulary holding strategic responsibility for Finance, Human Resources, ICT, Learning & Development, Estates, Fleet, Procurement, Central Services.

 

Stephen Kirkpatrick is the Director of Corporate Support for Cumbria Constabulary holding strategic responsibility for Finance, Human Resources, ICT, Learning & Development, Estates, Fleet, Procurement, Central Services.

 

Stephen Kirkpatrick was born in Carlisle and has lived most of his life in West Cumbria.  He was educated at Cockermouth Secondary School before obtaining an Honours degree in Business Information Technology at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston.

 

After completing his studies, Stephen started his IT career in 1994 working for Independent Insurance Company Limited in Manchester, spending a number of years working across a wide range of technical, project and senior management roles.  Stephen then joined Allerdale Borough Council in 2001 as Head of IT, leading the organisation through a significant programme of IT changes in line with government targets.  From early 2008, Stephen successfully led the introduction of Cumbria’s first Shared IT Service between Allerdale Borough Council and Carlisle City Council.

 

He is a Chartered Member of the British Computer Society, a graduate of the NPIA (Now College of Policing) Senior Leadership & IDeA Advanced Leadership Programmes and has significant experience in PRINCE2, MSP and ITIL disciplines.

 

Stephen joined Cumbria Constabulary as Director of Information Technology in April 2010, becoming Director of Corporate Support in November 2012.

 

Stephen lives in Cumbria and is married with a young family.