Stephen Rimmer

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(policeman, propagandist)

Stephen Rimmer ia a former Director of Prevent and of the RICU "counter terror" propaganda unit. He was succeeded in this post by Debbie Gupta.

==Career A biographical note issued at a PREVENT meeting in Aberdeen in January 2009 noted:

Stephen Rimmer joined the Home Office in 1984 and worked in a variety of policy posts there and in Northern Ireland Office until 1993. Having been involved in the Prison Service bid to run Strangeways Prison after the 1990 riot, he was Deputy Governor there for two years, before working in the Cabinet Office as Director of the Central Drugs Co-ordination Unit until 1998. He subsequently became Governor of first Gartree Prison in Leicestershire (an all lifer establishment) and then Wandsworth Prison (a large Victorian local prison).
He became Director of Policing Policy in the Home Office in January 2002, with responsibility for all areas of police policy work other than the Standards Unit. He joined the Metropolitan Police Service in October 2005 as a member of its Management Board and as Director of Strategy, Modernisation and Performance. In November 2007 he returned to the Home Office to become Director of the Prevent Strategy, and of the Research Information and Communications Unit, within the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism.[1]



  1. 'Speakers', TACKLING NEW PRIORITIES PREVENTING VIOLENT EXTREMISM IN OUR COMMUNITIES, Thursday 22 January 2009, Richard Donald Suite, Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen