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Community Policing Partners for Justice, Security and Democratic Reforms

Presence in: Nigeria
Focus: Generalist Legal Services

Community Policing Partners for Justice, Security and Democratic Reforms (COMPPART), is a registered nongovernmental, not-for-profit human rights organization working to reduce, and ultimately eradicate, all forms of antagonism between civil society and law enforcement agencies in the lawful discharge of their functions to the communities they serve in Nigeria.

Established in 2002 by Centre for Law Enforcement Education in Nigeria (now CLEEN Foundation for Justice Sector Reform) during her efforts to advocate for the adoption and implementation of community policing in Nigeria, its got registration as an organization following the report and recommendation of an independent evaluator of the project after the funding period by Ford Foundation with the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare of Akwa Ibom State in 2008 and Government has been renewing COMPPART certificate as at when due as a mark of it acknowledgement of the organization to the Justice and Security reforms effort within the Nigeria communities.

COMPPART has been carrying out different intervention activities within her three thematic focus (namely; Justice Sector Reforms, Security Sector reform and Democratic Development) and has become a reference point for the justice, safety, security and democratic needs of the different communities it works with in Nigeria and enjoys a robust and sustainable working relationship with different tiers and organs of government and its agencies, especially the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp, and the Nigeria Immigration Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Office of the National Security Adviser in the Presidency coupled with a partnership status with the National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria.

Additionally, we are members of different credible International and National networks and Coalitions namely: African Coalition on Corporate Accountability ACCA, Coalition for Rights in Development, Coalition of the International Criminal Court, Network on Police Reforms in Nigeria, Nigeria CSO Coalition on Business and Human Rights, National Association for Peaceful Elections in Nigeria, the West Africa Network for Peace-building, and the Partnership Against Violent Extremism –PAVE (Project which it serves as a member of the Steering Committee) in the office of the National Security Adviser to the president of Nigeria and in 2015 was appointed as a member of the Country Support Mechanism (CSM) for southern Nigeria on the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund GCERF working with the Second United Nations Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

COMPPART work since 2002 has been supported by groups such Ford foundation, National Endowment for Democracy Washington D.C, Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or beliefs, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Germany, Norway, Embassy of the kingdom of Netherlands Nigeria, United States of America Consulate general Lagos, and Internal Foundation for Electoral System IFES.

Our strength in carrying out this and any other project in any state in Nigeria is not in doubt as we are on ground and has remained a reference point for Justice and Security in the community we work and every of our proposal is base on grounded experience. Further information about the organization can be obtained from the highly interactive website of the organization

Our Mission is to serve as a leading catalyst in the value re-orientation of citizens’ into an integrated, security conscious, economic vibrant and democratically governed community that guaranteed proactive, holistic and pragmatic policing and business friendly environment to its population and capable of a sustainable conflicts management strategies.

We envision a society with enlightened citizens that have capacity to locate the development agenda within a democratic platform and frameworks that reflect the organic element between partnership problem solving in policing and economy, fundamental freedom and socio-economic opportunities.

People Associated With This Organization

Akpan Saviour Okon

Community Policing Partners for...
Joined May 2016
Interests: Environmental Justice
Saviour Akpan is a Criminologist by Training and an Attorney in View with a Diploma in Public Administration and Law from the Duben Polytechnic Abuja and the University of Uyo respectively. He is currently Pursuing his Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Uyo with special interest in Public and Humanitarian Law. Married with two Children all males. He is the Executive director of Community Policing Partners for Justice, Security and Democratic Reforms- a registered nongovernmental not for profit organization working to reduce and if possible eradicate all forms of antagonism between civil society and Law enforcement Agencies in Nigeria in the lawful discharge of their functions.

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Akpan Saviour Okon is the network champion (main point of contact) for Community Policing Partners for Justice, Security and Democratic Reforms.

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