Herman Deparice-Okomba, Ph.D., is a political scientist and recognized specialist in the prevention, intervention and management of situations of radicalization and violent extremism in both public and prison environments. Founder of the CPRLV, he is an expert recognized by several international organizations and governments in the implementation of policies, counter-narrative strategies and mechanisms for managing and assessing the risk of radicalization and violent extremism.
Prior to his appointment as Executive Director of the CPRLV, he was responsible for social issues at the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (racial and social profiling, community relations, crime prevention, etc.) Concurrently, he spent three years as director of the SPVM Employees’ Foundation.
A committed, autonomous and creative researcher and manager capable of transforming strategy into achievable and comprehensive objectives, Mr. Okomba is also a lecturer at several universities, where the subjects taught are related to terrorism and emergency management.