READINGS IN POLICING, PEACE AND SECURITY: A festschrift in honour of Dr. Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, fspsp


Dr Kayode Egbetokun, fspsp, is a highly accomplished and versatile Police Officer, whose diverse career experiences have consistently demonstrated his exceptional abilities in the areas of Policing, Peace, and Internal Security Management in Nigeria and globally. Since he joined the Nigeria Police Force on 3 March 1990 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police, he has consistently demonstrated exceptional performance, allowing him to progress through the ranks to Deputy Superintendent of Police. He also served as the Chief Security Officer to the former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Ahmed Bola Tinubu, who is now the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Dr. Egbetokun has had an extensive career in the police force, holding various positions such as Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Lagos State, Squadron Commander of the MOPOL AntiFraud Unit in the FCT Command in Abuja Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, Chief Superintendent of Police in the Administration Department at the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja, Lagos State, Area Commander in Osogbo, Osun State Police Command, Area Commander in Gusau, Zamfara State Police Command, Commissioner of Police Kwara State Command, Assistant Inspector General of Police, Deputy Inspector General of Police, and Inspector General of the Nigeria Police Force. Before becoming the country's number one police officer, he inspired and mentored numerous police officers, scholars, and professionals, implemented projects and programmes to enhance policing, peace, and internal security management, and generally contributed to the growth of humanity.

He possesses a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics, a Master's Degree in Engineering Analysis, a Postgraduate Diploma in Petroleum Economics, a Master’s in Business Administration, and a Doctorate-PhD in Peace and Security Studies. Dr. Kayode Egbetokun, fspsp, is a brilliant police officer, a reputable academic, a resourceful professional, an adept technocrat, and the Inspector of Police of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

It is without question that a book in his honour would be highly appropriate and a well-deserved recognition for the exceptionally intelligent police chief who has paid and continues to pay his dues in safeguarding Nigerians and the Nigerian state. The book is therefore, thoughtfully designed as a token of appreciation for the Police Chief, recognizing his significant contributions to the elds of policing, peace, internal security management, scholarship, and humanity.

The project will be implemented by the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP) in collaboration with the University of Ibadan's Department for Peace, Security, and Humanitarian Studies (DPSHS), the Faculty of Multidisciplinary Studies, and other selected Nigerian Universities.







• to enhance human capital development in the modern knowledge-based economy. It does so by presenting theoretical and empirical academic papers that focus on areas of interest relevant to the career of Dr. Kayode Egbetokun, fspsp, who is being honoured.

• to be a significant contribution to sustainable national integration, security, and global peace. It explores and brings together various areas of study such as policing, political science, peace and security studies, and conflict and development studies.

• to document the professional life of the honoree highlighting his contributions to policing, peace, internal security management, scholarship, and humanity.


Sub Themes:

 Theoretical Issues and Models in Policing

Policing and internal security management

Community Policing

Technology and Policing

Policing and election management

Budgeting and Accountability in Policing

Policing and Human Rights

Police Humanitarian Actions

Policing and Peacekeeping

Ethics and Integrity in Policing

Diversity in Policing

Policing in a Democratic Society

Operational Issues in Policing

Policing, Intelligence Gathering, and Management

Mental Health and Policing

Policing and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Policing and Social Justice

Policing and Youth Restiveness

Youth, Policing and Protest Policy

Gender and Policing

Training and Education in Policing

Policing and Sustainable Development Goals

Legislation and Policing Police Service Commission

Police Oversight Institutions, their Roles and Performance Issues in Peace and Security

Alternative Disputes Resolution

Small Arms and Light Weapons

Multitrack Diplomacy, Peace and Security

Poverty, Peace, and Security

Civil Society Organizations, Peace and Security

Inter-agency Collaboration

Cross-border Security

Terrorism and Insurgency

Policing in Post-conflict Context



The proposed book will utilise the hybridization approach to choose papers for inclusion. Resourceful scholars from institutions of higher learning, high-ranking police and security officials, diplomats, technocrats, and renowned academics are welcome to make contributions to the book.

Furthermore, a small number of deliberately chosen experts will be invited to make contributions to the book.


Important dates:

Deadline for submission of papers March 31, 2024

Peer Review May 30, 2024


Submission of corrected papers June 15, 2024

Editorial Review July 15, 2024

Publication August 10, 2024



1. Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP)

2. Department for Peace, Security, and Humanitarian Studies (DPSHS), Faculty of Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Ibadan,

3. Selected Institutions Institutional Partners

• University of Ibadan, Ibadan

• Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin

• University of Lagos

• Lagos State University

• University of Ilorin


Editorial Board

To oversee the peer review and editing processes, a carefully selected Editorial Board of renowned academics has been assembled.



Each contributor is expected to submit an article of between 15 and 20 pages or 5,000 – 6,000 words in Microsoft Word, Times News Romans, Font Size 12.

Submissions, which should adopt the APA referencing style, 7th edition, are to be made to egbetokunbook@gmail.com ; copy president@spsp.org.


Public Presentation

The festschrift will be publicly presented on September 4, 2024, in Abuja, FCT, Nigeria.

Prof. Sulaiman Elias Bogoro, fspsp Chairman Book Publication Committee

Prof. Noah Yusuf, fspsp Chairman, Editorial Board

Mr. Nathaniel Msen Awuapila, fspsp President, Society for Peace Studies and Practice

Dr. Ruth Abiola Adimula, fspsp Sec





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