The Commission for the Preservation of the New Order, or COMPNOR for short, was a government agency and a powerful political tool of the Galactic Empire. It started as the Commission for the Protection of the Republic, in the last days of the Galactic Republic, the democratic state which the Empire replaced. COMPNOR created an education program used to convince galactic citizens of the benefits that Imperial rule could bring. It encompassed several sub-agencies.
- "COMPNOR surveillance and investigation operatives in several sectors have noted an increase in both anti-Imperial propaganda and mobilization among malcontent groups. ISB is making arrests and interrogating prisoners in various Imperial facilities in an effort to learn the identity of the culprits."
- ―ISB Deputy Director Harus Ison to Emperor Palpatine
Several sub-agencies functioned under the auspices of COMPNOR, including the Coalition for Progress, the Ubiqtorate, and the Imperial Security Bureau. The Minister of Information, who was tasked with muzzling the Imperial Press Corps, was part of the Coalition for Progress, which encompassed the ministry of which he oversaw, responsible for controlling the Imperial HoloNet News Network. All divisions of the Commission were housed in the COMPNOR arcology, a massive building located in the Federal District of Coruscant, in the vicinity of the Imperial Palace and the Naval Intelligence headquarters.
COMPNOR was led by a Director and a Deputy Director. It had surveillance and investigation operatives in all galactic sectors controlled by the Empire. When noting an increase in anti-Imperial propaganda or mobilization among seditious groups, agents of the Imperial Security Bureau division were brought into action.
COMPNOR started as the Commission for the Protection of the Republic, in the last days of the Galactic Republic. When Sheev Palpatine, the Supreme Chancellor of the Republic, proclaimed himself Emperor, the Galactic Empire was founded, and the Commission for the Protection of the Republic became the COMPNOR. By the sixth year of the Palpatine's reign, COMPNOR was on the rise in the Imperial hegemony. That year, Armand Isard was made director of the agency.
- Tarkin (First appearance)
- (First mentioned)