Thirty Police Officers, on Monday, started Ten days course in ‘Fire and Arson Investigation’ as Rwanda National Police continues to enhance the officers’ capabilities against fire outbreak.
The officers are from the department of criminal investigation, Fire and Rescue Unit and Kigali Forensics Laboratory (KFL).
The course held at the Ethics Centre at the Police General Headquarters in Kacyiru, includes how to collect evidences, scene preservation and documentation and record keeping.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Emmanuel K. Gasana while officially opening the course observed that fire incidences contribute to loss of lives and property including destroying the environment.
“We therefore need more specialized and qualified personnel to contain fire related issues” the IGP noted.
The session, he said, is important for the force to fight and investigate fire-related cases and to enforce the law.
He challenged trainees to take the course seriously to enable them execute their duties effectively.