Rwanda National Police (RNP) will be part of the Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (EAPCCO) games, which started this Tuesday in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
EAPCCO is a law enforcement body bringing together 14 countries in the region. Founded in 1998, the body was formed as a regional practical response to the need to join police effort against transnational and organized crime.
RNP fielded six teams in the tournament held for the second time, namely; football, handball, athletics, Karate, Taekwondo and shooting.
Seven countries are taking part in the tournament. Others are Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, Burundi and the host, Tanzania.
While flagging off the tournament on Monday, the Prime Minister of Tanzania, Kasim Majaliwa Kasim said that sports is also part of the modern and proactive policing tools, and called for stronger partnership between law enforcement agencies against emerging and technology-facilitates crimes.
“These games depict your commitment to the general good of our countries and our people, but also for law enforcement agencies to develop sports as one of EAPCCO’s objectives,” the premier said.
“We committed to fight corruption, drug trafficking, human trafficking and all sorts of fraud and cross-border crimes, among others. This requires strong cooperation among law enforcement agencies,” PM Majaliwa said.