Thirteen female Police officers return home on Sunday after successfully completing their one-year peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast.
The officers were received at the Police General Headquarters in Kacyiru by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Emmanuel K. Gasana, who thanked them for exhibiting high level of professionalism and discipline during their spell in the West African nation. .
Discipline, he said, is a fundamental prerequisite that should continue to guide them in their respective units where they will be deployed.
Chief Inspector of Police (CIP), Marie Jose Zaninka, the Contingent Commander thanked Rwanda National Police (RNP) for entrusting them to represent their country to bring about peace in Ivory Coast.
She said: “We delivered to the required standard and represented RNP and Rwanda in general, professionally; the people of Ivory Coast our service.”
The services offered by the female officers include patrols, awareness on Gender Based Violence (GBV), corruption and crime prevention, through Community Policing approach.
She said they acquired more experience in policing, which they will share with other officers to further ensure “peace and stability” in the country.
Currently, Rwanda maintains 484 Police officers in eight peacekeeping missions, which include Haiti, South Sudan and Sudan.
Others are Liberia, Mali, Guinea Bissau, Abyei and Ivory Coast.