Forty-two officers from Rwanda National Police (RNP) and Rwanda Correctional Services (RCS), on Friday, March 5, completed the tenth intake of the ‘Police Tactical Commanders Course' at the National Police College (NPC) in Musanze District.
Participants include 40 Police officers and two from RCS.
The Police Tactical Commanders Course is designed to improve the skills of officers in various aspects of policing fields, as well as interpretation of superiors intent in daily activities, human security and leadership.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) in charge of Administration and Personnel, Juvenal Marizamunda, who presided over the pass-out, thanked the officers for the discipline and determination exhibited during the 16-week course, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said that Rwanda National Police emphasizes training and capacity building in general to further enhance the quality of policing.
The Deputy Police Chief challenged the officers to be defined by "professional conduct."
"This course is meant to upgrade your skills so as to execute your daily tasks effectively," DIGP Marizamunda said.
Building Police professionalism, he added, is not only limited to training but also in infrastructure development, upgrading ICT systems as inevitable tools in this globalization era.
DIGP Marizamunda urged the trainees to uphold professionalism and to put to good use the acquired knowledge and skills in their daily tasks.
He emphasized value for policing tasks, to be compliant with the law and RNP core values.
The DIGP appealed to them to always comply with the national COVID-19 prevention guidelines.
“People in Rwanda expect best quality services, professional response to issues of safety and security affecting them but also working with them in policing and human security activities,” said DIGP Marizamunda.
The NPC Commandant, Commissioner of Police (CP) Christophe Bizimungu thanked the RNP leadership for supporting the College to provide quality training.
The Commandant further thanked the officers for the discipline exhibited during the four-month course.
‘’You started the course in November last year while the country was facing the threat of Covid-19, but you took the course seriously while complying with the prevention guidelines and passed; we appreciate that discipline and determination,’’ CP Bizimungu said.
During the four months, course participants covered Police operation, staff and field work, Public order management, law criminology, protection of people and their property and skills-at-arms, among others.