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Over 200 Police officers complete basic special forces course

The Minister of Interior, Alfred Gasana, on Thursday, September 14, presided over the pass-out of 228 Police officers, who completed the nine-month 'Basic Special Forces Course' at the Counter Terrorism Training Centre (CTTC) Mayange in Bugesera District.

The pass-out of the 11th intake was also attended by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Felix Namuhoranye.

Minister Gasana reiterated the impact of quality training and professionalism on the safety and security of people and their property.Read more

PHOTOS: Marine operations course ends in Rubavu

On Friday, September 15, some 27 Police officers and park rangers completed a two-month basic marine course, fifth intake, conducted in Lake Kivu, Rubavu District.

Commissioner of Police (CP) Bruce Munyambo, Commissioner for Community Policing, presided over the graduation of the 10 Police Marine officers and 17 game rangers from Akagera National Park.

It is the first batch of park rangers trained in maritime to reinforce operations against environmental and other crimes in Akagera National Park. Read more  

Harmonizing efforts against GBV and child abuse

A consultative meeting bringing together different stakeholders was held on Tuesday, September 12, to harmonize efforts in the management of Gender Based Violence and child abuse.

The meeting held at the Regional Centre of Excellence on GBV and Child Abuse in Kacyiru, brought together Rwanda National Police (RNP), Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion, Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB), UN agencies, Action Aid and Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace and Security.

While opening the one-day consultative meeting, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Teddy Ruyenzi said that stakeholders came together to strengthen the Regional Centre of Excellence through a multi-sectoral collaboration framework in the implementation of the centre’s strategic plan.Read more

Private security companies urged on service delivery

Private security firms act as national security force multiplier. Their effectiveness, therefore, relies heavily on professionalism and operating in compliance with the law.

In a meeting between Rwanda National Police (RNP) and owners and managers of private security service providers, held on Monday, September 11, at the RNP General Headquarters in Kacyiru, they were urged to aim for quality services at facilities under their protection.

Commissioner of Police (CP) John Bosco Kabera, the commissioner for Infrastructure Security and Private Security Providers (ISPSP), said that despite professional steps taken, some standard operating procedures have not been followed or implemented, two years after the law governing private security services and Ministerial Order relating to operations of private security service providers, were established.Read more

Rwandan Police peacekeepers in CAR conduct Umuganda

The Rwanda Protection Support Unit (RWAPSU) operating in Bangui under the UN Multidimensional Integrated Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA), on Saturday, September 9, conducted Umuganda to promote hygiene and sanitation, and to fight malaria.

The communal work in Camp Castors was attended by the mayor of the 3rd Arrondissement, Atahirou Balla Dodo and other local leaders as well as local residents.

It focused on opening water channels, trimming bushy neighborhoods, roads and hygiene activities in homes. Read more