The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Felix Namuhoranye, on Tuesday, September 19, received 22 students and faculty staff of the National Institute of Security Studies (NISS) of Nigeria, at the Rwanda National Police (RNP) General Headquarters in Kacyiru.
The students are in Rwanda for a study tour as part of their Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC). The study tour is held under the theme: “Globalization and Regional Economic Integration, Implications for Sustainable Development in Africa.”
The Police Chief, while briefing the 15 students and their faculty staff, said that Rwanda is a very safe country due to the visionary leadership that offers strategic guidance to ensure that “Rwandans make their safety for granted.”
IGP Namuhoranye said: “In line with the strategic guidance, we had to make a quick shift to ensure that people in Rwanda take their safety for granted, and that equally required a different concept of community policing to put more efforts in prevention to ensure low crime rates and low rates of arrests.
With many young people becoming part of the community policing philosophy; over one million youth volunteers in community policing, more anti-crime clubs in schools and agents of change; it means that we have such a big number that is not involved in any unlawful acts and committed to national security and development agenda.”
He further pointed out the impact of technology in policing singling out cameras, which requires deployment of few Police officers, ensures fairness and justice, a tool against corruption, smart and professional policing.
The delegation was given a depth presentation on Rwanda’s ‘sustainable security for national development; a cornerstone of contemporary policing,” to acquaint them with Rwanda’s policing journey, human security activities, training and security operations both in Rwanda and across borders in peace support operations, technological development, and cross-border cooperation, among others.
DE Egbeji, the Deputy Commandant and Director of Studies at Abuja’s National Institute of Security Studies, said that the strategic study tour is part of the 10-month course, with other members of the programme touring other countries concurrently.
Rwanda is the only African country chosen for the study tour this year, and Egbeji said that “learning starts from home… Africa.”
“We can learn from other countries in the world, but we need to start with Africa. We came to see what Rwanda is learning from globalization and what they are gaining, but also what Rwanda can learn from Nigeria.
So, we came to interact with the people and the government of Rwanda to see how globalization is driving development here. It’s just to share ideas to make sure that Africa is united and benefiting from globalization,” Egbeji said.
The students and faculty staff will also visit the National Police College (NPC) in Musanze District.