A four-month Supervisory Course ended on May 6 at the National Police College (NPC) in Musanze District as Rwanda National Police (RNP) continues to upgrade the skills of its personnel in varied policing disciplines under its capacity building strategy.
Thirty students including 26 police officers and four from Rwanda Correctional Services (RCS) completed in the eighth intake. Four of the total students are also girls.
During the intensive training designed to address emerging policing challenges, participants covered matters related to policing a developing community and dealing with contemporary security issues, among others.
Commissioner of Police (CP) Felix Namuhoranye, the commandant of NPC, who presided over the event, on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, congratulated the officers for successfully completing the “highly demanding course.”
He pointed out that RNP understands the need to continuously enhance capacity of its personnel in all areas at all levels, including tactical commanders, who are at the forefront of law enforcement and protection of people and property.
“In line with this, and considering the contemporary landscape of crime that has become increasingly transnational, like terrorism, law enforcers ought to be many steps ahead in terms of skills and capabilities to curb potential effects of criminal organisations,” CP Namuhoranye said.
He added that there cannot be any better investment than capacitating the officers to be at the best position of ensuring sustainable safety and security, which the supervisory course focuses on.
“This will benefit not only individual officers and their institutions, but also the country as a whole. I believe this course has not only been an opportunity for you to improve on your knowledge and skills at tactical command level in line with the fight against emerging crimes and insurgency, but also an occasion to share experiences and good practices,” he told trainees.
Commissioner for Training, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Jimmy Hodari challenged them to effectively put to use the skills and knowledge acquired to contribute to the RNP’s constitutional mandate of ensuring public safety and security.
“We expect these fresh minds and skills on practical police work,” ACP Hodari said.
He challenged them that they should be able to demonstrate outstanding command, leadership, management and staff abilities, with communication skills, teamwork and other relevant qualities required of a police commander.