The second intake of station commander’s course constituting sixty Police officers, ended yesterday at the National Police College in Musanze District as Rwanda National Police continues to improve the policing skills of its personnel.
The three-and-half month course was attended by officers drawn from different police station across the country, and is designed to improve the skills in command and control, service delivery and customer care, administrative skills as well as command post and field training exercises that are beneficial to their policing demands, among others
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Emmanuel K. Gasana, while presiding over the closure of the course, emphasized on “inspection, supervision and good administration” as key to their effectiveness in command and control in their assigned duties.
The event was also attended by the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) in charge of Administration and Personnel, among others.
The world and Rwanda in particular, he said, is moving very fast which requires new and effective approaches in policing in dealing with the emerging security challenges that development brings along, and that such trainings are developed to fit that context.
The Police Chief further urged the officers to stand for the vision of Rwanda National Police (RNP) of “People in Rwanda are safe, involved and reassured” while aiming for service excellence, building a sold policing relation with the people, and ensure proper record keeping.
He also urged them to be the true definition of professionalism and integrity, always eager to learn and know more, and be exemplary leaders that transforms their subordinates into equally focused and result-oriented leaders.
IGP Gasana also appealed to the officers not to engage in bad acts of drunkenness, corruption, misuse of office equipment and rumors.
“Understand and translate your responsibilities in a professional manner and always predict and prevent what can affect service delivery at a station.”
Earlier on, the IGP inaugurated the newly constructed Northern region Police headquarters, also in Musanze, which will house the offices of the Regional Police Commander (RPC), the District Police Unit (DPU) of Musanze and the Police Station of Muhoza.
The two-storey facility worth about Rwf332 million, is part of the five modern facilities including the RNP General Headquarters that were constructed under guidance and support by President Paul Kagame, to improve the welfare and infrastructure schemes of the force.
The Police Chief called for “continuous improvement and preservation” of what has been attained.
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