Members of Rwanda Youth Volunteers in Community Policing Organisation (RYVCPO) in Nyagatare district have been lauded for their efforts and commitment in ensuring public safety in their communities.
In the meeting with the youth volunteers on September 9, the District Police Commander (DPC) Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Christian Safari thanked them for having offered supported in providing assistance to the disadvantaged.
“Public safety is not just about fighting and preventing crimes but also the welfare of the people. When people are in a good healthy state and welfare, they will definitely not be involved in some type of crimes…. Your efforts towards those affected by the drought are commendable and we encourage you to keep up the spirit to continue contributing to the country’s development,” said SSP Safari.
He, however, appealed to them to enhance their information sharing since they serve as the bridge between law enforcement agencies and the public.
He appealed to them to strengthen their fight against the scourge of drug trafficking and abuse especially illicit gin, which is still common in Nyagatare.
SSP Safari also told youth volunteers to encourage residents on neighbourhood watch saying that the programme has contributed tremendously in keeping communities safe.
The Coordinator of RYVCP in Nyagatare, Michael Rwiyamaho recommitted to ensuring public safety.