The five-day course brought together 24 participants from seven EASF member states, namely; Burundi, Kenya, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda and the host, Rwanda.
The course, the first of its kind, was designed to build the capacity for EASF trainers to train and assess Individual Police Officers (IPO) prior their deployment to peacekeeping missions.
The IPOs work as mentors and Police Advisors in peacekeeping missions.
The PTS commandant, Commissioner of Police (CP) Robert Niyonshuti, while closing the course, reminded the trainees to use the acquired skills and knowledge to strengthen efforts towards achieving the EASF purpose.
He added that this provides capability for rapid deployment of forces to carry out preventive deployment, rapid intervention, peace support and stability operations, and peace enforcement.
"This mandate can only be achieved through force training and effective assessment to be done by competent trainers. We are happy that you have acquired knowledge and skills that will help you to fulfill this noble task," CP Niyonshuti said.
The training, he added, is an opportunity to build network and share experiences not only in the field of training and assessment but also in other policing areas.
Col. Ali Mohamed Robleh, the Head of Police Component at EASF, reminded the participants of their responsibility to assess the IPOs in their home countries or police officers from EASF member states.
During the five days, participants acquired skills in combined language assessment, driving skills, weapon handling and shooting exercises.