Interpol cyber security course kicks off in Kigali

Thirty-one police officers from 22 countries yesterday started a four-day Interpol course at the Ethics Centre at the Rwanda National Police (RNP) headquarters in Kigali.

The ‘cyber crime investigation’ course, which is being attended by four Rwandan officers, has also attracted four officers from Interpol offices in Kenya and France.

Besides Rwanda, other participating countries, all from Interpol Zone V, include Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Tanzania, Malawi, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Ghana. Others are Seychelles, Swaziland, Zambia, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Mauritius, Djibouti, Lesotho and Mozambique.

The training was organised by Interpol in partnership with RNP.

Participants will cover various cyber crime investigation areas like social media investigation and how to preserve and report online data.