Interpol to boost police capacity

The global police network, Interpol, will provide technical support to the Interpol National Central Bureau (NCB) to establish its presence at all major entry points across the country.

The global police network, Interpol, will provide technical support to the Interpol National Central Bureau (NCB) to establish its presence at all major entry points across the country.

Speaking to The New Times, the head of NCB, Chief Supt. Tony Kuramba, said his department will soon host a technician from Interpol secretariat to asses needs of installing modern IT infrastructure at all major gateways.

“It is still an idea, but our next step is to see the possibility of installing IT in all these borders with the help of technicians from the General Secretariat and our own technicians,” Kuramba said yesterday.

“It is a project that can benefit even our partners like immigration and customs,” Kuramba said.

He added that it was now up to his department to install i-24/7, a type of communication technology of sharing information fast and safely.  

“It helps us access criminal data bases across 188 member countries which facilitates us in curbing trans-border crime,” Kuramba noted.

“Messages do come in time to time; it is a 24 hours open channel that transmits messages simultaneously to all 188 member countries,”

Among the crimes targeted is vehicle theft, drugs and human trafficking, financial and hi-tech crimes and terrorism.

Fingerprints, DNA profiles, child sexual abuse images and wanted persons, stolen or lost identification and travel documents can also be accessed.
Rwanda joined the global police service in 1974.

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