A delegation of five forensic experts from the Netherlands Forensic Institute visited the Rwanda National Police (RNP) on Monday, a move aimed at assessing and supporting the Force in the field of forensic science.
The delegation, headed by Doris Eerhart-Waslander, the senior scientific support coordinator and the International Forensic advisor at Netherlands Forensic Institute, was received at the RNP headquarters in Kacyiru by the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) in charge of Administration and Personnel, Stanley Nsabimana, and other senior officers.
Their visit aimed at assessing the RNP’s training needs, especially in the field of forensic science, followed that of the Netherland’s Minister for Migration and State Secretary for Security and Justice, in January, who pledged to support the Force in various fields.
Nsabimana briefed them on the Force’s achievements in the last 14 years, including professional crime scene management and the establishment of a forensic laboratory to assist the Justice Sector by providing forensic evidences.
The delegation also visited Kigali Forensic Laboratory (KFL) and Isange One Stop Centre at Police Hospital, which offers free medical, psycho-socio and legal services to GBV victims.
Chief Supt. Morris Muligo, the Director of Kigali Forensic Laboratory, said the centre conducts DNA sampling, document examination and fingerprint analysis among others.
Doris said the RNP had made significant strides in assisting the Justice Sector.
The Dutch government supports Rwanda National Police in various policing areas, including the anti-gender violence campaign.