Rwanda National Police hosts 3rd IACP Sub-Saharan Africa Executive Policing Conference

The Rwanda National Police, in collaboration with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), will host the 3rd Sub-Saharan Executive Policing Conference in Kigali, Rwanda from March 3-4, 2014. The conference will be held under the theme: “Contemporary policing for a safer world.” It will bring together about 150 participants from African countries, including Chiefs of Police, IACP international members and other senior police officers.
The Rwanda National Police, in collaboration with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), is hosting the 3rd Sub-Saharan Executive Policing Conference in Kigali, Rwanda from March 3-4, 2014.

The conference is held under the theme: “Contemporary policing for a safer world.” It will bring together about 150 participants from African countries, including Chiefs of Police, IACP international members and other senior police officers.

Background 

Founded in 1893, the IACP is a dynamic organisation that serves as a professional voice for law enforcement. It is a comprehensive professional organisation that seeks to ‘serve the leaders of today and develop the leaders oftomorrow’ through providing top-notch education on the most pressing law enforcement topics with renowned keynote speakers, forums and technical workshops, among others. 

The IACP advances professional police services; promotes enhanced administrative, technical, and operational police practices; foster cooperation and the exchange of information and experience among police leaders and police organisations of recognised professional and technical standing throughout the world.

It champions the recruitment and training of qualified persons in the police profession and encourages all police personnel worldwide to achieve and maintain the highest standards of ethics, integrity, community interaction and professional conduct.

Building on its historical successes, it addresses cross-cutting issues affecting Policing and law enforcement, in particular, through advocacy programmes and research, training and other professional services.

Objectives

The 3rd Sub-Saharan Executive Policing Conference is focusing on enhancing international police cooperation against emerging transnational crime.

Expected outcomes

The conference will strengthen the professionalism, cooperation, exchange of information and experience among police forces.

Various Police bodies and institutions are also expected to form unique partnerships to cooperate in various Policing areas.

The IACP conference precedes other international conferences to be held in Rwanda, including the Annual General Assembly of the international Police body – Interpol – to be held next year. 

The Rwanda National Police is committed to bringing together regional and international Police forces and Police organisations to exchange best practices and cooperate in the fight against transnational and organised crimes.

Rwanda’s idea of bringing together all African Interpol Regional settings to form an all African Police Force (AFRIPOL) was adopted by Police heads in Africa during their meeting held in Algiers, Algeria on February 10-11, 2014. 

AFRIPOL will boost efforts to fight common challenges on the continent such as terrorism, organised trans-national crime such as drug trafficking, cybercrime, counterfeit medicines, environmental crimes as well as serious disturbances of public order and social peace.

As the IACP conference takes place in Kigali this week, Rwanda is also preparing to host the Interpol General Assembly, come 2015.  

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