The Inspector General of Police, Emmanuel K. Gasana, has challenged Police officers who completed the ‘Basic Police Tactics and Methods’ training to use their newly acquired skills in investigating crimes and facilitating justice.
IGP Gasana made the remarks yesterday at the closure of the five-day training that attracted 25 police officers from different units.
The training, facilitated by German trainers, covered subjects such as; the science of evidence, complaint file keeping, first criminal response, Police interrogation and practical exercise of police interrogation.
“The knowledge that you have acquired is important. You are, therefore, required to apply it in your daily investigative duties,” IGP Gasana said.
“The modern day technology advancements go along with sophisticated and emerging trends of crime. This kind of situation requires a high level of technical knowledge in crime investigation,” he added.
He also lauded the existing partnership between Rwanda National Police (RNP) and the Federal Republic of Germany.
The German envoy to Rwanda, Amb. Peter Fahrenholtz, reiterated Germany’s commitment to the bilateral relations with Rwanda and commended RNP for its professionalism.
“Rwanda Police has a high level of skills and I also respect the honesty and integrity of the Force.
“This professionalism has a very critical role in the development of the country, and the work of Police reflects the level at which a country has reached,” Fahrenholtz said.
He commended RNP’s contribution to peacekeeping missions around the world, adding that such factors attract Germany to strengthen its cooperation with the Force.