A total of 30 Police officers yesterday completed the ‘Intermediate Command and Staff Course’ organised to reinforce and equip them with more policing skills in line with the changing policing environment.
They included 25 officers from Rwanda National Police (RNP) and five from South Sudan National Police Services (SSNPS).
The training, conducted at the National Police College (NPC) in Musanze District, covered courses in routine staff work, operational staff work, insurgency and counter insurgency, introduction to campaign planning, leadership and management skills, basic computer and communication skills, crime scene management, media and community policing, and international relations.
While presiding over the conclusion of the three month course, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Emmanuel K. Gasana, urged graduands to use their newly acquired skills to address safety concerns in their respective jurisdictions.
“I am certain this training was demanding, but it was also rewarding. You should use the skills your acquired to build your field exposure and improve your personal performance as well as the that of officers under your command,” IGP Gasana said.
One of the course beneficiaries, Major Steven Malish Lasu, from SSNPS, said the knowledge acquired will help him lead his peers in enforcing law and order in his country.
“What we learned and shared in the three months at the National Police College is critical in administering law and order,” he said.
Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) John Sesonga, who participated said: “The course met our expectations and helped us broaden our knowledge. We are going to employ the skills acquired to help achieve Police’s set goals.”
The third intake of the course is a brain-child of RNP. The previous course was conducted in October 2013 and attracted 26 police officers from six African countries including Burundi, Kenya, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda.