Rwanda National Police, yesterday, inaugurated the ‘CID School’ block at the National Police College (NPC) in Musanze District, expected to reinforce professionalism of officers in criminal investigations.
It will offer a four-month basic investigation course and senior investigators training which will take six months.
The 20-room, fully-fledged block has a laboratory for practical exercises on crime investigations. Each room has the capacity to accommodate 40 trainees.
It will be open to both local and regional officers to upgrade their skills in criminal investigation against cross-border and transnational organised security challenges, among others.
The Minister for Internal Security, Sheikh Musa Fazil Harerimana, who presided over the inauguration, noted that “Rwanda National Police always seeks to upgrade skills of officers and the new CID School will serve this purpose very well.”
While commending the Force’s role in ensuring security of residents, Harerimana said “Rwandans still expect a lot from its force for sustainable security.”
“This can be achieved if the Ministry of Internal Security and Rwanda National Police become more active, innovative and involve the citizens in policing. This, therefore, serves as a specific example that builds the justice system that serves and fits the citizenry,” he said.
The event was also graced by the Inspector General of Police, Emmanuel K. Gasana, Police commissioners and local leaders, among others.
Felix Namuhoranye, Commandant of the National Police College, said the school will respond to emerging security challenges brought about by development, information technology, free movement of goods and services and other issues identified from various spheres and institutions.
“The school will offer both theory and practical lessons and it will complement skills of officers in combating modern crime,” Namuhoranye said.
The current curriculum was developed by the National Police College and the Nyanza-based Institute of Legal Practice and Development.
Namuhoranye said the school curriculum will always be revised in line with the required skills.
Training remains one of the priorities of Rwanda National Police to equip the officers with skills and knowledge in various policing areas.