A group of 240 officer cadets attending the seventh cadet intake at the Police Training School in Gishari, Rwamagana District, visited Kigali International Airport, yesterday, and interacted with several officials on how safety and security is maximised at the airport.
The Cadets were received by the airport commander, Chief Superintendent Desire Gumira, who took them on a guided tour of the airport and it’s security systems.
They also examined how migration, customs, cargo checking, and other security services interlink and work closely to ensure safety for the airport.
CSP Gumira told the cadet officers that airport security is paramount for any country.
“Rwanda National Police has a duty to guarantee security at the airport, well knowing that it is a busy area with very many people moving in and out of the country, including foreigners.
“As cadets, you need to understand this because you will be required to use the skills you have acquired to ensure that this safety and security is sustained,” he said.
During the discussions, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) David Rukika, Chief Instructor at the Police Training School, said such study tours are aimed at equipping aspiring officers with the necessary knowledge to improve their efficiency while implementing Police mandate.
“Upon your graduation, some of you will be deployed at this airport and you will be required to be on alert, and to act professionally, to ensure safety of travellers,” CSP Rukika said.
Another group of officer cadets visited Inyange Industries to learn about production and supply chain of factories and industries, with an aim of increasing their knowledge about quality and safety of consumable products.
Such study tours are key to cadet officers because they are expected to handle clients with varying complaints that require vast knowledge and experience, officials said.