The Minister for Justice and Attorney General has called for continued policing evolution to match with technological advancement and to continue to be a step ahead in averting sophisticated crimes that are largely cross-border in nature.
He was yesterday, addressing the ‘Police High Council’ at the Rwanda National Police (RNP) General Headquarters in Kacyiru.
The Police High Council is the supreme organ of RNP that brings together its leadership at national, units, regional and district commanders, seniors and junior officers as well as representatives of Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) in the Force.
It was also attended by the Inspector General of Police Emmanuel K. Gasana, and Deputy DIGPs; Dan Munyuza of Operations, and Juvenal Marizamunda of Administration and Personnel.
The Minister, who commended Police for its professional approaches to ensuring safety and security of people living in Rwanda, said that information technology is a wide aspect that requires hands on and adapting to trends.
“The world is moving very fast; the birth and advancement of technology continue to pose challenges to law enforcement agencies globally. This should draw us to what is required as an individual police officer and the entire force to further make the people safer, secure and happy in their daily activities,” Minister Busingye said.
As the country approaches varied events that include the 23rdGenocide commemoration anniversary, elections, and international meetings that will be hosted by Rwanda this year, the Minister said that the existing harmony, peace, safety and security of the people in these events should continue to be the order of the day.
He also highlighted of the need for knowing, respecting and effective interpretation of the law in the execution of their tasks, and called for “personal scrutiny and being exemplary” in fighting corruption.
“Rwandans are glad to have an institution that empowers them, a police force they trust and feel proud to partner with; that image should continue to define each and every officer and further improve the professional standards both in form and substance,” the Minister said.
IGP Gasana reminded the officers that safety and security of the people is their responsibility and urged them to aim for service excellence in their respective units.
The council, held quarterly, evaluates the implementation of resolutions taken in previous meetings and identifies challenges and devises strategies to address them.