KIGALI - President Paul Kagame has called upon Rwandans to cooperate with the national police in order to create the required security, a key factor for development.
Kagame said this yesterday while commissioning 192 police cadet officers who had successfully completed 22 months of training at the National Police Academy. The graduation is the third of its kind. The officers, who are graduating with the rank of Assistant Inspector of Police, were joined by their family members, government officials, police commissioners and diplomats to celebrate their pass-out.
The President said that the country expects a lot from the police force especially, and urged police officers in general to love their work and to be professional.
The President continued that police should take a big step in demonstrating the values of sacrifice and hard work just as other institutions have proved such qualities in solving the country’s problems.
He asked the new police officers to exhibit character which will influence other young Rwandans especially university graduates to join the force.
The Commandant of the National Police Academy, ACP Charles Shema, highlighted the role of community policing, saying that cadet officers were useful in helping the local population deal with crime and disorder.