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Police get peacekeepers’ training equipment

Rwanda National Police (RNP) on Wednesday received assorted equipment from the United States through its embassy in Rwanda, to support the police peacekeeping training programmes. The equipment, received by the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) in charge of Administration and Personnel,...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 12:13pm

RNP, private security firms meet on ‘standards’

Rwanda National Police (RNP), yesterday, held a meeting with Managers of local Private Security Service Providers (PSSPs) in order to forge a path on how to improve professionalism and standards in the industry. The meeting came on the heels of unprofessional conduct of some private security firms...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 1:54am

Gasana visits Rwandan Police peacekeepers in South Sudan

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Emmanuel K. Gasana, on Saturday visited and addressed over 350 Rwandan Police peacekeepers in Juba, serving under the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The officers include those under Formed Police Units (FPUs) and Individual Police Officers (IPOs), who...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 3:31pm

Police officers return from Haiti mission

At about 10:30am, Monday, a chartered plane carrying a Formed Police Unit (FPU) contingent of 140 officers returning home from a tour-of-duty in Haiti touched Kigali International Airport. The officers under Rwanda FPU8 were headed by Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Yahaya Kamunuga as its...

Monday, September 3, 2018 - 10:04pm

Police intercept two vehicles carrying smuggled minerals

Police in Rubavu District on Tuesday intercepted and impounded two vehicles that were carrying smuggled minerals and clothes. The vehicles were intercepted at a roadblock mounted in Nyundo Sector, Chief Inspector of Police Innocent Gasasira, the Police spokesperson for the western region, said....

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 9:44am

RNP most reliable police force in Africa – WEF report

Rwanda is the number one African country where citizens trust and rely on Police services to enforce law and order and 13th globally, according to the World Economic Forum. The World Economic Forum’s 2017/2018 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) ranks Rwanda above countries like the...

Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 12:30am

Police ask public to stay calm, vigilant during election season

Rwandans need to take extra precautions during the on-going parliamentary election period to ensure that the campaigns and subsequent polls are conducted in an environment that is free and secure. The message was delivered yesterday by the Rwanda National Police spokesperson, Commissioner of...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 9:54am

Justice minister commissions 400 police officer cadets

The Minister for Justice and Attorney-General, Johnson Busingye, yesterday, commissioned 413 Officer Cadets who completed a year-long cadet course at the Police Training School (PTS) Gishari, Rwamagana District. The graduates include 17 officers from Rwanda Correctional Services (RCS). The...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 1:27am

15 arrested as police, RIB bust drugs ring

A joint operation by Rwanda National Police (RNP) and Rwanda Investigations Bureau (RIB) in the City of Kigali has resulted in the arrest of 15 people suspected of either selling or using hard drugs. The operation was conducted over the last two weeks. According to RNP and RIB, the suspects...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 1:25am

Muhanga police arrest three suspected robbers

Police in Muhanga District are holding three men suspected to be part of a gang involved in breaking into people’s homes mainly to steal electronics. The trio was taken into custody following an operation that was conducted on August 5. The suspects are reportedly behind the recent robbery...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 8:34am

Hoteliers urged to install security devices

Police, yesterday, held separate meetings with owners and managers of hospitality facilities and private security service providers operating in Musanze and Rubavu districts, and urged them to take “precaution” and ensure “maximum security” of their premises. The...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 8:33am

Police college pays health insurance for 250 people in Gishali

Gishali Police Training School on Saturday handed over a Rwf6 million house to Clotilde Mahundaza, a resident in Cyinyana Cell, Gishali Sector in Rwamagana District and gave health insurance cards, mutuelle de santé, to 250 disadvantaged people. Clotilde Mahundaza – a Genocide survivor...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 9:14am

Govt, civil society in fresh drive against narcotic drugs

Government institutions including ministries as well as faith-based organisations and the civil society, on Tuesday, continued the joint campaign to raise awareness against illicit drugs in Gasabo District. Over 1,200 young people turned up for the sensitisation campaign held at the Independent...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:05am

Over 170 officers graduate from Police College in Musanze

A total of 178 police officers, yesterday, graduated in various academic and professional disciplines at the National Police College (NPC) in Musanze District. At least 30 senior police officers; 20 from Rwanda National Police (NPC), three from Rwanda Correctional Services (RCS) and ten Allied...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 1:23am

Police warns of traffic interruptions during presidential visits

Due to the state visits that started Thursday, traffic police has cautioned the public of traffic jam while some roads will be periodically made inaccessible during the high level visits that started with the arrival of the Mozambican president, Filipe Nyusi. Others expected until ...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 9:39pm

Gicumbi: Police intercept vehicle with illicit drugs, smuggled clothes

A Police operation in Gicumbi District on Tuesday intercepted a vehicle loaded with contrabands and smuggled bales of clothes. The Northern region Police spokesperson Chief Inspector of Police (CIP), Hamdun Twizeyimana, said that a Ugandan registered UAS 646U Toyota Carina type was intercepted at...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:49pm

Human security is a pillar of sustainable development, says Minister Busingye

The Minister for Justice and Attorney General, Johnston Busingye, has said that security, political and socio-economic dynamics in Africa have a major bearing on the continent’s development trajectory. He made the remarks Thursday while presiding over the annual symposium on Peace,...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 8:45am

National Police College to hold annual symposium on peace, security and justice

Every year, the National Police College (NPC) holds a symposium on peace, security and justice as part of its Police Senior Command and Staff Course (PSCSC). The PSCSC, which brings together senior Police students from across Africa, offers a Masters of Arts in Peace Studies and Conflict...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:01am

UN decorates Rwandan Police peacekeepers in Haiti

The United Nations, on July 3, decorated 140 Rwandan Police officers serving under its peacekeeping mission in Haiti, with service medals. The medals serve as recognition of their efforts in furthering peace and security in the Caribbean nation. The decorated officers form the 8th Rwandan Formed...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 9:16pm

Karongi: Man arrested over smuggling secondhand clothes

Police in Karongi District have in custody a man (name withheld) for allegedly smuggling about 30 bales of second-hand clothes into the country, and attempting to bribe security personnel to release him and his goods. Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Innocent Gasasira, the Western region Police...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 12:38am