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RNP showcases computer-based drivers' testing center

Rwanda National Police (RNP), on Friday, unveiled a  computer-based driver testing center at Muhima in Nyarugenge district where provisional driving license exams will be undertaken. The center which is based in Muhima has the capacity to host 68 well-seated people taking their computer-...

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 11:56pm

IGP Munyuza urges police officers on ambition, vision

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dan Munyuza, has challenged police officers to always have a vision, ambition, and goals for every year. Munyuza made the call on Tuesday during a visit to the District Police Unit (DPU) of Bugesera, where he also briefed officers deployed there. The...

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 12:29am

Police officers urged on professionalism during tour of duty

The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) in charge of Operations, Felix Namuhoranye, has challenged police officers set to be deployed for peacekeeping operations in Central African Republic (CAR) to be defined by discipline and professionalism. The Protection Support Unit-Five (PSU-5)...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 1:34am

Police: 60% motorcycle accident fatalities due to head injuries

Traffic Police says that an estimated 60 per cent of fatalities from motorcycle accidents are caused by head injuries, and that this could be mostly because of helmet misuse or poor quality helmets, among others. This comes after the 2019 road safety report released at the beginning of the month...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 12:28am

Over 2,500 arrested over drink driving in 2019, Police

Commissioner of Police Rafiki Mujiji, the Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety department Friday revealed that 2,597 people were arrested over drunk driving in 2019. He showcased this in a press conference at the Police Head Quarters in Kacyiru to highlight the road safety situation during...

Saturday, January 4, 2020 - 5:44pm

Police to launch campaign against gender-based violence

In late November 2019, a shopkeeper in Kigali allegedly defiled a three-year-old girl who was sent to the shop to buy airtime. Her parents found out a week later when they could hardly provide evidence for the case. The defiler was arrested three weeks ago and denied all charges. Rape and...

Saturday, January 4, 2020 - 1:16am

Police report three fatal accidents on New Year's Eve

There were three fatal accidents on New Year's Eve which resulted in three deaths, according to the Rwanda National Police (RNP). Earlier on Tuesday before noon, hours before Rwandans ushered in the New Year, the Police reminded people to celebrate responsibly and to put safety...

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 10:05pm

Police urge against noise pollution

Life without celebrations would be horrible. However, celebrations should take into account policies, discipline of life and rights of other citizens. Rwanda National Police (RNP) has therefore appealed to owners of bars, churches and those intending to hold music shows, overnight prayers and...

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 12:15am

Police urge vigilance during festive season

Rwanda National Police (RNP) has reassured continued security, but urged the public to remain vigilant during the festive season. Speaking to The New Times, Commissioner of Police John Bosco Kabera, the Police Spokesperson, said: “Security organs are ready to ensure the security and safety...

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 1:34am

Rwanda pilots stress buttons in public spaces

Rwanda National Police (RNP), since January 2017, is testing panic/emergency buttons on roads in Kigali City. According to police spokesperson, Commissioner of Police John Bosco Kabera, these buttons have so far been installed on at least 61 CCTV sites, all in the City of Kigali. These...

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 9:18am

Fire guts commercial house in Kicukiro

A commercial building in Niboye Sector, Kicukiro district was on Monday afternoon gutted by fire, affecting two businesses on the building - a pharmacy and a dry cleaning shop. The affected house is located on KK 21 Avenue, opposite Kicukiro Simba Supermarket. Witnesses found at the...

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 12:22am

From culprit to ambassador: Star Meddy advocates for road safety

On October 20, U.S-based Rwandan singer Medart Jobert Ngabo, known by his stage name Meddy, was arrested for drink-driving and speeding in the wee hours of Sunday night, as police cracked down on drink-driving . The singer, who was in Rwanda for the Youth Connekt Africa Summit concert as well as...

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 12:05am

Rwanda rotates police peacekeepers in South Sudan

Rwanda National Police (RNP), on Monday, rotated its Formed Police Unit (FPU) contingent of 240 officers serving under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The newly deployed Rwanda FPU1-V hybrid, commanded by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Fabien Musinguzi, replaced Rwanda...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 12:24am

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

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