Rwanda National Police

Rwanda Police peacekeepers vote

Rwandan police peacekeepers serving in various UN missions around the world, yesterday, joined the rest of the Rwandan community in Diaspora to vote for their parliamentary representatives. Police peacekeepers are deployed to Central African Republic (CAR), Sudan, Haiti, South Sudan, and...

Monday, September 3, 2018 - 1:31am

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

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

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

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

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

UN peacekeeping course ends at Gishari

The United Nations Police Officer Course (UNPOC) ended Friday at the Police Training School (PTS) Gishari in Rwamagana District as the regional peace and security body – EASF – continues to develop their capacity in peacekeeping duties. Over 50 Police officers from the Eastern Africa...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 11:07pm

Two dead in armed attack in Nyaruguru District

Armed attackers Tuesday night raided Nyabimata Sector Nyaruguru District in the Southern Province killing two and injuring three. According to Police, among the injured was the Executive Secretary of Nyabimata Sector, Vincent Nsengiyumva. His car was also set alight. They also unsuccessfully tried...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 6:41pm

African security experts resolve to benchmark Isange center

Participants at the just concluded training on gender based violence (GBV) and human trafficking have resolved to advocate for the establishment GBV support service centers similar to the Isange one stop center in all member states. The three-day training in the framework of Kigali...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 1:55am

RNP marks ‘18 years of partnership in policing’

Rwanda National Police(RNP), yesterday, marked its 18th anniversary commending the immense role of various players and the citizenry in general for driving the philosophy of community policing, a major factor credited for fighting and preventing crimes and promoting safety. The State Minister for...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 1:18am

Continental training on fighting GBV, human trafficking starts in Kigali

Over 100 officers from police, military and correctional services from 41 African countries, yesterday, started three-day training in Kigali on how to respond to the scourge of gender based violence (GBV) and human trafficking. The Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Esperance...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 12:11am

Police Week: Kicukiro crime-free village gets office facility

The Minister for Justice and Attorney General, Johnston Busingye, on Sunday, inaugurated the newly built village office of Cyankongi of Rusheshe Cell, Masaka Sector in Kicukiro District. The facility is among 30 village offices to be constructed across the country by Rwanda National Police (RNP)...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 2:13am

Rwanda police advisors in Central Africa Republic get UN medals

The United Nations on Wednesday decorated 36 Rwandan police officers operating under its mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The officers awarded the UN medal of service excellence work as ‘Individual Police Officers’ and serve as mentors and advisers. The medal parade...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 5:04am

Police Week: Road safety campaign launched

Rwanda National Police (RNP), yesterday, launched a nationwide campaign to sensitise all categories of road users on traffic rules and regulations so as to promote road safety in the country. The week-long campaign, conducted across the country, is part of the ongoing Police Week launched last...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 6:16am

Police, partners move to reverse trend of illicit drugs in Kigali

A campaign to reverse the trend of abuse of narcotic drugs in Nyarugenge District was launched yesterday as police, government ministries and parastatals, faith-based organisations, among others, came together to sensitise residents, especially the youth, on dangers of substance abuse. Nyarugenge...

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 8:31am

FEATURED: Police Week 2018: Towards a Crime-free Village

The Rwanda National Police (RNP) is mandated to safeguard the fundamental rights and to guarantee safety and security of persons and their property. This is a constitutional duty that RNP implements in partnership with the community to be accountable to them, understand and protect their rights as...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:45pm

Gasabo: Conman arrested with forged bank-slip

Police in Gasabo District are holding a 33-year-old-man for allegedly forging bank-slips to defraud a local businessman. Senior Supt. Emmanuel Hitayezu, the Police spokesperson for the City of Kigali said that the suspect (names withheld) was caught red-handed on May 13, in Gisozi Sector where he...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:08pm