The Minister of Justice and Attorney General, addressed the ‘Police High Council’ and called for continued policing evolution to match with technological advancement. This will help a step ahead in averting sophisticated crimes, largely cross-border in nature.
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 (IGP) Emmanuel K. Gasana, and Deputy DIGPs; Dan Munyuza of Operations, and DIGP Juvenal Marizamunda of Administration and Personnel.
The Minister, who commended RNP for professional approaches in ensuring the safety and security of people living in Rwanda, reminded 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 development activities,” Minister Busingye said.
As the country approaches varied events that include the 23rd Genocide 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 hinted on knowing, respecting and effective interpretation of the law in the execution of their tasks, and called for “personal scrutiny and 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 the safety and security of the people is their overall 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, identify success, challenges and devise new strategies aimed at excelling in law enforcement duties.
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Jean Baptiste Karegeya
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