Members of the District Administration Security Support Organ (DASSO) in Nyamagabe District have been urged to toughen and forge a strong partnership with communities in a bid to overcome crime and ensure threats to security are identified and reported in time.The message was delivered on January 14 during a one day training held at Gasaka Sector which brought together about 30 personnel.
Speaking at the training, Nyamagabe District Police Commander (DPC), Supt. Francois Segakware reminded DASSO personnel of their responsibilities of apprehending suspects in accordance with their mandate as stipulated under law No 26/2013 of 10/05/2013 as well as providing high quality service and on time information as part of preventing crime.
“Identify those you suspect that may cause insecurity, share information with the Police and other security such that the culprits are arrested and brought to justice. This way you will be creating a crime free society,” Supt. Segakware said.
He reminded them that in order to earn people’s trust, they must behave and perform their duties professionally, uphold the Rwandan values and show a high level of discipline while executing their day-to-day tasks.
“Be close and work with the people, conduct yourselves in a professional manner, avoid being involved in acts of crime, drunkenness and this way people will trust you with information,” he noted.He further said that good partnership with the public eases flow of information from the public to DASSO and that they should always react quickly to transmit it to Police or any other security organs for quick response.
The coordinator of DASSO in Nyamagabe, Joseph Nsabimana, while urging members to stay on course, noted that the work of DASSO is to be the eye and ear of security organs, which they should always strive for.