Rwanda National Police headquarters in Kigali kick started four-day training from August 22, 2012, to curb down insecurities and crime through Interpol systems as an urgent issue that calls for joint efforts to combat.
Interpol’s Director for the National Central Bureau and Regional Police Services, Elizabeth Kutesa, said in these times of new threats, the demands placed on police were high.
She put her emphasis on the significance of the accurate and timely sharing of information to augment efforts by frontline officers in combating transnational crimes, through the world police body’s communication platform.
Rwanda police chief and EAPCCO chair, Emmanuel Gasana, said sophistication manifested in the planning and execution of modern crime is threatening the policing landscape adding that the simulation exercise was a response.
The officers have been under a two day theory training session on combating trafficking in persons, terrorism and peace keeping support operations.
There have been numerous reports of human traffickers targeting young children and albinos for ritual offerings in Tanzania Uganda.
“Among all security challenges, crime ranks high,” Internal Security Minister Musa Fazil Harelimana said while flagging off the exercise.
The exercise coordinator, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Felix Namuhoranye, said that though human trafficking was not alarming in Rwanda, it is on the high rise in the body’s member countries justifying the need for joint efforts to combat the vice.
The simulation is zeroed on human trafficking, terrorism and peacekeeping support operations, and each of the twelve, Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (EAPCCO).