Mali, Rwanda police forces to build professionalism

Mali, Rwanda police forces to build professionalism

The Deputy Director General of Mali Kassoum Sininta discussing with Rwandan police officers in Kigali

The Deputy Director General of Mali Kassoum Sininta has called upon the Rwanda Police to collaborate and exchange best practices with them to build professionalism among the police forces.

Sininta who is among the dignitaries who visited Rwanda to attend the 20th Genocide commemoration against the Tutsi made the remarks while touring the Rwanda National Police (RNP) in Kigali on April 8, 2014.

While touring the police force the general realized the achievement that RNP has attained in the last 14 years of its existence.

“Rwanda Police officers are doing a great job in bringing peace and security in and out of the country,” Sininta said.

“I am impressed by the level of cleanness in Rwanda, the effectiveness and well organized traffic department and the force’s commitment and measures to fight corruption,” he said.

 He also visited the Ethics Centre and Isange One Stop Centre which operates under the Kacyiru Police Hospital.

 “This is a clear indication on how effective RNP addresses gender-related crimes and serve as a role model to other police forces,” he observed.

Among its achievements, Rwandan police force has so far established the National Police College (NPC) in Musanze district, Police Training School and Gishari Integrated Polytechnic (GIP) in Rwamagana district.

Others include, Community Policing, Ethics centre and Isange One Stop Centre to provide free medical, psycho-socio and legal services to gender violence victims.

According to The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Administration and Personnel, Stanley Nsabimana, Rwanda and Mali share some historical background, adding that there is a need to collaborate and share experiences for the good of both our police forces and countries in general.

The Assistant Commissioner of Police, Damas Gatare who is also the Commissioner for Public Relations and Community Policing said the force’s vision is to have a “credible, capable, vibrant, and professional force to deal with the modern socio-economic policing related challenges.”

Rwanda maintains a contingent of 140 Formed Police Unit in the West African nation.

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