The Minister of Internal Security, Alfred Gasana, chaired this Friday, December 17 the “Superior Council of the Police” and praised the efforts, the commitment and the capacities of the force to maintain safety and security in the country.
The High Police Council is the supreme body of the Rwanda National Police (RNP) bringing together leaders, heads of departments and territorial units, which meets quarterly to review the force’s policing strategies and to define priorities to be undertaken to further improve security and professionalize the force. depending on the evolution of the police landscape.
The Council was also attended by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dan Munyuza and the deputy IGP; Felix Namuhoranye from Operations and Marie Chantal Ujeneza from Administration and Personnel.
Minister Gasana said the Council provides an opportunity to discuss and re-focus RNP responsibilities and security priorities.
“Success is the result of an effective strategic framework, commitment, disciplinary resilience, professionalism and capacity building. You have set this line, continue to take advantage of it to best serve the expectations of the population, ”Minister Gasana declared.
He added: “International organizations rank Rwanda among the safest countries in the world and the role of the Rwanda National Police in this achievement is enormous and recognized by Rwandans and friends of Rwanda. Don’t lean back.
Minister Gasana also praised the role of RNP in enforcing government guidelines for the prevention of Covid-19 and called for continued efforts to contain its spread, adding that it will be defeated if such efforts are sustained.
He further reassured the continued support of the government to overcome the challenges identified.
IGP Dan Munyuza stressed that constant measures have been put in place to maintain security and that the Council provides an opportunity to assess different strategies before the holiday season.
“The police will not cease operations to maintain security and law enforcement across the country and proactive measures have been defined,” IGP Munyuza said.
The application of government directives against the pandemic, he added, will continue to be strengthened in partnership with other institutions and local police groups concerned.
IGP Munyuza thanked national leaders for supporting RNP in capacity building and infrastructure development. He added that the police will further strengthen the capacity of all its policing disciplines to enforce law and order and prevent crime despite some challenges.
The Council attracted over 200 officers, including commissioners, unit commanders, regional and district commanders, senior and junior officers as well as non-commissioned officers (non-commissioned officers) representatives from all police units. territorial and specialized and was held in strict compliance with the Covid. -19 prevention guidelines, including negative test results for each participant.