Rwanda National Police CID
Rwanda National Police (RNP), on March 30 inaugurated the ‘CID School’ block constructed at the National Police College (NPC) in Musanze District which intends to reinforce the professionalism of officers in criminal investigations.
It will offer a four-month basic investigation course and Senior investigators course which will be six months.
The 20-rooms fully-fledged block boasts of a laboratory for practical exercises on crime investigations. Each room has the capacity to accommodate 40 trainees and will be open to both local and regional officers to jointly upgrade their skills in criminal investigation against cross-border and transnational organised security challenges among others.
The Minister for Internal security, Sheikh Musa Fazil Harerimana, who presided over the inauguration event, noted that “Rwanda National Police always seeks to upgrade skills of officers” adding that the “new CID School will serve this purpose very well.”
While commending the force’s role in ensuring security of people living in Rwanda, Minister Harerimana noted that “Rwandans still expects a lot from its force for sustainable security.”
“This can be achieved if the Ministry of Internal Security and Rwanda National Police become more active, innovative and involve the citizens in policing. This therefore serves as a specific example that builds the justice system that serves and fits the citizenry,” he observed.
The event was also graced by the Inspector General of Police, Emmanuel K. Gasana, Police commissioners and local leaders, among others.
Commissioner of Police (CP) Felix Namuhoranye, Commandant of the National Police College, said the school will respond to emerging security challenges brought about by development, information technology, free movement of goods and services and other issues identified from various spheres and institutions.
“The school will offer both theory and practical lessons and it will compliment skills of officers in combating modern crime,” CP Namuhoranye said.
The current curriculum was developed by the National Police College and the Nyanza-based Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD).
CP Namuhoranye noted that the school curriculum will always be revised in line with the required skills.
Training remains one of the priorities of Rwanda National Police to equip the officers with skills and knowledge in various policing areas.