Rwanda National Police Community Policing
Rwanda National Police launches Community Policing Week
The Rwanda National Police (RNP), yesterday, launched the Community Policing (CP) Week as the force moves further to engage the general population in fighting and preventing crimes.
The week-long exercise, which is held every year, comes at the time when the police-public partnership, which started more than a decade ago, is paying off in cracking down on criminals and has created safety and security in communities.
The Community Policing strategy developed by Rwanda National Police to effectively fulfill its duties brings the public in solving localized problems and make specific improvements that enhance the overall quality of life in their localities.
Community policing increases a sense of responsibility for personal safety and problem solving among citizens and shifts from a predominantly reactive response to service calls, to proactive problem solving and increases effectiveness at resolving community-wide problems.
The Minister of Internal Security, Sheikh Musa Fazil Harelimana, who presided over the launch held at the police headquarters in Kacyiru, hailed Rwanda National Police for living up to its mission, as “entailed in the constitution.”