The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Emmanuel K Gasana has told officers representing Justice Sector institutions to come up with the most appropriate mechanisms and strategies that would facilitate them improve on the services they give to the public.
The Police Chief made the remarks on August 01, while officiating a one-day retreat of 270 officials from the justice sector who included Judges, prosecutors, district judicial police officers, police station commanders and representatives of the Rwanda Bar Association and Rwanda Correction Services.
“It’s the first time all these institutions are coming together at this technical level with an aim of improving services. Remember, Rwandans expect fair justice from you, that’s why you should forge means of collaborating to ensure you provide them with the best services,” said IGP Gasana as he addressed the retreat held at National Police College (NPC) in Musanze District.
He particularly told police officers that fair justice starts with how they compile case files and urged them to ensure they conduct thorough investigations that would enrich dossiers which in the end would facilitate the courts to deliver fair rulings.
“As people dealing in security and justice, we need to always collaborate in countering emerging security threats like terrorism, radicalization and human trafficking that the world faces today; our success lies in enriching ourselves with latest skills and Knowledge,” IGP Gasana said.
The retreat was funded by Legal Aid Forum (LAF) and according to its Executive Director, Andrews Kananga, the Forum found it necessary to bring together all institutions dealing with justice related matters to share experiences and best practices of how to serve Rwandans better.
“We are normally challenged with how we share information amongst ourselves. This kind of retreat shapes the means in which we collaborate more and deliver as one.
He particularly thanked Rwanda National Police for its continued zeal of creating partnership with other institutions to ensure better service delivery.