Adherence to the highest standards and fundamentals of professionalism is essential to the profession of law enforcement. this last Wednesday Rwanda National Police held its High Council on September 14, with emphasis on service delivery and professionalism as the prerequisite to sustainable security and development.
While presiding over the Council at the RNP General Headquarters in Kacyiru, the Minister of Internal Security, Sheikh Musa Fazil Harerimana commended the force for the improved services noting that there’s no room for leaning back.
The Council was attended by the Inspector General of Police, Emmanuel K. Gasana, Deputy IGPs; Dan Munyuza of Operations and Juvenal Marizamunda of Administration and Personnel, among others.
The Council is the supreme organ of Rwanda National Police (RNP) that sits quarterly to review the security and administrative status and take further decisions to respond to the existing challenges and improve on the welfare of the officers.
It brought together 300 members including commissioners heading various departments, commanders of units, regional and district commanders, seniors and junior officers as well as representatives of Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) from all territorial and specialized police units.
The Minister thanked the force for heeding the advice by the President of the Republic of Rwanda which continues to shape its professional policing.
“The sustainability of what has been achieved in terms of security and development depends on the value and professionalism you attach to your work,” the Minister said.
The IGP in his remarks emphasised on the need for police officers to uphold discipline and professionalism.
He also referred to the guidance by HE Paul Kagame, the President of the Republic of Rwanda during the previous council and appealed to members of the Police High Council to remain focused and result-oriented.
The council resolved to ensure unity of effort in fight against corruption, to embark on quality training and strengthening measures to combat terrorism as well as youth radical extremism.
The council also discussed welfare policies to improve the well-being of members of the force particularly access to finances, insurance and housing schemes.