Fifty Rwanda National Police (RNP) officers, yesterday, completed a one day ‘crime scene management’ meant for senior officers as the force continues to build its capacity in criminal investigations.
The officers were drawn from different parts of the country. The training that follows several others was facilitated by experts from the Federal Criminal Police Office in Germany as part of the existing cooperation frame work.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Jimmy Hodari, Commissioner for Training in RNP, who commended the existing cooperation in capacity building, urged the officers to value the training to improve their skills in investigation.
“RNP and BKA (Federal Criminal Police Office) of Germany have had a long journey together including training in forensic, firefighting and traffic, and this cooperation is yielding results,” ACP Hodari said.
Well managed crime scenes, he said, facilitates investigators to acquire credible evidence to facilitate fair justice delivery.
He appealed to the trainees to share the acquired skills with their colleagues in their areas of responsibility.
The practical training exhausted areas of cordoning off, handling of traces, organizing access to scene of crime and dealing with interferences, among others.
One of the trainers, Sven Radke commended the professionalism of Rwanda National Police.
“It’s my first time in Rwanda but I am so much impressed with the professionalism of police officers, how they are well organized and how the police secures the public,” Sven said.
“I feel safe here and this safety and security is what you least expect from a big city like Kigali. I have been to other major big cities where you don’t feel safe…and this is a success of the people of Rwanda but in particular the success of Rwanda National Police.”
Capacity building including training is one of the priorities of Rwanda National Police to develop its capabilities.