The Rwanda Police has recently welcomed 501 new officers who have successfully completed their training at the Police School in Gishari, located in Rwamagana District. These officers have been granted the rank of Assistant Inspector of Police (AIP).
According to IGIHE, the graduation ceremony was attended by various officials, including Minister of Security Alfred Gasana, Director General of Rwanda Police IGP Felix Namuhoranye, leaders from different security and national agencies, as well as proud parents who came to support their children.
This group of officers belongs to the 12th class since the establishment of the Rwanda Police 23 years ago.
Out of the 501 junior officers who completed the security management courses, 96 are female. While 378 officers will continue their service within the Rwanda Police, the remaining 41 will join the National Police Service (RIB), 43 will join the Police Service of the National Investigation Agency, and 39 will join the National Correctional Service.
Among the officers, 169 were already serving in various capacities, with 82 of them holding post-graduate degrees from the National Police College (NPC) in Musanze District. Additionally, 250 junior officers were civilians who possessed post-graduate degrees in diverse fields.
This graduation marks an important milestone in the development of the Rwanda Police, as it continues to strengthen its ranks with well-trained and educated officers.
The new officers will contribute to maintaining law and order, ensuring the safety of Rwandan citizens, and upholding the principles of the Rwanda National Police.
Minister Gasana expressed gratitude to all those who played a role in providing the essential training and knowledge for the recruits to join the Rwanda Police. He also extended his appreciation to the parents who continuously encouraged their children to pursue a career in law enforcement.
Furthermore, Minister Gasana highlighted the multitude of global challenges that pose threats to the world, such as war, disasters, economic crises, climate change, epidemics, terrorism, and cross-border crimes. These issues hinder the freedom of people worldwide, emphasizing the urgent need for collective action to address and overcome them.
“In order to achieve sustainable peace and security, there is a need for police officers to prevent crimes, enforce the law, and provide solutions to the problems of Rwandans. Therefore, those police officers must have knowledge, understanding and good performance, all of which will make the Rwandan Police continue to be an example. in Rwanda and abroad.” He said