RNP News

Wednesday, 12 March, 2014

Community Policing Committees undergo training

The fifth training phase of Community Policing Committees (CPCs) kicked off on March 12 at Rwanda Peace and Leadership Centre in Nkumba, Burera district as Rwanda National Police (RNP) continues to capacitate them to ensure maximum security in communities.

About 500 members of CPCs from different parts of the country, who include 22 females, are taking part in the two-weeks training organized by RNP and National Itorero Commission.

Participants will be given more skills on how to fight and prevent crimes, how to manage and handle conflicts, government development programmes and their role in ensuring sustainable security and development.

They will also be taken through how best CPCs can work with other organs, the Ndi Umunyarwanda concept, how to fight gender violence and protecting rights of children.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) in charge of Administration and Personnel, Stanley Nsabimana, while officially opening the training, told participants to utilize this chance for the good of their communities and the country in general.

He challenged them to own Ndi Umunyarwanda concept to fight hatred and unite Rwandans in their localities.

“Lead by example and be catalysts of change in insuring safety and security of people living in Rwanda and their property,” he said.

Marie Josée Twizeyeyezu, the Commissioner in charge of Volunteerism in National Itorero Commission urged trainees to take the course seriously to enable them to fulfill their tasks effectively.

“I expect to get more skills from this training which will enable me fulfill my routine tasks like fighting drug abuse and domestic violence,” Laurence Mukansanga, the head of CPC in Kicukiro district, said.

Another participant, Jean Louis Barikage, said learning is a continuous process.

“I have no doubt I will get more skills during this training which will help to strengthen security in our community,” Barikage, who is Umunyinya village leader, said.