A total of 277 private security personnel working with Intersec Security Company (ISCO), yesterday, completed a three-month ‘Basic Guard Course’ at Police Training School (PTS) in Gishari, Rwamagana District. Thirty-seven of the participants were female.
At the pass out, trainees demonstrated skills acquired during the training that mainly consisted of operational skills.
“The 12-week long training was intense since it aimed at equipping the trainees with necessary skills for them to effectively do their job. We have no doubt the skills acquired will be beneficial to the public,” the commandant of PTS, Commissioner of Police (CP) Vianney Nshyimiyimana, said during the pass out.
The trainees undertook several drills that aimed at making them fit for the job, skills in searching, patrols and guarding, voice procedures and several others.
“Our partnership with private security companies is tailored on enhancing partnership between public and private sectors towards sustainable security,” the commandant said.
Meanwhile, three best performers were also awarded for their outstanding skills exhibited during the training.
Private security companies are under the management of Rwanda National Police.
Several trainings designed to professionalize private security companies, in lure the recent one of 50 personnel from different private security firms, have been conducted at PTS.
The ISCO board chairperson, Iza Irame who also doubles as the Chief Corporate Officer of Crystal Ventures Ltd, said that team that just finished the training is equipped with advanced skills and will be joining their fellow colleagues who are already on job.
“The duty of guarding requires people of integrity, commitment and professionalism, and we are confident that the guards that just finished training will provide professional services wherever they will be deployed,” Irame said.
She, however, added that the training came at the request ISCO, and thanked Rwanda National Police for the support.
In an interview, one of the trainees, Jean Baptiste Kayiranga, said: “Our major take home is discipline, you cannot succeed in anything without discipline. Discipline is what makes one deliver effective services.”
He added that besides the work he will be doing, ISCO’s recruitment comes as an additional contribution to creating employment since most of the trainees were unemployed before the recruitment.
Celestin Kaitankore in charge of training and recruitment at ISCO said the company takes training seriously considering that it has been entrusted by its clients to protect key installations, among others.
“This is why we reached out to RNP to get training that fits within the demand of our clients and also prepare our personnel to be able to respond to any eventualities,” said Kaitankore