Law enforcement officers from eleven African countries, on Monday, began a week-long training at the National Police College (NPC), which will enable them to utilize Interpol policing capabilities effectively and efficiently.
Participants are from Nigeria, Kenya, Botswana, Mauritania, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Bourkina Faso, Ghana, South Africa, Mozambique and the host Rwanda.
The training intends to promote policing cooperation to prevent, detect and investigate transnational crimes. It targets law enforcement officers who on their daily operations deal with transnational crimes.
While presiding over the opening of the training, the Commandant of NPC, Commissioner of Police (CP) Christophe Bizimungu said that Rwanda National Police (RNP) is always open to conduct training and provide its facilities to further develop capabilities of law enforcement personnel on the continent and beyond.
“The course intends to ensure that information gained through the Interpol training workshops is further distributed among other agencies charged with crime prevention and combating trafficking in persons through related trainings and other means,” CP Bizimungu said.
Trainees will be equipped with skills to effectively detect potential victims as well as respond to cases of trafficking in persons, among others.