About 133 students who have completed training on criminal investigation, have been also urged to apply the skills learnt professionally in fighting cyber criminals.
The training closing ceremony was held at the National Police College in Musanze District, and was attended by RIB Deputy Secretary General Isabelle Kalihangabo and Musanze Police College Commandant CIP Christophe Bizimungu.
The college commandant, CIP Christophe Bizimungu congratulated the students for their good conduct throughout the training and urged them to utilise the knowledge acquired efficiently by remembering that learning is a continuous journey which will enable them to fulfil their responsibilities.
“Knowledge is good but you must also be characterised by honesty in your positions because without it, you will not even be able to achieve the rest,” he said.
“We know well RIB’s ambition to build capacity, and we are ready as National Police College to collaborate fully so as to achieve those goals,” he added.
RIB Deputy Secretary General, Isabelle Kalihangabo said that as the pace at which the world is developing increases, so do crimes especially cybercrimes. She noted that fighting these crimes requires more special and high-level skills that the those of the ones committing the crimes.
“We have no doubt that you will fulfil your future responsibilities. You are requested to have exceptional conducts which should characterise a professional investigator. Those conducts are also reflected through RIB’s goals which are professionalism, truth, and dedication,” she noted.
Cybercrime is committed using the internet such as to steal a person’s identity or sell contraband, or stalk victims or disrupt operations with malicious programmes.
Meanwhile, according to Central Bank data, cybercriminals stole Rwf289.5 million in 22 separate incidences in 2018.
Also, cybercrime costs the world $600 billion or 0.8 percent of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to the 2018 report by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and McAfee – an American global computer security software company.