The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dan Munyuza has challenged police officers to always have a vision, ambitions, and goals for every year.
The Police Chief made the call on Tuesday when he visited the District Police Unit (DPU) of Bugesera, where he also briefed Police officers deployed there.
The visit is in line with Rwanda National Police (RNP) leadership visits carried out every year in all police units, both territorial and specialized, countrywide to interact with police officers in order to improve their daily duties.
The visits that started in Eastern region will continue to all DPUs countrywide.
IGP Munyuza, while addressing about 200 police officers working in Bugesera DPU, commended them for their good policing work last year 2019 and encouraged them to do more.
He added that annual ambitions and vision should define every Police officer as it is for the entire Rwanda National Police (RNP) as an institution.
“Evaluate goals set in the previous year to accomplish the policing mandate and set new ones for the coming year. We should be able to see what was not achieved and be able to renew our strategies to further enhance quality policing services,” IGP Munyuza said.
He observed that although the security situation is generally good and continues to improve in all aspects, there is no room for laxity.
“Police officers should be ready and prepared to face any likely challenges,” IGP Munyuza said.
“There might be some security threats and bad elements still planning destabilize our security, Police officers should always be ready and prepared. Discipline and professional conduct are key factors to guaranteeing security for people living in Rwanda, and their property,” he emphasized.
“Terrorism, people who are manipulated to join bad elements and others; all these are real in this region. Don’t be distracted, remain focused,” he emphasized.
He reminded them of their “very important mission to protect people and their property” and cautioned them against bahaviours that contravene with RNP code of conduct.
“To be a police officer is a great mission, it is beyond your daily challenges. You are trusted to secure the people, don’t underestimate yourself… believe in yourself. You stand for our country and stand tall against any threat that might affect the security and the well-being of the people.”
He urged them to be defined by ethical values and professional character.
“Be Police officers with your country at heart, putting the well-being of Rwandans before your personal interests.”
IGP Munyuza appealed to the officers to upgrade their mindset, put service delivery among the priorities, work for the public, respect each other, their superiors and the people they serve.