RNP to deploy 20 more IPOs to CAR
Rwanda National Police will onÂ February 21, dispatch a team of 20 Individual Police Officers (IPOs) to Central African Republic to serve under the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).
Â The officers will join 14 other IPOs deployed in the same mission.
Â Speaking during the pre-deployment briefing at the RNP headquarters in Kacyiru, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Emmanuel K. Gasana, challenged the officers to be focused on their mandate and professionalism.
Â â€œUphold the Rwandan and RNP values; serve within the boundaries of your mission with maximum discipline and team work; you should ensure that your performance is outstandingly good,â€ IGP Gasana said.
Â He told the officers to consider the mission as a learning opportunity that could enrich RNP and the country.
Â â€œExploit this opportunity to conduct researches, learn from other police officers and by the time you come back, you should be in position to implement a lot of what you have learnt,â€ said IGP Gasana.
Â He added that; â€œYour performance out there reflects the image of our country thatâ€™s why you need to perform your duties with dignity and discipline.â€
Â The IPOs will be serving along Rwandan National Police 3 Formed Police Units (FPU) peacekeepers in Central African Republic.
The 20 officers bring the number of Rwanda National Police peacekeepers deployed in CAR to 454 officers including three contingents of Formed Police Units. Â Currently, Rwanda National Police maintains over 900 peacekeepers operating in seven missions including four Police Professionals.