New Rwanda Police operations centre to mirror INTERPOL Command and Coordination Centre capacities

May 2012

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LYON, France – As part of a project to modernize the national police headquarters operations centre in Kigali, two senior officers of the Rwanda National Police have finished a two-day study tour of INTERPOL’s  24-hour Command and Coordination Centre (CCC) at its General Secretariat headquarters.

From 3 to 4 May 2012, Superintendent Elie Mberabagabo and Assistant Inspector Emmanuel Kabera were shown how the CCC provides law enforcement colleagues in 190 member countries with 24-hour access to a cutting-edge operational support infrastructure and crucial INTERPOL policing  tools.

“Our study visit has provided us with inspirational insight into the kind of innovative technical infrastructure which can be emulated to improve the delivery of services to our citizens from our own Kigali operations centre,” commented Superintendent Mberabagabo at the close of the visit.  “The wealth of policing tools available, coupled with adept CCC working practices, truly contribute to making the world a safer place,” he added.

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Organized at the initiative of the INTERPOL National Central Bureau in Kigali, and coordinated by CCC staff , the study tour comprised presentations on INTERPOL’s international child sexual exploitation image database and demonstrations of forensic and cybercrime services provided by specialized staff.   The visitors were also given insight into the expert operational support services provided to member countries in the form of incident response and major event support teams.