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Rwanda

  • INTERPOL Kigali
  • Member since :
    19 September 1974
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Rwanda

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Rwanda National Police

Vision

Making people living in Rwanda feel safe, involved and reassured.

Mission

  • Deliver high quality service;
  • Perform with accountability and transparency;
  • Safeguard the rule of law;
  • Provide a safe and crime-free environment for all.

Core Values

  • Justice and respect for human rights;
  • Integrity;
  • Stability and social order;
  • Team work and partnership;
  • Openness;
  • Accountability;
  • Community relations focus;
  • Professional conduct, efficiency and effectiveness.

INTERPOL Kigali

Located at the Kigali national police headquarters, the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Rwanda is directly under the command of Rwanda’s Inspector General of Police. INTERPOL Kigali focuses its activities on providing other Rwanda National Police departments with the services and tools they need to tackle transnational crime and bring fugitives to justice.  The NCB has a strength of 30 Police officers, with 20 of them seconded to Rwanda’s border posts and international airport where they help boost national security by using INTERPOL’s secure global police communications system I-24/7 and its criminal databases.  

 

INTERPOL Kigali is made up of five divisions:

1. Transnational Organized Crime:

  • Transnational Crime Division;
  • Operations & Crime Intelligence Analysis Division;
  • Sensitization Program Division.

2. Fugitive Investigations Support:

  • Fugitive Tracking and INTERPOL Notices Division;
  • Regional Alert Lists Division.

3. I-24/7 Management and Information Systems:

  • Data Protection and Management Division;
  • Contact Office & I-24/7 Borders / Airport Liaison Division;
  • Technical Support Division.

4. Administration, Capacity Building & Logistics:

  • Personnel, Capacity Building & Finance Division;
  • Logistics Division;
  • Events Management, Protocol & Customer Care Division.

5. Research & Documentation:

  • Records Division;
  • Research, Analysis and Statistics Division.
INTERPOL Kigali in action
12 July 2016

1,500 police in operation targeting crime networks across Eastern and Southern Africa

KENYA/ZIMBABWE - An operation across Eastern and Southern Africa targeting transnational crimes including human, drug and arms trafficking, people smuggling, terrorism, car theft and environmental crime has resulted in nearly 4,500 arrests.To address the wide-ranging yet often interlinked types of crime across the region, some 1,500 officers were deployed...
05 November 2015

INTERPOL General Assembly approves blueprint for Organization’s future

KIGALI, Rwanda - The 84th session of INTERPOL’s General Assembly closed today with delegates endorsing a new road map for the Organization’s future development to better support its 190 member countries in combating transnational crime and terrorism.With the INTERPOL 2020 review of the Organization’s environment, strategy, priorities and activities receiv...
04 November 2015

Rwandan programme to tackle gender-based violence spotlighted at INTERPOL General Assembly

KIGALI, Rwanda – Rwanda’s ‘Isange one stop centre’ model has been highlighted at the INTERPOL General Assembly as an example of best practice for preventing and responding to gender-based violence and child domestic abuse.Launched in July 2009, there are currently 17 Isange - a Kinyarwanda word which means ‘feel at home’ - centres around the country which...
02 November 2015

World’s police chiefs to address global threats at INTERPOL General Assembly in Rwanda

KIGALI, Rwanda – Today’s most pressing cross-border security challenges faced by police worldwide will top the agenda at the 84th INTERPOL General Assembly which has opened in Rwanda.Combating the threat of foreign terrorist fighters, the organized crime networks behind people smuggling and drug trafficking and cybercrime are among key issues at the meeti...
23 October 2015

Fighting pharmaceutical crime focus of INTERPOL training in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda – An INTERPOL training course to educate participants on how to create effective training programmes to combat pharmaceutical crime within their countries has concluded in Uganda.The five-day (19-23 October) session was INTERPOL’s first ‘train-the-trainer’ course held in Africa with a focus on pharmaceutical crime. It brought together 19 p...
24 July 2014

INTERPOL supports renewed campaign to track remaining Rwandan genocide fugitives

KIGALI, Rwanda – On the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, a joint campaign of the United Nations, Rwanda, the US and INTERPOL to track down the remaining perpetrators will seek the public’s assistance in locating those responsible for the tragedy.Launched on 24 July in Kigali, Rwanda, the initiative involves the UN Mechanism for International Trib...
11 July 2014

Dangerous fake goods seized in INTERPOL operations across Eastern and Southern Africa

LYON, France – Baby food, cosmetics, televisions, mobile phones and toys were among goods worth USD 5.6 million seized during an INTERPOL-coordinated operation targeting organized crime groups trading fake and illicit products across Eastern and Southern Africa.Operation Wipeout was conducted across seven countries – Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanz...
15 April 2014

Rwandan President Kagame stresses importance of INTERPOL's continued engagement in hunt for genocide fugitives

KIGALI, Rwanda – Rwandan President Paul Kagame has met with INTERPOL President Mireille Ballestrazzi and INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble who are in Kigali for the 6th International expert meeting on genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.During the meeting President Kagame discussed the important role played  by INTERPOL in helpi...
14 April 2014

'Closing the Impunity Gap’ focus of INTERPOL genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity meeting in Rwanda

KIGALI, Rwanda – Identifying ways for enhanced cooperation and information exchange to identify and prosecute individuals who continue to evade justice for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, is the focus of a three-day meeting in Kigali.Under the theme ‘Closing the Impunity Gap’, the three day (14 – 16 April) INTERPOL 6th International expe...