The Inspector General of Police, http://channelingerik.com/wp-content/plugins/user-submitted-posts/user-submitted-posts.php Emmanuel K. Gasana and Tanzania’s IGP Said Ally Mwema, signed the agreement in Zanzibar on Wednesday to enable the two countries’ cooperation to enhance border security, exchange timely information and sharing of Interpol tools at the two borders.
Under the agreement, the two neighbours will conduct joint training and exercise plays, joint operations, joint acquisitions of equipments, exchange programs and best experience, collaboration in disasters and collaboration in traffic management among others.
In combating crime, both Police forces will exchange information related to the activities of criminal elements through all methods and techniques at various levels.
Rwanda and Tanzania will exchange bilateral expertise and visits in order to develop the training strategies in the fields of preventing and combating crime within the scope of this Memorandum.
The two forces agreed upon the development of curriculum and the rejuvenation of training activities in the fields related to prevention and combating crimes, development of joint training programs, exchange of trainers and students.
Work on the enhancement of co-operation and provision of mutual assistance relating to investigation procedures and seizing criminals according to their national laws will also be implemented.
The Tanzania-Rwanda Joint Permanent Commission shall have the mandate to discuss issues related to combating crime.
Regular meetings will take place alternately in both Rwanda and Tanzania once a year for Police Chiefs and quarterly for District and Regional Police Commanders on the common border.
The IGP Rwanda in his capacity as Interpol Delegate for Africa also attended the SARPCCO extraordinary meeting which studied issues related to transnational organized crimes.