Police have noted that there cannot be maximum security in the country with the increasing family conflicts at present.
In a statement by Rwanda national Police (RNP) said that though it is its mission to make people living in Rwanda feel safe, involved and reassured, this mission cannot be achieved where family conflicts are becoming a major problem to security and threaten welfare of Rwandan families.
“Police has to play a major role to address these concerns and it requires full participation of the public. As a part of the community, Police is committed to work together with local leaders to resolve this serious problem that exist within the Rwandan social fabric,” states the statement.
The Police called for eradication of domestic and gender based violence for the better living of Rwandan families and said that these crimes violate human rights and are a big challenge to public safety and socio-economic development.
“In most cases the most vulnerable people such as children and women are the victims of such conflicts. They need protection and advocacy from their families as well as us,” they said.
Given the consequences brought about by family conflicts, Police has taken a proactive stance in dealing with the issue.
This has been accomplished through awareness campaigns and calling on the public to give timely information regarding any violent incidence that may arise from family conflicts which helps the Police to intervene at the right time and prevent crime.
Police has also time and again called on families in wrangles to seek arbitration from competent courts or conciliators before their disputes turn into serious criminal activities.
Police is collaborates with other security organs, local authorities, the civil society and the general public to combat domestic and gender based violence. They work hand in hand to deal with family conflict through Community Policing and information sharing.
Police has already established a cordial relationship with the public and there is a growing awareness that community involvement in crime prevention is essential to preserve security and prevent crimes.