The Kenya Police service is the national body in charge of law enforcement in Kenya. In accordance to the Constitution and the National Police Service Act, the Kenya National Police Service has embarked on a transformation aimed at ensuring public safety as well as safeguarding the National security.

Kenya Police Service Mandate

As outlined in Part III, section 24 of the National Police Service Act, the mandate of the Kenya Police are:

    1. Provide assistance to the public when in need
    2. Maintenance of law and order
    3. Preservation of peace
    4. Protection of life and property
    5. Investigation of crimes
    6. Collection of criminal intelligence
    7. Prevention and deduction of crime
    8. Apprehension of offenders
    9. Enforcement of laws and regulations with which it is charged
    10. Performance of any other duties as may be assigned by the Inspector General in accordance with the law

Kenya Police – Administration Police Service Mandate

As outlined in Part IV, section 27 of the National Police Service Act, 2011, the mandate of the Administrative Police Service are:

  1. Provide assistance to the public when in need
  2. Maintain law and order
  3. Preserve peace
  4. Protect life and property
  5. Provide border control and border security
  6. Provide specialised stock theft prevention services
  7. Protection of government property, vital installations and strategic point as may be directed by the Inspector General
  8. Coordinating and complementing Government agencies in conflict management and peace building
  9. Apprehension of offenders
  10. Performance of any other duties as may be assigned by the Inspector General in accordance with the law

Kenya Police – Directorate of Criminal Investigations Mandate

Under the direction, command and control of the Inspector General, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations:

  1. Collects and provides criminal intelligence
  2. Undertakes investigations on serious crimes including homicides, narcotics, money laundering and economic crimes
  3. Maintains law and order
  4. Detects and prevents crime
  5. Apprehends offenders
  6. Maintain criminal records
  7. Coordinates country Interpol Affairs
  8. Carries out investigation of matters that may be referred to it by the Independent Police Oversight Authority

Kenya Police Abstract and Downloads

  1. Loss of Items Police abstract Form
  2. Road Accident_abstract Form
  3. Police p3 Form
  4. National Police Service Act

The Kenya Police Recruitment

Kenya police service recruitment is usually announced nationally via public media ( Newspapers, Radio and TV ) Here is the Kenya police recruitment form that one is supposed to fill.

  1. Recruitment application form

Kenya Police Ranks

The Kenya Police wear badges of rank on the shoulders (Inspector-General – Inspector) and sleeve (Senior Sergeant – Constable) of their uniform to denote their rank. In line with the ongoing reforms, the uniforms committee is also working on new insignia for the revised rank structure, which will have to be approved by the National Police Service Commission. The order of Kenya Police ranks is as follows:

  1. Inspector-General (formerly Commissioner of Police) – equivalent to the 4-star General in the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF)
  2. Deputy Inspector General – equivalent to the 3-star Lieutenant General in the KDF
  3. Senior Assistant Inspector General – equivalent to the 2-star Major General in the KDF
  4. Assistant Inspector General – equivalent to the 1-star Brigadier in the KDF
  5. Senior Superintendent – equivalent to Colonel in the KDF
  6. Superintendent – equivalent to Lieutenant Colonel in the KDF
  7. Assistant Superintendent – equivalent to Major in the KDF
  8. Chief Inspector – equivalent to Captain in the KDF
  9. Inspector – equivalent to Lieutenant in the KDF
  10. Senior Sergeant – equivalent to Senior Sergeant in the KDF
  11. Sergeant – equivalent to Sergeant in the KDF
  12. Constable – equivalent to Private and Corporal in the KDF

Kenya Police Department

The Kenya Police is divided into the following departments

1. General Service Unit (GSU)

The Unit is established to support the following functions of the Kenya Police Service in accordance with Section 24 of the National Police Service Act, 2011.
I.    Providing security to his Excellency the President, state houses / lodges.
II.    Providing security for selected foreign Airlines.
III.    Providing security to vital installations and strategic points.
IV.     Controlling rioters’ mobs and civil disturbance.
V.    Carrying out anti-poaching operations and escort duties.
VI.     Containing banditry and cattle rustling.
VII.    Countering terrorism activities and insurgencies.

2. Anti Stock Theft Unit

To Train Police Officers to the Highest Standard of Professionalism, Competency and Intergrity.
(i). To train police officers attending promotional courses
(ii). Training police officers undergoing performance enhancement courses
(iii). Development of training curriculum.
(iv). Evaluate training programmes and syllabi.
(v). Enhancing capacity of police officers in all fields of specialized training

3. Criminal Investigation Department


4. Traffic Police Department

The Unit is established to support the following functions of the Kenya Police Service in accordance with Section 24 of the National Police Service Act, 2011.
I.    Ensuring of free flow of traffic
II.    Prevention of Road Accidents
III.    Investigation of Accidents
IV.     Enforcement of all Laws, Rules and Regulations with which the department is charged.
V.    Initiate road safety sensitization to the members of the public.

5. Kenya Police College

The College shall train staff to the highest possible standards of competence and integrity and to respect human right and dignity as provided for under Article 244 (d) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
1.    Training of Recruits
2.    Training of Police officers attending promotional courses
3.    Training of Police officers attending performance enhancement courses
4.    Follow -up programs (post training evaluation)
5.    Setting and marking of Gazetted Officers Examinations
6.    Setting and marking of Police Law Examination
7.    Setting and marking of Service English Literacy Examination
8.    Development of training curriculum
9.    Evaluation of training programmes and syllabi.
10.    To offer police science programs in collaboration with institutions of higher learning;
11.    To run rehabilitation programmes for police officers
12.    To establish, manage and utilize the existing satellite training centres in the counties for use by the Service

6. Kenya Police Air Wing

The Unit is established to support the following functions of the Kenya Police Service in accordance with Section 24 of the National Police Service Act, 2011.
I.    Providing air support to the Service; including air supply and recce (tact, night and visual)
II.    General government communication flight facilities and carriage of V.I.Ps.
III.    Transport air support for the Service, government ministries and other authorized agencies.
IV.     Casualty evacuation

7. Kenya Railways Police

The Unit is established to support the following functions of the Kenya Police Service in accordance with Section 24 of the National Police Service Act, 2011.
i.    Prevention and detection of crimes
ii.    Inquire into offences against property or person conveyed over Railways Corporation throughout their areas of operation.
iii.     Investigation of claims complaints or irregularities in connection with the conveyance of goods and passengers including inquiries regarding missing goods.
iv.    Safe guarding Railways corporation property on stations, platforms trains in goods sheds workshops and goods on transit.
v.    Inquiries into accidents on railways.
vi.    Escort duties in connection with transit of goods.

8. Kenya Police Dog Unit

The Unit is established to support the following functions of the Kenya Police Service in accordance with Section 24 of the National Police Service Act, 2011.
I.    Care and maintenance of police dogs
II.    Procuring and breeding police dog.
III.    Training of police dogs and dog handlers.
IV.     Deploying officers and police dogs for crime detection and prevention

9. Tourism Police Unit

The Unit is established to support the following functions of the Kenya Police Service in accordance with Section 24 of the National Police Service Act, 2011.
i.    Protection of tourist‘s life and property
ii.    Provide security and safety to tourists
iii.    Handle and receive inquiries, claims and complaints by tourists
iv.    Investigate tourists related crimes and prosecute offenders
v.    Patrol beaches, hotels and tourist circuits street/roads used by tourists with a view of averting attacks on them
vi.    Provide escorts to tourists
vii.    Protect tourist from harassment by beach operators, parking boys and hawkers.
viii.    To offer general advice and guidance to tourists
ix.    Assist tourists during cultural festivals.

10. Kenya Airports Police Unit

The Unit is established to support the following functions of the Kenya Police Service in accordance with Section 24 of the National Police Service Act, 2011.
I.    Preventing and detecting crimes, inquiries into offences against property and persons within the three airports.
II.    Investigating claims, complaints and irregularities in conveyance of goods and passengers, lost and found property and missing goods within the airports;
III.    Safeguarding Airlines and private aircrafts parked within the apron area of the airports;
IV.    Maintaining law and order, crowd control and undertaking security duties in accordance with the recommended and established standards of civil aviation security;
V.    Checking passengers and luggage before boarding or loading onto aircrafts;
VI.    Controlling all entry points into the restricted areas;
VII.    Escorting valuables, explosives, arms and ammunition, wanted and extradited persons;
VIII.    Investigating accidents within airports;
IX.    Guarding and protecting vital installations within airports.
X.    VIP security and coverage within the airports.

11. Maritime Police Unit


  •     Provision of internal security along the seas and lakes in Kenya
  •     Keeping vigil on Maritime iperations and activities
  •     Prevention and monitoring of narcotic trade
  •     Prevention and control on infiltration of small arms
  •     Control and keeping vigil on terrorist activities
  •     Control and monitoring refugee influx
  •     Control and vigilance on stoways
  •     Providing security for tourists and beach patrols
  •     Carry out search and rescue operations along the Kenya waters
  •     Enforcement of IMO rules, observations and regulations


The Unit was established in 10 April, 2007 as a law enforcement agency to deal with maritime activities to provide security along the seas and lakes in Kenya.

Before, the Unit was a sector within the Port Police Kilindini Division.

The site surveys carried out along the Kenyan Coastline, Lake Victoria Basin and other lakes in Rift Valley i.e Turkana, Naivasha and Baringo are a threat to National Security, in that, there are infiltration of small arms, cattle rustling, drug trafficking, child trafficking, influx of refugees, threats of terrorism, piracy, illegal fishing and trawling, and contra-bound activities among many other crimes.

The Unit being one of the law enforcement agency, is duty bound to support the local Police establishment under which it falls.

Its constituted of the following detachments:-

  1.     Kilindini Detachment
  2.     Lamu Detachment
  3.     Kisumu Detachment
  4.     Port Victoria detachment
  5.     Lake Baringo Detachment

The Unit is set to open up more detachments along the coastal line from Shimoni to South Coast to Kiunga in the North Coast and also in parts of Lake Victoria especially in Homabay – Suba – Migori Districts

The headquarters is at the Kilindini Port in Mombasa District of Coast Province

12. Diplomatic Police Unit

The Unit is established to support the following functions of the Kenya Police Service in accordance with Section 24 of the National Police Service Act, 2011.
I.    Providing specialized security for Diplomats
II.    Liaising with Diplomatic missions on security matters
III.    Coordinating all rapid responses
IV.     Providing static and mobile security for Diplomatic missions
V.    Foot and mobile security patrols
VI.     Traffic control/Accidents Investigation.
VII.    Static guards

Kenya Police Salaries

Kenya Police Salary

The lowest ranked police officer, a constable, gets a salary of Sh1,650 as house allowance in addition to a salary of between Sh17,190 and Sh32,880.

Kenya Police Website

The official Kenya police website is:

Kenya Police Contacts

National Police Service Contacts

Kenya Police Contacts – The Inspector General, National Police Service

Jogoo House “A” Taifa Road
Post Office Box 44249-00100
Telephone: Tel: 020-2110671

Kenya Police Contacts – The Deputy Inspector General, Kenya Police Service

Vigilance House,Harambee Avenue
Post Office Box 30083-00100
Telephone: Tel: 020-341411-18

Kenya Police Contacts – The Deputy Inspector General, Administration Police Service

Jogoo House “A” Taifa Road
Post Office Box 3006-00100
Telephone: Tel: 020-2252688/0

Kenya Police Contacts – Directorate of Criminal Investigations,

Mazingira House
Kiambu Road
Post Office Box 30036-00100
Telephone: Tel: 020-343312,2603724

Kenya Police Tenders

Kenya Police Tenders can be downloaded from th Kenya police website or via this link: Kenya Police Tenders

Kenya Police Sacco

Kenya Police Staff SACCO Society Limited was registered on 20th November 1972 and was issued with a registration certificate number CS/2092. The Society has seen growth in its membership from a few hundred’s currently stands at 40,101. It has 9 elected members who form the Board of Directors of the SACCO and 3 members of the Supervisory Committee.

Kenya Police Sacco Vision:

To be a leading Sacco in financial services regionally

Kenya Police Sacco Mission:

To mobilize savings, provide diversified financial products and services through prudent management in order to maximize returns to members and stakeholders.

Kenya Police Sacco Slogan:

United for prosperity

Kenya Police Sacco Objectives:

  1. To encourage thrift among members by affording them an opportunity for accumulating savings
  2. To create a source of funds at fair and reasonable rate of interest
  3. To provide an opportunity for each of its members to improve their respective economic and social conditions
  4. To provide its members with credit for purposes of providence or production or both
  5. To offer the members complimentary savings and credit services and other financial products as may be required by the members from time to time
  6. To ensure safety and soundness of the members funds through a risk management program or appropriate insurance coverage
  7. To ensure the progress of its members by educating them continuously on the proper use of credit
  8. To perform the function and exercise the powers designated for savings and credit co-operative societies under the applicable law for the benefit of the members

Kenya Police Sacco Contacts

Kenya Police Sacco Head Quarters ‐ Nairobi

Kenya Police Sacco Plaza,
Ngara Road, off Muranga Road,
P.O. Box 51042 ‐ 00200, Nairobi
Office Pilot line: 0709 825 000

Mombasa Branch

Oriental Building, Ground Floor,
Nkuruma Road
Tel: 041- 2312855

Eldoret Branch

Kirem Plaza, 3rd Floor,
Ronald Ngala Street
Tel: 053-2031811

Kenya Police Service
Kenya Police Service

Police Stations in Kenya and Police Hotlines

    1. Baricho Police Station
    2. Changamwe Police Station
    3. Embakasi OCPD
    4. Griftu Police Station
    5. Ijara OCPD Office
    6. Kabras Police Station
    7. Kanangop Police Station
    8. Lolgorian Police Station
    9. Lolgorian Police Station
    10. Luanda Police Station
    11. Lungalunga
    12. Lwala Police Station
    13. Mombasa Headquaters
    14. Mt Elgon OCPD Office
    15. Mukurwe-Ini Police Station
    16. Muthaiga Police Station
    17. Nairobi Central OCPD
    18. Naromoru Police Station
    19. Ndaragwa Police Station
    20. Njoro Police Station
    21. Nyamira Hotline
    22. Parkalnds Police Station
    23. Riruta Pol.Station
    24. Runyenjes PoliceStation
    25. Spring Valley
    26. Tambach Police Station
    27. Thika Hotline
    28. Trans-Mara OCPD
    29. Voi Police Station
    30. Adungosi Police Station
    31. Ahero Police Station
    32. Amagoro OCPD
    33. Arror Police Station
    34. Bahati Police Station
    35. Bamburi Police Station
    36. Bondo OCPD’s Office
    37. Bookers OCPP
    38. Bungoma Hotline
    39. Bura Police Station
    40. Burubru
    41. Buruburu OCPD
    42. Buruburu Police Station
    43. Buruburu
    44. Busia Hotline
    45. Butere OCPD Office
    46. Capital Hill Post
    47. Capital Hill Post
    48. Central PPO Office
    49. Cherangani Police Station
    50. Chuka Police Station
    51. Eldoret Police Station
    52. Elementaita Police Post
    53. Elwark Police Station
    54. Embu Hotline
    55. Funyula Police Station
    56. Garbatulla Police Station
    57. Garissa Hotline
    58. Gatundu Police Station
    59. Gilgil Police Station
    60. Githumu Police Station
    61. Githunguri Police Station
    62. Hardy Police Station
    63. Hola Police Station Hola
    64. Homa Bay Hotline
    65. Homabay OCPD Office
    66. Igoji Police Post
    67. Ijara Police
    68. Jamhuri Police Post
    69. Jogoo Police Station
    70. Jogoo Police Station
    71. Juja Police Station
    72. Kabati Police Station
    73. Kabete
    74. Kahawa Sukari
    75. Kahuro Police Station
    76. Kakamega OCPD Office
    77. Kandara Police Station
    78. Kangema Police Station
    79. Kangema Police Station
    80. Kapsokwony Police Station
    81. Kapsowar Police Station
    82. Kaptagat Police Station
    83. Kaptembwa Police Station
    84. Karatina Police Station
    85. Karatina Police Station
    86. Karen Police Station
    87. Kariene Police Station
    88. Karuri Police Station
    89. Kasarani DCIO
    90. Kasarani OCPD
    91. Kasarani Police Station
    92. Kasarani Police Station
    93. Keiyo Hotline
    94. Keiyo OCPD Office
    95. Kenyatta Police Post
    96. Kericho OCPD Office
    97. Kericho Police Station
    98. Keroka Police Station
    99. Kiambu Hotline
    100. Kianyaga Police Station
    101. Kibwezi Police Station
    102. Kiganjo Police Station
    103. Kigumo Police Station
    104. Kigumo Police Station Hse
    105. Kiirua Police Station
    106. Kiirua Police Station
    107. Kijabe Police Station
    108. Kijipwa Police Station
    109. Kikuyu Police Station
    110. Kileleshwa
    111. Kilgoris
    112. Kilifi OCPD Office
    113. Kilimani D/OCPD
    114. Kilimani OCPD
    115. Kilimani Police Station
    116. Kilome Police Station
    117. Kilome Police Station
    118. Kimende Patrol Base
    119. Kimilili Police Station
    120. Kiminini Police Station
    121. Kinango 15
    122. Kipipiri Police Station
    123. Kipkabus OCPP
    124. Kiriani Police Post
    125. Kirinyaga OCPD Office
    126. Kisumu OCPD’s Office
    127. Kitale Hotline
    128. Kitui OCPD Office
    129. Koru Police Station
    130. Koru Police Station
    131. Kuria OCPD’s
    132. Kwale OCPD Office
    133. Kwhisero OCPP
    134. Kyuso Police Station
    135. Lamu OCPD Office
    136. Lanet Police Station
    137. Langata OCPD
    138. Lari Police Station
    139. Likoni Police Station
    140. Lugari OCPD
    141. Lugari OCPP
    142. Madogo Police Station
    143. Madogo Police Station
    144. Magumu Police Post
    145. Makongeni
    146. Makueni Hotline
    147. Makupa Police Station
    148. Malaba Police Station
    149. Malakisi Police Station
    150. Malindi Hotline
    151. Malindi OCPD Office
    152. Malindi Police Station
    153. Mandera OCPD Office
    154. Maragua Hotline
    155. Maragua Police Station
    156. Marakwet Hotline
    157. Marakwet OCPD Office
    158. Mariakani Police Station
    159. Marigat Police Station
    160. Masalani
    161. Mathare
    162. Mathare
    163. Matunda Police Station
    164. Maua Police Station
    165. Mbaraki Depot
    166. Mbooni Police Station
    167. Menengai Police Station
    168. Merti Police Station
    169. Meru Central Hotline
    170. Meru North OCPD Office
    171. Meru South OCPD Office
    172. Migwani Police Station
    173. Mikinduri Police Station
    174. Milangine Police Station
    175. Modogashe Police Station
    176. Moi’s Bridge Police Station
    177. Molo OCPD Office
    178. Mombasa Central Police Station
    179. Mombasa Urban OCPD Office
    180. Moyale Police Station
    181. Msambweni Police Station
    182. Mtitu Andei Police Station
    183. Mumias Police Station
    184. Muranga Hotline
    185. Muthaiga Police Station
    186. Mweiga Police Station
    187. Mwingi OCPD Office
    188. Mwingi Pabx
    189. Mwingi Police Station
    190. Nairobi Central OCPD
    191. Nairobi Central Police Station
    192. Nairobi Industrial Area
    193. Naivasha OCPD Office
    194. Naivasha
    195. Nakuru Hotline
    196. Nakuru Hotline
    197. Nakuru Hotline
    198. Nakuru Police Station
    199. Narok OCPD Office
    200. Narok Police Station
    201. Nchiru Police Station
    202. Ndaragwa Police Station
    203. Ngomongo
    204. Ngubi Patrol Base
    205. Njabini Police Station
    206. Nkubu Police Station
    207. Ntumu Police Station
    208. Nyahururu Police Station
    209. Nyahururu Police Station
    210. Nyali Police Station
    211. Nyamira OCPD
    212. Nyamira Police Station
    213. Nyandarua Hotline
    214. Nyando OCPD
    215. Nyeri Hotline
    216. Ol Joro Orok Police Station
    217. Ol Kalou Police Station
    218. Othaya Police Station
    219. Oyugis Police Station
    220. Pangani Police Station
    221. Pangani Police Station
    222. Pap Onditi Police Station
    223. Parkalnds Police Station
    224. Port Victoria Police
    225. Rachuonyo Hotline
    226. Rachuonyo OCPD’s Office
    227. Rhamu Police Station
    228. Ruiru Police Station
    229. Rweno Police Post
    230. Saba Saba Police Post
    231. Sagana Police Station
    232. Salama Police Station
    233. Serem Police Station
    234. Sericho Police Station
    235. Shauri Moyo
    236. Shauri Moyo
    237. Siaya Hotline
    238. Siaya OCPD’s Office
    239. Siaya
    240. Solai Police Station
    241. Sololo Police Station
    242. Subukia Police Station
    243. Subukia Police Station
    244. Sultan Hamud Police Station
    245. Sultan Hamud Police Station
    246. Taita Taveta OCPD Office
    247. Taita Taveta Police Station
    248. Tana OCPD Office
    249. Taru
    250. Taveta Police Station
    251. Teso Hotline
    252. Thika Police Station
    253. Thika Police Station
    254. Thindigua Patrol Base
    255. Tigania Police Station
    256. Tigoni Police Station
    257. Timau Police Station
    258. Tot Police Station
    259. Turbo Police Station
    260. Ukwala Police Station
    261. Vihiga OCPD Office
    262. Voi Police Station
    263. Wajir OCPD Office
    264. Wajir Police Station
    265. Wanguru PoliceStation
    266. Watamu Police Station
    267. Webuye Police Station
    268. Wundanyi Police Station
    269. Yala Police Station

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