Assistant Superintendent of Kenya Police; Duties and Responsibilities, Requirements for appointment

Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this rank may be deployed at the Kenya Police Service (KPS) Headquarters, County or in any of the following formations/unit:- General Service Unit, Kenya Police College, Traffic Department, Anti Stock Theft Unit, Kenya Airport Police Unit, Presidential Escort, Kenya Railway Police, Diplomatic Police Unit, Marine Police Unit, Tourist Police Unit, Police Dog Unit.

Headquarters, Formations and Units

Duties and responsibilities will entail: performing deputy company commanders duties; assessing and checking crime daily data; performing morning call ups and evening briefs; supervising daily patrols; fighting crime within the area of jurisdiction; carrying out inspection duties such as inspection of police station, cell, line and personnel; ensuring cases reported are properly investigated; liaising with other government agencies on security matters; overseeing maintenance of police lines; being in-charge of officers welfare; being in-charge of transport office; overseeing security of Government buildings and vital installations; in charge band; overseeing staff discipline; supervising junior officers; briefing and debriefing officers; handling complaints brought to the station; bonding of witnesses, serving court summons and executing warrants; testifying in courts; mentoring and coaching lower rank officers on how to handle reported cases; and responding to correspondences.

Further, the officer will be responsible for:- performing advance security checks; coordinating VIP protection and presidential coverage; overseeing riot and crowd control operations; attending security meetings; liaising with senior officers on security issues; commanding operations; assisting members of the public; detecting crime and apprehension of offenders; performing traffic duties; overseeing the care and training of police animals such as police dogs and horses; carrying out deployment of junior officers; supervising officers under him/her; counseling staff; dealing with discipline cases; monitoring and communicating surveillance; and issuing and signing waiver notices in disciplinary cases.

Counties

Duties and responsibilities of an officer deployed at the County will entail: – deputizing the OCPD; handling of correspondences; supervising officers; signing work tickets and authorizing movements of motor vehicles; in charge staff welfare; overseeing personnel discipline; undertaking staffing officer personnel and administrative duties; making morning call ups and evening briefs; opening inquiry files; ensuring that prisoners are taken to court within twenty four (24) hours; handling complaints brought to the station; ensuring that all reported cases are well investigated and offenders prosecuted; performing supervisory duties; bonding of witnesses, serving court summons and executing warrants; testifying in courts; and mentoring, coaching and appraising lower rank officers.

Further, duties and responsibilities will entail:- collecting and analyzing intelligence; attending security meetings; liaising with other senior officers on security issues; commanding operations; assisting members of the public; detecting crime and apprehending offenders; overseeing VIP protection and presidential coverage; overseeing response to distress calls and emergencies; and overseeing traffic duties such traffic flow, crack down on roadworthy vehicles among others

Training Institutions

Duties and responsibilities of an officer deployed at a Training Institution will entail: performing college adjutant duties; undertaking training and instructional duties; performing the deputy parade commanders’ duties; supervising officers; signing work tickets and authorizing movements of motor vehicles; maintaining staff personnel records; handling correspondences; performing administrative duties; reviewing of training programs; setting and marking assignments/examinations and conducting course evaluations; serving as course officer; and mentoring, coaching and appraising lower rank officers.

Requirements for Appointment for appoint to Assistant Superintendent police of Kenya

For appointment to this rank, an officer must have:-

  • served in the rank of Chief Inspector of Kenya Police for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Diploma in any of the following fields:- Criminology, Law, Police Science, Education, Security Management and Police Work, Public Administration, Strategic Management, Human Resource Management, Peace Building and Conflict Management, Physical Education, Music, Media and Public Relations, Sociology, Risk and Disaster Management or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

OR

  • Bachelors degree in any of the following fields:- Criminology, Law, Police Science, Education, Security Management and Police Work, Public Administration, Strategic Management, Human Resource Management, Peace Building and Conflict Management, Physical Education, Music, Media and Public Relations, Sociology, Risk and Disaster Management, or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • successfully Completed Higher Training Course(HTC);
  • no disciplinary conviction or adverse report in the last six (6) months;
  • met the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 on Leadership and Integrity and Article 232 on Values and Principles of Public Service; and
  • shown merit and ability as shown in work performance and results.

Note: In addition, an officer at this rank will be required to undergo any of the skills upgrading courses stipulated in Clause 10 of these Guidelines.