Chief Inspector 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

An Officer at this level will be responsible to the Assistant Superintendent of Police. The Officer may be deployed as a Platoon Commander or Officer Commanding Police Station. Duties and responsibilities will entail:- assisting members of public; performing orderly officer duties; conducting disciplinary proceedings; ensuring all cases reported are properly recorded, investigated and files opened for prosecution; perusing case files and advising the investigating officers; appraising officers; liaising with other station commanders in crime management; performing staff officer administrative duties; being in-charge transport; ensuring appropriate charges are preferred against arrested suspects; perusing the occurrence book and minuting cases to different officers; signing charge sheets; giving evidence in court; visiting prisoners in the cells and making visits to the report office once before and once after mid-night; ensuring safety of exhibits, records and government installations; checking on files from the courts; opening inquiry files; performing morning call-ups and evening briefs; in-charge signals and radio rooms; overseeing deployment of officers; warning and releasing of suspects; taking cash bail money to court; arresting offenders; overseeing staff welfare; handling personnel correspondences; assisting in the conducting of promotional interviews; and releasing prisoners where no offence has been disclosed.

In addition, the officer will be responsible for:- supervising lower rank officers; supervising daily patrols; carrying out inspection duties; overseeing maintenance of police lines; coordinating repair and maintenance of equipment; overseeing security of vital public buildings and installations; briefing and debriefing officers; in charge stores; in-charge beats and patrols; organizing raids, ambushes and special operations; collecting and analyzing crime intelligence; mapping out areas with high crimes; propagating community policing ideology; conducting night rounds; responding to distress calls; providing service support to other security providers; being in-charge escorts; V.I.P protection and Presidential coverage; sensitizing members of public on traffic issues and road safety; fighting/controlling of crime within the area of jurisdiction; liaising with other government agencies on security matters; coordinating security operations; performing and supervising traffic duties and investigating crimes.

Counties

Duties and responsibilities of an officer at this rank when deployed within a county will entail:- performing duties of an officer in-charge of police station, traffic base commander, platoon or police camp; being in-charge of crime section; ensuring all cases reported are properly recorded, investigated and files opened for prosecution; handling correspondences; mapping out areas with high crimes; maintaining inventory of lost and found property, notifying the court of the same and placing notices in conspicuous places on unclaimed property; perusing case files and advising the investigating officers; appraising officers; liaising with other station commanders in crime management; in-charge transport; ensuring appropriate charges are preferred against suspects; perusing the occurrence book and minuting cases to different officers; signing charge sheets; giving evidence in court; performing morning call-ups and evening briefs; in-charge signals and radio rooms; overseeing deployment of officers; warning in writing and releasing of suspects; supervising of officers; liaising with other government agencies in matters of security; ensuring government property including vehicles are properly maintained; undertaking operation room duties; deploying officers to respective sections; signing of charge sheets; keeping of operation records; sorting out prisoners; controlling crime upsurge in his/her area of jurisdiction; ensuring timely submission of returns and correspondences; undertaking staffing officer personnel and administrative duties; making morning call ups and evening briefs; opening inquiry files and ensuring that prisoners are taken to court within twenty four (24) hours; and in-charge beats and patrols.

Further, the office will be responsible for:- assisting members of public; organizing raids, ambushes and special operations; performing orderly officer duties; conducting orderly room proceedings; collecting and analyzing intelligence; visiting prisoners in the cells and making visits to the report office once before and once after mid-night; ensuring safe custody of exhibits, records and government installations; checking on files from the courts; opening inquiry files; conducting night rounds; responding to distress calls; providing service support to other security providers; in-charge escorts; coordinating V.I.P protection and Presidential coverage; sensitizing members of public on traffic issues and road safety; presiding in orderly room proceeding; being in-charge of disposal of expired ammunitions; maintaining accountable documents; regulating public gatherings and processions; investigating crimes; apprehending offenders; organizing police officers to attend community policing meetings; conducting beats and patrol checks; and attending courts.
Training Institutions

Duties and responsibilities of an officer deployed at the Training Institution will entail: presiding over disciplinary proceedings; undertaking training and instructional duties; being in charge in the disposal of expired ammunitions; being Squad Course Officer / Squad Administrator; inspecting recruits/course participants, barracks and motor vehicles; supervising officers; deploying officers; coordinating operational duties; supervising guard duties; performing orderly officers’ duties; appraising officers under him/her; in charge transport; perusing, commenting and giving directions on matters in the occurrence book; in-charge beats and patrols; and making visits to the guard rooms and in-charge signals and radio rooms.

Requirements for Appointment for appointment for Chief Inspector general of Kenya police

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

  • served in the rank of Inspector of Kenya Police for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • attended Platoon Commanders Course/Station Commanders Course/ Certificate in Leadership Management Course/Middle Level Management Course;
  • 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 reflected 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.