Deputy Inspector general of Kenya Police; Duties and Requirements for appointment

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities of an officer at this level are spelled out in section 23 of the National Police Service Act 2011 and entails:

  • being responsible for the effective and efficient day-to-day administration and operations of the Kenya Police Service;
  • implementing policies and directions of the service in relation to the Kenya Police Service;
  • preparing the budget, planning and provision of support for the Kenya Police Service;
  • establishing and maintaining police stations, outposts, units or unit bases in the counties and determine the boundaries of the police stations, outposts or unit bases and establish a facility in each police station for receiving, recording and reporting of complaints from members of the public;
  • managing, monitoring, and evaluating the Kenya Police Service;
  • undertaking the supervision of the Kenya Police Service;
  • coordinating training in the Kenya Police Service; providing internal oversight of the Kenya Police Service;
  • establishing and maintaining a relationship between the Kenya Police Service and the community;
  • improving transparency and accountability in the Kenya Police Service;
  • co-operating and engaging in joint security operations with Deputy Inspector –General in charge of the Administration Police Service, other government departments or other security organs to ensure the safety and security of the public;
  • implementing the decisions of the Inspector-General; and
  • performing such other duties as may be assigned the Inspector-General, the Commission, or as may be prescribed by the National Police Service Act or by any other written law.

 Requirements for Appointment to Deputy inspector general of Kenya police

Appointment to this rank will be made in line with the provisions of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 Article 245 (3) as read with Section 11 (2) & 12 of the National Police Service Act 2011 and section 13 of the National Police Service amendment Act 2015;