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

Duties and responsibilities will entail:- deputizing officer in-charge police station; being in-charge police post, crime section or petty crime office; assisting members of public; undertaking orderly officer duties; ensuring all cases reported are properly recorded and investigated and files opened for prosecution; maintaining data records; collecting and analyzing crime intelligence; perusing case files and advising the investigating officers; appraising officers; overseeing transport; perusing the occurrence book and assigning cases to officers; conducting disciplinary proceedings; 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 staff officer administrative duties; ensuring appropriate charges are preferred against criminal suspects; performing morning call-ups and evening briefs; in-charge signals and radio rooms.

Counties

An officer at this level will deputize station/platoon commander. Duties and responsibilities will entail:- in-charge mobile patrols; allocating duties to officers; conducting tamaam parades; handling correspondence; supervising radio calls; recording statements; deploying, appraising and supervising officers under him/her; conducting inspections; interrogating suspects and interviewing witnesses and/or victims; supervising officers on beats and patrols; organizing raids, ambushes and special operations; mapping out areas with high crimes; liaising with other station commanders in crime management; embracing community policing ideology; conducting night rounds; responding to distress calls; providing service support to other security providers; in-charge of officers on escort duties; undertaking V.I.P protection and Presidential coverage; performing traffic duties such as sensitizing members of public on traffic issues and road safety; apprehending offenders; guiding officers in crime investigations; and conducting operations and identification parades.

Further, duties and responsibilities will entail:- in-charge of mobile patrols; maintaining inventory of lost and found property, notifying the court of the same and placing notices in conspicuous places on unclaimed property; presiding over orderly room proceedings; liaising with other station commanders in crime management; performing staff officer administrative duties; in-charge transport; ensuring appropriate charges are preferred against suspects; perusing the occurrence book and allocating cases to officers; conducting orderly room proceedings; 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; being in charge of crime office; ensuring suspects are taken to court within twenty four (24) after arrest hours; liaising with other agencies for better service delivery; performing morning call-ups and evening briefs; in-charge signals and radio rooms; overseeing deployment of officers; and warning and releasing of suspects; undertaking personnel management duties at a police station; signing charge sheets; compiling case files and allocating cases to officers; being in-charge beats and patrols; and assisting members of public.

Training Institutions

Duties and responsibilities of an officer deployed at the training institution will entail:- presiding over disciplinary proceedings; being the squad course officer/squad administrator; carrying out training and instructional duties; being in charge of communication; performing orderly officer duties; supervising guard duties; performing administrative duties; inspecting course participants; being in charge of signals and radio rooms; perusing of occurrence book; supervising the feeding of recruits; ensuring cleanliness and hygiene are maintained to standards; appraising officers under him/her; in-charge beats and patrols; and making visits to the report office.

 Requirements for Appointment for Inspector of Kenya police

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

  • served in the rank of Senior Sergeant of Kenya Police for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • passed all Police Law Examination Papers;
  • successfully completed Station Commanders Course/Platoon Commanders Course/Inspectorate (Subordinate to Inspectorate) Course; and
  • no disciplinary conviction or adverse report in the last six (6) months; and

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.

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.