Kenya police recruitment requirements 2019; Police Recruitment dates and Forms 2019

Requirements for kenya police recruitment 2018/2019

  • Must be a Kenyan citizen at the time of recruitment (all Kenyan citizens may apply whether born in Kenya or not)
  • Applicant must be a National Identity card holder Possess a KCSE certificate at minimum as an academic qualification with at least a mean grade D+. Note that the applicant must have at least a D+ in either English or Kiswahili
  • Applicants must not have a criminal record or any criminal charges pending in court
  • Female applicants should strictly not be pregnant at the time of recruitment and must remain without pregnancy for the duration of the training
  • In addition to the requirements above, recruits should also be adherent to chapter six of the Kenyan constitution

kenya police recruitment Application form and dates 2018/2019

To find out if the Kenya Police recruitment 2018/2019 has officially begun, reach out to the official Kenya Police website @ www.npsc.go.ke, www.nationalpolice.go.ke, www.mygov.go.ke, www.administrationpolice.go.ke, www.kenyapolice.go.ke. OR check this page frequently as update shall be made anytime the form is out.

Training of Police recruits

The successful recruits will then be required to specify which service they would like to join, they can choose between the administration police and the Kenya police service. Those that choose to join the administration police will have to report to the Administration Police Training Colleges in Embakasi while those that select police recruitment will report to the Kenya Police Training College in Kiganjo.

The candidates will then undergo a rigorous physical training and class room learning at their respective training colleges for a period of 15 months. The duration is inclusive of a compulsory 3 month internship. The period it takes to complete the training is even longer by half a year for cadets. Cadets take at least 21 months to complete training due to their specialized training.

Kenya Police Recruitment passout

Candidates who successfully complete their training exercise can join one of the following unit:

  1. General Service Unit (GSU)

The general Service Unit is the paramilitary wing of the Kenya police and is used mainly for crowd control and maintaining order in any public events that involve large masses of people. They are known for their stern action in the handling of riots. The current GSU Commandant is Joel Mboya Kitili.

2. Anti Stock Theft Unit

This unit of police was made to handle the recurring problems faced by northern pastoralist communities that have the problem of cattle rustling. It is headquartered in Gilgil, Naivasha.

3. Traffic Police

The unit is in charge of ensuring traffic is flowing smoothly on all major commercial routes across the country and to protect motorists as well. It is currently headed by Charlton Muriithi.

4. Diplomatic police unit

This unit is headed by Alan Sangaro and is in charge of providing security to all members of the Kenyan Diplomatic corp. It goes without saying that these are the individuals most likely to have travel on the government’s dime as they protect those that represent Kenya’s interests abroad.

5. Kenya police dog unit

This unit trains and handles all trained canines that help those in the service police Kenya better. They handle the dogs that screen items for explosives and or illegal contraband.

6. Kenya police college unit

The Kenya police college as the name suggests is where the officers are trained. An officers has the option to return to the college to teach others as well and help in building the NPSC Kenya capacity.

7. Maritime Police unit

They police the Kenyan waters in the areas close to shore whereas their service is complemented by the Navy to protect our sovereign waters. The unit is head quartered at the Kilindini Harbor under the command of Stanly Lenamai.

8. Criminal investigation department- CID

The CID is in charge of carrying out all criminal investigations on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecution. They can make arrests and present evidence supporting prosecution of any accused persons. When a major crime is reported it is officers of this directorate that do the investigations.

9. Kenya Police Airwing

This unit is in charge of all police airplanes and helicopters and handles all police matters that need air support. It is currently headed by Colonel Rogers Mbithi.

10. Kenya airport police unit

They man all the entry points into the country by air at all major airports. These officers work with customs officers as well to ensure safety of the country from all unwelcomed foreign individuals. They are currently commanded by Joseph Ole Tito.