Senior Assistant Inspector general of Kenya Police; Duties & Requirements for appointment

Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this rank may be deployed as the Principal Assistant to the Deputy Inspector General of Police or Commandant of either General Service Unit or Kenya Police College.

Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:-

  • taking command of the service in the absence of the Deputy Inspector General, Kenya Police Service;
  • coordinating the work of directorates and branches at the service NPS/KPS Headquarters;
  • formulating and implementing policy decisions and coordinating police operations;
  • undertaking general administrative duties;
  • advising the Deputy Inspector General, Kenya Police Service on policing matters;
  • overseeing the preparation of budgetary estimates;
  • managing performance contract and appraisal reports; promoting culture change and capacity building in the service.

Requirements for Appointment to Senior Assistant Inspector General

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

  • served in the rank of an Assistant Inspector General of Police for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • 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;
  • Masters degree in any of the following fields:- Criminology, Law, Police Science, Education, Security Management and Police Work, Public Administration, Strategic Management, Leadership and Security 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;
  • Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Command Programme lasting not less than three (3) months or its equivalent from recognized institution;
    OR
  • Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks;
    no disciplinary convictions 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;
  • demonstrated high degree of professional competence and administrative capability required for effective planning, direction, control and coordination of National Police Service function; and
  • thorough understanding of national goals, policies and objectives and ability to relate to the National Police Service function and aspirations of Vision 2030.

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.