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Senior Superintendent 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 rank will be deployed as a Staff Officer. Duties and responsibilities of an officer at this rank will entail: commanding parade duties; performing staff administrative duties; investigating complaints by unit personnel; receiving and compiling crime data; managing police vehicles, motor cycles and boats; coordinating driving test centers; carrying out inspection of driving schools for licensing and renewal; in-charge quartermaster; dealing with discipline matters; conducting appraisal of staff; maintaining of all personnel records; ensuring that vital installations are guarded; being responsible for the efficient Administration;.

Additional duties and responsibilities will entail: coordinating/overseeing security operations; overseeing VIP protection and presidential coverage; planning and coordinating detection and prevention of crime and the apprehension of offenders in their area of jurisdiction; undertaking crime analysis and reporting; ensuring care and training of police animals such as horses and dogs; planning security raids and crowd control; and overseeing security operations.

Counties

An officer at this rank will be deployed a Deputy County Commander or Staff Officer. Duties and responsibilities will entail: performing general duties such as organizing and coordinating meetings and quarterly arms/kit/lines/personnel inspection; handling correspondences; addressing public complaints; overseeing security during national celebrations in liaison with other relevant stakeholders; coordinating training and development programmes of officers within their command areas; undertaking performance appraisals; enforcing discipline among officers; developing plans for implementation and support of community policing; receiving and addressing complaints; ensuring positive image of the service; conducting weekly lectures and meetings; inspecting police stations/camps; appraising officers; carrying out training needs assessments; drawing security plans; conducting morning call-ups and evening briefs; coordinating operations of driving test centers; conducting road safety campaigns; coordinating VIP protection and presidential coverage; and ensuring testing of drivers and instructors.

Training Institutions

Duties and responsibilities of an officer deployed at the Training Institution will entail:- performing instructional/training duties; performing parade commander duties; undertaking staff officers administration duties; in-charge of faculties and training wings; deploying officers to various areas of work; overseeing appraisal of staff and work performance; coordinating training and development programmes of officers within the command areas; setting, marking and moderating examinations/assignments; conducting course evaluations enforcing discipline among officers; carrying out curriculum reviews; ensuring the implementation of training curriculum; and mentoring, coaching and appraising of staff.

Requirements for Appointment for appointment to Senior Superintendent police

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

  • served in the rank of Superintendent of Kenya Police for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Diploma 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;

OR

  • 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 Conflict Management, Physical Education, Music, Media and Public Relations, Sociology, Risk and Disaster Management, or any other course related to police work/security or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;

OR

  • Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Command Programme lasting not less than three (3) months from recognized institution;
  • 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 proven merit and ability 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.

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