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 in charge transport, deputize in-charge Aids Control Unit, Staff Officer, Company Commander. Duties and responsibilities will entail:- coordinating national days celebrations in collaborations with relevant stakeholders; coordinating training and development programmes of officers within their command areas; developing plans for implementation and support of community policing; carrying out inspection of police lines, camps, barracks, fire arms, armoury, and parade; managing stores and inventory; coordinating disposal of obsolete goods; visiting camps for inspection purposes; undertaking weekly lectures on police duties; undertaking morning call ups and evening briefs; managing the staff, formation and/ or unit resources; leading security operations; deploying officers within sections; handling of discipline matters; ensuring proper management of resources within his/her command; attending courts; and perusing case files and giving guidance to the investigating officers.

In addition the officer will be responsible for:- planning, coordinating detection and prevention of crime and apprehending offenders in the area of jurisdiction; undertaking crime analysis and reporting; cooperating with representatives of all government departments and county Governments in their areas of jurisdiction; maintaining liaison with other commanders and officers across ranks; carrying out research on crime to inform security policy; combating piracy at the sea; overseeing VIP protection and presidential coverage; performing traffic duties; carrying out Command and leadership roles; organizing raids, ambushes and special operations; coordinating search, rescue and seizure of suspected stolen goods; coordinating security committee meetings; attending security briefs; sensitizing the public on road safety measures; and mentoring, coaching and appraising lower rank officers.

Counties

Duties and responsibilities will also entail:- being the officer commanding division/company commander responsible to their services for the efficient administration of sub-counties; coordinating national days celebrations in collaborations with relevant stakeholders; coordinating training and development programmes of officers within their command areas; overseeing staff; enforcing discipline among officers; developing operational orders and implementation; deal with community policing issues; establishing various policing programmes to address crime; organizing briefs for divisional security committee, courts and other judicial processes; coordinating inspection and repairing of arms; taking charge of the command control centre and its administration; undertaking morning call ups and evening briefs; releasing crime and incident reports to county police commander; dealing and acting on complaints from members of public and police officers and appraising personnel within the command; ensuring proper management of resources; planning and coordinating detection and prevention of crime and the apprehension of offenders in their area of jurisdiction; undertaking crime analysis and reporting; cooperating with representative of all government departments and county Government in their areas of jurisdiction; liaising with other commanders and officers across ranks; undertaking crime research and mapping to inform policing; organizing security raids; coordinating major police operations; investigating and planning strategies to deal with terrorism and organized crime; performing traffic duties; carrying out Command and leadership roles; organizing raids, ambushes and special operations; coordinating search, rescue and seizure of suspected stolen goods; coordinating security committee meetings at divisional level; attending courts; attending security briefs and sensitizing the public on road safety measures; and overseeing VIP protection and traffic duties.

Training Institutions

Duties and responsibilities of an officer deployed at the training institution will entail: maintaining liaison with other commanders and officers across ranks; coordinating national days celebrations in collaborations with relevant stakeholders; coordinating training and development programmes of officers within their command areas; enforcing discipline among officers; performing Training and Instructional duties; undertaking administration duties; supervising officers under him/her; commanding and providing leadership to officers in his/her command; inspecting and repairing of arms and appraising personnel within the College; carrying out staff administrative duties; reviewing of training programs regularly; setting, marking and moderating examinations; and conducting course evaluations.

Requirements for Appointment for Superintendent of Kenya police

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

  • served in the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Kenya Police for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • passed the Gazetted Officers Examination;
  • 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 and Conflict Management, Physical Education, Music, Media and Public Relations, Sociology, Risk and Disaster Management, or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • no disciplinary conviction or adverse report in the last six (6) months;
  • Certificate in Senior Management Course/Senior Police officers management Course lasting four (4) weeks or its equivalent from recognized institution;
  • 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.