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Functions & Mandate

In addition to the mandate of the Commission under Article 246(3) of the Constitution 2010, the National Police Service Commission Act spells out the following functions:

  • On the recommendation of the Inspector General develop and keep under review all matters relating to human resources policies of members of the service.
  •  With the advice of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, determine the appropriate remuneration and benefits and benefits of the service and staff of the Commission;
  • Approve application for engagement by police officers in trade and other business, in accordance with the law relating to matters of leadership and integrity under Article 80 of the Constitution;
  • Co-operate with other State agencies, departments or commissions on any matter that the Commission considers necessary;
  • Provide for the terms and conditions of service and the procedure for recruitment and disciplinary measures for civilian members of the Service;
  • Develop fair and clear disciplinary procedures in accordance with Article 47 of the Constitution;
  • Investigate and summon witnesses to assist for the purposes of its investigations;
  • Exercise disciplinary control over persons holding or acting in office in the Service;
  • Promote the values and principles referred to in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution throughout the Service;
  • Hear and determine appeals from the members of the Service;
  • Develop policies and provide oversight over training in the Service;
  • Approve training curricula and oversee their implementation;
  • Investigate, monitor and evaluate the personnel practices of the Service;
  • Receive and refer civilian complaints to the Independent Policing Oversight Authority, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, the Director of Public Prosecutions or the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, as the case may be, where necessary;
  • Review and make recommendations to the national government in respect of conditions of service, code of conduct and qualifications of officers in the Service;
  • Evaluate and report to the President and the National Assembly on the extent to which the values and principles referred to in Articles 10 and 232 are complied with in the Service;
  • Receive complaints and recommendations from police associations registered in accordance with the applicable law;
  • Perform such other functions as are provided for by the Constitution, this Act or any written law.

The funtions of the Commission as per the National Police Service Act

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