The Kenya Police traces its origin to the late nineteenth century when it was associated with the Imperial British East Africa (IBEA) Company. It was formalized in 1920 as Kenya Police Force when Kenya became an British Protectorate. Since then it has grown to include Regular Police, Criminal Investigation Department, GSU, and other specialized units.
Faced with diverse challenges in crime management, the Government has recognised the importance of undertaking comprehensive reforms of the Kenya Police Force aimed at enhancing effectiveness and efficiency in service delivery. In this regard, the Kenya Police Strategic Plan spells out new reform initiatives and practices that will enable it respond to the needs of the public and encourage proactive engagement between the Police and communities.
The Kenya Police Force is established under provisions of the Police Act Cap 84
To be a world-class Police Service, with a people friendly, responsive and professional workforce
To provide quality Police service to meet the expectations of the public by upholding the rule of law, creating, maintaining strong community partnerships, and a secure environment for prosperity and development of Kenya
. Maintenance of law and order
. Preservation of peace, Protection of life and property
. Prevention and detection of crime
. The apprehension of offenders
. Enforcement of all laws and regulations with which it is charged.
"Utumishi Kwa Wote"
"Service to All"
For More Information, visit the Kenya Police Website: www.kenyapolice.go.ke