Our mandate is predominately from the national police service, which spells out the following
The functions of the Administration Police Service
shall be the —
(a) provision of assistance to the public when in need;
(b) maintenance of law and order;
(c) preservation of peace;
(d) protection of life and property;
(e) provision of border patrol and border security;
(f) provision of specialized stock theft prevention services;
(g) protection of Government property, vital installations and strategic points as may be directed by the Inspector-General;
(h) rendering of support to Government agencies in the enforcement of administrative functions and
the exercise of lawful duties;
(i) co-ordinating with complementing Government agencies in conflict management and peace
(j) apprehension of offenders;
(k) performance of any other duties that may be prescribed by the Inspector-General under this
Act or any other written law from time to time
The CPC Chapter 75 Laws of Kenya states in section 2 that "Police Officer" means a Police officer or an Administration Police officer.
The PC Chapter 63 Laws of Kenya states that 'Police Force' includes the force defined in section 2 of the Police Act, and the Administration Police Force established under the Administration Police Act; and "Police Officer' shall be construed accordingly.
The Chiefs Act Chapter 128 Laws of Kenya further specifies the enforcement role of the Administration of whom the Administration Police are also agents as specified in Chapter 85 Laws of Kenya.
In redefining the role of the Administration Police it will be necessary to have a clear mandate in Community Police practice that will enable the Administration Police to work with the public as community safety providers.
This will be realised through the above mandates that present the strategic direction and core functions for Administration Police as stated below.
1. Lead on Community Based Policing in Kenya
2. Work together with the Government agents in enforcing community safety related laws and
enhancing development as a consequence
3. Enhance community safety through peace building and conflict prevention initiatives.
4. Become an effective player in the provision of border security for the defence of Kenyan territory.
5. Work at the grass root level in the protection of life, property and prevention of commission of offences.
1. Community Based Policing (CBP) focusing on:
i) Partnership working
ii) Community safety
iii) Crime Prevention
iv) Peace-building and Conflict management
2. Border Security with emphasis on:
i) Anti-terrorism measures
ii) Arms control
iii) Cross-border crime
3. Emergency Response that embrace:
i) Protection of life and property
ii) Support to other emergency services/ agencies
iii) 24-hour response to designated incidents.
4. Protective Security with a focus on:
i) VIP Protection
ii) Safeguarding strategic installations.
5. Enforcement assistance to Government departments:
i) Assisting officers with legal mandates
ii) Agency status to all departments.
The realisation of both the vision and mission of the Administration Police is based on the values derived from the Constitution of Kenya, Legislation, international policing standards and the needs identified by the public. They are:
Openness and accountability
Responsible, effective and high quality of service with honesty and integrity
Responsiveness to staff development and welfare
Responsiveness to human dignity and observance of human rights
Prompt and dignified response
Consultative, collaborative and participatory approach.
To be the leading community safety provider with a focus on quality service to public.
The Administration Police exists to contribute to National Development through provision of sustainable peace and tranquillity to all people in Kenya.
We the Administration Police as servants to the Kenyan people pledge our commitment to the public through our motto:
Uaminifu na Haki - Integrity and Justice
Having identified the AP mandate, vision, mission, motto and core values, the AP must be seen to do this with integrity,
common sense and sound judgement, acting without fear, favour or prejudice for the rights of others. There is need to be professional, calm and restrained in the face of violence and apply only that force which is necessary to accomplish Administration Police's lawful duty.
Service delivery orientation
The Administration Police believes that contribution to community safety will only be effective with involvement of other stakeholders. In this respect the Administration Police is committed to working in collaboration with the Kenya Police and other actors in combating crime.
Professionalism will remain a key guiding principle to the Administration Police service
delivery orientation. To achieve this, the Service will focus on:
i. A strong and common identity on Community Based Policing.
ii. An Administration structure, culture and procedures that lay emphasis at the local level.
iii. Decentralisation of tasks and responsibilities.