Functions Of The National Police Service Commission

This is a list of functions of the National Police Service Commission (NPSC). NPSC is an independent commission established under Article 246 of the constitution. The commission consists of a total of 9 members. The members include a person qualified to be appointed as a High Court judge, 2 retired senior police officers, 3 persons of integrity who have served the public with distinction, the Inspector General of Police and Deputy Inspector Generals of the National Police Service.

The National Police Service Commission is primarily concerned with human resource management of the National Police Service, which comprises the Kenya Police, Directorate of Criminal Investigations and Administration Police.

Here are functions of the National Police Service Commission.

1. Approve the application for engagement by police officers in trade and other business, under the law relating to matters of leadership, and integrity, under Article 80 of the constitution.

2. Co-operate with other state agencies, departments or commissions on any matter that the commission considers necessary.

3. On the recommendation of the Inspector General, develop and keep under review all matters relating to human resources policies of members of the service.

4. With the advice of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, determine the appropriate remuneration and benefits of the service and staff of the commission.

5. Provide for the terms and conditions of service and the procedure for recruitment and disciplinary measures for civilian members of the service.

6. Develop fair and clear disciplinary procedures in accordance with Article 47 of the constitution.

7. Investigate and summon witnesses to assist in investigations.

8. Promote the values and principles referred to in Articles 10 and 232 of the constitution throughout the service.

9. Exercise disciplinary control over persons holding or acting in office in the service.

10. Hear and determine appeals from members of the service.

11. Develop policies and provide oversight over training in the service.

12. Approve training curricula and oversee their implementation.

13. Investigate, monitor and evaluate the personnel practices of the service.

14. Receive and refer civilian complaints to the Independent Policing Oversight Authority, Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, Director of Public Prosecutions and the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission.

15. Receive complaints and recommendations from police associations registered in accordance with the applicable law.

16. 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.

17. Review and make recommendations to the national government in respect of conditions of service, code of conduct and qualifications of officers in the service.

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