VISION “Excellence in Criminal Investigations for a Secure and Prosperous Kenya.”
MISSION “To embrace a proactive and professional approach in investigation of crimes, protection of life and property, apprehension of offenders and support prosecution processes.”
OUR MANDATE The mandate, core functions, Vision and Mission statements, Motto as well as the core values on which the Directorate anchor it operations. The Directorate of Criminal Investigations derives her mandate from Article 247 of the Constitution of Kenya and through the National Police Service Act 2011 which establishes the Directorate as an organ of the NPS responsible to the Inspector General. The mandate of the Directorate is further derived from Part V, Section 28 and 35 of the National Police Service Act 2011 which gives the core functions of the Directorate in the areas of detection, prevention and investigation of crime. The mandate of the Directorate is further derived from Part V, Section 28 and 35 of the National Police Service Act 2011 which gives the core functions of the Directorate in the areas of detection, prevention and investigation of crime.
FUNCTION The current functions of the Directorate as provided for under the National Police service Act, 2011 include 1. Collect and provide criminal intelligence, 2. Undertake Investigations on serious crimes including homicide, narcotics crimes, human trafficking, money laundering, terrorism, economic crimes, piracy, organized crimes, and cyber crime among others. 3. Maintain law and order. 4. Detect and prevent crimes 5. Apprehend offenders 6. Maintain criminal records 7. Conduct forensic analysis 8. Execute the directions given to the Inspector General by the Director of Public Prosecutions pursuant to article 157(4) of the constitution 9. Coordinate Country Interpol Affairs 10. Investigate any matter that may be referred to it by the Independent Police Oversight Authority 11. Perform any other function conferred on it by other written Law.