By Machuki Dennson
Beginning next year the police will have professionals practicing in their areas of specialization just like the cadets and service officers in the military.
This came to light during the pass out of 1,224 candidates who have been undergoing a six weeks standardization course at National Police College-Kiganjo.
The pass out parade was presided over by the Cabinet Secretary for Interior Dr. Fred Matiang’I in place of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“EFFECTIVE early 2020 the National Police Service will commence 8 Months Special Training for serving professional Police Officers, aimed at placing them in specialized units based on their areas of study”, said the CS.
The course aimed at the integration of the various formations under the umbrella of NPS for alignment of Police Command, a directive that was enforced on 12th July, 2019.
The 1,224 candidates who graduated today are the first batch of a series of groups scheduled to undertake the course. The 1,224 police officers are the ones who recently transitioned from the administration police service to the Kenya police service as part of the police reforms.
The Interior principal secretary who was also present said that “We are progressively reviewing further training programs for the national police to ensure integrity of our officers and enhance their investigative and enforcement capabilities.”