Public to participate in drafting of Police Service Standing Orders
20 February 2014, 11:22
Nairobi - The National Police Service (NPS) has called on the public to participate in the drafting of Police standing orders by giving their views to the technical committee drafting the fourth edition that will provide guidance on how officers should conduct themselves.
The Inspector General of Police, David Kimayo stated in a speech read on his behalf by his Deputy, Grace Kaindi said that the draft will guide police officers in their operations and help them use right judgment at all times.
“With the new edition, the police service will be transformed from a force into a service that will be appreciated by the public because we will give them the services they want,” said Kimaiyo.
Kimaiyo added that the promulgation of the 2010 Constitution introduced fundamental changes to both the structure and command of the police by establishing the National Police Service that consists of the Kenya Police Service and Administration Police Service.
He also said that the new changes in the Force have enabled his office to review the National Police Service Act 2011 as per the constitution’s demand of highest standards of professionalism, transparency, accountability and discipline among police officers. He added that the constitution demands the officers to comply with the constitutional standards of human rights and fundamental freedoms that can foster and promote good relationships with the society.
The Inspector General further said that the edition will act as a guide to assist police officers to discharge their duties in a proper and efficient manner by limiting time wastage in their public service delivery mandate.
“NPC is striving to bring out a world class service that Kenyans have been yearning for therefore you must keep abreast with the contents of the orders and abide by the Act while performing your duties,” said Kimaiyo.
The first edition was published in 1905 followed by others in 1922, 1938, 1956 and 1962 then in 2002. Kimaiyo noted that the publications have brought significant transformation in the service.
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