The Deputy Director heads this Branch and its responsibilities are:-
     • To deputize the Director and act in his absence.
     • To deal with all the personnel welfare, discipline, promotion, deployment and discharge from service.
     • To identify, select and provide suitable personnel for the Directorate from the National Police Service personnel.
     • To develop manpower through training of both Directorate and the National Police Service personnel.
     • To review periodically the Directorate’s establishment and strength.
     • To coordinate financial and procurement matters in consultation with the Administrative Secretary.
For the smooth running of the Branch, it is subdivided into seven sections namely:-
     • Personnel
     • Legal and Crime Affairs
     • Logistics
     • Training & Manpower Development
     • Clinic & VCT
     • Public Relations

The Directorate consists of the following sub-sections:-
     • Staff officer personnel 1, 2, 3 and Data Centre
     • Clinic
     • Public relations office.
     • Security
     • Registries (open and secret)
The Directorate deals with all personnel matters ranging from deployment, transfer, capacity building, recruitment, promotions, discipline, resignation, retirement and general welfare of officers and any other duties assigned by the Director Criminal Investigations or his deputy.


The office is composed of Lawyers who are also advocates of the High Court. The officers in Legal and Crime Affairs unit provide high quality, timely and comprehensive advice to the Director, other Directorate officials and divisions and field offices on all aspects of law, particularly in the areas of Criminal Law, public international Law, Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance provisions, procurement and contracting Law, Criminal investigative law, Maritime and admirably law, The National Police Service Act, East African Community law , information law and policy, all according to the will and spirit of the Kenyan Constitution and all areas of investigations and prosecutions to which the Directorate of Criminal Investigations-Kenya is involved.

In addition to providing legal advice as requested (L&CA) reviews the legal sufficiency of evidence, drafting of replying affidavits and plaints, ensures that preferred criminal charges are with the stated and defined law of the county and supports office of the Director of public Prosecutions in criminal prosecution process.
Legal and crime affairs in conjunction office of the attorney general and Director of public prosecution shall liaise to coordinate the defense of the directorate and its employees in civil actions which arise out of the directorates investigative mission and personnel matter (L/CA) shall also provide quality legal training for the directorate, the National Criminal Investigations academy and other Law enforcement agents.

The Section was formed in 1986 under the directive given by the then Director of CID in his letter Ref.CID/C/PUB/5/6/1/164. It was called Analysis and Data Centre for criminal cases and matters that have legal connotations.
During the CID revitalization exercise of the 2000, the section was re-named Legal and Crime Affairs Section. Currently, the section is fully fledged.
     • To provide legal assistance on all matters relating to law enforcement and crime initiatives.
     • To peruse case files, inquiry files from all over the county for sufficiency of evidence and provision of legal opinions to investigators.
     • To provide legal advises on case management in order to avoid unnecessary complaints against the directorate and lawsuits.
     • To provide Liaison between the Directorate and the State law office and Director of Public Prosecutions.
     • To advise the director and staff on matters of Law, emerging legislations, court decisions best practices and policies.

Compliance and Administration Division
Provides advice to the Directorate concerning the personnel related administrative hearing and personnel disciplinary tribunal procedures. Provides legal policy advice and guidance concerning criminal investigations jurisdiction, operations, and techniques.
Litigation Division
In Liaison with Ag/ODPP coordinates responses to the defense of action filed against the Directorate. Provision of litigation support to the directorate and staff. The section shall be responsible to locating, reviewing, and processing for release of evidential materials that are relevant to investigation and prosecutions of criminal cases.
Evidence evaluation and analysis Division
Peruses and advises on all inquest, files inquiry files General inquiries and complaints against staff off the Directorate.

Logistics Section is one of the sections within DCI headquarters consisting of Transport unit, Workshop, Procurement, Stores and Armoury. The section is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations is facilitated in terms of mobility, offices, furniture, kits and equipment from the DCI headquarters to Sub County level.The section distributes and supervises both the Kenya Government owned and leased motor vehicles under the Government of Kenya Lease Programme.

Since the introduction of the Lease Programme by the Government many positive changes have occurred that drastically improved Police Services in terms of reduction of crimes which in turn resulted in enhanced performance of Police work. It has also created more confidence and trust among members of the public because the distribution of vehicles ensured that each and every DCI office has at least one vehicle.Logistics section also supervises the workshop to ensure receipt of quality spare parts and that maintenance of Government owned vehicles is up to standard.
Sections under Director of Logistics
       (a) Formation Transport Office
       (b) Motor Workshop and Workshop Stores
       (c) Procurement Office
       (d) DCI General Stores
       (e) Armoury

The DCI training section was established in 1999 and before then, the Head was known as Staff Officer Training.
The Director training is responsible to the DCI for the following:-
       a) The effective management of the section
       b) Preparation of Annual Training Projection.
       c) Conducting Training Needs Assessment
       d) Coordinating professional and capacity building courses at the training Institutions in liaison with the Heads of such institutions.
        e) Organizing training seminars/workshops for DCI officers
        f) Coordinating the implementation of Training Programmes.
       g) Coordinating overseas courses.
       h) Liaising with the KPS, APS and other security arms on matters of training.
       i) Coordinating the development/review of DCI training curriculum for various Courses
       j) Member of Ministerial Training Committee
       k) Secretary to DCI headquarters Training Committee

The counselling services were introduced in 2006 by the government as part of the ongoing reforms in the public sector, aimed at improving the productivity of employees and enhancing service delivery.
Core Function
To co-ordinate, monitor and evaluate Guidance and Counselling Services in the DCI.
Guidance and Counselling Services Offered:-
        • Individual counselling
        • Group counselling
        • Psychological debriefing
        • Psycho- education programs
        • Mobile counselling services
Goal of Counselling
Counselling is meant to promote personal growth and positive change in an individual (DCI OFFICER).
Why is Counselling helpful to officer(s)?
Counselling helps officers to think through their problem in a realistic manner and prepares them to handle requisite change without being traumatized.The change may be in attitudes, perceptions of self or others, habits or behaviour which then helps them to overcome or manage the stressful problem. This is achieved through undergoing a learning process whereby the counselee is assisted through three stages: Self-exploration, self-understanding and taking action.
What Are the Benefits of Counselling?
The benefits of counselling include.
      • Helping one to deal with painful symptoms such as self-defeating behaviour and difficult feelings.
      • Empowering people see life more truthfully.
      • Assisting people live life with more freedom, control, and spontaneity.


This Inspection Section is a function of the Administrative organ and exercise the Administration’s mandate derives with the express authority from the Director, Directorate of Criminal Investigations. Its offices are based at the Directorate’s Headquarters, Mazingira House, Nairobi. There are no administration offices at the Counties/Formations and all the activities are coordinated at the Directorate’s Headquarters, Nairobi along Nairobi - Kiambu Road. The Section is mandated to conduct annual or snap inspections at all Directorate of Criminal Investigations; -Formations and County’s Divisions, their Sub-Stations as envisaged by the National Police Service Act of 2012 and the Service Orders, (herein to be referred to as Service Standing Orders).