Kenya Police Entry Requirements


If you want to become a police officer in Kenya, you must meet specific requirements. One of them is that you must be aged between 18 and 28 years. You should also be a KCSE certificate holder and a clean health record. You will also be required not to have a criminal record.To prove that your record is clean,you will present a Certificate of Good Conduct.

Below are the requirements for Police Officer Recruitment in Kenya:

An applicant shall be a person who:

Is a citizen of Kenya
Hold a Kenya National Identity Card
Possess a minimum qualification of ‘D+’( Plus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination with a ‘D+’ (Plus) in either English or Kiswahili languages;
Be aged between 18 and 28 years for holders of KCSE Examination Certificate or its equivalent, and up to 30 years for diploma and degree holders;
Meets the requirements of chapter six of the constitution.
Is physically, mentally and medically fit
Has no criminal convictions or pending criminal action.
Female candidates must not be pregnant at recruitment and during the entire training period

All applications must be submitted in duplicate accompanied with the following documents:

  • A copy of the academic certificates and testimonials
  • A copy of the Kenya National ID
  • A copy of the applicant’s Birth Certificate
  • KRA PIN Certificate


  1. Each applicant must present the original supporting documents for verification. The originals will be returned to the applicant before leaving the recruitment centre.
  2. Applicants recruited for the training into the service shall be bonded to serve in the National Police Service for a minimum period of ten (10) years.

During recruitment, they also check your dental formula to determine whether it’s okay.

The salary of newly recruited police officers is Ksh 21,000 to Ksh 35,000. Upon confirmation after training,they earn Ksh 35,000 to Ksh 45,000 as starting salary.