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INTRODUCING IPOA

WHO WE ARE

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority was established through an Act of Parliament published in November 2011 to provide for civilian oversight over the work of the police in Kenya. The inaugural Board was sworn into office in June 2012.

VISION

A transformative civilian oversight Authority that promotes public trust and confidence in the National Police Service

MISSION

To conduct independent and impartial investigations, inspections, audits and monitoring of the National Police Service to enhance professionalism and discipline of the Service

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IPOA MANDATE

The IPOA Act mandates the Authority to undertake the following key functions: To investigate deaths and serious injuries caused by police action. To investigate police misconduct. To monitor, review and audit investigations and actions by internal affairs unit of the police. To conduct inspections of police premises. To monitor and investigate policing operations and deployment. To review the functioning of the internal disciplinary process. Reporting.

CONTACT US

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority 1st Ngong Avenue, ACK Garden Annex, 2nd floor P.O. Box 23035 – 00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: 254 20 490 6000 E-mail: info@ipoa.go.ke

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