The government has launched a fully automated system to help in the management of the National Police Service.

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Interior CS Fred Matiangi launched the system dubbed the Digital Human Resource Information System on Monday in Kilifi County.

Apart from the police human resource docket, the ministry shall also digitize administrative procedures, the Occurrence Book (OB), and the Crime Management System.

The digital human resource system shall be embedded in all levels of the National Police Service, which include the administrative Police Service (APS), the Kenya Police (KPS), and the Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI). 

The automation is aimed at infusing accountability, efficiency, honesty and professionalism amongst members of the police service as part of the ongoing police reforms. 

The system will bear accurate, real-time data on each officer, including their recruitment, training, career progress, deployment, family records, and other related information. 

“This system now gives the Inspector General a bird’s eye view of the National PoliceService, making it easy to identify vacancies and the skills needed to fill in these vacancies. Alongside other measures, we’re beginning to institute meritocracy over nepotism. It’s no longer about who you know, but, what you know,” stated CS Matiang’i at the launch.

The CS further stated that the system will support the selection, recruitment, and management of police officers, deployment, performance appraisals, merit-based promotions, and transparent transfers.