Where is Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Headquarters
About Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Headquarters
The establishment, development, and growth of Criminal Investigations Department can be traced to the evolvement of the Kenya Police to which it remains one of the key formations. The first police officers were recruited in 1887 by the Imperial British East Africa Company, I.B.E.A. to provide security for stores in Mombasa. It was from these humble beginnings that the Kenya Police was born.
In 1906, the Kenya Police was legally constituted by the Police Ordnance. It is notable that up to 1907, the Kenya Police was organized along military lines and the training was military in nature. In order to improve police performance, the then Governor, Sir Hayes Saddler appointed a committee to look into the affairs of the Kenya Police Force. One of the committee’s recommendations was the establishment of the Police Training School in Nairobi.
In 1935 the C.I.D moved into new offices at the Law Courts where the current Supreme Courts are now situated from the location of the Serena Hotel. To enhance its capacity of crime investigation, the C.I.D. Training School was established in 1957.
In 1975 the Department moved to Kilimani area Headquarters along Valley Road. In the year 2003 the Department moved to its present premises at Mazingira Complex off Kiambu Road.
Directorate of Criminal Investigations
P.O. Box 30036 – 00100 Nairobi
Mazingira Hse,Kiambu Road.
Opp. Forestry Department Headquarters, Karura
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