Police officers are tasked with ensuring that there is security across all corners of the country. The National Police Service is a disciplined force that has about 80,000 men and women who are dedicated to their work.
However, you might have seen police officers guarding banks, football games, weddings, and many other events that are very private.
Well, this is because the Kenya Police or any other police service in the world can be hired for a specified amount of time.
However, the cost of hiring a police officer is not that cheap as you would imagine.
Costs of Hiring a Police Officer Per Hour
When you hire a Police Officer for a private function, you are required to pay the Officers on an hourly basis according to a gazette notice that dates back to 2007.
It’s unclear if these rates have been revised but for now, they are relatively high for bringing the officers to your function.
1. Constable, armed with a Gun
Rates gazetted in the year 2007 require that a constable, who is armed with a gun, be paid 100 Kenya Shillings per hour for a maximum of eight hours in a day guard.
2. A corporal from Kenya Police Force
A corporal from the Kenya Police Force would take home 125 Kenya shillings for every hour that they are guarding anything private in a day.
3. Senior Sergeant
A senior sergeant and a sergeant in the National Police Service get 150 Kenya Shillings per hour according to the 2007 gazette notice.
4. Inspector of the Police
An inspector of the police, who is a gazetted officer, receives 187.5 Kenya shillings per hour that they are doing a private function.
These rates have remained the same since 2007 but they are subject to change from time to time.
In conclusion, hiring a police officer will, on average cost about 1,000 Kenya shillings a day.