The Kenya Police Service is a national body in charge of law enforcement in Kenya. The Kenya police force was established as a British colonial police force in 1907. While organized at a national level, each arm reports to a County police Commander, which in turn divides its force by local Police Divisions headquartered at local police stations. All these element report to a Kenya Police Headquarters in Nairobi. The Kenya Police wear badges of rank on the shoulders (Inspector-General – Inspector) and sleeve (Senior Sergeant – Constable) of their uniform to denote their rank.
The order of Kenya Police ranks is as follows, from the highest to the lowest.
- Inspector-General – equivalent to the 2-star General in the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF)
- Deputy Inspector-General – equivalent to the one-star rank -Brigadier General in the KDF
- Senior Assistant Inspector-General – (equivalent to Colonel]] in the KDF
- Assistant Inspector-General – equivalent to the Lieutenant Colonel] in the KDF
- Commissioner of Police
- Senior Superintendent – equivalent to Major in the KDF
- Superintendent – equivalent to Captain in the KDF
- Assistant Superintendent – equivalent to Lieutenant in the KDF
- Chief Inspector – equivalent to [[Warrant Officer 1) in the KDF
- Inspector – equivalent to Warrant Officer 2 or Sergeant Major in the KDF
- Senior Sergeant – equivalent to Senior Sergeant in the KDF
- Sergeant – equivalent to Sergeant in the KDF
- Constable – equivalent to Private in the KDF