The Administration Police (abbreviated as A.P.) is a paramillitary security unit belonging to the Government of Kenya. It was formed in 1958 when it took over the Tribal Police Ordinance, which was established 1929.
The Administration Police is a separate department of the Ministry of State for Provincial Administration and Internal Security and is located in Nairobi. The PC Chapter 63 of the (former) Laws of Kenya states that the Police Force includes the force defined in section 2 of the Police Act as well as the Administration Police Force established under the Administration Police Act; Chapter 75 Section 2 states that the term Police officer means either/both a Police officer and/or an Administration Police officer. The Administration Police force is headed by Mr Kinuthia Mbugua.
The Administration Police has three major units:
- Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU)-emergency response unit.
- Rural Border Patrol Unit (RBPU)-for border patrol and security.
- Security of Government Buildings (SGB)-VIP protection and vital government installations.
The AP is now a fully equipped unit and ready to tackle any eventuality regarding law breaking or emergency. It also has an anti riot unit to deal with rioter and other violent law breakers.