The current functions of the Directorate as provided for under the National Police service Act, 2011 include

  • Collect and provide criminal intelligence,
  • Undertake Investigations on serious crimes including homicide, narcotics crimes, human trafficking, money laundering, terrorism,
  • economic crimes, piracy, organized crimes, and cyber crime among others.
  • Maintain law and order.
  • Detect and prevent crimes
  • Apprehend offenders
  • Maintain criminal records
  • Conduct forensic analysis
  • Execute the directions given to the Inspector General by the Director of Public Prosecutions pursuant to article 157(4) of the constitution
  • Coordinate Country Interpol Affairs
  • Investigate any matter that may be referred to it by the Independent Police Oversight Authority
  • Perform any other function conferred on it by other written Law.