The Unit is established to support the following functions of the Kenya Police Service in accordance with Section 24 of the National Police Service Act, 2011.
I. Gathering and assessing information with respect to security threats and exchanging such information with appropriate Contracting Government;
II. Requiring the maintenance of communication protocols for Ships and Port facilities;
III. Preventing unauthorized access to Ships, Port facilities and their restricted areas;
IV. Preventing the introduction of unauthorized weapons, incendiary devices or explosives to ships or port facilities;
V. Providing means for raising the alarm in reaction to security threats or security incidents;
VI. Requiring Ship and Port facility security plans based upon security assessments; and
VII. Requiring training drills and exercises to ensure familiarity with security plans and procedures.