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. Protection of tourist‘s life and property
ii. Provide security and safety to tourists
iii. Handle and receive inquiries, claims and complaints by tourists
iv. Investigate tourists related crimes and prosecute offenders
v. Patrol beaches, hotels and tourist circuits street/roads used by tourists with a view of averting attacks on them
vi. Provide escorts to tourists
vii. Protect tourist from harassment by beach operators, parking boys and hawkers.
viii. To offer general advice and guidance to tourists
ix. Assist tourists during cultural festivals.