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. Prevention and detection of crimes
ii. Inquire into offences against property or person conveyed over Railways Corporation throughout their areas of operation.
iii. Investigation of claims complaints or irregularities in connection with the conveyance of goods and passengers including inquiries regarding missing goods.
iv. Safe guarding Railways corporation property on stations, platforms trains in goods sheds workshops and goods on transit.
v. Inquiries into accidents on railways.
vi. Escort duties in connection with transit of goods.