Various internal and external courses for different cadres of trainees are offered at the academy, with varying durations depending on the training needs. Some courses are also tailor-made to meet the desired objectives of the user. Some of the courses offered at the academy include:
Basic Ranger Recruits’ Course
Officers’ Induction Courses
Up skilling course
Platoon Commanders’ Course
Basic Instructors’ Course
Problem Animal Control Rangers’ Course
Game Scouts’ Course
Company Commanders’ Course
Civilian to Uniformed Conversion Courses
Fire management systems course
Basic Investigation Courses
Basic Intelligence Courses
- Security operatives course
When the school was established, it was meant to offer field craft training hence no permanent facilities such as classrooms were built. It was desirable at that time to conduct classes in make-shift bush shades so that trainees could get used to field conditions and hardships to prepare them well for the reality out there. This situation has however changed with time and due to various demands and changing working conditions, the organization has embarked on putting up modern and permanent facilities to meet the modern dynamic demands.
Currently, the school has permanent and semi- permanent training, dining and accommodation facilities and plans for gradual but complete upgrade of these into modern structures are still underway. Excess trainees are accommodated in bush tents available at the academy.
Outdoor training facilities include a tarmac parade ground with a pavilion mainly used for passing out parades, a recreational area with various pitches for various games and sports .The trainee entertainment programmes also includes several television sets connected to DSTVs and video entertainment are also provided for staff and trainees.
The Academy’s location within Tsavo West National Park and proximity to Tsavo East National Park is ideal as it provides limitless training ground for practical lessons in field craft, basic combat skills and map reading (GPS) besides fresh water supply from Mzima springs.Other facilities include a parade ground with a pavilion mainly used for passing out parades, a recreational area with various pitches for various games and sports, several television sets connected to DSTVs and video entertainment is also provided for staff and trainees.
The Academy’s location within Tsavo West National Park and proximity to Tsavo East National Park is ideal as it provides limitless training ground for practical lessons in field craft, basic combat skills and map reading (GPS) besides fresh water supply from Mzima springs.
The Academy has a fully equipped level 3 dispensary complete with a laboratory and qualified personnel. There are two clinical officers, a nurse and a lab technician who attend to the trainees and the staff within KWSLEA and neighboring institutions like Kenya Pipeline Corporation.
TThe Academy has a fully equipped computer Lab and instructional staff make use of the facility for reference materials on lessons to be taught to trainees and their own academic research to ensure they are equipped with the relevant knowledge to meet the demand of the trainees. Internet connection in the facility is currently intermittent but plans for faster internet connection are underway.
The Academy is served by a two-kilometre well maintained all weather airstrip sufficient for day landing for most light aircrafts and a dirt road form the main Nairobi-Mombasa highway.
Collaboration With Other Institutions
Over the years, the academy has enjoyed warm and a cordial working relationship with several other training institutions within and outside KWS. The Wild Research and Training Institute (WRTI) formerly Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute – Naivasha, has been collaboratively running some programmes with KWS Law Enforcement Academy. Trainees were being sent to the Naivasha institute for wildlife studies and occasionally the WRTI lecturers would come to give lectures at the Academy.
KWS law Enforcement Academy has over the years worked closely with the General Service Unit (GSU). The GSU is credited with having started the paramilitary training in KWS and contributed immensely to the setting of Manyani Field Training School.
To build capacity for the instructional wing of the academy, most of the instructors have been taken through the following courses: -
Basic Instructors Course
Advanced Instructors Course
Training of Trainers Course
Middle Management Course
Senior Management Course
Managing the Training Function
Physical Training Course
Map Reading Course (GIS)
- Method of Instruction Techniques (MOIT)
The academy is starting a boot camp for training outdoor activities to both trainees and visitors. For outsiders, this will be done strictly on booking.
Belay school /mountain rescue training will be contacted at both Mlima Kanyi and Mlima Cucu as some of the new activities initiated lately.