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Certification Profile: Sicily Gatiti, CPP, PCI, PSP 

Sicily Gatiti, CPP, PCI, PSP, was raised by a dedicated educator and planned to follow in his footsteps while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in education. But even while studying for her degree, Gatiti always had a lingering passion for law. Partway through her university education, Gatiti shifted her focus to instead pursue a bachelor’s degree in law, and after graduation, she joined the Kenya Police Force.

Gatiti entered the National Police Service as a constable in 2004 and has risen though the ranks over the course of 20 years. She now serves as the commissioner of police. Gatiti also works as the dean of studies at the National Police Leadership Academy.

“The journey has not been smooth, but I made the best of every available opportunity,” Gatiti says. “I believe the road to success is always under construction, and I keep sharpening the arrowhead to gain competencies, skills, and attitudes that will enable me to shoulder more responsibilities in the future.”

In 2021, one of Gatiti’s colleagues told her about ASIS International. She instantly knew she wanted to be a member of the association and sought out her local chapter. Shortly after joining, Gatiti became the chapter law enforcement liaison and later became the ASIS Kenya chapter secretary.

In addition to her volunteer work in ASIS, Gatiti also worked towards certification. In just two years, she earned the Physical Security Professional (PSP®) certification, the Certified Protection Professional (CPP®) certification, and the Professional Certified Investigator (PCI®) certification. This achievement made her the second woman in Kenya to achieve the ASIS Triple Crown. 

“I am one person who is fascinated by acquiring more knowledge,” Gatiti says. “As a trainer, I purpose to improve my knowledge for the benefit of my learners and for self-improvement.” 

In addition to the personal benefits of receiving certification, Gatiti also noted that certification helped her advance in her career. Just five months after earning her PSP, Gatiti was promoted to commissioner of the police. 

Gatiti has continued her involvement with ASIS and has particularly focused on emphasizing and growing the role of women in security. She volunteers with the women in security programs that the ASIS Kenya Chapter hosts and continues to be involved with other chapter events. Gatiti finds her participation in her local chapter allows her to both share her knowledge and experience and learn from her colleagues. 

“Since I joined ASIS, my colleagues refer to me as a security expert and look up to me to guide in technical areas which are ordinarily not covered in the scope of police work,” Gatiti says. 


Emily Callahan is a communications specialist for ASIS International. Connect with her on LinkedIn here.