Inspector-general of police

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The insignia of an Inspector General of Police in India.

An Inspector General of Police or Inspector-General of Police is a senior officer in the police force or police service of any one of several nations, particularly in parts of Indian-Asia and parts of Africa. The rank usually refers to the head of a large regional command within a police service, and in many countries refers to the most senior officer of the entire national police.

Bangladesh[edit]

In Bangladesh, the Inspector General of Police heads the Bangladesh Police.

Ghana[edit]

In Ghana, Inspector General of Police is the title of the head of the Ghana Police Service.

India[edit]

In India an Inspector General of Police (IGP) is a gazetted officer of the Indian Police Service, usually in charge of a division in a State. A division represents a group of Districts within a State.

Indonesia[edit]

In Indonesia, an Inspector General of Police (Inspektur Jenderal Polisi) holds the second highest rank of the Indonesian National Police (equivalent to a major general in the Indonesian National Armed Forces).

Malawi[edit]

In Malawi, the Inspector General of Police is the head of the Malawi Police Force. It is an appointed position in the gift of the President of Malawi.

Malaysia[edit]

In Malaysia, the Inspector General of Police is the highest rank and the chief of the Royal Malaysian Police force. It is equivalent with the rank of four-star general.

Nepal[edit]

In Nepal, the Inspector General of Police is the highest rank of the Nepal Police and Armed Police Force.

Nigeria[edit]

An Inspector-General of Police heads the Nigeria Police Force.

Pakistan[edit]

An Inspector General of Police (IGP) is the head of policing in a province of Pakistan. He has 21/22 scale.

Sierra Leone[edit]

In Sierra Leone the Inspector General of Police is the head of the Sierra Leone Police force. He heads the force (nationally), which is one of the oldest continuously operational police services in Africa. He is assisted by a Deputy Inspector General, and several Assistant Inspectors General.[1]

Sri Lanka[edit]

In Sri Lanka, the Inspector General of Police heads the Sri Lanka Police Service.

Uganda[edit]

The Inspector General of Police is the highest rank in the Uganda Police Force (UPF). Since 2001, the position has been held by a two-star military general of the Uganda People's Defense Force (UPDF).

United Kingdom[edit]

In Northern Ireland, the chief officer of the former Royal Ulster Constabulary (now replaced by the Police Service of Northern Ireland) was titled inspector general until 1970, when following a review the post was renamed chief constable.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Senior team members listed here on the official website of the police.