Australian police ranks

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Australian State Police Force Rank insignia are loosely based on the ranks of the United Kingdom police forces and differ between state and territory forces. Ranks listed here ascend in seniority from left to right.

New South Wales Police Force [1]
Probationary
Constable
Constable Senior
Constable
Incremental
Senior
Constable
Leading
Senior
Constable
Sergeant Incremental
Sergeant
Senior
Sergeant
Inspector Chief
Inspector
Superintendent Chief
Superintendent
Assistant
Commissioner
Senior
Assistant
Commissioner
Deputy
Commissioner
Commissioner
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Queensland Police Service [2]
Constable Constable
(5 years)
Senior
Constable
Sergeant Senior
Sergeant
Inspector Superintendent Chief
Superintendent
Assistant
Commissioner
Deputy
Commissioner
Commissioner
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South Australia Police [3]
Probationary
Constable
Constable Constable
First Class
Senior
Constable
Senior Constable
First Class
Brevet
Sergeant
Sergeant Senior
Sergeant
Senior Sergeant
First Class
Inspector Chief
Inspector
Superintendent Chief
Superintendent
Commander Assistant
Commissioner
Deputy
Commissioner
Commissioner
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Tasmania Police [4]
Constable First
Class
Constable
Senior
Constable
Senior
Constable
Qualified
Sergeant Senior
Sergeant
Inspector Commander Assistant
Commissioner
Deputy
Commissioner
Chief
Commissioner


Victoria Police [5]
Constable First Constable[6] Senior
Constable
Leading
Senior
Constable
Sergeant Senior
Sergeant
Inspector Chief
Inspector*
Superintendent Chief
Superintendent*
Commander Assistant
Commissioner
Deputy
Commissioner
Chief
Commissioner
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 * The ranks of Chief Inspector and Chief Superintendent are longer used or promotable.

Western Australia Police [7]
Constable Constable
First Class
Senior
Constable
Sergeant Senior
Sergeant
Inspector Superintendent Commander Assistant
Commissioner
Deputy
Commissioner
Commissioner
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Northern Territory Police [8]

Recruit

Constable

Probationary

Constable

Constable Constable

First Class

Senior

Constable

Senior

Constable

First Class

Sergeant Senior

Sergeant

Superintendent Commander Assistant

Commissioner

Deputy

Commissioner

Commissioner


Australian Federal Police (ACT Policing) [9]

Police

Recruit

Constable Senior

Constable

Sergeant Station

Sergeant

Superintendent Commander Assistant
Commissioner
(Chief of

Police ACT)

Deputy

Commissioner

Commissioner
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rank Insignia - NSW Police Force". New South Wales Police Force. Archived from the original on 2007-12-04. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  2. ^ "Rank Insignia - Queensland Police". Queensland Police Service. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  3. ^ "South Australia Police - Rank Insignia". The International Encyclopedia of Uniform Insignia Around the World. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  4. ^ "Tasmania Police - Rank Insignia and Title". Tasmania Police. Retrieved 2015-10-04. 
  5. ^ "Victoria Police - Insignia of Police Ranks". VicNews - The Victorian Scanning News. Archived from the original on 4 January 2008. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  6. ^ [?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tpav.org.au%2FPublications_and_Media%2FInBrief%2F2011_InBriefs%2FNovember_2011%2F29_November.html First Constable (63/11)][?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tpav.org.au%2FPublications_and_Media%2FInBrief%2F2011_InBriefs%2FNovember_2011%2F29_November.html First Constable (63/11)], The Police Association of Victoria (TPAV). First Constable (63/11). URL:http://www.tpav.org.au/Publications_and_Media/InBrief/2011_InBriefs/November_2011/29_November.html. Accessed: 2013-11-20. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/6LGObvppz)
  7. ^ "Western Australia Police - Rank Insignia". Western Australia Police. Archived from the original on 6 January 2008. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  8. ^ "Insignia, Patches and Badges - NT Police Museum". sites.google.com. Retrieved 2016-05-13. 
  9. ^ "AFP National Guidelines on Uniform and Standards of Dress" (PDF). Retrieved 14 May 2016.