List of police ranks

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Police ranks are a system of hierarchical relationships in police organizations.[1] The rank system defines authority and responsibility in a police organization,[2] and affects the culture within the police force.[3] Police ranks, dependent on country, are similar to military ranks[4][5] in function and design due to policing in many countries developing from military organizations and operations,[6] such as in western Europe,[7][8] former Soviet countries,[9] and English-speaking countries.[10][11] Usually, uniforms denote the bearer's rank by particular insignia affixed to the uniforms.[12][5]

Rank is not only used to designate leadership, but to establish pay-grade as well.[13] As rank increases, pay-grade follows, but so does the amount of responsibility.[14]

Albania[edit]

Director Commissioner
Albanian Police[15][16]
Drejtues madhor
Chief director
Drejtues i lartë
Senior director
Drejtues i parë
First director
Drejtues
Director
Kryekomisar
Chief commissioner
Komisar
Commissioner
Nënkomisar
Sub-commissioner
Inspektor
Inspector
Kursantë
Cadet

Algeria[edit]

Director Commissioner Inspectors Constables
Algeria Algerian police
Contrôleur général de police Contrôleur de police Commissaire divisionnaire de police Commissaire principal de police Commissaire de police Lieutenant de police Inspecteur principal de police Inspecteur de police Brigadier-chef Brigadier de police Agent de l'ordre public

Andorra[edit]

 
Superior level Executive level Intermediate level Basic level
Andorra Police Corps of Andorra[17]
Commissari major Commisari Oficial de 1a classe Oficial de 2a classe Sotsoficial major Sotsoficial de 1a classe Sotsoficial de 2a classe Agent major Agent

Antigua and Barbuda[edit]

Antigua and Barbuda Police ranks and insignia
Rank Commissioner Deputy commissioner Assistant commissioner Superintendent Assistant superintendent Inspector Senior sergeant Sergeant Corporal Constable
Epaulette insignia

Argentina[edit]

Argentine Federal Police[edit]

Officers
Rank group General / flag officers Senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Argentine Federal Police[18]
Comisario general
Jefe de la policía federal
Comisario general Comisario mayor Comisario inspector Comisario Subcomisario Oficial principal Oficial inspector Oficial subinspector Oficial subayudante Oficial ayudante
Others
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Argentine Federal Police[18]
Suboficial mayor Subofical auxiliar Suboficial escrebiente Sargento primero Sargento Cabo primero Cabo Agente

Buenos Aires Provincial Police[edit]

Insignia Name English

Command
Comisario general Commissioner general
Comisario mayor Commissioner major
Comisario inspector Commissioner inspector
Comisario Commissioner
Subcomisario Deputy commissioner
Oficial principal Chief officer
Oficial inspector Inspector officer
Oficial subinspector Deputy inspector officer
Oficial ayudante Assistant officer
Oficial subayudante Deputy assistant officer

General
Mayor Major
Capitán Captain
Teniente 1º First lieutenant
Teniente Lieutenant
Subteniente Second lieutenant
Sargento Sergeant
Oficial Official

Armenia[edit]

Officers[edit]

Rank group General / flag officers Senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Police of Armenia[19] Lieutenant general Major general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major
Police
colonel general
Police
lieutenant general
Police
major general
Police
colonel
Police
lieutenant colonel
Police
major
Police
captain
Senior police
lieutenant
Police
lieutenant
Police
cadet

Enlisted[edit]

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Police of Armenia[19]
No insignia
Senior police
warrant officer
Police warrant officer Police Starshina Police
senior sergeant
Police sergeant Police
junior sergeant
Police private Cadet

Australia[edit]

Example
Commissioners Senior officers Sergeants Constables Recruits
Australian Federal Police
(ACT Policing)
[20][21]
Commissioner Deputy
commissioner
Assistant
commissioner
Commander Superintendent Inspector Station sergeant Sergeant Leading
senior
constable
Senior
constable
Constable
first class
Constable Police
recruit

Austria[edit]

Commissioners
 
Austria Austrian Federal Police[22]
Generaldirektor für die öffentliche Sicherheit Landespolizei-
Direktor
Landespolizei-
Direktor-Stellvertreter
Abteilungsleiter Landespolizei-
direktion
Stadthauptmann
Commissioner general of public security State commissioner Deputy state commissioner Assistant state commissioner City police commissioner
Leading officers
 
General officers Senior officers Junior officers
Austria Austrian Federal Police[23]
General
Inspector general
Generalmajor
Deputy inspector general
Brigadier
Assistant inspector general
Oberst
Chief superintendent
Oberstleutnant
Superintendent
Major
Deputy superintendent
Hauptmann
Assistant superintendent
Oberleutnant
Divisional superintendent
Leutnant
Divisional assistant superintendent
Supervising officers and police officers
 
Supervising officers Police officers
Austria Austrian Federal Police[23]
Chefinspektor
(Fgrp 7)

Senior chief inspector
Chefinspektor
(Fgrp 6)

Chief inspector
Kontrollinspektor
Divisional inspector
Abteilungs-
inspektor

Sub-divisional inspector
Bezirksinspektor'
Station sergeant
Gruppeninspektor
Sergeant
Gruppeninspektor
Sergeant
Not in line of promotion
Revierinspektor
Senior constable
Inspektor
Constable
Inspektor GFP
Border guard constable
Aspirant
Probationary constable

Azerbaijan[edit]

Officers
Rank group General / flag officers Senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Police of Azerbaijan[24]
Police colonel general
Polis general-polkovniki
Police lieutenant general
Polis general-leytenantı
Police major general
Polis general-mayoru
Police colonel
Polis polkovniki
Police lieutenant colonel
Polis polkovnik-leytenantı
Police major
Polis mayoru
Police captain
Polis kapitanı
Police senior lieutenant
Polis baş leytenantı
Police lieutenant
Polis leytenantı
Police sub-lieutenant
Polis kiçik leytenantı
Police cadet
Polis kursantı
Enlisted
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Police of Azerbaijan[24]
Police senior sergeant
Polis baş serjantı
Police sergeant
Polis serjantı
Police junior sergeant
Polis kiçik serjantı
Police private
Polis sıravi

Bangladesh[edit]

Superior officers
Rank group General / flag officers Senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Bangladesh Police
Inspector general of police Additional inspector
general of police
[note 1]
Deputy inspector
general of police
Additional deputy
inspector general of police
Superintendent of police[note 2] Additional superintendent
of police
Senior assistant
superintendent of police
Assistant
superintendent of police
Metropolitan branch Commissioner of police[note 3] Commissioner of police
Additional police commissioner[note 4]
Additional police commissioner
Joint commissioner of police[note 5]
Deputy commissioner of police Additional deputy commissioner of police Senior assistant commissioner of police Assistant commissioner of police
Industrial police Director general Additional director general Director Deputy director Senior assistant director Assistant director
Subordinate officers
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Bangladesh Police
Inspector of police Sub-inspector Sergeant Assistant sub-inspector Nayek Constable
Armed branch Armed inspector of police Armed sub-inspector Armed assistant sub-inspector Naik Constable
Industrial police Deputy assistant director Circle commander Assistant sub-inspector Naik Constable
Traffic division Traffic inspector Sergeant Town sub-inspector Assistant town sub-inspector Traffic constable

Belarus[edit]

Officers
Rank group General / flag officers Senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Militsiya of the Republic of Belarus
Colonel general Lieutenant general Major general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Senior lieutenant Lieutenant Junior lieutenant
Other
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Militsiya of the Republic of Belarus
Ста́рший пра́порщик
Senior warrant officer
Пра́порщик
Warrant officer
Старшина́
Starshina
Ста́рший сержа́нт
Senior sergeant
Сержа́нт
Sergeant
Ефре́йтор
Yefreytor
Рядово́й
Private

Belgium[edit]

Group Officer level Middle-level Base-level
Federal Police[25] EHCP polfed CDP polfed ECP polfed CP polfed ACP polfed EHINP polfed INPP polfed AINPP polfed EINP polfed INP polfed AINP polfed
Local police[25] ECDP polloc CDP polloc ECP polloc CP polloc ACP polloc EINPP polloc INPP polloc AINPP polloc EINP polloc INP polloc AINP polloc
Title First chief commissioner
Eerste Hoofdcommissaris
Premier commissaire divisionnaire
Erste chefkomissar
Chief commissioner
Hoofdcommissaris
Commissaire divisionnaire
Chefkomissar
First commissioner
Eerste commissaris
Premier commissaire
Erste komissar
Commissioner
Commissaris
Commissaire
Komissar
Candidate commissioner
Aspirant-commissaris
Aspirant-commissaire
Aufstrebender komissar
First chief inspector
Eerste hoofdinspecteur
Premier inspecteur principal
Erste chefinspektor
Chief inspector
Hoofdinspecteur
Inspecteur principal
Chefinspektor
Candidate chief inspector
Aspirant-hoofdinspecteur
Aspirant-inspecteur principal
Aufstrebender chefinspektor
First inspector
Eerste inspecteur
Premier inspecteur
Erste inspektor
Inspector
Inspecteur
Inspecteur
Inspektor
Candidate inspector
Aspirant-inspecteur
Aspirant-inspecteur
Aufstrebender inspektor
Group Security-level Auxiliary-level
Federal Police[25] 1BCSP polfed BCSP polfed 1BASP polfed BASP polfed ABASP polfed 1BAGP polfed BAGP polfed ABAGP polfed EAP polfed AP polfed AAP polfed
Local police[25] N/A EAP polloc AP polloc AAP polloc
Title First security coordinator
Eerste beveiligingscoördinator
Premier coordinateur de sécurisation de police
Erster Sicherungskoordinator der Polizei
Security coordinator
Beveiligingscoördinator
Coordinateur de sécurisation de police
Sicherungskoordinator der Polizei
First security assistant
Eerste beveiligingsassistent
Premier assistant de sécurisation de police
Erster Sicherungsassistent der Polizei
Security assistant
Beveiligingsassistent
Assistant de sécurisation de police
Sicherungsassistent der Polizei
Candidate security assistant
Aspirant-beveiligingsassistent
Aspirant assistant de sécurisation de police
Sicherungsassistent-Anwärter der Polizei
First security officer
Eerste beveiligingsagent
Premier agent de sécurisation de police
Erster Sicherungsbediensteter der Polizei
Security officer
Beveiligingsagent
Agent de sécurisation de police
Sicherungsbediensteter der Polizei
Candidate security officer
Aspirant-beveiligingsagent
Aspirant agent de sécurisation de police
Sicherungsbediensteter-Anwärter der Polizei
First (auxiliary) officer
Eerste agent
Premier agent
Erste agent
(Auxiliary) officer
Agent
Agent
Agent
Candidate (auxiliary) officer
Aspirant-agent
Aspirant-agent
Aufstrebender agent

Bermuda[edit]

Bermuda Police Service ranks and insignia
Rank Commissioner Deputy commissioner Assistant commissioner Superintendent Chief inspector Inspector Sergeant Constable
Epaulette insignia

Bolivia[edit]

Officers
Rank group General / flag officers Senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Generales Jefes Oficiales
Bolivia Bolivia[26]
General comandante
Commandant general
General supervisor
Supervisor general
General superior
Superior general
General director
Director general
Coronel
Colonel
Teniente coronel
Lieutenant colonel
Mayor
Major
Capitan
Captain
Teniente
Lieutenant
Subteniente
Second lieutenant
Cadete
Others
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Bolivia Bolivia[26]
Suboficial supervisor
Supervisor warrant officer
Suboficial mayor
Warrant officer major
Suboficial primero
Warrant officer 1st class
Suboficial segundo
Warrant officer 2nd class
Sargento primero
Sergeant 1st class
Sargento segundo
Sergeant 2nd class
Cabo
Corporal
Policia egresado
Graduate policeman

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Republika Srpska[edit]

Chief inspector Inspector
Police of Republika Srpska[27]
Chief general inspector of police
Главни генерални инспектор полиције
General inspector of police
Генерални инспектор полиције
Chief inspector
Главни инспектор
Independent inspector
Самостални инспектор
Senior inspector
Виши инспектор
Inspector
Инспектор
Junior inspector
Млађи инспектор
Police officer
Police of Republika Srpska[27]
Chief police officer
Главни полицајац
Independent police officer
Самостални полицајац
Senior police officer
Виши полицајац
Police officer
Полицајац
Junior police officer
Млађи полицајац

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Chief of police (with the COA of the canton) Inspector
Bosnian police[28]
Glavni Generalni Inspektor DGS-a Generalni Inspektor DGS-a Glavni Inspektor Samostalni Inspektor Visi Inspektor Inspektor Mladi Inspektor
Police officer
Bosnian police[28]
Stariji Narednik Narednik Stariji Policajac Policajac

Botswana[edit]

Ranks of the Botswana Police Service:

  • Commissioner of police
  • Deputy commissioner of police
  • Senior assistant commissioner
  • Assistant commissioner
  • Senior superintendent
  • Superintendent
  • Assistant superintendent
  • Inspector
  • Sub-inspector
  • Sergeant
  • Constable
  • Special constable

Brazil[edit]

Brazil has several different police forces, each with its own ranks. At a federal level, there are the Federal Police (Portuguese: Polícia Federal, the equivalent to the FBI), the Federal Highway Police (Polícia Rodoviária Federal) and the Federal Railroad Police (Portuguese: Polícia Ferroviária Federal). At a state level, there are the military police (polícia militar, a gendarmerie type force unlike the military police of many other countries, the Brazilian equivalent of which is the army police) and the civil police (polícia civil). At city level, there is the Municipal Guards (Guarda Municipal).

Civil police[edit]

The Brazilian Civil Police rank follows, from higher to lower, as:

  • Comissário/Delegado (Commissioner/Delegate)
  • Escrivão (Clerk)
  • Agente/Investigador/Inspetor/Especialista (Agent/Investigator/Inspector/Specialist)
  • Perito criminal (Forensics expert)

Military police[edit]

The following details the ranks of the military police, which are also used by the National Public Security Force.

The ranks are valid for the state military police agencies (such as the Military Police of Minas Gerais, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro) and are listed, respectively, from higher to lower ranks:[29]

Officers
Rank group General / flag officers Senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Brazilian Military Police[30]
Comandante geral Comandante adjunto Coronel Tenente-coronel Major Capitão Primeiro tenente Segundo tenente
Others
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Brazilian Military Police[30]
Subtenente Primeiro-sargento Segundo-sargento Terceiro-sargento Aluno sargento Cabo Soldado primeira classe Soldado segunda classe

Brunei[edit]

Gazetted officers
Inspector general Commissioner Superintendent Inspector
Royal Brunei Police Force[31]
Inspector general of police Deputy Inspector general of police Commissioner Deputy commissioner Senior assistant commissioner Assistant commissioner Senior superintendent Superintendent Deputy superintendent Assistant superintendent Senior inspector Inspector Probationary inspector Cadet inspector
Non gazetted officers
Sergeant Other
Royal Brunei Police Force[31] No insignia
Sergeant major Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Police

Bulgaria[edit]

Officers
Rank group General / flag officers Senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Bulgaria National Police Service
Secretary general Chief commissioner Senior commissioner Commissioner of police Chief inspector Senior inspector Inspector
1st grade
Inspector
2nd grade
Inspector
3rd grade
Главен секретар Главен комисар Старши комисар Комисар Главен инспектор Старши инспектор Инспектор I-ва степен Инспектор II-ра степен Инспектор III-та степен
Others
Policemen
Bulgaria National Police Service
Chief
policeman
Policeman
1st grade
Policeman
2nd grade
Policeman
3rd grade
Главен полицай Полицай I-ва степен Полицай II степен Полицай III степен

Canada[edit]

While some smaller or area specific police forces (ports, docks, tunnels etc.) may use variations on, or fewer of, these ranks, most territorial police forces and special police forces have a standard set of operational ranks based on either of the two systems shown here:

Royal Canadian Mounted Police[edit]

Officers
Commissioner Superintendent Inspector
Royal Canadian Mounted Police[32]
Commissioner Deputy commissioner Assistant commissioner Chief superintendent Superintendent Inspector
Commissaire Sous-commissaire Commissaire adjoint Surintendant principal Surintendant Inspecteur
Others
Non-commissioned officers Constables Depot
Royal Canadian Mounted Police[32]
No insignia
Corps sergeant major Sergeant major Staff sergeant major Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Constable Cadet
Sergent-major du corps Sergent-major Sergent-major d'état major Sergent d'état-major Sergent Caporal Gendarme Cadet

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary[edit]

Commanding officers Senior officers Police officers Officers in training
Chief constable Deputy chief Superintendent Inspector Staff sergeant Sergeant Constable Cadet

Sûreté du Québec[edit]

Ranks of Sûreté du Québec<[33]
General staff officers Officers Sub-officers Agents
Directeur general Directeur adjoint Inspecteur chef Inspecteur Capitaine Lieutenant Sergent Chef d'equip Agent
Director general of the SQ Associate director Chief inspector Inspector Captain Lieutenant Sergeant Team leader Constable
No insignia

Chad[edit]

Officers
Rank group General / flag officers Senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Chadian National Gendarmerie
Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Enlisted
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Chadian National Gendarmerie
Sergent-major Sergent-chef Sergeant Corporal Private first class Private (rank)

Chile[edit]

These are the ranks used by Chilean police services.

Investigations Police of Chile (PDI) Officers

  • Director general
  • Prefecto general
  • Prefecto inspector
  • Prefecto
  • Subprefecto
  • Comisario
  • Subcomisario
  • Inspector
  • Subinspector
  • Detective
  • Aspirante

Since 2017 this agency has rank insignia.[34]

Carabineros de Chile[edit]

Officers
Rank group General / flag officers Senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Carabineros de Chile
General director General inspector General Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente Aspirante a oficial
Abbr. GNRL DIR GNRL INS GNRL CRNL TTE CRNL MAY CAP TTE SUB TTE
Non-commissioned officers and enlisted
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Warrant officers NCOs Enlisted Students
Carabineros de Chile
No insignia
Suboficial mayor Suboficial Sargento primero Sargento segundo Cabo primero Cabo segundo Carabinero Carabinero alumno
Abbr. SOM SuboF SG1 SG2 CBO1 CBO2 Carab

China[edit]

People's Police[edit]

Chinese police officers under the Ministry of Public Security use rank insignia on both side of shoulders on the duty uniform. Senior officers ranking at commissioner and superintendent levels wear these on the white collar uniforms, and for inspector level and below, officers wear them on the sky blue collar uniforms.[citation needed]

Officers
Commissioners Superintendents Inspectors
People's Police
Police commissioner
Chinese: 总警监
pinyin: zǒng jǐngjiān
Deputy police commissioner
Chinese: 副总警监
pinyin: fù zǒng jǐngjiān
Superintendent 1st class
Chinese: 一级警监
pinyin: yījí jǐngjiān
Superintendent 2nd class
Chinese: 二级警监
pinyin: èrjí jǐngjiān
Superintendent 3rd class
Chinese: 三级警监
pinyin: sānjí jǐngjiān
Inspector 1st class
Chinese: 一级警督
pinyin: yījí jǐngdū
Inspector 2nd class
Chinese: 二级警督
pinyin: èrjí jǐngdū
Inspector 3rd class
Chinese: 三级警督
pinyin: sānjí jǐngdū
Others
Sergeants Constables
People's Police
Sergeant 1st class
Chinese: 一级警司
pinyin: yījí jǐngsī
Sergeant 2nd class
Chinese: 二级警司
pinyin: èrjí jǐngsī
Sergeant 3rd class
Chinese: 三级警司
pinyin: sānjí jǐngsī
Constable 1st class
Chinese: 一级警员
pinyin: yījí jǐngyuán
Constable 2nd class
Chinese: 二级警员
pinyin: èrjí jǐngyuán
Probationary constable
Chinese: 见习警员
pinyin: jiànxí jǐngyuán
Recruit
Chinese: 学警
pinyin: xuéjǐng

People's Armed Police[edit]

The People's Armed Police, as part of the People's Liberation Army, uses the same ranks and uniform as the PLA itself, while the China Maritime Safety Administration uses a different system.

Officers
Rank group General / flag officers Senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
People's Armed Police
General
General
Lieutenant general
Lieutenant general
Major general
Major general
Colonel commandant
Colonel commandant
Colonel
Colonel
Lieutenant colonel
Lieutenant colonel
Major
Major
Captain
Captain
First lieutenant
First lieutenant
Second lieutenant
Second lieutenant
Officer cadet
Officer cadet
General
上将
Lieutenant general
中将
Major general
少将
Colonel commandant
大校
Colonel
上校
Lieutenant colonel
中校
Major
少校
Captain
上尉
First lieutenant
中尉
Second lieutenant
少尉
Officer cadet
学员
Non-commissioned officers and men
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
People's Armed Police
Chief sergeant 1st class
(一级军士长)
Chief sergeant 2nd class
(二级军士长)
Chief sergeant 3rd class
(三级军士长)
Chief sergeant 4th class
(四级军士长)
Staff Sergeant
(上士)
Sergeant
(中士)
Corporal
(下士)
Private 1st class
(上等兵)
Private
(列兵)

Units of the China Coast Guard wear identical insignia as a part of the PAP.

Colombia[edit]

Officers
Rank group General / flag officers Senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
National Police of Colombia[35] General Lieutenant general Major general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant
General Mayor General Brigadier General Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente
Abbreviation GEN MG BG COL LTC MAJ CPT LT SLT
Abbreviation in Spanish GN MG BG CR TC MY CT TE ST
Non-commissioned officers and enlisted
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
National Police of Colombia[35] No insignia
Sargento Mayor Sargento Primero Sargento Vice Primero Sargento Segundo Cabo Primero Cabo Segundo Dragoneante Agente
No insignia
Comisario Subcomisario Intendente Jefe Intendente Subintendente Patrullero Dragoneante Agente

Croatia[edit]

Regular police ranks
Insignia
Rank title Police director general
(Ravnatelj policije)
Deputy police director general
(Zamjenik ravnatelja policije)
Police chaplain
(Policijski kapelan)
Police superintendent general
(Načelnik policijske uprave)
Assistant director general of police
(Pomoćnik glavnog ravnatelja policije)
Police commander
(Glavni ravnatelj policije)
Police senior commissioner
(Glavni policijski savjetnik)
Police commissioner
(Policijski savjetnik)
Chief police inspector
(Glavni policijski inspektor)
Leading police inspector
(Samostalni policijski inspektor)
Senior police inspector
(Viši policijski inspektor)
Police inspector
(Policijski inspektor)
Police sergeant major
(Samostalni policijski narednik)
Police staff sergeant
(Viši policijski narednik)
Police sergeant
(Policijski narednik)
Leading police officer
(Samostalni policajac)
Senior police officer
(Viši policajac)
Police officer
(Policajac)
Police college cadet
(Vježbenik više i visoke stručne spreme)
Police basic recruit
(Polaznik srednje stručne)
Police recruit with secondary school credentials
(Vježbenik srednje stručne spreme)

Cyprus[edit]

Insignia Name English
Αρχηγός Chief of police
Υπαρχηγός Deputy chief of police
Βοηθός Αρχηγός Assistant chief of police
Ανώτερος Αστυνόμος Chief superintendent
Αστυνόμος Α' Superintendent A'
Αστυνόμος Β' Superintendent B'
Ανώτερος Υπαστυνόμος Chief inspector
Υπαστυνόμος Inspector
Αρχιλοχίας Senior sergeant
Λοχίας Sergeant
Αναπληρωτής Λοχίας Αρχιαστυφύλακας Acting sergeant senior constable
Αναπληρωτής Λοχίας Acting sergeant
Αρχιαστυφύλακας Senior constable
Αστυφύλακας Constable
Ειδικός Αστυφύλακας Special constable
Source:[36]

Czech Republic[edit]

Officers
Rank group General / flag officers Senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Czech Republic Czech Republic[37]
Generálporučík Generálmajor Brigádní generál Plukovník Podplukovník Major Kapitán Nadporučík Poručík Podporučík
Others
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Czech Republic Czech Republic[37]
Nadpraporčík Praporčík Podpraporčík Nadstrážmistr Strážmistr Rotný

Denmark[edit]

Danish National Police rank insignia
 Denmark
(Edit)
Rank Rigspolitichefen Politidirektør
Vicepolitidirektør
Vicerigspolitichef
Politimester
Chefpolitiinspektør
Chefanklager
Vicepolitimester
Chefanklager
Politiinspektør
Chefpolitiinspektør
Vicepolitiinspektør Politikommissær Politiassistent af 1. grad Politiassistent af 2. grad Politibetjent Politikadet
EN Rank National police commissioner Chief of police Chief inspector /
chief prosecutor
Deputy chief of police /
chief inspector /
inspector
Deputy inspector Commissioner Police constable first class Police constable Police officer Police cadet

Estonia[edit]

Officers
General officers Senior officers Junior officers
Police and Border Guard Board[38][39]
Police general
(Politseikindral)
Inspector general of police
(Politseikindralinspektor)
Police colonel
(Politseikolonel)
Police lieutenant colonel
(Politseikolonelleitnant)
Police major
(Politseimajor)
Police captain
(Politseikapten)
Police lieutenant
(Politseileitnant)
Senior superintendent
(Vanemkomissar)
Superintendent
(Komissar)
Others
Constables
Police and Border Guard Board[38][39]
Chief constable,

chief inspector
(Ülemkonstaabel, üleminspektor)

Senior constable,

senior inspector
(Vanemkonstaabel, vaneminspektor)

Constable,

inspector
(Konstaabel, inspektor)

Junior constable,

junior inspector
(Nooremkonstaabel, nooreminspektor)


Internal Security Service ranks Chief assistant
(Ülemassistent)
Senior assistant
(Vanemassistent)
Assistant
(Assistent)
Junior assistant
(Nooremassistent)

Egypt[edit]

Officers
Rank group General / flag officers Senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Egyptian National Police
Liwaa'
(لواء)
'amid
(عميد)
'aqid
(عقيد)
Moqaddim
(مقدم)
Ra'id
(رائد)
Naqib
(نقيب)
Molazim awwal
(ملازم أول)
Molazim
(ملازم)
Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Lieutenant
Others
Policemen
Egyptian National Police
Master sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private

Ethiopia[edit]

The rank structure of the Ethiopian Federal Police is as follows:[40]

  • Commissioner general
  • Deputy commissioner general
  • Commissioner
  • Deputy commissioner
  • Assistant commissioner
  • Commander
  • Deputy commander
  • Chief inspector
  • Inspector
  • Deputy inspector
  • Assistant inspector
  • Chief sergeant
  • Sergeant
  • Deputy sergeant
  • Assistant sergeant
  • Constable

Fiji[edit]

Fiji Police ranks and insignia
Rank Commissioner Deputy commissioner Assistant commissioner Senior superintendent Superintendent Assistant superintendent Inspector Sergeant major Sergeant Corporal Constable
Epaulette insignia

Finland[edit]

Police ranks of Finland [41]
Group Officers
Insignia
Rank Poliisiylijohtaja
Polisöverdirektör
Poliisijohtaja
Polisdirektör
Poliisipäällikkö
Polischef
Poliisiylitarkastaja
Polisöverinspektör
Apulais-poliisipäällikkö
Biträdande polischef
Poliisitarkastaja
Polisinspektör
Ylikomisario
Överkommissarie
Komisario
Kommissarie
English National police commissioner Deputy national police commissioners,
Police chief of Helsinki,
Director of the NBI,
Director of the Supo
Police chief (Regional police departments) Assistant police commissioners (chief),
Deputy assistant police commissioners (expert)
Deputy police chiefs Chief superintendents,
police legal officers
Superintendents Chief inspectors
Group Non-commissioned officers Policemen
Insignia
Rank Ylikonstaapeli
Överkonstapel
Vanhempi konstaapeli
Äldre konstapel
Nuorempi konstaapeli
Yngre konstapel
English Police sergeants Senior constables Junior constables

France[edit]

Police Nationale[edit]

National Police of France Director general Prefectoral corps Directors of active service
Rank insignia
Grade Directeur général
(Director general of the National Police)
Préfet de police de Paris/
Préfet de police des Bouches-du-Rhône

(Police Prefect of Paris/
Police Prefect of Bouches-du-Rhône
)
Directeur des services actifs
(Director of active services of the National Police)
Equivalent NATO code OF-9 N/A OF-8
Source: [42]
National Police of France Planning and management corps
Rank insignia
Grade Inspecteur général des services actifs de la police nationale
(Inspector general of the National Police)
Contrôleur général des services actifs de la police nationale
(Comptroller general of the National Police)
Commissaire général de police
(Commissioner general of police)
Commissaire divisionnaire de police
(Divisional commissioner of police)
Commissaire de police
(Commissioner of police)
Commissaire de police - Élève et stagiaire
(Probationary commissioner of police/
Commissioner of police candidate
Equivalent NATO code OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-3/4 N/A
Source: [42]
National Police of France Command corps
Rank insignia
Grade Commandant divisionnaire fonctionnel de la police nationale
(Divisional major of police, in functional position)
Commandant divisionnaire
(Divisional major of police)
Commandant de police
(Major of police)
Capitaine de police
(Captain of police)
Lieutenant de police
(Lieutenant of police)
Lieutenant de police (stagiaire)
(Probationary lieutenant of police)
Lieutenant de police - Élève
(Police commander candidate)
Equivalent NATO code OF-3 OF-3 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D)
Source: [42]
National Police of France Supervisory and field corps
Rank insignia
Grade Major de police, responsable d’unité locale de police
(Major of police, head of a local police unit)
Major de police à l’échelon exceptionnel
(Major of police, in exceptional pay grade)
Major de police
(Major of police)
Brigadier-chef de police
(Chief brigadier of police)
Brigadier de police
(Brigadier of police)
Sous-brigadier de police
(Sub-Brigadier of police)
Gardien de la paix
(Constable)
Gardien de la paix - Stagiaire
(Probationary constable)
Gardien de la paix - Élève
(Constable candidate)
Equivalent NATO code N/A OR-9 OR-8 OR-6 OR-5 N/A
Source: [42]
National Police of France Deputies/Reservists
Rank insignia
Grade Policier Adjoint
(Deputy Cop)
Réserve Civile de la Police Nationale
(National Police civil reservists)
Equivalent NATO code N/A
Source: [42]

Gendarmerie[edit]

Officers
NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
France French Gendarmerie
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Chef d'Escadron Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant Aspirant Élève-officier
Non-commissioned offices and volunteer assistant gendarmes
NATO code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
France French Gendarmerie
Major Adjudant-chef Adjudant Maréchal-des-logis-chef Gendarme Gendarme sous contrat Gendarme Adjoint Maréchal-des-logis Gendarme Adjoint Brigadier Chef Gendarme Adjoint Brigadier Gendarme Adjoint première classe Gendarme Adjoint

Germany[edit]

Higher Police Service
Germany Bundespolizei[43][44]
President of the Federal Police Headquarters Vice president of the Federal Police Headquarters
President of a Federal Police directorate
President of a Federal Police directorate
President of the Federal Police Academy
Vice president of a Federal Police directorate
Director in the Federal Police
Senior chief superintendent Chief superintendent Senior superintendent Superintendent Trainee superintendent
NATO code
equivalent
OF-8 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 N/A
Elevated Police Service
Germany Bundespolizei[43][44]
First chief inspector Chief inspector Senior inspector Inspector Trainee inspector
NATO code
equivalent
OF-2 OF-1 OF (D)
Middle Police Service
Germany Bundespolizei[43][44]
Staff sergeant Sergeant Senior officer Officer Trainee officer
NATO code
equivalent
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7/8 OR-6 N/A
Police support employees
Germany Bundespolizei
Border support officer
Federal support officer
Law enforcement support officer
NATO code
equivalent
OR-5

Greece[edit]

Officers
Rank group General / flag officers Senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Hellenic Police[45]
Police lieutenant general Police major general Police brigadier general Police colonel Police lieutenant colonel Police major Police captain Police first lieutenant Police second lieutenant
Αντιστράτηγος Υποστράτηγος Ταξίαρχος Αστυνομικός Διευθυντής Αστυνομικός Υποδιευθυντής Αστυνόμος Α' Αστυνόμος Β' Υπαστυνόμος Α' Υπαστυνόμος Β'
NCO and enlisted
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Hellenic Police[45] No insignia
Police warrant officer Police chief sergeant Police investigations sergeant Police sergeant Police corporal Police warden Police constable
Ανθυπαστυνόμος Αρχιφύλακας Αρχιφύλακας Λοχίας Υπαρχιφύλακας Υπαρχιφύλακας Αστυφύλακας

Guatemala[edit]

Directors Senior officers
Policía Nacional Civil[46]
Director general Director general adjunto Subdirector Comisario general Comisario Subcomisario
Junior officers Basic policemen
Policía Nacional Civil[46]
Oficial I Oficial II Oficial III Inspector Subinspector Agente

Hong Kong[edit]

Gazetted[edit]

Inspectorate[edit]

Junior police officers (JPOs)[edit]

Non-commissioned officers (NCOs)

Rank and file

Hungary[edit]

Officers
Rank group General / flag officers Senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Hungary Rendőrség[48] No insignia
Altábornagy
Lieutenant general
Vezérőrnagy
Major general
Dandártábornok
Brigadier general
Ezredes
Colonel
Alezredes
Lieutenant colonel
Őrnagy
Major
Százados
Captain
Főhadnagy
First lieutenant
Hadnagy
Second lieutenant
Honvéd­tisztje­lölt
Others
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Hungary Rendőrség[48]
Főtörzszászlós
Chief warrant officer
Törzszászlós
Master warrant officer
Zászlós
Warrant officer
Főtörzsőrmester
Sergeant first class
Törzsőrmester
Staff sergeant
Őrmester
Sergeant

Iceland[edit]

Insignia[49][50]
Title Ríkislögreglustjóri Lögreglustjóri Aðstoðarríkislögreglustjóri Aðstoðarlögreglustjóri Yfirlögregluþjónn Aðstoðaryfirlögregluþjónn Aðalvarðstjóri Lögreglufulltrúi
English translation National Police commissioner Police commissioner Deputy National Police commissioner Deputy police commissioner Chief superintendent Superintendent Chief inspector Detective chief inspector
Insignia
Title Varðstjóri Rannsóknarlögreglumaður Lögreglumaður Lögreglunemi Afleysingamaður í lögreglu Héraðslögreglumaður
English translation Inspector Detective inspector Police constable Police cadet Temporary replacement police constable Temporarily hired constable

Source:[51]

India[edit]

Gazetted officers

Gazetted officers include all the Indian Police Service officers and all state police services officers of and above the rank of assistant superintendent of police (ASP) or deputy superintendent of police (Dy.SP) in the Indian Police Service and State Police Service forces respectively.

Indian Police Service gazetted officers rank insignia[52][53][54]
Insignia
Rank Director General of Police Additional Director General of Police[a] Inspector General of Police Deputy Inspector General of Police Senior Superintendent of Police[b] Superintendent of Police Additional superintendent of police Assistant Superintendent of Police Assistant Superintendent of Police (Probationary for two years) Assistant Superintendent of Police (Probationary for one year)
Abbreviation DGP ADGP IGP DIG SSP SP Addl. SP ASP ASP ASP


Non-gazetted officers
Indian Police non-gazetted officers rank insignia [55][56]
Insignia No insignia
Rank Inspector Assistant inspector[c] Sub-inspector Assistant sub-inspector Head constable[d] Police Naik[e] Police constable
Abbreviation INSP/PI API SI ASI HC SC PC
  • Note: Colour pattern and size of chevrons may vary according to the different rules of several distinct Indian State Police services.


Indonesia[edit]

Officers
Rank group General / flag officers Senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
General officers Field officers Subaltern officers
Indonesia Indonesia
Jenderal Polisi
(Jenderal Pol.)
Komisaris Jenderal Polisi
(Komjen Pol.)
Inspektur Jenderal Polisi
(Irjen Pol.)
Brigadir Jenderal Polisi
(Brigjen Pol.)
Komisaris Besar Polisi
(Kombes Pol.)
Ajun Komisaris Besar Polisi
(AKBP)
Komisaris Polisi
(Kompol)
Ajun Komisaris Polisi
(AKP)
Inspektur Polisi Satu
(Iptu)
Inspektur Polisi Dua
(Ipda)
Police general Police commissioner general Police inspector general Police brigadier general Police chief commissioner Police adjunct chief commissioner Police commissioner Police adjunct commissioner Police 1st inspector Police 2nd inspector
Others
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Sub-inspectors of police Constables Enlisted
Indonesia Indonesia
Ajun Inspektur Polisi Satu (Aiptu) Ajun Inspektur Polisi Dua (Aipda) Brigadir Polisi Kepala (Bripka) Brigadir Polisi (Brigpol) Brigadir Polisi Satu (Briptu) Brigadir Polisi Dua (Bripda) Ajun Brigadir Polisi (Abrigpol) Ajun Brigadir Polisi Satu (Abriptu) Ajun Brigadir Polisi Dua (Abripda) Bhayangkara Kepala (Bharaka) Bhayangkara Satu (Bharatu) Bhayangkara Dua (Bharada)
Police 1st sub-inspector Police 2nd sub-inspector Police
chief brigadier
Police brigadier Police 1st brigadier Police 2nd brigadier Police sub brigadier Police 1st sub-brigadier Police 2nd sub-brigadier Senior Patrolman 1st Patrolman 2nd Patrolman

Iran[edit]

Commissioned officer ranks[edit]

The rank insignia of commissioned officers.

Rank group General / flag officers Senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Iranian Law Enforcement Command
General of the Army Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Third Lieutenant
ارتشبد
Arteshbod
سپهبد
Sepahbod
سرلشکر
Sarlashkar
سرتیپ
Sartip
سرتیپ دوم
Sartip dovom
سرهنگ
Sarhang
سرهنگ دوم
Sarhang dovom
سرگرد
Sargord
سروان
Sarvān
ستوان یکم
Sotvān yekom
ستوان دوم
Sotvān dovom
ستوان سوم
Sotvān sevom

Student officer ranks[edit]

Rank group 4th year 3rd year 2nd year 1st year
Iranian Law Enforcement Command
Amin Police Academy

Other ranks[edit]

The rank insignia of non-commissioned officers and enlisted personnel.

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Iranian Law Enforcement Command
استوار یکم
Ostovar yekom
استوار دوم
Ostovar dovom
گروهبان یکم
Goruhban yekom
گروهبان دوم
Goruhban dovom
گروهبان سوم
Goruhban sevom
سرجوخه
Sarjukheh
سرباز یکم
Sarbaz yekom
سرباز دوم
Sarbaz dovom
سرباز
Sarbaz

Iraq[edit]

The Iraqi Police is made up of three branches, under the command of the Iraqi Ministry of Interior, these being the Iraqi Police Service which tasked with general patrol of Iraq's cities, the Federal Police (earlier was called National Police) which are a paramilitary organisation which deals with incidents that are beyond the control of the Iraqi Police, but are not so serious the Iraqi Army are involved, and the supporting force that is made up of the Department of Border Enforcement.[57]

Iraqi Police officers ranks are the same that of Iraqi army ordered lowest to highest with symbol on epaulette:

Officers[edit]

Rank group General / flag officers Senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Iraq
Colonel general
(فريق اول)
Lieutenant general
(فريق)
Major general
(لواء)
Brigadier
(عميد)
Colonel
(عقيد)
Lieutenant colonel
(مقدم)
Major
(رائد)
Captain
(نقيب)
First lieutenant
(ملازم اول)
Lieutenant
(ملازم)

Enlisted[edit]

Republic of Ireland[edit]

Ranks of the Garda Síochána
Rank Commissioner Deputy
commissioner
Assistant
commissioner
Surgeon Chief
superintendent
Superintendent Inspector Sergeant Garda Garda reserve Student Student reserve
Irish name Coimisinéir Leas
Choimisinéir
Cúntóir-
Choimisinéir
Máinlia Ard-Cheannfort Ceannfort Cigire Sáirsint Garda Ionaid Mac Léinn Gharda Mac Léinn Ionaid
Max number[58] 1 3 12 1[note 6] 53 191 390 2,460 12,500
Number as of end 2022[60] 1 2 8 0 46 168 466 2,074 11,411
Insignia[61] Rank insignia of Garda Commissioner Rank insignia of Garda Deputy Commissioner Rank insignia of Garda Assistant Commissioner Rank Insignia of Garda Chief Superindendent Rank insignia of Garda Superintendent Rank insignia of Garda Inspector


Israel[edit]

Officers
Rank group General / flag officers Senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Israel Police
[62]
רב ניצב
Rav nitzav
ניצב
Nitzav
תת ניצב
Tat nitzav
ניצב משנה
Nitzav mishneh
סגן ניצב
Sgan nitzav
רב פקד
Rav pakad
פקד
Pakad
מפקח
Mefake'ah
מפקח משנה
Mefake'ah mishneh
צוער
Tzoar
Israel Border Police
ניצב
Nitzav
תת ניצב
Tat nitzav
ניצב משנה
Nitzav mishneh
סגן ניצב
Sgan nitzav
רב פקד
Rav pakad
פקד
Pakad
מפקח
Mefake'ah
מפקח משנה
Mefake'ah mishneh
צוער
Tzoar

English Commissioner Deputy commissioner Assistant commissioner Commander Chief superintendent Superintendent Chief inspector Inspector Sub-inspector Officer cadet
Others
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Israel Police
[62]
רב נגד
Rav nagad
רב סמל בכיר
Rav samal bakhir
רב סמל מתקדם
Rav samal mitkadem
רב סמל ראשון
Rav samal rishon
רב סמל
Rav samal
סמל ראשון
Samal rishon
סמל שני
Samal sheni
רב שוטר
Rav shoter
שוטר
Shoter
Israel Border Police
רב נגד
Rav nagad
רב סמל בכיר
Rav samal bakhir
רב סמל מתקדם
Rav samal mitkadem
רב סמל ראשון
Rav samal rishon
רב סמל
Rav samal
סמל ראשון
Samal rishon
סמל שני
Samal sheni
רב שוטר
Rav shoter
שוטר
Shoter

English Station sergeant major Sergeant major First sergeant Master sergeant Sergeant first class Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Constable

Italy[edit]

Polizia di Stato[edit]

Police executive Police commissioners Police inspectors
Dirigente generale di pubblica sicurezza Dirigente superiore Primo dirigente Vice questore Vice questore aggiunto Commissario capo Commissario Vice commissario Sostituto commissario coordinatore Sostituto commissario Ispettore superiore Ispettore capo Ispettore Vice ispettore
Police sergeants Police constables
Sovrintendente capo coordinatore Sovrintendente capo Sovrintendente Vice sovrintendente Assistente capo coordinatore Assistente capo Assistente Agente scelto Agente

Carabinieri[edit]

Officers

NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
Italian Carabinieri[63]
Comandante generale dell'arma dei carabinieri Vicecomandante generale dell'arma dei carabinieri Generale di corpo d'armata Generale di divisione Generale di brigata Colonnello Tenente colonnello Maggiore Primo capitano Capitano Tenente Sottotenente Allievo ufficiale

Others

NATO code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Italian Carabinieri[64][65][66]
Appuntato scelto q.s. Appuntato scelto Appuntato Carabiniere scelto Carabiniere
Primo luogotenente c.s. s.u.p.s Luogotenente s.u.p.s. Primo Maresciallo Maresciallo Capo Maresciallo Ordinario Maresciallo Sergente Maggiore Capo Sergente Maggiore Sergente

Japan[edit]

Insignia Name English Notes
警察庁長官
(Keisatsu-chō Chōkan)
Commissioner general The chief of the National Police Agency.
The rank outside. Single capacity.
警視総監
(Keishi-sōkan)
Superintendent general The chief of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department.
Single capacity.
警視監
(Keishi-kan)
Senior commissioner Deputy commissioner general, deputy superintendent general,
chief of the regional police bureau,
chief of the prefectural police headquarters, others.
警視長
(Keishi-chō)
Commissioner The chief of the prefectural police headquarters
警視正
(Keishi-sei)
Assistant commissioner The chief of a police station (large).
National police agency officers occupy the ranks above it.
警視
(Keishi)
Superintendent The chief of a police station (small or middle),
vice commanding officer of a police station,
commander of a riot unit.
警部
(Keibu)
Police chief inspector Squad commander of a police station, leader of a riot company
警部補
(Keibu-ho)
Inspector Squad sub-commander of a police station,
leader of a riot platoon.
national police officers 1st class's careers start from this rank.
巡査部長
(Junsa-buchō)
Sergeant Field supervisor, leader of police box.
National police officers 2nd class's careers start from this rank.
巡査長
(Junsa-chō)
Senior police officer Honorary rank of police officer
巡査
(Junsa)
Police officer Prefectural police officers' careers start from this rank
Source:[67]

Kenya[edit]

The Kenya Police wear badges of rank on the shoulders (inspector-generalinspector) and sleeve (senior sergeantconstable) of their uniform to denote their rank. In line with the ongoing reforms, the uniforms committee is also working on new insignia for the revised rank structure, which will have to be approved by the National Police Service Commission. The order of Kenya Police ranks is as follows:[68]

South Korea[edit]

Ranks:[69]

Insignia Name English
치안총감, 治安總監 Commissioner general*
치안정감, 治安正監 Chief superintendent general**
치안감, 治安監 Senior superintendent general
경무관, 警務官 Superintendent general
총경, 總警 Senior superintendent
경정, 警正 Superintendent
경감, 警監 Senior inspector
경위, 警衛 Inspector
경사, 警査 Assistant inspector
경장, 警長 Senior police officer
순경, 巡警 Police officer
*At most one may be appointed at a time
**At most five may be appointed at a time
  • Police officer (순경, 巡警)
    • Newly commissioned officers are appointed as policeman assistant (순경시보, 巡警試補) for a one-year probationary period. The uniform and insignia of an assistant are identical to those of a policeman.
  • Auxiliary policeman (의경, 義警)
    • Sergeant constable (수경, 首警)
    • Corporal constable (상경, 上警)
    • Private constable first class (일경, 一警)
    • Private constable (이경, 二警)

Laos[edit]

Officers
Rank group General / flag officers Senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Laos Laos Police
Unknown
General
ພົນເອກ
Lieutenant general
ພົນໂທ
Major general
ພົນຕີ
Brigadier general
ພົນຈັດຕະວາ
Colonel
ພັນເອກ
Lieutenant Colonel
ພັນໂທ
Major
ພັນຕີ
Captain
ຮ້ອຍເອກ
Lieutenant
ຮ້ອຍໂທ
Second lieutenant
ຮ້ອຍຕີ
Enlisted
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Laos Laos Police
Sergeant major
ວາທີ
First sergeant
ສິບເອກ
Sergeant
ສິບໂທ
Corporal
ສິບຕີ
Private First Class
ສິບຕຣີ
Private
ພົນທະຫານ

Latvia[edit]

The rank system of the Latvian State Police is as follows:[70][71]

Insignia Name English
Ģenerālis General
Pulkvedis Colonel
Pulkvežleitnants Lieutenant colonel
Majors Major
Kapteinis Captain
Virsleitnants First lieutenant
Leitnants Lieutenant
Virsnieka vietnieks Warrant officer
Virsseržants First sergeant
Seržants Sergeant
Kaprālis Corporal
Ierindnieks Private
Kadets Cadet

Lesotho[edit]

Rank and insignia
Insignia
Rank Commissioner Deputy commissioner Assistant commissioner Senior superintendent Superintendent Senior inspector Inspector Sergeant Constable

Lithuania[edit]

Rank group Highest rank officer Senior rank officers Middle rank officers
Lithuanian Police[72][73]
Generalinis komisaras Vyriausiasis komisaras Vyresnysis komisaras Komisaras Komisaras inspektorius Vyresnysis inspektorius Inspektorius
Commissioner general Chief commissioner Senior commissioner Commissioner Commissioner inspector Senior inspector Inspector
Rank group First rank officers
Lithuanian Police[72][73]
Viršila Vyresnysis policininkas Policininkas Jaunesnysis policininkas
Sergeant Senior police officer Police officer Junior police officer

Luxembourg[edit]

The Grand Ducal Police of Luxembourg has the following ranks (from top to bottom):[74]

Group Executive functions Divisional commissioner level
Insignia
Rank Directeur général Directeur général adjoint Directeur central 1er commissaire divisionnaire Commissaire divisionnaire Commissaire divisionnaire adjoint 1er commissaire principal Commissaire principal
English Director general Assistant director general Central director First division commissioner Division commissioner Assistant division commissioner First senior commissioner Senior commissioner
Group Commissioner level Inspector level
Insignia
Rank Commissaire en chef Premier commissaire Commissaire Commissaire adjoint Inspecteur-chef Premier inspecteur Inspecteur Inspecteur adjoint
English Chief commissioner First commissioner Commissioner Assistant commissioner Chief inspector First inspector Inspector Assistant inspector

Macau[edit]

The Public Security Police Force of Macau (CPSP) includes the following categories, ranks and respective main functions :[75]

  • Command and Management (Cargos de Comando e Direcção)
Superintendent general (superintendente-geral): commander of the CPSP, represent CPSP in public events
Superintendent (superintendente): deputy commander of the CPSP
  • Officials (Oficiais)
    Intendent (intendente): commanding officer of level I units
    Sub-Intendent (subintendente): commanding officer of level II units
    Commissioner (comissário): commanding officer of level III units
    Sub-commissioner (subcomissário): commanding officer of level IV units
    Chief (chefe): commanding officer of level V units
  • Agents (Agentes)
    Sub-chief (subchefe): coordinator of complex tasks
    Principal constable (guarda principal): coordinator of simple tasks
    Constable first class (guarda de primeira): executor of operational, technical or administrative tasks
    Constable (guarda): executor of operational, technical or administrative tasks

North Macedonia[edit]

Categories Commissioners Inspectors Police officers

North Macedonia

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Commissioner general
Генерален полициски советник
Generalen policiski sovetnik
Chief police commissioner
Главен полициски советник
Glaven policiski sovetnik
Senior police commissioner
Виш полициски советник
Viš policiski sovetnik
Police commissioner
Полициски советник
Policiski sovetnik
Chief inspector
Главен инспектор
Glaven inspektor
Assistant chief inspector
Самостоен инспектор
Samostoen inspektor
Senior inspector
Виш инспектор
Viš inspektor
Inspector
Инспектор
Inspektor
Sub-inspector
Помлад инспектор
Pomlad inspektor
Sergeant
Главен полицаец
Glaven policaec
Senior policeman
Виш полицаец
Viš policaec
Policeman
Полицаец
Policaec

Malaysia[edit]

Gazetted officers
Rank group General / flag officers Senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Commissioners Superintendents Inspectors
Royal Malaysia Police
Inspector-general of police Deputy inspector general of police Commissioner of police Deputy commissioner of police Senior assistant commissioner of police Assistant commissioner of police Superintendent of police Deputy superintendent of police Assistant superintendent of police Inspector Probationary inspector
Non-gazetted officers
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Non-commissioned officers Constables
Royal Malaysia Police
Sub-inspector Sergeant major Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Constable

Maldives[edit]

Commissioner Superintendent Inspector
Maldives Police Service[77]
Commissioner of police Deputy commissioner Assistant commissioner Chief superintendent Superintendent of police Chief inspector of police Inspector of police Sub inspector of Police
Station inspector Sergeant Other
Maldives Police Service[77] No insignia
Police chief station inspector Police station inspector Police staff sergeant Sergeant Police corporal Police lance corporal Police constable

Malta[edit]

Insignia[78][79] Name English
Kummisarju Commissioner of police
Deputat Kummisarju Deputy commissioner
Assistent Kummisarju Assistant commissioner
Supretendent Superintendent
Spettur Inspector
Surġent Maġġur I Sergeant major I
Surġent Maġġur II Sergeant major II
Surġent Police sergeant
Kuntisstabli Police constable

Mexico[edit]

According to the General Law for the National System for Public Security, the federal, state and municipal police forces are mandated to have the same hierarchical organization. In addition, the national guard uses its own rank system.

National guard[edit]

The national guard was formed by absorbing units and officers from the federal police, military police, and naval police.[80][81]

Commissioned officers
Rank group General / flag officers Senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Commissioners general Inspectors Officers
Mexico Mexican National Guard
Comisario General Comisario Jefe Comisario Inspector General Inspector Jefe Inspector Subinspector Primero Subinspector Segundo Oficial Suboficial
Basic scale ladder
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Mexico Mexican National Guard
Agente Mayor Agente Subagente Guardia Nacional

Yucatán State Police[edit]

High-command Inspectors Officers Basic ranks
Yucatán State Police[82]
Secretary/chief Undersecretary Director 1st inspector 2nd inspector Subinspector 1st officer 2nd officer Subofficer First police Second police Third police Police

Montenegro[edit]

Officers
Police executives Police inspectors