Police rank

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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] Gradë ceremoniali, Drejtues Madhor (Policia e Shtetit).svg Gradë ceremoniali, Drejtues i Lartë (Policia e Shtetit).svg Gradë ceremoniali, Drejtues i Parë (Policia e Shtetit).svg Gradë ceremoniali, Drejtues (Policia e Shtetit).svg Gradë ceremoniali, Kryekomisar (Policia e Shtetit).svg Gradë ceremoniali, Komisar (Policia e Shtetit).svg Gradë ceremoniali, Nënkomisar (Policia e Shtetit).svg Gradë ceremoniali, Inspektor (Policia e Shtetit).svg Gradë ceremoniali, Kursantë (Policia e Shtetit).svg
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] Andorra-Police-Commissari major.svg Andorra-Police-Commissari.svg Andorra-Police-Oficial de 1a classe.svg Andorra-Police-Oficial de 2a classe.svg Andorra-Police-Sotsoficial major.svg Andorra-Police-Sotsoficial de 1a classe.svg Andorra-Police-Sotsoficial de 2a classe.svg Andorra-Police-Agent major.svg Andorra-Police-Agent.svg
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 Commissioner Epaulette.svg Blank.svg Deputy Chief Constable.svg Supt.svg CInsp.svg Insp.svg Blank.svg PS Epaulette.svg Blank.svg UK police constable epaulette, 2016.svg

Argentina[edit]

Argentine Federal Police[edit]

Officers
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Argentine Federal Police[18] Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
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] Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
Suboficial mayor Subofical auxiliar Suboficial escrebiente Sargento Primero Sargento Cabo Primero Cabo Agente

Buenos Aires Provincial Police[edit]

Insignia Name English

Command
Comisario General.JPG Comisario general Commissioner general
Comisario Mayor.JPG Comisario mayor Commissioner major
Comisario Inspector.JPG Comisario inspector Commissioner inspector
Comsario.JPG Comisario Commissioner
Subcomisario.JPG Subcomisario Deputy commissioner
Oficial Principal.JPG Oficial principal Chief officer
Oficial inspector.JPG Oficial inspector Inspector officer
Oficial Subinspector.JPG Oficial subinspector Deputy inspector officer
Ayudante.JPG Oficial ayudante Assistant officer
Oficial subayudante.JPG Oficial subayudante Assistant officer

General
Mayorprovbsas.JPG Mayor Major
Capitánprovbsas.JPG Capitán Captain
Teniente 1ro.JPG Teniente 1º First lieutenant
Teniente.JPG Teniente Lieutenant
Subteniente.JPG Subteniente Second lieutenant
Sargentopolicíaprovbsas.JPG Sargento Sergeant
Oficialdepolicíappba.JPG Oficial Official

Armenia[edit]

Officers[edit]

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Police of Armenia[19] Lieutenant general Major general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Russia-Police-OF-3-2013.svg Russia-Police-OF-2-2013.svg Russia-Police-OF-1c-2013.svg Russia-Police-OF-1b-2013.svg Russia-Police-OR-(D)-2013.svg
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] Russia-Police-OR-9b-2013.svg Russia-Police-OR-9a-2013.svg Russia-Police-OR-8-2013.svg Russia-Police-OR-7-2013.svg Russia-Police-OR-6-2013.svg Russia-Police-OR-5-2013.svg Russia-Police-OR-2-2013.svg
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]
AFPCOMM.png AFPDCOMM.png AFPACOMM.png AFPCOMMANDER.png AFPSPR.png AFPINSP.png AFPSSGT.png AFPSGT.png AFPLSC.png AFPSC.png AFPFC.png AFPC.png AFPRC.png
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 Bundespolizei Österreich Aufschubdistinktionen 2015 A1 9.png Bundespolizei Österreich Aufschubdistinktionen 2015 A1 8.png Bundespolizei Österreich Aufschubdistinktionen 2015 A1 7.png Bundespolizei Österreich Aufschubdistinktionen 2015 A1 6.png Bundespolizei Österreich Aufschubdistinktionen 2015 A1 5.png
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[22]
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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[22] AUT-BP-Aufschubdistinktionen 9.png AUT-BP-Aufschubdistinktionen 8.png AUT-BP-Aufschubdistinktionen 7.png AUT-BP-Aufschubdistinktionen 6.png AUT-BP-Aufschubdistinktionen 5.png AUT-BP-Aufschubdistinktionen 4.png AUT-BP-Aufschubdistinktionen 3.png AUT-BP-Aufschubdistinktionen 2.png AUT-BP-Aufschubdistinktionen 1.png AUT-BP-Aufschubdistinktionen 1a.png AUT-BP-Aufschubdistinktionen 0.png
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 Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Police of Azerbaijan[23]
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[23]
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 Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Bangladesh Police
IGP Rank Badge.gif Additional IGP Rank Badge.gif DIG Rank Badge.gif Additional DIG Rank Badge.gif SP Rank Badge.gif Additional SP Rank Badge.gif Senior ASP Rank Badge.gif ASP Rank Badge.gif
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 Rank Badge.gif Sergeant Rank Badge.gif SI Rank Badge.gif ASI Rank Badge.gif Naik Rank Badge.gif Constable Rank Badge.gif
Inspector of police Sergeant Sub-inspector Assistant sub-inspector Naik 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 Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Militsiya of the Republic of Belarus Belarus Police—01 Colonel General rank insignia (Gunmetal).png Belarus Police—02 Lieutenant General rank insignia (Gunmetal).png Belarus Police—03 Major General rank insignia (Gunmetal).png Belarus Police—04 Colonel rank insignia (Gunmetal).png Belarus Police—05 Lieutenant Colonel rank insignia (Gunmetal).png Belarus Police—06 Major rank insignia (Gunmetal).png Belarus Police—07 Captain rank insignia (Gunmetal).png Belarus Police—08 Senior Lieutenant rank insignia (Gunmetal).png Belarus Police—09 Lieutenant rank insignia (Gunmetal).png Belarus Police—10 Junior Lieutenant rank insignia (Gunmetal).png
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 Belarus Police—11 Senior Ensign rank insignia (Gunmetal).png Belarus Police—12 Ensign rank insignia (Gunmetal).png Belarus Police—13 Master Sergeant rank insignia (Gunmetal).png Belarus Police—14 Senior Sergeant rank insignia (Gunmetal).png Belarus Police—15 Sergeant rank insignia (Gunmetal).png Belarus Police—17 Corporal rank insignia (Gunmetal).png Belarus Police—18 Private rank insignia (Gunmetal).png
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[24] EersteHCP FedPol.jpg CDP polfed EersteCP FedPol.jpg CP polfed ACP polfed EersteHINP FedPol.jpg INPP polfed AINPP polfed EersteINP FedPol.jpg INP polfed AINP polfed
Local police[24] ECDP polloc.jpg CDP polloc ECP polloc.jpg CP polloc ACP polloc EINPP polloc.jpg INPP polloc AINPP polloc EINP polloc.jpg 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

Bermuda[edit]

Bermuda Police Service ranks and insignia
Rank Commissioner Deputy commissioner Assistant commissioner Superintendent Chief inspector Inspector Sergeant Constable
Epaulette insignia Chief Constable.svg Blank.svg Deputy Chief Constable.svg Supt.svg CInsp.svg Insp.svg PS Epaulette.svg UK police constable epaulette, 2016.svg

Bolivia[edit]

Officers
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Generales Jefes Oficiales
Bolivia Bolivia[25] Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
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[25] Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
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[26] Glavni generalni inspektor policije Republika Srpska 2018.png Generalni inspektor policije Republika Srpska 2018.png Glavni inspektor Republika Srpska 2018.png Samostalni inspektor Republika Srpska 2018.png Viši inspektor Republika Srpska 2018.png Inspektor Republika Srpska 2018.png Mlađi inspektor Republika Srpska 2018.png
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[26] Glavni policajac Republika Srpska 2018.png Samostalni policajac Republika Srpska 2018.png Viši policajac Republika Srpska 2018.png Policajac Republika Srpska 2018.png Mlađi policajac Republika Srpska 2018.png
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 Inspector
Bosnian police[27]
Glavni Generalni Inspektor DGS-a Generalni Inspektor DGS-a Glavni Inspektor Samostalni Inspektor Visi Inspektor Inspektor Mladi Inspektor
Police officer
Bosnian police[27]
Stariji Narednik Narednik Stariji Policajac Policajac

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 a city level, there is the Municipal Guards (Guarda Municipal).

Civil Police[edit]

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, Rio de Janeiro and others) and are listed, respectively, from higher to lower ranks:[28]

Officers
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Brazil Brazilian Military Police[29]
Comandante Geral PM.png
Chefe do Estado Maior PM - platina.PNG
Barzil-MP-OF-5.svg Barzil-MP-OF-4.svg Barzil-MP-OF-3.svg Barzil-MP-OF-2.svg Barzil-MP-OF-1b.svg Barzil-MP-OF-1a.svg Barzil-MP-OF-(D).svg Aluno-3.jpg Aluno-2.jpg Aluno-1.jpg Aluno CSTAPM Public Domain Free of Copyrights.jpg
Comandante geral Comandante adjunto Coronel Tenente-coronel Major Capitão Primeiro tenente Segundo tenente Aspirante a oficial Aluno 3° ano Aluno 2° ano Aluno 1° ano Aluno CSTAPM
Others
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Brazil Brazilian Military Police[29]
Insignia PM O8.PNG G05-PM Primeiro Sargento.svg G04-PM Segundo Sargento.svg G03-PM Terceiro Sargento.svg Aluno-sargento-pm.jpg G02-PM Cabo.svg G01-PM Soldado.svg G00-PM Soldado segunda classe.svg
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[30] RBPF OF-10 - IGP (since 2004).gif RBPF OF-9 - DIG (since 2004).gif RBPF OF-8 - CP (since 2004).gif RBLF OF-7 - DCP (since 2004).gif RBPF OF-6b - SAC (since 2004).gif RBPF OF-6a - AC (since 2004).gif RBPF OF-5 - SSP (since 2004).gif RBPF OF-4 - SP (since 2004).gif RBPF OF-3 - DSP (since 2004).gif RBPF OF-2 - ASP (since 2004).gif RBPF OF-1c - SI (since 2004).gif RBPF OF-1b - INSP (since 2004).gif RBPF OF-1a - PI (since 2004).gif RBPF OF-D - CI (obsolete).gif
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[30] RBPF OR-8 - SM (since 2004).gif RBPF OR-7 - SSG (since 2004).gif RBPF OR-6 - SGT (since 2004).gif RBPF OR-4 - CPL (since 2004).gif RBPF OR-3 - LCPL (since 2004).gif No insignia
Sergeant major Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Police

Bulgaria[edit]

Officers
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Bulgaria National Police Service RAF A F9GenArmy until 1974.svg 1955arm-tu03.svg RAF A F7LtGen since 2010par.svg BG Police Commisar.jpg BG Major Police Inspector.jpg BG Senior Police Inspector.jpg BG Police Inspector I.jpg BG Police Inspector II.jpg BG Police Inspector III.jpg
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 BG Senior Policeman.jpg BG Poiceman I.jpg BG Poiceman II.jpg BG Poiceman III.jpg
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[31]
Canada-Mounted Police-Commissioner.svg Canada-Mounted Police-Deputy commissioner.svg Canada-Mounted Police-Assistant commissioner.svg Canada-Mounted Police-Chief superintendent.svg Canada-Mounted Police-Superintendent.svg Canada-Mounted Police-Inspector.svg
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[31]
Canada-Mounted Police-Corps Sergeant Major.svg Canada-Mounted Police-Sergeant Major.svg Canada-Mounted Police-Staff Sergeant Major.svg Canada-Mounted Police-Staff Sergeant.svg Canada-Mounted Police-Sergeant.svg Canada-Mounted Police-Corporal.svg No insignia RCMP Cadet Insignia.svg
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

Sûreté du Québec[edit]

Ranks of Sûreté du Québec[32]
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
SQ-DG.png
SQ-DGA.png
SQ-INSPC.png
SQ-INSP.png
SQ-CPT.png
SQ-LT.png
SQ-SGT.png
SQ-CE.png
No insignia

Chad[edit]

Officers
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Chadian National Gendarmerie
Chad-Gendarmerie-OF-7.png Chad-Gendarmerie-OF-6.png Chad-Gendarmerie-OF-5.png Chad-Gendarmerie-OF-4.png Chad-Gendarmerie-OF-3.png Chad-Gendarmerie-OF-2.png Chad-Gendarmerie-OF-1B.png Chad-Gendarmerie-OF-1A.png
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
Chad-Gendarmerie-OR-7.png Chad-Gendarmerie-OR-6.png Chad-Gendarmerie-OR-5.png Chad-Gendarmerie-OR-3.png Chad-Gendarmerie-OR-2.png Chad-Gendarmerie-OR-1.png
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.[33]

Carabineros de Chile[edit]

Officers
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Carabineros de Chile
General Director de Carabineros.png General Inspector de Carabineros.png General de Carabineros.png SS.OO.6.CARAB.CORONEL.svg SS.OO.5.CARAB.TENIENTE CORONEL.svg SS.OO.4.CARAB.MAYOR.svg SS.OO.3.CARAB.CAPITÁN.svg SS.OO.2.CARAB.TENIENTE.svg SS.OO.1.CARAB.SUBTENIENTE.svg
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
PNI.7.CARAB.BLUSA.SOM.svg PNI.6.CARAB.BLUSA.SOF.svg PNI.5.CARAB.BLUSA.SG1..svg PNI.4.CARAB.BLUSA.SG2..svg PNI.3.CARAB.BLUSA.CBO1.svg PNI.2.CARAB.BLUSA.CBO2.svg PNI.1.CARAB.BLUSON.CARABINERO.svg
Suboficial mayor Suboficial Sargento primero Sargento segundo Cabo primero Cabo segundo Carabinero
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 People's Police - Zong Jing Jian since 2000.gif People's Police - Fu Zong Jing Jian since 2000.gif People's Police - Yi Ji Jing Jian (OF-10) since 2000.gif People's Police - Er Ji Jing Jian (OF-9) since 2000.gif People's Police - San Ji Jing Jian (OF-8) since 2000.gif People's Police - Yi Ji Jing Du (OF-7) since 2000.gif People's Police - Er Ji Jing Du (OF-6) since 2000.gif People's Police - San Ji Jing Du (OF-5) since 2000.gif
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 People's Police - Yi Ji Jing Si (OF-4) since 2000.gif People's Police - Er Ji Jing Si (OF-3) since 2000.gif People's Police - San Ji Jing Si (OF-2) since 2000.gif People's Police - Yi Er Ji Jing Yuan (OF-1b) since 2000.gif People's Police - Er Ji Jing Yuan (OF-1a) since 2000.gif People's Police - Probationery Constable since 2000.gif People's Police - Xue Yuan (OF-D) since 2000.gif
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 Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
People's Armed Police
General
Lieutenant general
Major general
Colonel commandant
Colonel
Lieutenant colonel
Major
Captain
First lieutenant
Second lieutenant
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 CAPF-0709-1CSGT.png CAPF-0708-2CSGT.png CAPF-0707-3CSGT.png CAPF-0706-4CSGT.png CAPF-0705-SSG.png CAPF-0704-SGT.png CAPF-0703-CPL.png CAPF-0702-PFC.png CAPF-0701-PVT.png
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 Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
National Police of Colombia[34] 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[34] SM PONAL COL.svg SP PONAL COL.svg SV PONAL COL.svg SS PONAL COL.svg CP PONAL COL.svg CS PONAL COL.svg DG PONAL COL.svg No insignia
Sargento Mayor Sargento Primero Sargento Vice Primero Sargento Segundo Cabo Primero Cabo Segundo Dragoneante Agente
CM PONAL COL.svg SC PONAL COL.svg IJ PONAL COL.svg IT PONAL COL.svg SI PONAL COL.svg PT PONAL COL.svg DG PONAL COL.svg No insignia
Comisario Subcomisario Intendente Jefe Intendente Subintendente Patrullero Dragoneante Agente

Croatia[edit]

Regular police ranks
Insignia Glavni ravnatelj policije.svg Ravnatelj policije.svg Policijski kapelan.svg Nacelnik policijske uprave.svg Zamjenik ravnatelja policije.svg Glavni policijski savjetnik.svg Policijski savjetnik.svg Glavni policijski inspektor.svg Samostalni policijski inspektor.svg Visi policijski inspektor.svg Policijski inspektor.svg Samostalni policijski narednik.svg Visi policijski narednik.svg Policijski narednik.svg Samostalni policajac.svg Visi policajac.svg Policajac.svg Vjezbenik sa zavrsenim preddiplomskim studijem 2.svg Vjezbenik sa zavrsenim preddiplomskim studijem.svg Policajac vjezbenik.svg Polaznik srednje skole.svg
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:[35]

Czech Republic[edit]

Officers
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Czech Republic Czech Republic[36] Generálporučík PČR (2015).png Generálmajor PČR (2015).png Brigádní generál PČR (2015).png Plukovník PČR (2015).png Podplukovník PČR (2015).png Major PČR (2015).png Kapitán PČR (2015).png Nadporučík PČR (2015).png Poručík PČR (2015).png Podporučík PČR (2015).png
Generálporučík Generálmajor Brigádní generál Plukovník Podplukovník Major Kapitán Nadporučík Poručík Podporučík
Others
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Czech Republic Czech Republic[36]
Nadpraporčík PČR (2015).png Praporčík PČR (2015).png Podpraporčík PČR (2015).png Nadstrážmistr PČR (2015).png Strážmistr PČR (2015).png Rotný PČR (2015).png
Nadpraporčík Praporčík Podpraporčík Nadstrážmistr Strážmistr Rotný

Denmark[edit]

Danish National Police rank insignia
 Denmark
(Edit)
Dansk Rigspolitichef.svg Dansk Politidirektør.svg Dansk Chefpolitiinspektør.svg Dansk Politiinspektør.svg Dansk Vicepolitiinspektør.svg Dansk Politikommissær.svg Dansk Politiassistent 2.svg Dansk Politiassistent 1.svg Dansk Politibetjent.svg Dansk Politikadet.svg
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[37][38] Estonia-Police-Politseikindral.svg Estonia-Police-Politseikindralinspektor.svg Estonia-Police-Politseikolonel.svg Estonia-Police-Politseikolonelleitnant.svg Estonia-Police-Politseimajor.svg Estonia-Police-Politseikapten.svg Estonia-Police-Politseileitnant.svg Estonia-Police-Vanemkomissar.svg Estonia-Police-Komissar.svg
General of police
(Politseikindral)
Inspector-general of police
(Politseikindralinspektor)
Colonel
(Politseikolonel)
Lieutenant colonel
(Politseikolonelleitnant)
Major
(Politseimajor)
Captain
(Politseikapten)
Lieutenant
(Politseileitnant)
Senior superintendent
(Vanemkomissar)
Superintendent
(Komissar)
Others
Constables
Police and Border Guard Board[37][38] Estonia-Police-Ülemassistent.svg Estonia-Police-Vanemassistent.svg Estonia-Police-Assistent.svg Estonia-Police-Nooremassistent.svg
Head constable, chief inspector
(Ülemkonstaabel, üleminspektor)
Senior constable, senior inspector
(Vanemkonstaabel, vaneminspektor)
Constable, inspector
(Konstaabel, inspektor)
Basic constable, sub-inspector
(Nooremkonstaabel, nooreminspektor)

Internal Security Service ranks Head assistant
(Ülemassistent)
Senior assistant
(Vanemassistent)
Assistant
(Assistent)
Basic assistant
(Nooremassistent)

Egypt[edit]

Officers
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Egyptian National Police Egyptian Police Major General Rank.png Egyptian Police Brigadier General Rank.png Egyptian Police Colonel Rank.png Egyptian Police Lieutenant Colonel Rank.png Egyptian Police Major Rank.png Egyptian Police Captain Rank.png Egyptian Police First Lieutenant Rank.png Egyptian Police Lieutenant Rank.png
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 Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
Master sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private

Ethiopia[edit]

The rank structure of the Ethiopian Federal Police is as follows:[39]

  • 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 Chief Constable.svg Blank.svg Deputy Chief Constable.svg Blank.svg CSupt Epaulette.svg Supt.svg Insp.svg Blank.svg PS Epaulette.svg Blank.svg UK police constable epaulette, 2016.svg

Finland[edit]

Police ranks of Finland [40]
Group Officers
Insignia Poliisiylijohtaja.svg Poliisijohtaja.svg Poliisipäällikkö.svg Poliisiylitarkastaja.svg Apulaispoliisipäällikkö.svg Poliisitarkastaja.svg Ylikomisario.svg Komisario.svg
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 Ylikonstaapeli.svg Vanhempi konstaapeli.svg Nuorempi konstaapeli.svg
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 DGPNPN.png Prefetdepoliceallongé.png DSA.png
Grade Director general of the National Police Police Prefect of Paris/
Police Prefect of Bouches-du-Rhône
Director of active services of the National Police
Equivalent NATO code OF-9 N/A OF-8
Source: [41]
National Police of France Planning and management corps
Rank insignia Inspecteurgénéral.png Controleurgénéral.png Général.png CommissaireDivisionnaire.png Commissaire.png CommissiaireStagiaire.png
Grade Inspector general of the National Police Comptroller general of the National Police Commissioner general of police Divisional commissioner of police Commissioner of police Probationary commissioner of police/
Commissioner of police candidate
Equivalent NATO code OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-3/4 N/A
Source: [41]
National Police of France Command corps
Rank insignia CommanDivFonc.png CommandantDivisionnaire.png CommandantPN.png CapitainePN.png LieutenantPN.png LieutenantStagiairePN.png EleveOfficierPN.png
Grade Divisional major of police, in functional position Divisional major of police Major of police Captain of police Lieutenant of police Probationary lieutenant of police Police commander candidate
Equivalent NATO code OF-3 OF-3 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D)
Source: [41]
National Police of France Supervisory and field corps
Rank insignia MajorRULP.png MajorEX.png MajorPN.png BrigadierChef.png BrigadierPN.png SousBrigadierPN.png GardienDelaPaixPN.png GardienStagiairePN.png EleveGardienPN.png
Grade Brigadier-major of police, head of a local police unit Brigadier-major of police, in exceptional pay grade Brigadier-major of police Chief brigadier of police Brigadier of police Sub-brigadier of police Constable Probationary constable Constable candidate
Equivalent NATO code N/A OR-9 OR-8 OR-6 OR-5 N/A
Source: [41]
National Police of France Other corps and positions
Rank insignia ADS.png ReservistePN.png
Corps/position Security agents National Police reservists
Equivalent NATO code N/A
Source: [41]

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
France (Gendarmerie) OF-9.svg France (Gendarmerie) OF-8.svg France (Gendarmerie) OF-7.svg France (Gendarmerie) OF-6.svg France (Gendarmerie) OF-5.svg France (Gendarmerie) OF-4.svg France (Gendarmerie) OF-3.svg France (Gendarmerie) OF-2.svg France (Gendarmerie) OF-1b.svg France (Gendarmerie) OF-1a.svg France (Gendarmerie) OF-D.svg France (Gendarmerie) Student Officer.svg
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
France (Gendarmerie) OR-9b.svg France (Gendarmerie) OR-9a.svg France (Gendarmerie) OR-8.svg France (Gendarmerie) OR-6.svg France (Gendarmerie) OR-5c.svg France (Gendarmerie) OR-5b.svg France (Gendarmerie) OR-5a.svg France (Gendarmerie) OR-4.svg France (Gendarmerie) OR-3.svg France (Gendarmerie) OR-2.svg France (Gendarmerie) OR-1.svg
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[42][43] Deutsche Bundespolizei - Höherer Dienst 09.svg Deutsche Bundespolizei - Höherer Dienst 08.svg Deutsche Bundespolizei - Höherer Dienst 07.svg Deutsche Bundespolizei - Höherer Dienst 06.svg Deutsche Bundespolizei - Höherer Dienst 05.svg Deutsche Bundespolizei - Höherer Dienst 04.svg Deutsche Bundespolizei - Höherer Dienst 03.svg Deutsche Bundespolizei - Höherer Dienst 02.svg Deutsche Bundespolizei - Höherer Dienst 01.svg
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
Chief police director Police director Chief police councillor Police councillor Police councillor candidate
NATO code
equivalent
OF-8 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 N/A
Elevated Police Service
Germany Bundespolizei[42][43] Deutsche Bundespolizei - Gehobener Dienst 06.svg Deutsche Bundespolizei - Gehobener Dienst 05.svg Deutsche Bundespolizei - Gehobener Dienst 04.svg Deutsche Bundespolizei - Gehobener Dienst 03.svg Deutsche Bundespolizei - Gehobener Dienst 02.svg Deutsche Bundespolizei - Gehobener Dienst 01.svg
First
chief police inspector
Chief police inspector Senior
police inspector
Police inspector Police inspector
candidate
NATO code
equivalent
OF-2 OF-1 OF (D)
Middle Police Service
Germany Bundespolizei[42][43] Deutsche Bundespolizei - Mittlerer Dienst 06.svg Deutsche Bundespolizei - Mittlerer Dienst 05.svg Deutsche Bundespolizei - Mittlerer Dienst 04.svg Deutsche Bundespolizei - Mittlerer Dienst 03.svg Deutsche Bundespolizei - Mittlerer Dienst 01.svg
Chief
police officer
Senior
police officer
Police officer Police officer
candidate
NATO code
equivalent
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7/8 OR-6 N/A
Police support employees
Germany Bundespolizei Deutsche Bundespolizei - Mittlerer Dienst 02.svg
Border Police support officer
Federal Police support offcer
Law enforcement support officer
NATO code
equivalent
OR-5

Greece[edit]

Officers
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Hellenic Police[44] GR-Police-OF8.svg GR-Police-OF7.svg GR-Police-OF6.svg GR-Police-OF5.svg GR-Police-OF4.svg GR-Police-OF3.svg GR-Police-OF2.svg GR-Police-OF1b.svg GR-Police-OF1.svg
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[44] GR-Police-WO1.svg GR-Police-OR9.svg GR-Police-OR8.svg GR-Police-OR7.svg GR-Police-OR6.svg GR-Police-OR5.svg 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[45] Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Guatemala-Police-Comisario general.svg Guatemala-Police-Comisario.svg Guatemala-Police-Subcomisario.svg
Director general Director general adjunto Subdirector Comisario general Comisario Subcomisario
Junior officers Basic policemen
Policía Nacional Civil[45] Guatemala-Police-Oficial I.svg Guatemala-Police-Oficial II.svg Guatemala-Police-Oficial III.svg Guatemala-Police-Inspector.svg Guatemala-Police-Subinspector.svg Guatemala-Police-Agente.svg
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 Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Hungary Rendőrség[47] Rank Police Hungary LTG.svg Rank Police Hungary MG.svg Rank Police Hungary BG.svg Rank Police Hungary COL.svg Rank Police Hungary LTC.svg Rank Police Hungary MAJ.svg Rank Police Hungary CPT.svg Rank Police Hungary 1LT.svg Rank Police Hungary 2LT.svg 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[47] Rank Police Hungary WO-3.svg Rank Police Hungary WO-2.svg Rank Police Hungary WO-1.svg Rank Police Hungary SFC.svg Rank Police Hungary SSGT.svg Rank Police Hungary SGT.svg
Főtörzszászlós
Chief warrant officer
Törzszászlós
Master warrant officer
Zászlós
Warrant officer
Főtörzsőrmester
Sergeant first class
Törzsőrmester
Staff sergeant
Őrmester
Sergeant

Iceland[edit]

Insignia[48][49] Iceland-Police-1.svg Iceland-Police-2.svg Iceland-Police-3.svg Iceland-Police-4.svg Iceland-Police-5.svg Iceland-Police-6.svg
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 Iceland-Police-7.svg Iceland-Police-9.svg Iceland-Police-10.svg
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:[50]

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 [51][52][53]
Insignia Director General of Police.png Director General of Police.png Insignia of Inspector General of Police in India- 2013-10-02 16-14.png Deputy Inspector General of Police.png Senior Superintendent of Police.png Superintendent of Police.png Additional SP IPS.png DySP IPS.png Assistant SP IPS 2.png Assistant SP IPS 1.png
Rank Director General of Police Additional Director General of Police[note 6] Inspector General of Police Deputy Inspector General of Police Assistant Inspector General of Police / Senior Superintendent of Police Superintendent of Police Additional superintendent of police Deputy superintendent of police Assistant Superintendent of Police (Probationary Rank: 2 years of service) Assistant Superintendent of Police (Probationary Rank: 1 year of service)
Abbreviation DGP ADGP IGP DIG AIG/SSP SP Addl. SP DSP ASP ASP


Non-gazetted officers
Indian Police non-gazetted officers rank insignia [54][55][56]
Insignia Police Inspector insignia.png Assistant Police Inspector.png Police Sub-Inspector.png Assistant Sub-Inspector.png Head Constable.pngPolice Head Constable.png
Police Naik.pngSenior Police Constable.png No insignia
Rank Inspector Assistant inspector[note 7] Sub-inspector Assistant sub-inspector Head constable[note 8] Senior police constable
Police Naik[note 9]
Constable
Abbreviation INS 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 [57]
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
General officers Field officers Subaltern officers
Indonesia Indonesia PDH JEN.png PDH KOMJEN KOM.png PDH IRJEN KOM.png PDH BRIGJEN KOM.png PDH KOMBES KOM.png PDH AKBP KOM.png PDH KOMPOL KOM.png PDH AKP KOM.png PDH IPTU KOM.png PDH IPDA KOM.png
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 [57]
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Sub-inspectors of police Constables Enlisted
Indonesia Indonesia PDH AIPTU KOM.png PDH AIPDA KOM.png PDH BRIPKA KOM.png PDH BRIP KOM.png PDH BRIPTU KOM.png PDH BRIPDA KOM.png PDH ABRIP KOM.png PDH ABRIPTU KOM.png PDH ABRIPDA KOM.png PDH BHARAKA KOM.png PDH BHARATU KOM.png PDH BHARADA KOM.png
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]

Officers
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Iranian Law Enforcement Force
General of the Army Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Third Lieutenant 04.IRIP-4thY-SO.svg 03.IRIP-3rdY-SO.svg 02.IRIP-2ndY-SO.svg 01.IRIP-1stY-SO.svg
General
ارتشبد
Lieutenant general
سپهبد
Major general
سرلشگر
Brigadier general
سرتیپ
Second brigadier general
سرتیپ دوم
Colonel
سرهنگ
Lieutenant colonel
سرهنگ دوم
Major
سرگرد
Captain
سروان
First lieutenant
ستوان یکم
Second lieutenant
ستوان دوم
Third lieutenant
ستوان سوم
Amin Police Academy
officer cadet
دانشجوی دانشگاه انتظامی امین
Others
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Iranian Law Enforcement Force
8-Ostovar 1 - Naja.png 7-Ostovar 2 - Naja.png 6-Grouhban 1 - Naja.png 5-Grouhban 2 - Naja.png 4-Grouhban 3 - Naja.png 3-Sarjukhe - Naja.png 2-sarbaz 1 - Naja.png 1-sarbaz 1 - Naja.png 0-Sarbaz 0 - Naja.png
Command sergeant major
استوار یکم
Sergeant major
استوار دوم
First sergeant
گروهبان یکم
Second sergeant
گروهبان دوم
Third sergeant
گروهبان سوم
Corporal
سرجوخه
Specialist
سرباز یکم
Private first class
سرباز دوم
Private
سرباز

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.[58]

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 Field/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[59] 1 3 12 1[note 10] 53 191 390 2,460 12,500
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 Garda Síochána-05-Sergeant.png Garda Síochána-04-Garda.png Garda Síochána-03-Reserve Garda.png Garda Síochána-02-Student Garda.png Garda Síochána-01-Student Reserve.png


Israel[edit]

Officers
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Israel Police
[62]
Israel-Police-OF-8.svg Israel-Police-OF-7.svg Israel-Police-OF-6.svg Israel-Police-OF-5.svg Israel-Police-OF-4.svg Israel-Police-OF-3.svg Israel-Police-OF-2.svg Israel-Police-OF-1b.svg Israel-Police-OF-1a.svg Israel-Police-OF-(D).svg
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
Israel Border Police
Magav-Israel (17).png Magav-Israel (16).png Magav-Israel (15).png Magav-Israel (14).png Magav-Israel (13).png Magav-Israel (12).png Magav-Israel (11).png Magav-Israel (10).png Cadet MAGAV.png
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

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]
Israel-Police-OR-9b.svg Israel-Police-OR-9a.svg Israel-Police-OR-8b.svg Israel-Police-OR-8a.svg Israel-Police-OR-7.svg Israel-Police-OR-6.svg Israel-Police-OR-5.svg Israel-Police-OR-4.svg Israel-Police-OR-2.svg
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
Magav-Israel (9).png Magav-Israel (8).png Magav-Israel (7).png Magav-Israel (6).png Magav-Israel (5).png Magav-Israel (4).png Magav-Israel (3).png Magav-Israel (2).png Magav-Israel (1).png
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 ps.png Dirigente superiore ps.png Primo dirigente ps.png Vice Questore PS.png Vice questore aggiunto ps.png Commissario capo ps.png Commissario ruolo direttivo speciale ps.png Vice commissario ps.png Sostituto Commissario Coordinatore PS.png Ispettore superiore sostituto commissario ps.png Ispettore superiore ps.png Ispettore capo ps.png Ispettore ps.png Vice ispettore ps.png
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 PS.png Sovrintendente capo ps.png Sovrintendente ps.png Vice sovrintendente ps.png Assistente Capo Coordinatore PS.png Assistente capo ps.png Assistente ps.png Agente scelto ps.png Agente ps.png
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]
Carabinieri-OF-9a.svg Carabinieri-OF-9b.svg Carabinieri-OF-8.svg Carabinieri-OF-7.svg Carabinieri-OF-6.svg Carabinieri-OF-5.svg Carabinieri-OF-4.svg Carabinieri-OF-3.svg Rank insignia of primo capitano of the Arma dei Carabinieri.svg Carabinieri-OF-2.svg Carabinieri-OF-1a.svg Carabinieri-OF-1b.svg Rank insignia of allievo ufficiale of the Italian Army.svg
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]
Carabinieri-Luogotenente-Carica-Speciale.svg Carabinieri-OW-5.svg Carabinieri-OW-4.svg Carabinieri-OW-3.svg Carabinieri-OW-2.svg Carabinieri-OW-1.svg Carabinieri-OR-9a.svg Carabinieri-OR-9b.svg Carabinieri-OR-8.svg
Carabinieri-OR-7a.svg Carabinieri-OR-7b.svg Carabinieri-OR-6.svg Carabinieri-OR-5.svg Carabinieri-OR-4.svg
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
Brooch rank insigna for commissioner general of japanese police.png 警察庁長官
(Keisatsu-chō Chōkan)
Commissioner general The chief of the National Police Agency.
The rank outside. Single capacity.
Brooch rank insigna for commissioner of japanese police.png 警視総監
(Keishi-sōkan)
Superintendent general The chief of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department.
Single capacity.
Brooch rank insigna for superintendent supervisor of japanese police.png 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.
Brooch rank insigna for chief superintendent of japanese police.png 警視長
(Keishi-chō)
Commissioner The chief of the prefectural police headquarters
Brooch rank insigna for senior superintendent of japanese police.png 警視正
(Keishi-sei)
Assistant commissioner The chief of a police station (large).
National police agency officers occupy the ranks above it.
Brooch rank insigna for superintendent of japanese police.png 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.
Brooch rank insigna for inspector of japanese police.png 警部
(Keibu)
Police chief inspector Squad commander of a police station, leader of a riot company
Brooch rank insigna for assistant inspector of japanese police.png 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.
Brooch rank insigna for sergeant of japanese police.png 巡査部長
(Junsa-buchō)
Sergeant Field supervisor, leader of police box.
National police officers 2nd class's careers start from this rank.
Brooch rank insigna for senior policeman of japanese police.png 巡査長
(Junsa-chō)
Senior police officer Honorary rank of police officer
Brooch rank insigna for policeman of japanese police.png 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.svg 치안총감, 治安總監 Commissioner general*
치안정감.svg 치안정감, 治安正監 Chief superintendent general**
치안감.svg 치안감, 治安監 Senior superintendent general
경무관.svg 경무관, 警務官 Superintendent general
총경.svg 총경, 總警 Senior superintendent
경정.svg 경정, 警正 Superintendent
경감.svg 경감, 警監 Senior inspector
경위.svg 경위, 警衛 Inspector
경사.svg 경사, 警査 Assistant inspector
경장.svg 경장, 警長 Senior police officer
순경.svg 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 Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Laos Laos Police
Laos People's Army General.png 13.LPF-LG.png 12.LPF-MG.png 11.LPF-BG.png 10.LPF-COL.png 9.LPF-LTCOL.png 8.LPF-MAJ.png 7.LPF-CPT.png 6.LPF-LT.png 5.LPF-2LT.png 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
LPF OR-8.svg 4.LPF-SGT.png 3.LPF-CPL.png 2.LPF-PFC.png LPF OR-2.svg LPF OR-1.svg
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
Latvian Police General Rank.png Ģenerālis General
Latvian Police Colonel Rank.png Pulkvedis Colonel
Latvian Police Lieutenant Colonel Rank.png Pulkvežleitnants Lieutenant colonel
Latvian Police Major Rank.png Majors Major
Latvian Police Captain Rank.png Kapteinis Captain
Latvian Police First Lieutenant Rank.png Virsleitnants First lieutenant
Latvian Police Second Lieutenant Rank.png Leitnants Lieutenant
Latvian Police Warrant Officer Rank.png Virsnieka vietnieks Warrant officer
Latvian Police First Sergeant Rank.png Virsseržants First sergeant
Latvian Police Sergeant Rank.png Seržants Sergeant
Latvian Police Corporal Rank.png Kaprālis Corporal
Latvian Police Private Rank.png Ierindnieks Private
Latvian Police Cadet Rank.png Kadets Cadet

Lesotho[edit]

Rank and insignia
Insignia Lesotho Mounted Police Service Commissioner.svg Lesotho Mounted Police Service Deputy commissioner.svg Lesotho Mounted Police Service Assistant commissioner.svg Lesotho Mounted Police Service Senior Superintendent.svg Lesotho Mounted Police Service Superintendent.svg Lesotho Mounted Police Service Senior Inspector.svg Lesotho Mounted Police Service Inspector.svg Lesotho Mounted Police Service Sergeant.svg Lesotho Mounted Police Service Constable.svg
Rank Commissioner Deputy commissioner Assistant commissioner Senior superintendent Superintendent Senior inspector Inspector Sergeant Constable

Lithuania[edit]

Officers
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
A class officers B class officers
Lithuanian Police Force[72][73] Lithuania-Police-OF-5.svg Lithuania-Police-OF-4.svg Lithuania-Police-OF-3.svg Lithuania-Police-OF-2.svg Lithuania-Police-OF-1b.svg Lithuania-Police-OF-1a.svg
Generalinis komisaras
Commissioner general
Vyriausiasis komisaras
Chief commissioner
Vyresnysis komisaras
Senior commissioner
Komisaras
Commissioner
Komisaras inspektorius
Commissioner inspector
Vyresnysis inspektorius
Chief inspector
Inspektorius
Inspector
Other
 
C class officers
Lithuanian Police Force[72][73] Lithuania-Police-Sergeant.svg Lithuania-Police-Police officer 1st class.svg Lithuania-Police-Police officer.svg Lithuania-Police-Junior police officer.svg
Viršila
Sergeant
Vyresnysis policininkas
Police officer 1st class
Policininkas
Police officer
Jaunesnysis policininkas
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 Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
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 Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
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]

  • Senior ranks
    Superintendent general (superintendente-geral): commander of the CPSP
    Superintendent (superintendente): deputy commander of the CPSP
    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
    Sub-chief (subchefe): coordinator of complex tasks
  • Basic ranks
    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 Macedonian police patch.png
North Macedonia

[76]
Samostoen Inspektor.png Vis Inspektor.png Inspektor.png Pomlad Inspektor.png Главен полицаец.png Виш полицаец.png Полицаец.png
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 Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Commissioners Superintendents Inspectors
Royal Malaysia Police Inspector-General of Police PDRM.svg Deputy Inspector-General of Police PDRM.svg Commisioner of Police PDRM.svg Deputy Commissioner of Police PDRM.svg Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police PDRM.svg Assistant Commissioner of Police PDRM.svg Superintendent of Police PDRM.svg Deputy Superintendent of Police PDRM.svg Assistant Superintendent of Police PDRM.svg Inspector of Police PDRM.svg Probationary Inspector of Police PDRM.svg
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 of Police PDRM.svg Sergeant Major of Police PDRM.svg Sergeant of Police PDRM.svg
Corporal of Police PDRM .svg Lance Corporal of Police PDRM.svg All ranks PDRM.svg
Sub-inspector Sergeant major Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Constable

Maldives[edit]

Commissioner Superintendent Inspector
Maldives Police Service[77] Commissioner of police (General MPS OF-9).png Deputy Commissioner of police (Lieutenant-General MPS OF-8).png Assistant Commissioner of police (Major-General MPS OF-7).png Lieutenant-Colonel - Chief Superintendent of Police (MPS OF-4).png Major - Superintendent of Police (MPS OF-3).png Captain - Chief Inspector of Police (MPS OF-2).png Lieutenant - Inspector of Police (MPS OF-1A).png Second Lieutenant - Sub Inspector of Police (MPS OF-1B).png
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] Warrant Officer I (Chief Station Inspector MPS OR-09).png Warrant Officer II (Station Inspector MPS OR-08).png Staff Sergeant (MPS OR-07).png Sergeant (MPS OR-06).png Corporal (MPS OR-04).png Lance Corporal (MPS OR-03).png 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
Malta Police Commissioner Insignia.jpg Kummisarju Commissioner of police
Malta Police Deputy Commissioner Insignia.jpg Deputat Kummisarju Deputy commissioner
Malta Police Assistant Commissioner Insignia.jpg Assistent Kummisarju Assistant commissioner
Malta Police Superintendent Insignia.jpg Supretendent Superintendent
Malta Police Inspector Insignia.jpg Spettur Inspector
Malta Police 1st Class Sergeant Major Insignia.jpg Surġent Maġġur I Sergeant major I
Malta Police 2nd Class Sergeant Major Insignia.jpg Surġent Maġġur II Sergeant major II
Malta Police Sergeant Insignia.jpg Surġent Police sergeant
Malta Police Constable Insignia.jpg 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 Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Commissioners general Inspectors Officers
Mexico Mexican National Guard
Rango Comisario General GN.png Rango Comisario Jefe GN.png Rango Comisario GN.png Rango Inspector General GN.png Rango Inspector Jefe GN.png Rango Inspector GN.png Rango Primer Subinspector GN.png Rango Segundo Subinspector GN.png Rango Oficial GN.png Rango Suboficial GN.png
Commissioner general
Comisario General
Chief commissioner
Comisario Jefe
Commissioner
Comisario
Inspector general
Inspector General
Chief inspector
Inspector Jefe
Inspector
Inspector
Subinspector 1st class
Subinspector Primero
Subinspector 2nd class
Subinspector Segundo
Officer
Oficial
Subofficer
Suboficial
Basic scale ladder
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Mexico Mexican National Guard
Rango Agente Mayor GN.png Rango Agente GN.png Rango Subagente GN.png Rango Guardia Nacional GN.png
Senior agent
Agente Mayor
Agent
Agente
Deputy agent
Subagente
National guardsman
Guardia Nacional

Yucatán State Police[edit]

High-command Inspectors Officers Basic ranks
Yucatán State Police[82] Rango Secretario Yucatan.png Rango Subsecretario SSP Yucatán.png Rango Director SSP Yucatán.png Rango Primer Inspector SSP Yucatán.png Rango Segundo Inspector SSP Yucatán.png Rango Subinspector SSP Yucatán.png Rango Primer Oficial SSP Yucatán.png Rango Segundo Oficial SSP Yucatán.png Rango Suboficial SSP Yucatán.png Rango Policía Primero Yucatán.png Rango Policia Segundo Yucatán.png Rango Policía Tercero Yucatán.png Rango Policía SSP Yucatán.png
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
Montenegro Police of Montenegro CGDirektor policije.svg CGPomocnik direktora policije.svg CGGlavni policijski inspektor.svg CGVisi policijski inspektor I klase.svg CGVisi policijski inspektor.svg CGSamostalni policijski inspektor.svg CGPolicijski inspektor I klase.svg CGPolicijski inspektor.svg CGMladji policijski inspektor.svg
Direktor policije Pomoćnik direktora policije Glavni policijski inspektor Viši policijski inspektor
I klase
Viši policijski inspektor Samostalni policijski inspektor Policijski inspektor
I klase
Policijski inspektor Mlađi policijski inspektor
Police director Deputy
police director
Chief
police inspector
Senior police inspector
I class
Senior
police inspector
Independent
police inspector
Police inspector
I class
Police inspector Junior
police inspector
Other
Police seargents Police officers
Montenegro Police of Montenegro CGStariji policijski narednik I klase.svg CGStariji policijski narednik.svg CGPolicijski narednik.svg CGStariji policajac I klase.svg CGStariji policajac.svg CGPolicajac.svg
Stariji policijski narednik
I klase
Stariji policijski narednik Policijski narednik Stariji policajac
I klase
Stariji policajac Policajac
Senior police sergeant
I class
Senior
police sergeant
Police sergeant Senior police officer
I class
Senior
police officer
Police officer

Myanmar[edit]

Commissioned officers
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Myanmar Police Force
Police General Insignia.png Lt General Insignia.png Major General Insignia.png Brigadier General Insignia.png Colonel Insignia MM.png Lt Colonel Insignia.png Major Insignia.png Captain Insignia.png Lieutenant Insignia.png 2nd Lieutenant Insignia.png Cadet Insignia.png
ရဲဗိုလ်ချုပ်ကြီး
raaibauilaʻ khayupaʻ krīʺ
ဒုတိယရဲဗိုလ်ချုပ်ကြီး
dautaiya raaibauilaʻ khayupaʻ krīʺ
ရဲဗိုလ်ချုပ်
raaibauilaʻ khayupaʻ
ရဲမှူးချုပ်
raaimahūʺ khayupaʻ
ရဲမှူးကြီး
raaimahūʺ karī
ဒုတိယရဲမှူးကြီး
dautaiya raaimahūʺ karī
ရဲမှူး
raaimahūʺ
ဒုတိယရဲမှူး
dautaiya raaimahūʺ
ရဲအုပ်
raai ’aupaʻ
ဒုတိယရဲအုပ်
dautaiya raai ’aupaʻ
ဒုတိယရဲအုပ်လောင်း
dautaiya raai ’aupaʻ laoṅaʻʺ
Enlisted ranks
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Myanmar Police Force
Police Warrant Officer MPF.png Police Sergeant MPF.png Police Corporal MPF.png Police Lance Corporal MPF.png No insignia No insignia
ရဲအရာခံဗိုလ်
Raai ’araā khaṃ bauilaʻ
ရဲတပ်ကြပ်ကြီး
Raai tapaʻ karpaʻ krīʺ
ရဲတပ်ကြပ်
Raai tapaʻ karpaʻ
ဒုတိယရဲတပ်ကြပ်
Dautaiya tapaʻ karpaʻ
ရဲတပ်သား
Raai tapaʻ saāʺ
ရဲတပ်သားသစ်
Raai tapaʻ saāʺ sacaʻ

Namibia[edit]

Namibian Police Force ranks
Rank Inspector general Deputy inspector general Assistant inspector general Commissioner Deputy commissioner Assistant commissioner Chief inspector Assistant chief inspector Inspector Assistant inspector Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Sergeant class 1 Sergeant class 2 Constable
Insignia Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg

Netherlands[edit]

National police corps
Rank First chief commissioner
(Eerste Hoofdcommissaris)
Chief commissioner
(Hoofdcommissaris)
Commissioner
(Commissaris)
Chief inspector
(Hoofdinspecteur)
Inspector
(Inspecteur)
Sergeant
(Brigadier)
Shoulder Dutch Police Rank Eerste Hoofdcommissaris.png Dutch Police Rank Hoofdcommissaris.png Dutch Police Rank Commissaris.png Dutch Police Rank Hoofdinspecteur.png Dutch Police Rank Inspecteur.png Dutch Police Rank Brigadier.png
Sleeve Ranks Dutch police wikimedia by venturedesign 300dpi Eerste Hoofdcommissaris.png Ranks Dutch police wikimedia by venturedesign 300dpi Hoofdcommissaris.png Ranks Dutch police wikimedia by venturedesign 300dpi Commissaris.png Ranks Dutch police wikimedia by venturedesign 300dpi Hoofdinspecteur.png Ranks Dutch police wikimedia by venturedesign 300dpi Inspecteur.png Ranks Dutch police wikimedia by venturedesign 300dpi Brigadier.png
Rank Chief agent
(Hoofdagent)
Agent
(Agent)
Police patrol officer
(Surveillant)
Police trainee
(Aspirant)
Non-executive employee
(Niet-Executieve Medewerker)
Shoulder Dutch Police Rank Hoofdagent.png Dutch Police Rank Agent.png Dutch Police Rank Surveillant.png Dutch Police Rank Aspirant.png
Sleeve Ranks Dutch police wikimedia by venturedesign 300dpi Hoofdagent.png Ranks Dutch police wikimedia by venturedesign 300dpi Agent.png Ranks Dutch police wikimedia by venturedesign 300dpi Surveillant.png Ranks Dutch police wikimedia by venturedesign 300dpi Aspirant.png Ranks Dutch police wikimedia by venturedesign 300dpi Boa.png

Royal Marechaussee[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
Royal Marechaussee[83]
Nl-marechausee-luitenant generaal.svg Nl-marechausee-generaal majoor.svg Nl-marechausee-brigade generaal.svg Nl-marechaussee-kolonel.svg Nl-marechaussee-luitenant kolonel.svg Nl-marechaussee-majoor.svg Nl-marechaussee-kapitein.svg Nl-marechaussee-eerste luitenant.svg Nl-marechaussee-tweede luitenant.svg Netherlands-Marechaussee-OF-D.svg
Luitenant-generaal Generaal-majoor Brigade-generaal Kolonel Luitenant-kolonel Majoor Kapitein Eerste-luitenant Tweede-luitenant Kornet

Others

NATO code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Royal Marechaussee[83]
Nl-marechaussee-adjudant onderofficier.svg
Nl-marechaussee-opperwachtmeester.svg Nl-marechaussee-wachtmeester der 1e klasse.svg Nl-marechaussee-wachtmeester.svg Nl-marechaussee-marechaussee der 1e klasse.svg Nl-marechaussee-marechaussee der 2e klasse.svg Nl-marechaussee-marechaussee der 3e klasse.svg Nl-marechaussee-marechaussee der 4e klasse.svg
Adjudant Opperwachtmeester Wachtmeester der 1e klasse Wachtmeester Marechaussee der 1e klasse Marechaussee der 2e klasse Marechaussee der 3e klasse Marechaussee der 4e klasse

New Zealand[edit]

New Zealand Police ranks and insignia
Rank[84] Commissioner Deputy commissioner Assistant commissioner Executive superintendent Superintendent Inspector Senior sergeant Sergeant Senior constable Constable Recruit
Epaulette insignia New Zealand Police OF-8.svg New Zealand Police OF-7.svg New Zealand Police OF-6.svg New Zealand Police OF-4b.svg New Zealand Police OF-4a.svg New Zealand Police OF-2.svg New Zealand Police OR-8.svg New Zealand Police OR-6.svg New Zealand Police OR-3.svg New Zealand Police OR-1.svg New Zealand Police Recruit.svg

Nicaragua[edit]

Officers
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Oficiales generales Oficiales superiores Oficiales subalternos
Nicaragua National Police of Nicaragua[85] Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
Primer comisionado Comisionado general Comisionado mayor Comisionado Sub-comisionado Capitán Teniente primero Inspector
Others
 
Ejecutivos
Nicaragua National Police of Nicaragua[85] Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
Sub-inspector Sub-oficial mayor Sub-oficial Policía

Norway[edit]

Norwegian Police Service
Insignia[86] Norwegian police rank 13.svg Norwegian police rank 12.svg Norwegian police rank 11.svg Norwegian police rank 10.svg Norwegian police rank 9.svg Norwegian police rank 8.svg Norwegian police rank 7.svg
Rank Politidirektør Assisterende
politidirektør
Politimester Visepolitimester Politiinspektør
og
Politiadvokat
Politiadvokat Politifullmektig
English National
police
commissioner
Assistant
national
commissioner
Chief of police Deputy
chief of police
Assistant
chief of police
Police
prosecutor
Junior police
prosecutor
Insignia[86] Norwegian police rank 6.svg Norwegian police rank 5.svg Norwegian police rank 4.svg Norwegian police rank 3.svg Norwegian police rank 2.svg Norwegian police rank 1.svg Norwegian police rank 0.svg
Rank Politistasjonssjef

Lensmann
Politioverbetjent Politiførstebetjent Politibetjent 3 Politibetjent 2 Politibetjent 1 Politi
reserven
English Police chief
superintendent
Police
superintendent
Police
chief inspector
Police inspector Police sergeant Police constable Police
reserve

Pakistan[edit]

The following ranks are observed in the various police organisations across Pakistan (lowest to highest ranks)

  • Constable
  • Head constable (HC)
  • Assistant sub-inspector (ASI)
  • Sub-inspector (SI)
  • Inspector (IP)
  • Deputy superintendent of police (DSP)/ Assistant superintendent of police (ASP) OF 2
  • Superintendent of police (SP) OF 4
  • Senior superintendent of police (SSP) OF 5
  • Deputy inspector general of police (DIG) one star OF 6
  • Additional inspector general of police (Add.IG) two star OF 7
  • Director General Federal Investigation Agency (DG FIA) three star OF 8
  • Director General Intelligence Bureau (DG IB) three star OF 8
  • Director General National Police Bureau (DG NPB) three star OF 8
  • Inspector general of police (IGP) three star OF 8

Panama[edit]

Commissioned officer ranks
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Panama Panamanian National Police[87]
Blank.svg Blank.svg Panamanian National Police OF-5.svg Panamanian National Police OF-4.svg Panamanian National Police OF-3.svg Panamanian National Police OF-2.svg Panamanian National Police OF-1b.svg Panamanian National Police OF-1a.svg
Comisionado Mayor Subcomisionado Mayor Comisionado Subcomisionado Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente
Other ranks
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Panama Panamanian National Police[87]
Panamanian National Police OR-7.svg Panamanian National Police OR-5.svg Panamanian National Police OR-4.svg Panamanian National Police OR-3.svg No insignia
Sargento primero Sargento segundo Cabo primero Cabo segundo Agente

Paraguay[edit]

Officers
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Superior officers Chief officers Junior officers
Paraguay Paraguay[88] 010 Comisario general comandante.jpg 09 Comisario general director.jpg 08 Comisario general inspector.jpg 07 Comisario principal color.jpg 06 Comisario color.jpg 05 Subcomisario color.jpg 04 Oficial inspector color.jpg 03 Oficial primero color.jpg 02 Oficial segundo color.jpg 01 Oficial ayudante color.jpg
Comisario
general comandante
Comisario
director
Comisario
general inspector
Comisario
principal
Comisario Subcomisario Oficial
inspector
Oficial
primero
Oficial
segundo
Oficial
ayudante
Others
 
Chief non-commissioned officers Junior non-commissioned officers
Paraguay Paraguay[88] 017 Sub oficial superior.jpg 016 Sub oficial principal.jpg 015 Sub oficial mayor.jpg 014 Sub oficial inspector.jpg 013 Sub oficial primero.jpg 012 Sub oficial segundo.jpg 011 Sub oficial ayudante.jpg
Sub oficial superior Sub oficial principal Sub oficial mayor Sub oficial inspector Sub oficial primero Sub oficial segundo Sub oficial ayudante

Peru[edit]

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
National Police of Peru[89]
General of Police Lieutenant General General Colonel Commandant Major