Lists of the ranks of various police agencies and forces all around the world:
- 1 Australia
- 2 Bangladesh
- 3 Belgium
- 4 Bolivia
- 5 Brazil
- 6 Canada
- 7 Chile
- 8 China
- 9 Croatia
- 10 Cyprus
- 11 Denmark
- 12 Estonia
- 13 Finland
- 14 France
- 15 Germany
- 16 Haiti
- 17 Hong Kong
- 18 Iceland
- 19 India
- 20 Indonesia
- 21 Iran
- 22 Iraq
- 23 Republic of Ireland
- 24 Italy
- 25 Japan
- 26 Kenya
- 27 South Korea
- 28 Latvia
- 29 Lithuania
- 30 Luxembourg
- 31 Macau
- 32 Macedonia
- 33 Malaysia
- 34 Mexico
- 35 Montenegro
- 36 Netherlands
- 37 Norway
- 38 Pakistan
- 39 Philippines
- 40 Poland
- 41 Portugal
- 42 Romania
- 43 Russia
- 44 Serbia
- 45 Singapore
- 46 South Africa
- 47 Spain
- 48 Sri Lanka
- 49 Sweden
- 50 Taiwan
- 51 Thailand
- 52 Turkey
- 53 Ukraine
- 54 United Arab Emirates
- 55 United Kingdom
- 56 United States
- 57 Venezuela
- 58 Vietnam
- 59 See also
- 60 References
Generally, all police forces of Australia follow this rank structure with some individual state police forces have ranks differing slightly.
Insignia of rank displayed on epaulette in italics and brackets
For an overview of all distinct state and federal rank structures,
- Commissioner (two crossed and wreathed batons below a crown)
- Deputy commissioner (two crossed and wreathed batons below a pip)
- Assistant commissioner (two crossed batons)
- Commander (three pips in a triangular pattern below a crown)
- Chief superintendent (two pips below a crown)
- Superintendent (one pip below a crown)
- Chief inspector (crown)
- Inspector (three pips)
- Senior non-commissioned ranks
- Non-commissioned ranks
- Each state has its own distinct rank structure
- Inspector general (IG)
- Additional inspector general (Addl IG) / commissioner
- Deputy inspector general (DIG) / additional commissioner
- Additional deputy inspector general (Addl DIG) / joint commissioner
- Superintendent (SP) / deputy commissioner
- Additional superintendent (Addl SP)
- Senior assistant superintendent (Snr ASP)
- Assistant superintendent (ASP)
- Sub inspector (SI)
- Assistant sub inspector (ASI)
- Highest commissioned rank
- Hoofdcommissaris / commissaire divisionnaire (chief commissioner)
- Commissioned rank
- Commissaris / commissaire (commissioner)
- Senior non-commissioned rank
- Hoofdinspecteur / inspecteur principal (chief inspector/superintendent)
- Non-commissioned rank
- Inspecteur / inspecteur (inspector, equivalent to constable or officer)
- Auxiliary rank
- Agent van politie / agent de police (auxiliary officer)
- Policia egresado - graduate policeman
- Cabo - corporal
- Sargento segundo - sergeant
- Sargento primero - staff sergeant
- Suboficial segundo - zone sergeant
- Suboficial primero - technical sergeant
- Suboficial mayor - station sergeant
- Suboficial supervisor - sergeant major
- Subteniente - second lieutenant
- Teniente - lieutenant
- Capitan - captain
- Mayor - major
- Teniente coronel - lieutenant colonel
- Coronel - colonel
- General director - brigadier
- General superior - major general of police
- General supervisor - lieutenant general of police
- General comandante - director general of police
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 Railway Police (Polícia Ferroviária Federal). At a state level, there are the Military Police (Polícia Militar, a gendarmerie type force not to be confused with the military police of 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 Guard (Guarda Municipal). In terms of staff, the Military Police and the Civil Police are the most important ones, although in terms of headlines and prestige, the Federal Police is the one that concentrates most of the media attention.
The Civil Police is responsible for investigating crimes whilst the Military Police is responsible for preventing them to take place, although it is not rare to see their functions clashing and ever so often they actually have open confronts.
The Civil Police is organized accordingly to functions. Scrivener (escrivão) is the lower rank position responsible for the internal work inside the police premises (e.g., collecting witness statements). Detective (detetive) or investigator (investigador) is the position responsible for actions outside the premises (e.g., investigating the circumstances of a crime). Delegate (delegado, similar to captain in USA) is the senior official (required to have a law degree) responsible for the lower ranks and for coordinating the whole work (investigations) of the Civil Police. The Civil Police also have the assistance of experts (peritos), which are the technical body. The Federal Police follows a very similar structure to the Civil Police, the same case in the Federal Highway and Railway polices.
- coronel (colonel)
- tenente-coronel (lieutenant-colonel)
- major (major)
- capitão (captain)
- 1º tenente (1st lieutenant)
- 2º tenente (2nd lieutenant)
- aspirante-a-oficial (cadet, student rank)
- subtenente (under-lieutenant)
- 1º sargento (1st sergeant)
- 2º sargento (2nd sergeant)
- 3º sargento (3rd sergeant)
- cabo (corporal)
- soldado de 1ª classe (Private 1st Class)
- soldado de 2ª classe (Private 2nd Class, student rank)
|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|
|Coronel||Tenente-coronel||Major||Capitão||Primeiro tenente||Segundo tenente||Aspirante|
|No equivalent||No equivalent
The 2nd class soldier and the cadet are considered to be students in the formation courses and have no street policing duties (except in a very few cases, as probationary tours). Despite closely resembling the rank structure within the Brazilian army, there are no rank of general in the military police forces, as the Military Police is slotted under the Army control in case of war, with its colonels slotting under the Army generals.
|Commissioner||Deputy Commissioner||Assistant Commissioner||Chief Superintendent||Superintendent||Inspector|
|'||Sous-commissaire||Commissaire adjoint||Surintendant principal||Surintendant||Inspecteur|
|Corps Sergeant Major||Sergeant Major||Staff Sergeant Major||Staff Sergeant||Sergeant||Corporal||Constable|
|Sergent-major du corps||Sergent-major||Sergent-major d'état major||Sergent d'état-major||Sergent||Caporal||Gendarme|
- Chief of Police / Commissioner / Chief Constable
- Deputy Chief of Police / Deputy Chief Constable
- Staff Superintendent
- Staff Inspector
- Sergeant Major
- Staff Sergeant
- Sergeant / Detective
- Police Constable 1st Class / Detective Constable
- Police Constable 2nd Class
- Police Constable 3rd Class
- Police Constable 4th Class
|RANKS||Chief Sheriff||Deputy Chief||Superintendent||Inspector||Branch Sergeant Major||Sergeant||Sheriff III FTO||Sheriff III||Sheriff II||Sheriff I|
|INSIGNIA||No Insignia||No Insignia|
of the SQ
|Directeur adjoint||Inspecteur chef||Inspecteur||Capitaine||Lieutenant|
Ranks and insignia of the Kativik Regional Police Force are similar to those of Sûreté du Québec.
- Director (Directeur)
- Associate Director (Directeur-Adjoint)
- Assistant Director (Assistant-Directeur)
- Chief Inspector (Inspecteur Chef)
- Inspector (Inspecteur)
- Commander (Commandant de Quartier)
- Lieutenant / Detective Lieutenant (Lieutenant/Lieutenant Détective)
- Quarter Sergeant (Sergent de Quartier)
- Sergeant / Detective Sergeant (Sergent/Sergent Détective)
- Senior Constable (Agent Sénior)
- Constable (Agent)
Canadian Auxiliary Police Ranks as follows:
- Auxiliary Staff Superintendent
- Auxiliary Superintendent
- Auxiliary Staff Inspector
- Auxiliary Inspector
- Auxiliary Sergeant Major
- Auxiliary Staff Sergeant
- Auxiliary Sergeant
- Auxiliary Constable
These are the ranks used by Chilean police services.
- Director General
- Prefecto General
- Prefecto Inspector
|Ranks||General officers||Senior officers||Head officers||Junior officers|
General officers' cape
|Ranks||General Director||General Inspector||General||Coronel||Teniente Coronel||Mayor||Capitán||Teniente||Subteniente|
|Abbreviation||GNRL DIR||GNRL INS||GNRL||CRNL||TTE CRNL||MAY||CAP||TTE||SUB TTE|
Non-commissioned officers and enlisted
|Ranks||Suboficial Mayor||Suboficial||Sargento 1º||Sargento 2°||Cabo 1º||Cabo 2°||Carabinero|
Chinese Police Officers under the Ministry of Public Security use rank insignia on both side of shoulders in the duty uniform. Senior officers ranking at Commissioner and Superintendent levels wear these on the white collar uniform, and for Inspector level and below officers wear them on the sky blue collar uniform.
- Police Commissioner (Chinese: 总警监; pinyin: zǒng jǐngjiān): Shoulder insignia: national coat of arms fully circled with a pair of olive branch.
- Deputy Police Commissioner (Chinese: 副总警监; pinyin: fù zǒng jǐngjiān): Deputy Minister of Public Security, shoulder insignia: national coat of arms partly circled with a pair of olive branch.
- Superintendent 1st Class (Chinese: 一级警监; pinyin: yījí jǐngjiān): Assistant Commissioner of Police is also wearing this rank, SUPT 1st class normally commands a functional bureau (e.g. CID, Immigration, Traffic, Anti-Smuggling) or a province formation, direct report to DCP. Shoulder insignia: three pips with olive leaves.
- Superintendent 2nd Class (Chinese: 二级警监; pinyin: èrjí jǐngjiān): Normally is second in charge of a functional bureau, or a province formation, or a city police headquarters commander. Shoulder insignia: two pips with olive leaves.
- Superintendent 3rd Class (Chinese: 三级警监; pinyin: sānjí jǐngjiān): Normally commands police division of a functional bureau, or the head of a police sub-bureau of a city. Shoulder insignia: one pip with olive leaves.
- Inspector 1st Class (Chinese: 一级警督; pinyin: yījí jǐngdū): Shoulder insignia: three pips with two silver bars.
- Inspector 2nd Class (Chinese: 二级警督; pinyin: èrjí jǐngdū): Shoulder insignia: two pips with two silver bars.
- Inspector 3rd Class (Chinese: 三级警督; pinyin: sānjí jǐngdū): Shoulder insignia: one pip with two silver bars.
Administrative positions do not exactly tally with ranks among Inspector level and junior officers, admin positions (from PC to Station Commander or even Deputy Chief of a sub-Bureau), are various and flexible, it depends on each individual's qualifications and multiple skills, performance efficiency and effectiveness, years of service, personality and communication ability, potential leadership. Loyal and qualified officers with no misconduct record, are eligible to get rank promotion every four years (only applicable from Sgt 1st class to Insp 1st class). For example, a normal PC holding a non-commissioned position during his/her entire police career, with the increasing years of service, the highest rank he/she may attain is either Insp 3rd class (for high school and below qualification holders), or Insp 1st class (for university graduated certificate holders). Alternatively, young officers who are holding university degree(regardless of disciplines and majors), usually after three years of service, once his/her overall performance and ability meet operation needs, recommended by his/her team leader or a higher commanding officer, may have chance to get promoted (as sub-unit commander, detective supervisor...).
Officers at this mid-rank level play very important roles as the "Cornerstone" of the national police force. As most of them have already served quite long years, with accumulated work experiences, no matter standing at commanding or non-commanding position, they are either undertaking major responsibilities in public security or nurturing young officers with self model behaviours and proper instructions.
- Sergeant 1st Class (Chinese: 一级警司; pinyin: yījí jǐngsī): Highest admin position at this rank can be Station Commander, or Operations Squad Leader and sub-Unit Commander/Section Head at a police bureau or sub-bureau, normally in charge of a detective case or a common police raid operation. Shoulder insignia: three pips with one silver bar.
- Sergeant 2nd Class (Chinese: 二级警司; pinyin: èrjí jǐngsī): University degree holder's entry ranking level is Sgt 2 class. Other than basic duties, also attend and assist sub-unit commander/section head in handling all kinds of cases. Sometimes is second in charge or Acting Commander during a case or operation. Shoulder insignia: two pips with one silver bar.
- Sergeant 3rd Class (Chinese: 三级警司; pinyin: sānjí jǐngsī): Other than basic duties, also attend and assist sub-unit commander/section head in handling all kinds of cases. Shoulder insignia: one pip with one silver bar.
- Constable 1st Class (Chinese: 一级警员; pinyin: yījí jǐngyuán): Perform road patrol and vehicle command duties. Shoulder insignia: two pips.
- Constable 2nd Class (Chinese: 二级警员; pinyin: èrjí jǐngyuán): Perform road patrol and vehicle command duties. Shoulder insignia: one pip.
Loyal and qualified officers with no misconduct record, are eligible to attain rank promotion at every three-year of service (only applicable from PC 2nd class to Sgt 1st class). Rank does not have any connection with position, it can only shows how many years you have been work for police unit.
- Probationary Constable (Chinese: 见习警员; pinyin: jiànxí jǐngyuán): Might be attaching to any of police stations or sub-units to familiar with the real police operations. The probationary period normally is one year. Shoulder insignia: two chevrons.
- Recruit (Chinese: 学警; pinyin: xuéjǐng): Cadets at the police training academy. Shoulder insignia: one chevron.
People's Armed Police
The People's Armed Police, as part of the People's Liberation Army, uses the same ranks and uniform as the PLA itself, save for the China Coast Guard which uses navy-style ranks and uniform plus the China Maritime Safety Administration.
|OF-10||OF-9||OF-8||OF-7||OF-6||OF-5||OF-4||OF-3||OF-2||OF-1||OF(D) and student officer|
|People's Republic of China||No equivalent|
Non-commissioned Officers & Enlisted
|People's Republic of China|
|Chief Sergeant 1st Class
|Chief Sergeant 2nd Class
|Chief Sergeant 3rd Class
|Chief Sergeant 4th Class
|Private 1st Class
Regular Police ranks
- Police Chief Director (Glavni ravnatelj policije)
- Police Director (Ravnatelj policije)
- Deputy Police Director (Zamjenik ravnatelja 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)
- Probationer with secondary school (Vježbenik Srednje Stručne Spreme)
- Police basic recruit (Polaznik Srednje Stručne)
Special Intervention Police ranks
- Commander of intervention Police (Zapovjednik interventne policije)
- Deputy of commander of intervention Police (Pomoćnik zapovjednika interventne policije)
- Instructor in headquarters of intervention Police (Instruktor u zapovjedništvu interventne policije)
- Commander of intervention Police unit (Zapovjednik jedinice interventne policije)
- Deputy of commander of intervention Police unit (Zamjenik zapovjednika jedinice interventne policije)
- Commander of troop in intervention Police (Zapovjednik satnije)
- Deputy of commander of troop in intervention Police (Pomoćnik zapovjednika satnije)
- Commander of platoon in intervention Police - instructor (Zapovjednik voda- instruktor)
- Commander of section in intervention Police(Zapovjednik odjeljenja)
- Leader of intervention group (Vođa interventne grupe)
- Police officer in intervention group (Interventni policajac)
|Title||Title in Greek|
|Chief of Police||Αρχηγός|
|Deputy Chief of Police||Υπαρχηγός|
|Assistant Chief of Police||Βοηθός Αρχηγός|
|Chief Superintendent||Ανώτερος Αστυνόμος|
|Superintendent A'||Αστυνόμος Α'|
|Superintendent B'||Αστυνόμος Β'|
|Chief Inspector||Ανώτερος Υπαστυνόμος|
|Acting Sergeant||Αναπληρωτής Λοχίας|
|Special Constable||Ειδικός Αστυφύλακας|
|Rank||Rigspolitichefen||Politidirektør, Vicepolitidirektør, Vicerigspolitichef or Politimester||Chefpolitiinspektør or Chefanklager||Vicepolitimester, Chefanklager, Politiinspektør or Chefpolitiinspektør||Vicepolitiinspektør||Politikommissær||Politiassistent af 1. grad||Politiassistent af 2. grad||Politibetjent|
|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|
- 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)
- Head Constable, Chief Inspector (Ülemkonstaabel, üleminspektor)
- Senior Constable, Senior Inspector (Vanemkonstaabel, vaneminspektor)
- Constable, Inspector (Konstaabel, inspektor)
- Basic Constable, Sub-inspector (Nooremkonstaabel, nooreminspektor)
- National Police Commissioner (poliisiylijohtaja)
- Deputy National Police Commissioner (poliisijohtaja)
- Chief Superintendent (poliisitarkastaja)
- Police chief (poliisipäällikkö)
- Deputy Police Chief (apulaispoliisipäällikkö)
- Superintendent (ylikomisario)
- Chief Inspector (komisario)
- Sergeant (ylikonstaapeli)
- Senior Constable (vanhempi konstaapeli)
- Constable (nuorempi konstaapeli)
Corps de Conception et de Direction
- Director General of the National Police (Directeur général de la police nationale)
- Director of Active Services (Directeur des services actifs)
- Inspector General (Inspecteur général or Directeur)
- Superintendent General (Contrôleur général)
- Commissioner General (Commissaire général)
- Divisional Commissioner (Commissaire divisionnaire)
- Chief Commissioner (Commissaire principal)
- Commissioner (Commissaire de police)
Corps de Commandement
- Police Colonel (Commandant Divisionnaire Fonctionnel)
- Police Divisional Major (Commandant Divisionnaire)
- Police Major (Commandant de Police)
- Police Captain (Capitaine de Police)
- Police Lieutenant (Lieutenant de Police)
- Intern Police Lieutenant (Lieutenant de Police stagiaire)
- Student Police Lieutenant (élève Lieutenant de Police)
Corps d'Encadrement et d'Application
- Police (Sergeant) Major (Major de police)
- Police Chief Brigadier (Brigadier-chef de police)
- Police Brigadier( Brigadier de police)
- Police Constable (Gardien de la Paix)
- Intern Constable (Gardien de la Paix stagiaire)
- Police Constable Cadet (élève Gardien de la Paix)
|Grade (Rank)||Insignia Rank|
|Général de Corps d'Armée
|Général de Division
|Général de Brigade
(Regimental Sergeant Major)
(Warrant Officer Class One)
(Squadron Sergeant Major)
(Warrant Officer Class Two)
|Maréchal des Logis-Chef
(Chief Marshal of Lodgings)
|Gendarme sous contrat
Hommes du rang > Volontaires + Réservistes (Serviceman of the Rank)
Départementale & Mobile
|Aspirant de Gendarmerie Issu du Volontariat
(AGIV, Volunteer Lieutenant)
|Gendarme Adjoint Maréchal-des-logis
(Deputy Gendarme Marshal of Lodgings)
|Gendarme Adjoint Brigadier Chef
(Deputy Gendarme Chief-Brigadier)
|Gendarme Adjoint Brigadier
(Deputy Gendarme Brigadier)
|Gendarme Adjoint Volontaire 1ère Classe
(Volunteer Deputy Gendarme First Class)
|Gendarme Adjoint Volontaire
(Volunteer Deputy Gendarme)
- Services director ("Directeur de service")
- 3rd class (exceptional) - 2nd class (superior) - 1st class (normal)
- Service chief ("Chef de service")
- Principal Chief Brigadier ("Brigadier-chef principal")
- Chief Brigadier ("Brigadier-chef")
- Sergeant ("Gardien principal")
- Deputy ("Gardien de police municipale")
- Intern deputy ("Gardien stagiaire")
The following ranks are in use by state police forces. Detective Ranks follow the same scheme, replacing the word Polizei with Kriminal, for example a plainclothed detective lieutenant is called Kriminalkommissar. The Federal Police of Germany basically follows the scheme, but deviates in the flag ranks.
They are comparable to military flag (General) officers, and are appointed by the state Minister of Interior (Senators of Interior in City-States). For federal agencies the federal Minister of Interior is responsible. They are usually specialists in public administration and have a master-level law degree. Since they are outside of the career system, they receive payment according to the B-scale of public officer payment grades.
- President of the Federal Police (Präsident des Bundespolizeipräsidiums), the highest police rank, only used by the Federal Police, responsible to the federal Ministry of Interior
- President of Police (Polizeipräsident), commands an independent regional authority of state police (Polizeipräsidium, Landespolizeidirektion, or similar), directly subordinated to the corresponding state ministry of interior.
- Vice President of Police (Polizeivizepräsident or Vizepräsident), also used in some states, serves as assistant to the state police commander
- Inspector of/Director of (stand-by) police (Inspekteur/Direktor der Bereitschaftspolizei), this rank is named differently in some states. The officer commands the stand-by police forces of the state.
Comparable to military staff officers, Major and above. The ranks are available for applicants who completed master level university studies, usually in law. It is possible for officers from the elevated echelon to obtain a master's degree from the Deutsche Hochschule der Polizei, so they can enter higher ranks.
- Police Chief Director (Leitender Polizeidirektor) acts as lieutenant to the President of Police or heading a branch service of state police. As a career position it corresponds to grade A16. Four gold stars on shoulder patch.
- Police Director (Polizeidirektor), commands a subdivision of a regional authority of state police, either territorial (encompassing roughly one or two Districts of Germany districts) or by branches (traffic, crime). Grade A15. 3 gold stars.
- Police Senior Councillor (Polizeioberrat), grade A14. 2 gold stars.
- Police Councillor (Polizeirat), commands a local police division (Polizeiinspektion) or special branch; grade A13. 1 gold star.
Comparable to military officers, Lieutenant and above. The ranks are obtained after receiving a bachelor level degree of a state college of public administration. In several states of Germany this is the lowest echelon for service entry, the medium service echelon is being abolished.
- First Police Chief Inspector (Erster Polizeihauptkommissar), may serve in lieu of a Police Councillor, grade A13. 4 silver stars (in some states 5).
- Police Chief Inspector (Polizeihauptkommissar), grades A11 and A12. 3 silver stars, in some states 4 stars when in grade A12.
- Police Senior Inspector (Polizeioberkommissar), grade A10, 2 silver stars.
- Police Inspector (Polizeikommissar), grade A9, 1 silver star.
Comparable to military non-commissioned officers. Those ranks are usually obtained during or after two years service in training companies (Ausbildungshundertschaften) of the Bereitschaftspolizei. The ranks are indicated by light blue (with blue uniform) or light green (with green-brown uniform) stars.
- Police Chief Master (upgraded pay) (Polizeihauptmeister mit Amtszulage), may serve in lieu of a Police Inspector, grade A9 with upgrade, 4 or 5 stars.
- Police Chief Master (Polizeihauptmeister), grade A9, 4 stars.
- Police Senior Master (Polizeiobermeister), grade A8, 3 stars.
- Police Master (Polizeimeister), grade A7, 2 stars.
- Chief Constable (Hauptwachtmeister), grade A6, 1 star (only in a few states, usually during service in the Bereitschaftspolizei).
- Senior Constable (Oberwachtmeister) (only in a few states, usually during service in the Bereitschaftspolizei), grade A5.
There have been lower ranks in use in earlier times, with the abolishment of the basic echelon, they have been out of use since the 1980s. The most well-known of these is Wachtmeister (Constable) which still is considered the standard address for a policeman of unknown rank, even though it may now be considered condescending, given the policeman has a higher rank than mere Wachtmeister.
- Candidates (Anwärter), usually the word is appended to the rank, to which the person is going to be commissioned, e.g. Polizeikommissaranwärter. Pay is a reduced amount of the corresponding rank.
- Commissioner of Police (CP) (Traditional Chinese: 警務處處長): crest over pip over wreathed and crossed batons.
- Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) (Traditional Chinese: 警務處副處長): crest over wreathed and crossed batons.
- Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police (SACP) (Traditional Chinese: 警務處高級助理處長): pip over wreathed and crossed batons.
- Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) (Traditional Chinese: 警務處助理處長): wreathed and crossed batons.
- Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) (Traditional Chinese: 總警司): crest over two pips.
- Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) (Traditional Chinese: 高級警司): crest over pip.
- Superintendent of Police (SP) (Traditional Chinese: 警司): crest.
- Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) (Traditional Chinese: 總督察): three pips.
- Senior Inspector of Police (SIP) (Traditional Chinese: 高級督察): two pips over bar.
- Inspector of Police (IP) (Traditional Chinese: 督察): two pips.
- Probationary Inspector of Police (PI) (Traditional Chinese: 見習督察): pip.
Junior Police Officers (JPOs) Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs)
- Station Sergeant (SSGT) (Traditional Chinese: 警署警長): wreathed crest.
- Sergeant (SGT) (Traditional Chinese: 警長): three downward-pointing chevrons.
Rank and File
- Senior Constable (SPC) (Traditional Chinese: 高級警員): downward-pointing chevron.
- Police Constable (PC) (Traditional Chinese: 警員): slide with ID number.
|1||Ríkislögreglustjóri||National Police Commissioner|
|2||Aðstoðarríkislögreglustjóri||Deputy National Police Commissioner|
|3||Aðstoðarlögreglustjóri||Deputy Police Commissioner|
|4||Yfirlögregluþjónn||(Detective) Chief Superintendent|
|Lögreglufulltrúi||Detective Chief Inspector|
|Afleysingamaður í lögreglu||Temporary Replacement Police Constable|
|Héraðslögreglumaður||Temporarily hired constable|
Gazetted officers include all the Indian Police Service officers and all State Police Services officers of and above the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) or Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in State Police and Metropolitan Police forces respectively.
Ranks of Gazetted Officers
- Director Intelligence Bureau (post held by senior most Indian Police Service officer; not a rank)
- Commissioner of Police (State) or Director General of Police
- Special Commissioner of Police or Additional Director General of Police
- Joint Commissioner of Police or Inspector General of Police
- Additional Commissioner of Police or Deputy Inspector General of Police
- Deputy Commissioner of Police or Senior Superintendent of Police or Senior Commandant
- Deputy Commissioner of Police or Superintendent of Police or Commandant
- Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police or Additional Superintendent of Police or Deputy Commandant
- Assistant Commissioner of Police or Deputy Superintendent of Police or Assistant Commandant
- Assistant Superintendent of Police (IPS Probationary Rank: 2 years of service)
- Assistant Superintendent of Police (IPS Probationary Rank: 1 year of service)
- Deputy Superintendent of Police
- Circle Inspector (C.I.)
Ranks of non-Gazetted Officer
- Sub-Inspector (S.I.)
- Assistant Sub Inspector (A.S.I.)
- Senior Head Constable
- Head Constable
- Senior Constable
These are the ranking system currently used by the Indonesian National Police (Polri), having been used since 1 January 2001:
|Worn on:||General officers||Field officers||Subaltern officers|
|Ceremonial Dress Uniform (PDU)|
|Service Uniform (PDH)|
|Field Uniform (PDL)
|Komisaris Jenderal Polisi
|Inspektur Jenderal Polisi
|Brigadir Jenderal Polisi
|Komisaris Besar Polisi
|Ajun Komisaris Besar Polisi
|Ajun Komisaris Polisi
|Inspektur Polisi Satu
|Inspektur Polisi Dua|
|Police General||Police Commissioner General||Police Inspector General||Police Brigadier General||Police Chief Commissioner||Police Commissioner||Police Deputy Commissioner||Police Chief Inspector||Police Inspector
|Worn on:||Sub-inspectors of Police
|Ceremonial Dress Uniform (PDU)|
|Service Uniform (PDH)|
|Field Uniform (PDL)
|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)|
|Police Brigadier||Police Brigadier
|Police Brigadier |
Below is the rank system used prior, with its current equivalent. The system used before the transitional period followed the rank system in the Indonesian Army.
|Current||Transitional period (1 June – 31 December 2000)||Past (until 31 May 2000)|
|Jenderal Polisi (Jenderal Pol)||Jenderal Polisi||Jenderal Polisi|
|Komisaris Jenderal Polisi (Komjen Pol)||Komisaris Jenderal Polisi||Letnan Jenderal Polisi (Letjen Pol,|
Police Lieutenant General)
|Inspektur Jenderal Polisi (Irjen Pol)||Inspektur Jenderal Polisi||Mayor Jenderal Polisi (Mayjen Pol,|
Police Major General)
|Brigadir Jenderal Polisi (Brigjen Pol)||Brigadir Jenderal Polisi||Brigadir Jenderal Polisi|
|Komisaris Besar Polisi (Kombes Pol)||Senior Superintendent||Kolonel Polisi (Police Colonel)|
|Ajun Komisaris Besar Polisi (AKBP)||Superintendent||Letnan Kolonel Polisi (Letkol Pol,|
Police Lieutenant Colonel)
|Komisaris Polisi (Kompol)||Asisten Superintendent (Superintendent Assistant)||Mayor Polisi (Police Major)|
|Ajun Komisaris Polisi (AKP)||Senior Inspektur Polisi||Kapten Polisi (Police Captain)|
|Inspektur Polisi Satu (Iptu)||Inspektur Polisi I||Letnan Satu Polisi (Lettu Pol,|
Police First Lieutenant)
|Inspektur Polisi Dua (Ipda)||Inspektur Polisi II||Letnan Dua Polisi (Letda Pol,|
Police Second Lieutenant)
|Sub-inspectors of Police (WO)|
|Ajun Inspektur Polisi Satu (Aiptu)||Ajun Inspektur Polisi I||Pembantu Letnan Satu Polisi (Peltu Pol,|
Police Chief Warrant Officer)
|Ajun Inspektur Polisi Dua (Aipda)||Ajun Inspektur Polisi II||Pembantu Letnan Dua Polisi (Pelda Pol,|
Police Warrant Officer)
|Brigadir Polisi Kepala (Bripka)||Sersan Mayor Polisi||Sersan Mayor Polisi (Serma Pol,|
Police Sergeant Major)
|Brigadir Polisi (Brigpol)||Sersan Kepala Polisi||Sersan Kepala Polisi (Serka Pol,|
Police Master Sergeant)
|Brigadir Polisi Satu (Briptu)||Sersan Satu Polisi||Sersan Satu Polisi (Sertu Pol,|
Police Staff Sergeant)
|Brigadir Polisi Dua (Bripda)||Sersan Dua Polisi||Sersan Dua Polisi (Serda Pol,|
|Ajun Brigadir Polisi (Abrip)||Bhayangkara Utama I||Kopral Kepala (Police Master corporal)|
|Ajun Brigadir Polisi Satu (Abriptu)||Bhayangkara Utama II||Kopral Satu (Police Corporal)|
|Ajun Brigadir Polisi Dua (Abripda)||Bhayangkara Utama Muda||Kopral Dua (Police Lance Corporal)|
|Bhayangkara Kepala (Bharaka)||Bhayangkara Kepala||Prajurit Kepala (Police Master Constable)|
|Bhayangkara Satu (Bharatu)||Bhayangkara I||Prajurit Satu (Police Constable First Class)|
|Bhayangkara Dua (Bharada)||Bhayangkara II||Prajurit Dua (Police Constable)|
Police Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Ranks
|Commissioned Officer rank insignia of the Islamic Republic of Iran Police (NAJA)|
|Police General||Police Lieutenant General||Police Major General||Police Brigadier General||Police Second Brigadier General||Police Colonel||Police Lieutenant Colonel||Police Major||Police Captain||Police First Lieutenant||Police Second Lieutenant||Police Third Lieutenant|
|Persian: ارتشبد||Persian: سپهبد||Persian: سرلشکر||Persian: سرتیپ||Persian: سرتیپ دوم||Persian: سرهنگ||Persian: سرهنگ دوم||Persian: سرگرد||Persian: سروان||Persian: ستوان یکم||Persian: ستوان دوم||Persian: ستوان سوم|
|Enlisted rank insignia of the Islamic Republic of Iran Police (NAJA)|
|Command Sergeant Major||Sergeant Major(Staff)||Sergeant First Class / First Sergeant||Staff Sergeant||Sergeant||Corporal||Lance Corporal||Senior Policeman||Policeman|
|Persian: استوار یکم||Persian: استوار دوم||Persian: گروهبان یکم||Persian: گروهبان دوم||Persian: گروهبان سوم||Persian: سرجوخه||Persian: سرباز یکم||Persian: سرباز دوم||Persian: سرباز|
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.
Iraqi Police officers ranks are the same that of Iraqi army ordered lowest to highest with symbol on epaulette:
- Colonel general (فريق اول): one silver eagle, two silver stars and two silver crossed swords
- Lieutenant general (فريق): one silver eagle, one silver star and two silver crossed swords
- Major general (لواء): one silver eagle and two silver crossed swords
- Brigadier (عميد): one silver eagle and three silver stars
- Colonel (عقيد): one silver eagle and two silver stars
- Lieutenant colonel (مقدم): one silver eagle and one silver star
- Major (رائد): one silver eagle
- Captain (نقيب): three silver stars
- First lieutenant (ملازم اول): two silver stars
- Lieutenant (ملازم): one silver star
Republic of Ireland
Ranks of the Garda Síochána (Guardians of the Peace) the Police service of the Republic of Ireland.
- Garda Commissioner
- Deputy Commissioner
- Assistant Commissioner
- Chief Superintendent
- Garda (equivalent to constable or police officer)
A Garda allocated to detective duties, up to and including the rank of Chief Superintendent, is a detective and the word Detective is prefixed to their rank (e.g. Detective Sergeant).
- Commissioner General (Japanese: 警察庁長官 Keisatsu-chō Chōkan): the Chief of National Police Agency. The rank outside. 1 capacity.
- Superintendent General (警視総監 Keishi-sōkan): the Chief of Metropolitan Police Department. 1 capacity.
- Senior Commissioner (警視監 Keishi-kan): Deputy Commissioner General, Deputy Superintendent General, the Chief of Regional Police Bureau, the Chief of Prefectural Police Headquarters, others.
- Commissioner (警視長 Keishi-chō): the Chief of Prefectural Police Headquarters.
- Assistant commissioner (警視正 Keishi-sei): the Chief of Police Station (large). National Police Agency officers occupy the higher ranks above it.
- Superintendent (警視 Keishi): the Chief of Police Station (small or middle), the Vice Commanding Officer of Police Station, Commander of Riot Unit.
- Police Chief Inspector (警部 Keibu): Squad Commander of Police Station, Leader of Riot Company.
- Inspector (警部補 Keibu-ho): Squad Sub-Commander of Police Station, Leader of Riot Platoon. National Police Officer 1st class's career start from this rank.
- Sergeant (巡査部長 Junsa-buchō): Field supervisor, Leader of Police box. National Police Officer 2nd class's career start from this rank.
- Senior Police Officer (巡査長 Junsa-chō): Honorary rank of Police Officer.
- Police officer, (巡査 Junsa): Prefectural Police Officer's career start from this rank.
The Kenya Police wear badges of rank on the shoulders (Inspector-General – Inspector) and sleeve (Senior Sergeant – Constable) 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:
- Inspector-General (formerly Commissioner of Police)
- Deputy Inspector-General
- Senior Assistant Inspector-General
- Assistant Inspector-General
- Senior Superintendent
- Assistant Superintendent
- Chief Inspector
- Senior Sergeant
Former Kenya Police ranks and insignia can be found at this reference.
- Commissioner General (치안총감, 治安總監): at most one may be appointed at a time.
- Chief Superintendent General (치안정감, 治安正監): at most five may be appointed at a time.
- Senior Superintendent General (치안감, 治安監)
- Superintendent General (경무관, 警務官)
- Senior Superintendent (총경, 總警)
- Superintendent (경정, 警正)
- Senior Inspector (경감, 警監)
- Inspector (경위, 警衛)
- Assistant Inspector (경사, 警査)
- Senior Police Officer (경장, 警長)
- Police Officer (순경, 巡警)
- Newly commissioned officers are appointed as Policeman Assistant (순경시보, 巡警試補) for one year probationary period. The uniform and insignia of an assistant is 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)
Ranks of Latvian State police (Latvian: Valsts policija)
- Ģenerālis/Police general
- Pulkvežleitnants/Lieutenant Colonel
- Virsleitnants/First lieutenant
- Virsnieka vietnieks/Warrant Officer
- Virsseržants/First sergeant
A class officers
- Vyriausiasis komisaras/Chief Commissioner
- Vyresnysis komisaras/Senior commissioner
B class officers
- Komisaras inspektorius/Commissioner inspector
- Vyresnysis inspektorius/Chief inspector
C class officers
- Vyresnysis policininkas/Police officer 1st class
- Policininkas/Police officer
- Jaunesnysis policininkas/Junior police officer
The Grand Ducal Police of Luxembourg has the following ranks (from top to bottom):
- Director General (directeur général)
- Assistant Director General (directeur général adjoint)
- First Division Commissioner (1er commissaire divisionnaire)
- Division Commissioner (commissaire divisionnaire)
- Assistant Division Commissioner (commissaire divisionnaire adjoint)
- First Senior Commissioner (1er commissaire principal)
- Senior Commissioner (commissaire principal)
- Chief Commissioner (commissaire en chef)
- Commissioner (commissaire)
- Chief Inspector (inspecteur-chef)
- First Inspector (premier inspecteur)
- Inspector (inspecteur)
- Assistant Inspector (inspecteur adjoint)
- Chief Brigadier (brigadier-chef)
- Senior Brigadier (brigadier principal)
- First Brigadier (premier brigadier)
- Brigadier (brigadier)
- Senior ranks
- Superintendent general (Portuguese: 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.
- Commissioner General (Macedonian: Генерален полициски советник, Generalen policiski sovetnik)
- Chief Police Commissioner (Macedonian: Главен полициски советник, Glaven policiski sovetnik)
- Senior Police Commissioner (Macedonian: Виш полициски советник, Viš policiski sovetnik)
- Police Commissioner(Macedonian: Полициски советник, Policiski sovetnik)
- Chief Inspector (Macedonian: Главен инспектор, Glaven inspektor)
- Assistant Chief Inspector (Macedonian: Самостоен инспектор, Samostoen inspektor)
- Senior Inspector (Macedonian: Виш инспектор, Viš inspektor)
- Inspector (Macedonian: Инспектор, Inspektor)
- Sub-inspector (Macedonian: Помлад инспектор, Pomlad inspektor)
- Sergeant (Macedonian: Главен полицаец, Glaven policaec)
- Senior Policeman (Macedonian: Виш полицаец, Viš policaec)
- Policeman (Macedonian: Полицаец, Policaec)
Below shown are the rank structure of the Royal Malaysian Police.
- Inspector General Grade
- Inspector General of Police (Ketua Polis Negara) [IGP/KPN]: National Chief Police.
- Deputy Inspector General of Police (Timbalan Ketua Polis Negara) [DIG/TKPN]: Deputy National Chief Police.
- Commissioner of Police (Pesuruhjaya Polis) [CP] Department Chief Police (Ketua Jabatan Polis Negara)
- Senior Deputy Commissioner of Police (Penolong Senior Kanan Persuruhjaya Polis) [SACP]
- Deputy Commissioner of Police (Timbalan Persuruhjaya Polis) [DCP] : State Chief Police Officer (Ketua Polis Negeri) [CPO]
- Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police (Penolong Senior Persuruhjaya Polis) [SAC]
- Assistant Commissioner of Police (Penolong Persuruhjaya Polis) [ACP]: (Ketua Polis Daerah) District Chief Police. [DCP/KPD]
- Superintendent Grade
- Inspector of Polis (Inspektor Polis) [INSP]
- Probationary Inspector (Inspektor Percubaan Polis) [P/INSP]
- Enlisted Grade
Accordin to the General Law for the National System for Public Security, the Federal, State and Municipal Police Forces will establish his hierarchical organization, at less considering the following ranks categories:
- Basic Scale Ladder:
- Leading Constable
- Senior Constable
- Junior sub-inspector
- Chief Inspector
- Chief Commissioner
- Inspector general
- Commissioner generals:
- Commissioner General
Police of Montenegro uses following rank structure:
|Chief of Police||Deputy
Chief of Police
Chief of Police
|Politioverbetjent||Politiførstebetjent||Politibetjent 3||Politibetjent 2||Politibetjent 1||Politi|
|Police Inspector||Police Sergeant||Police Constable||Police|
Source: Norwegian National Police
The following ranks are observed in the various police organisations across Pakistan (Lowest to highest ranks)
- 1. Constable
- 2. Head Constable (HC)
- 3. Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI)
- 4. Sub Inspector (SI)
- 5. Inspector (IP)
- 6. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)/ Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP)
- 7. Superintendent of Police (SP)
- 8. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP)
- 9. Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG)
- 10. Additional Inspector General of Police (Add.IG)
- 11. Inspector General of Police (IGP)
There is no 2nd Lieutenant rank-equivalent in the PNP.
|Insignia||Rank||Use Army Rank|
|Senior Master Sergeant|
|Chief Master Sergeant|
|Executive Master Sergeant|
The Public Security Police (PSP) of Portugal includes the following categories, ranks, insignia and respective main functions:
- Police Officers
- National Chief Superintendent: National Director of the PSP,
- Deputy National Chief Superintendent: Deputy National Director or Inspector General of the PSP,
- Chief Superintendent: commanding officer of a metropolitan / regional command,
- Superintendent: commanding officer of a district command or second-in-command of a metropolitan / regional command,
- Intendent: division commander in a metropolitan / regional command or second-in-command of a district command,
- Sub-Intendent: division commander in a district command or second-in-command of a division commanded by an intendent,
- Commissioner: second-in-command of a division commanded by a sub-intendent,
- Sub-Commissioner: commanding officer of a police squad / police station;
- Police Chiefs
- Chief Coordinator: ,
- Principal Chief: auxiliary of a unit commanding officer,
- Chief: supervisor of staff and leader of police teams;
- Police Agents
- Agent Coordinator:,
- Principal Agent: a senior principal agent may perform the same functions as a chief, others perform the same functions as an agent,
- Agent: functions of police constable;
- Officer Candidate: student of the 5th year of the Training Course for Police Officers (CFOP),
- Cadet: student of the 4th year of the CFOP,
- Cadet: student of the 3rd year of the CFOP,
- Cadet: student of the 2nd year of the CFOP,
- Cadet: student of the 1st year of the CFOP.
The Police of Russia uses the following rank system:
- Cadet (educational institutions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs)
Junior commanding staff
- Junior Sergeant
- Staff Sergeant
- Sergeant major (Starshina)
- Warrant officer
- Senior warrant officer
Middle commanding staff
- Senior Lieutenant
Senior commanding staff
- Lieutenant Colonel
- Police Major General
- Police Lieutenant-General
- Police Colonel-General
- General of the Police of the Russian Federation
- General of the Police (General policije)
- Chief Police Adviser/Counselor (Glavni policijski savetnik)
- Police Adviser/Counselor (Policijski savetnik)
- Chief Police Inspector (Glavni policijski inspektor)
- Independent police inspector (Samostalni policijski inspektor)
- Police Inspector (Policijski inspektor)
- Police Sergeant (Policijski narednik)
- Junior Police Sergeant 1st Class (Mladji policijski narednik 1 klase)
- Junior Police Sergeant (Mladji policijski narednik)
- Independent Policeman (Samostalni policajac)
- Senior Policeman (Viši policajac)
- Policeman 1st Class (Policajac 1 klase)
- Policeman (Policajac)
- Junior Policeman 1st Class (Mladji policajac 1 klase)
- Junior Policeman (Mladji policajac)
Below shown are the rank structure of the Singapore Police Force. Latest changes made to the ranks of the SPF were made in 2016. Officers with ranks that were made obsolete would continue to carry their ranks until their next promotion.
- Senior police officers
- Commissioner of Police [CP]
- Deputy Commissioner of Police [DCP]
- Senior Assistant Commissioner [SAC]
- Assistant Commissioner [AC]
- Deputy Assistant Commissioner [DAC]
- Superintendent of Police [SUPT]
- Deputy Superintendent of Police [DSP]
- Assistant Superintendent of Police [ASP]
- Inspector of Police [INSP]
- Police officers
- Senior Station Inspector (2) of Police [SSI2] (Obsolete in 2016)
- Senior Station Inspector of Police [SSI] (Obsolete in 2016)
- Station Inspector of Police [SI]
- Senior Staff Sergeant [SSSGT]
- Staff Sergeant [SSGT] (Obsolete in 2016)
- Sergeant [SGT]
- Corporal [CPL] (Obsolete in 2016)
- Lance Corporal [LC]: Obsolete for the regular force. Currently only available for the Gurkha Contingent.
- Special constable [SC]: Full-time National Servicemen. Promoted FTNS officers will have the SC prefix to their rank, e.g. SC/Cpl, SC/Sgt.
- Police Constable [PC]: This rank is no longer granted to regulars. However, officers below the rank of inspector being discharged from the police force on disciplinary grounds are first reduced to the rank of constable before their discharge.
|Group||Senior Management - Commissioned Officers|
|Rank||General (Gen)||Lieutenant General (Lt Gen)||Major General (Maj Gen)||Brigadier|
|Actg. National Commissioner,
Deputy National Commissioner,
|Rank||Colonel (Col)||Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col)||Captain|
|Rank||Warrant Officer (W/O)||Sergeant (Sgt)||Constable (Const)|
From 1 April 2010 until 1 June 2016, the rank structure was as follows:
- Senior Management - Commissioned officers
- General (Gen) - designation of National Commissioner
- Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) - Actg. National Commissioner, Deputy National Commissioner, Provincial Commissioner, Divisional Commissioner
- Major General (Maj Gen)
- Commissioned Officers
- Non-commissioned officers
Prior to April 2010, the rank structure was as follows:
- Senior Management - Commissioned officers
- National Commissioner
- Deputy National Commissioner
- Divisional Commissioner or Provincial Commissioner
- Assistant Commissioner
- Commissioned Officers
- Non-commissioned officers
- Director General of Police (Spanish: Director General de Policia)
- Deputy Director General (Director Adjunto Operativo)
- Sub-Director General (Subdirector General)
- Commissioner General/Division Chief (Comisario General/Jefe de Division)
- Senior Chief (Jefe Superior)
- Principal Commissioner (Comisario Principal)
- Commissioner (Comisario)
- Chief Inspector (Inspector Jefe)
- Sub-Inspector (Subinspector)
- First Class Police Officer (Oficial de Policia)
- Police Officer (Policia)
|Teniente General||General de División||General de Brigada||Coronel||Teniente Coronel||Comandante||Capitán||Teniente||Alférez|
|Lieutenant General||Divisional General||Brigade General||Colonel||Lieutenant Colonel||Major/Commandant||Captain||Lieutenant||lit. Knight
|Suboficial Mayor||Subteniente||Brigada||Sargento Primero||Sargento||Cabo Mayor||Cabo Primero||Cabo||Guardia Civil de Primera||Guardia Civil|
|First Sergeant||Sergeant||Master Corporal||Corporal||Lance Corporal||Civil Guardsman First Class
(Rank in abeyance)
Ertzaintza - Basque Police
- Superintendent (Basque: Superintendentea)
- Intendent (Intendentea)
- Chief Inspector (Inspektorea)
- Inspector (Inspektoreordea)
- Officer (Ofiziala)
- Non-commissioned Officer (Ofizialordea)
- Constable 1st Class (1. Ertzaina)
- Constable (Ertzaina)
- Major (Catalan: Major)
- Commissioner (Comissari)
- Intendent (Intendent)
- Inspector (Inspector)
- Lieutenant (Sotsinspector)
- Sergeant (Sergent)
- Corporal (Caporal)
- Constable (Mosso)
Policía Foral (Foruzaingoa in Basque) - Navarrese Police
- Foral Police Chief (Spanish: Jefe Policía Foral, Basque: Foruzaingo Nagusia)
- Chief Commissioner (Comisario Principal, Komisario Nagusia)
- Commissioner (Comisario, Komisarioa)
- Inspector (Inspector, Inspektorea)
- Sub-Inspector (Subinspector, Inspektoreordea)
- Corporal (Cabo, Kaporala)
- Foral Constable (Agente Foral, Foruzaina)
- Gazetted Officers
- Inspector General of Police (IGP)
- Senior Deputy Inspector General of police (SDIG)
- Deputy Inspector General of police (DIG)
- Senior Superintendent of police (SSP)
- Superintendent of police (SP)
- Assistant Superintendent of police (ASP)
- Chief Inspector of police (CIP)
- Inspector of police (IP)
- Sub Inspector of police (SI)
- Non-Gazetted Officers
- Police Sergeant Major (PSM)
- Police Sergeant Class 1 (PS)
- Police Sergeant Class 2 (PS)
- Police Constable Class 1 (PC)
- Police Constable Class 2 (PC)
- Police Constable Class 3 (PC)
- Police Constable Class 4 (PC)
|Rank||National Police Commissioner||Police Director||Deputy Police Director||Police Commissioner||Deputy Police
|Chief Superintendent||Assistant Police|
|Note||Regional Police Chief,
Head of Department
|Deputy Chief of Region,
Deputy Head of Dept.
|District Police Chief,
Head of Division
|Special assignment||Special assignment|
Detective Chief Inspector
|Senior Police Constable||Police Constable||Police Trainee|
|Note||Local Police Chief,
Head of Section
|Head of Group||After 4 years of employment|
- Police Supervisor General (警監特級)
- Police Supervisor Rank One (警監一級)
- Police Supervisor Rank Two (警監二級)
- Police Supervisor Rank Three (警監三級)
- Police Supervisor Rank Four (警監四級)
- Police Officer Rank One (警正一級)
- Police Officer Rank Two (警正二級)
- Police Officer Rank Three (警正三級)
- Police Officer Rank Four (警正四級)
- Police Rank One (警佐一級)
- Police Rank Two (警佐二級)
- Police Rank Three (警佐三級)
- Police Rank Four (警佐四級)
สำนักงานตำรวจแห่งชาติ (samnak ngan tamruat haeng chat) - Royal Thai Police
|NATO Code||OF-9||OF-8||OF-7||OF-6||OF-5||OF-4||OF-3||OF-2||OF-1||Student Officer|
|ร ๑ or ๒ or ๓ or ๔|
|RTGS||Phon Tam Ruad Ek||Phon Tam Ruad Tho||Phon Tam Ruad Tri||Phon Tam Ruad Jattawa||Phan Tam Ruad Ek||Phan Tam Ruad Tho||Phan Tam Ruad Tri||Roi Tam Ruad Ek||Roi Tam Ruad Tho||Roi Tam Ruad Tri||Nak Rian Nai Roi Tam Ruad|
|Anglicised version||Police General||Police Lieutenant General||Police Major General||Police Senior Colonel||Police Colonel||Police Lieutenant Colonel||Police Major||Police Captain||Police Lieutenant||Police Sub Lieutenant||Police Cadet Officer|
|UK equivalent (Military/Police)||General
- ดาบตำรวจ - Police Sergeant Major (dap tamruat)
- จ่าสิบตำรวจ - Police Staff Sergeant (ja sip tamruat)
- สิบตำรวจเอก - Police Sergeant (sip tamruat ek)
- สิบตำรวจโท - Police Corporal (sip tamruat tho)
- สิบตำรวจตรี - Police Lance Corporal (sip tamruat tri)
- พลตำรวจ - Policeman/Constable (phon tamruat)
- Director General (Emniyet Genel Muduru)
- Director 1st Grade (1. Sinif Emniyet Muduru)
- Director 2nd Grade (2. Sinif Emniyet Muduru)
- Director 3rd Grade (3. Sinif Emniyet Muduru)
- Director 4th Grade (4. Sinif Emniyet Muduru)
- Superintendent (Emniyet Amiri)
- Chief Inspector (Baskomiser)
- Inspector (Komiser)
- Sub-Inspector (Komiser Yardimcisi)
- Sergeant (Kıdemli BaşPolis Memuru)
- Corporal (BaşPolis Memur)
- Police Officer (Turkish: Polis Memuru)
The National Police of Ukraine uses the following rank system starting 2015:
|Junior officers||Senior officers|
for every day uniform
|Supervisory officers||Staff officers|
for every day uniform
United Arab Emirates
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:
The standard Chief Officer ranks outside London are:
- Deputy Assistant Commissioner
- Assistant Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis
- Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis
- Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis
The City of London Police use similar Chief Officer ranks to the Metropolitan Police Service but with fewer ranks:
A police officer with investigative duties, up to and including the rank of Chief Superintendent, is a detective and the word Detective is prefixed to their rank (e.g. Detective Chief Inspector), except for the rank of Police Constable where the word Police is omitted, making them a Detective Constable.
The United States law enforcement ranking model is generally quasi-military in structure. Each level of law enforcement (federal, state, and local) has different ranks and vary considerably from agency to agency. There is no nationally set law enforcement rank structure, but they tend to follow similar patterns.
The Department of Justice and The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) contain multiple law enforcement agencies and are the largest federal departments responsible for law enforcement; however, other governmental departments and agencies have law enforcement bodies. Each federal law enforcement agency has a unique rank structure. Many federal law enforcement agencies rank structures resemble Military rank structure but have different cogitations regarding responsibilities and duties. In general, all law enforcement groups in United States follow a similar pattern shown below:
- Director or Chief (Comparatively General)
- Assistant/ Deputy Director/ Chief (Comparatively Colonel)
- Special Agent in Charge (Comparatively Major)
- Assistant Special Agent in Charge (Comparatively Captain)
- Supervisory Special Agent (Comparatively Lieutenant)
- Special Agent (Comparatively Sergeant)
- Agent (Comparatively Corporal)
- Probationary Agent (Comparatively Private or Cadet)
- Colonel (some states use the titles of Superintendent, Director or Commissioner, or may have those as ranks higher than Colonel - often selected by the state Governor)
- Lieutenant Colonel
- Staff Sergeant, Sergeant First Class, First Sergeant, Master Sergeant, or Sergeant Major (some States)
- Senior/Master Trooper/Patrolman
- Trooper (some states may have several grades of Trooper, ex. Senior Trooper, Master Trooper, etc.)
- Probationary Trooper
- Cadet, Recruit, Trainee
Note: Ranks can be skipped or omitted and structure is often determined by individual states. Structure is usually pseudo-military.
- Sheriff (usually an elected position), Chief
- Undersheriff, Chief Deputy, Deputy Chief (sometimes an elected position)
- Assistant Sheriff (large departments)
- Division Chief (large departments)
- Colonel (large departments)
- Area Commander or Lieutenant Colonel (large departments)
- Major (large departments)
- Captain, Commander
- Sergeant Major (large departments)
- Staff Sergeant (large departments)
- Master Deputy, Senior Deputy, or Senior Deputy Sheriff
- Deputy, or Deputy Sheriff
- Cadet, Recruit, Trainee, or Probationary Deputy
Note: Ranks can be skipped or omitted and structure is often determined by individual counties. The structure is usually pseudo-military.
- Chief of Police (sometimes an elected position; some departments use Superintendent, Director or Commissioner)
- Deputy/Assistant Chief (or Deputy/Assistant Commissioner in large departments)
- Colonel/Commander/Inspector (large departments. An inspector may also be a non-supervisory technical or investigative rank.)
- Lieutenant Colonel (large departments)
- Major (large departments)
- Sergeant (rank may have grades in large departments)
- Corporal (some departments only, rank may have different grades)
- Police Officer (rank may have different grades, such as Senior Officer, Master Officer, etc.)
- Police Cadet
- Recruit, Trainee
Note: Ranks can be omitted or added as needed and the structure is often determined by individual municipalities. The structure is usually pseudo-military.
- Comisonado General
- Comisonado Jefe
- Comisonado Agregado
- Supervisor Jefe
- Supervisor Agregado
- Inspector Jefe
- Sargento Mayor Supervisor
- Sargento Mayor
- Sargento I
- Sargento II
- Cabo I
- Cabo II
Công an Nhân dân Việt Nam - Vietnam People's Public Security
- Đại tướng Công an - Police General - only held by the Minister of Public Security
- Thượng tướng Công an - Police Colonel General - usually held by the Deputy Ministers of Public Security
- Trung tướng Công an - Police Lieutenant General - usually held by the Directors of General Departments of Ministry, Directors of Hanoi Police Department and Directors of Ho Chi Minh City Police Department
- Thiếu tướng Công an - Police Major General - usually held by Vice Directors of General Departments of Ministry, Directors of Departments of Ministry
- Đại tá Công an - Police Brigadier - usually held by Directors of Municipality and Province Police Departments
- Thượng tá Công an - Police Colonel - usually held by Chiefs of City, Town and District Police
- Trung tá Công an - Police Lieutenant Colonel - usually held by Chiefs of Ward and Commune Police
- Thiếu tá Công an - Police Major
- Đại úy Công an - Police Captain
- Thượng úy Công an - Police Senior Lieutenant
- Trung úy Công an - Police 1st Lieutenant
- Thiếu úy Công an - Police Sub-Lieutenant (2nd Lieutenant).
- Thượng sĩ Công an - Staff Sergeant
- Trung sĩ Công an - Sergeant
- Hạ sĩ Công an - Corporal
- Chiến sĩ bậc 1 - Policeman 1st Class
- Chiến sĩ bậc 2 - Policeman
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