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. Police ranks, dependent on country, are similar to military ranks[2] in function and design due to policing in many countries developing from military organizations and operations,[3] such as in western Europe,[4][5] former Soviet countries,[6] and English-speaking countries.[7] Usually, uniforms denote the bearer's rank by particular insignia affixed to the uniforms.[8]

Rank is not only used to designate leadership, but to establish pay-grade as well.[9] As rank increases, pay-grade follows, but so does amount of responsibility.[10]

Albania[edit]

Director Commissioner
Albanian Police[11][12] 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
Chief director
Drejtues Madhor
Senior director
Drejtues i Lartë
First director
Drejtues i Parë
Director
Drejtues
Chief
commissioner
Kryekomisar
Commissioner
Komisar
Sub-
commissioner
Nënkomisar
Inspector
Inspektor
Cadet
Kursantë

Andorra[edit]

 
Superior level Executive level Intermediate level Basic level
Andorra Police Corps of Andorra[13] 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

Argentina[edit]

Argentine Federal Police[edit]

Officers
Equivalent
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
Argentine Federal Police[14] No equivalent 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
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Argentine Federal Police[14] Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg No equivalent
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]

Equivalent
NATO code
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
Police of Armenia[15] No equivalent
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]

Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Police of Armenia[15] 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 No equivalent 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]

Commissioner Superintendent Inspector Sergeant Constable
Australian Federal Police
(ACT Policing)
[16][17]
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[note 1]
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
 
Austria Austrian Federal Police[18]
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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[18] 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 Bundespolizei Österreich Aufschubdistinktionen 2016 VBSAGM.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

Bangladesh[edit]

Superior officers
Equivalent
NATO code
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
Bangladesh Police
No equivalent
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 2]
Deputy inspector
general of police
Additional deputy
inspector general of police
Superintendent of police[note 3] Additional superintendent
of police
Senior assistant
superintendent of police
Assistant
superintendent of police
Metropolitan branch Commissioner of police[note 4] Commissioner of police
Additional police commissioner[note 5]
Additional police commissioner
Joint commissioner of police[note 6]
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
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Bangladesh Police
No equivalent Inspector Rank Badge.gif No equivalent 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
Equivalent
NATO code
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
Militsiya of the Republic of Belarus No equivalent
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
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
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 No equivalent Belarus Police—17 Corporal rank insignia (Gunmetal).png No equivalent
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[19] 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[19] 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
Chief commissioner
Hoofdcommissaris
Commissaire divisionnaire
First commissioner
Eerste commissaris
Premier commissaire
Commissioner
Commissaris
Commissaire
Candidate commissioner
Aspirant-commissaris
Aspirant-commissaire
First chief inspector
Eerste hoofdinspecteur
Premier inspecteur principal
Chief inspector
Hoofdinspecteur
Inspecteur principal
First candidate chief inspector
Eerste aspirant-hoofdinspecteur
Premier aAspirant-inspecteur principal
Candidate chief inspector
Aspirant-hoofdinspecteur
Aspirant-inspecteur principal
First inspector
Eerste inspecteur
Premier inspecteur
Inspector
Inspecteur
Inspecteur
Candidate inspector
Aspirant-inspecteur
Aspirant-inspecteur

Bolivia[edit]

Officers
Equivalent
NATO code
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
Generales Jefes Oficiales
Bolivia Bolivia[20] No equivalent
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
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Bolivia Bolivia[20] No equivalent No equivalent
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[21] 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[21] 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[22]
Glavni Generalni Inspektor DGS-a Generalni Inspektor DGS-a Glavni Inspektor Samostalni Inspektor Visi Inspektor Inspektor Mladi Inspektor
Police officer
Bosnian police[22]
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 (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 Guard (Guarda Municipal). In terms of staff, the Military Police and the Civil Police are the most important, although in terms of headlines and prestige, the Federal Police concentrates most of the media attention.[23][dead link]

Military Police[edit]

[relevant? ]

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

The Civil Police are responsible for investigating crimes while the Military Police are responsible for preventing them, although it is not rare to see their functions clashing and every so often they have open confrontations.[citation needed] The Civil Police are 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 the US) 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 Federal Highway and Railway police.[citation needed]

The ranks listed below are valid for the state military police agencies (such as PMMG, PMESP, PMERJ and others) and are listed, respectively, from higher to lower ranks:[24]

Equivalent
NATO code
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
Brazil Brazilian Military Police
No equivalent
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 à oficial Aluno 3° ano Aluno 2° ano Aluno 1° ano Aluno CSTAPM
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Brazil Brazilian Military Police
Insignia PM O8.PNG No equivalent
G05-PM Primeiro Sargento.svg G04-PM Segundo Sargento.svg G03-PM Terceiro Sargento.svg Aluno-sargento-pm.jpg G02-PM Cabo.svg No equivalent 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

The 2nd class private 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 is 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 reporting to general officers in the service branch.[citation needed]

Military police also consists of SWAT units, like, BOPE, Rio de Janeiro's Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais (Battalion of Special Police Operations), and COE, Comandos e Operações Especiais (Commands and Special Operations) from São Paulo. Also there is an anti-riot unit called Batalhão de Choque (Chock Battalion) and São Paulo's specialized police, ROTA, Rondas Ostensivas Tobias de Aguiar (Tobias de Aguiar Ostensive Rounds), and a motorcycles battalion, ROCAM, A Ronda Ostensiva Com Apoio de Motocicletas (Ostensitive Ronda Supported by Motorcycles). Police in São Paulo also use Helicopteros Aguia (Eagle helicopters). As a general rule every state's Military Police is called Policia Militar, except Rio Grande do Sul's police, which are called as the Brigada Militar (Military Brigade). The Military Police have a drug abuse resistance education program, PROERD, or Programa Educacional de Resistência às Drogas e à Violência (Educational Program on Drug Resistance and Violence) that teaches youth about not using drugs and alcohol. Also, some police cars are designed to patrol schools, and those cars are painted to say "Patrulha Escolar" (School Patrol). There are also the Policia Ambiental (Environmental Police), or Policia Florestal (Forest Police), the canine units, and water police formations like maritime, fluvial and coastal police units under either the military police or the civil police. There is also the Polícia Penal that is translated as Prison Police. They work as the Prison Guards and Agents, and are organized in a similar manner. There are 3 of those, being the Civil, Militar, and Federal Polices counterparts. Also there is the Guarda Portuária or Harbor Guards that works in naval ports and airports. They are the naval and aerial federal asset that remembers Federal Highway and Federal Railway Polices.[citation needed]

The Municipal Guard is often not used in mostly cities and remain as spare forces of the Military Police. They hold no weapons and respond to minor criminal activities, and with similar rank titles as the Federal Police. Brazil also counts on the Polícia Científica or Scientific Police. They are responsible for the investigation of scenario, evidences, etc. Since they job is to do the forensic aspects of criminal actions, they do not perform investigative work like the Civil Police, who share similar rank titles.[citation needed]

Military ranks are used by the National Public Security Force (Força Nacional de Segurança Pública), which serves as a national gendarmerie force based in Brasilia, the federal capital. It a joint cooperation of various Brazilian state level military police services under the overall supervision of the National Secretariat of Public Security of the Ministry of Justice. All officers wear military uniforms.[citation needed]

The Polícia das Forças Armadas or Armed Forces Police consists of three services:[citation needed]

  • Polícia do Exército (PE), Army Police
  • Polícia da Aeronáutica (PA), Air Force Police
  • Companhia de Polícia do Batalhão Naval, Naval Battalion Police Company, based in Rio de Janeiro

Those three Armed Forces Polices corresponds to their respective service branches and wear military uniform and ranks.

The Polícia Legislativa Federal or Federal Legislative Police corresponds to two sections:[citation needed]

  • Polícia do Senado Federal, Federal Senate Police
  • Polícia da Câmara dos Deputados, Chamber of Deputies Police

They have assigned duties to their respective chamber and are organized similarly to the Federal Police.

The Polícia Judicial, Judiciary Police, works at civilian infrations.[citation needed]

Brunei[edit]

Gazetted officers
Inspector general Commissioner Superintendent Inspector
Royal Brunei Police Force[25] 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[25] 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
Equivalent
NATO code
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
Bulgaria National Police Service No equivalent RAF A F9GenArmy until 1974.svg 1955arm-tu03.svg RAF A F7LtGen since 2010par.svg No equivalent 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[26]
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[26]
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[27]
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
Equivalent
NATO code
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
Chadian National Gendarmerie
No equivalent
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 No equivalent
Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Enlisted
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Chadian National Gendarmerie
No equivalent
Chad-Gendarmerie-OR-7.png Chad-Gendarmerie-OR-6.png Chad-Gendarmerie-OR-5.png No equivalent 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

Carabineros de Chile[edit]

Officers
Equivalent
NATO code
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
General officers Senior officers Junior officers
Carabineros de Chile No equivalent SS.OO.9.CARAB.GENERAL DIRECTOR.svg SS.OO.8.CARAB.GENERAL INSPECTOR.svg SS.OO.7.CARAB.GENERAL.svg No equivalent 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
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
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 No equivalent PNI.4.CARAB.BLUSA.SG2..svg PNI.3.CARAB.BLUSA.CBO1.svg PNI.2.CARAB.BLUSA.CBO2.svg No equivalent PNI.1.CARAB.BLUSON.CARABINERO.svg
Suboficial mayor Suboficial Sargento primero Sargento segundo Cabo primero Cabo segundo Carabinero Carabinero alumno
Abbr. SOM SuboF SG1 SG2 CBO1 CBO2 Carab

China[edit]

People's Police[edit]

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

Officers
Commissioners Superintendents Inspectors
People's Police 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, save for the China Coast Guard (which is under the PAP) which uses navy-style ranks and uniform plus the China Maritime Safety Administration.

Officers
Equivalent
NATO code
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 Armed Police No equivalent
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
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
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)

Colombia[edit]

Officers
Equivalent
NATO code
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
National Police of Colombia[28] No equivalent General No equivalent 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
Non-commissioned officers and men
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
National Police of Colombia[28] No equivalent SM PONAL COL.svg SP PONAL COL.svg SV PONAL COL.svg SS PONAL COL.svg CP PONAL COL.svg CS PONAL COL.svg No equivalent DG PONAL COL.svg No insignia
Sargento mayor Sargento primero Sargento vice primero Sargento segundo Cabo primero Cabo segundo 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:[29]

Czech Republic[edit]

Officers
Equivalent
NATO code
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
Czech Republic Czech Republic[30] No equivalent
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 No equivalent
Generálporučík Generálmajor Brigádní generál Plukovník Podplukovník Major Kapitán Nadporučík Poručík Podporučík
Others
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Czech Republic Czech Republic[30]
No equivalent Nadpraporčík PČR (2015).png Praporčík PČR (2015).png Podpraporčík PČR (2015).png Nadstrážmistr PČR (2015).png Strážmistr PČR (2015).png Rotný PČR (2015).png No equivalent
Nadpraporčík Praporčík Podpraporčík Nadrotmistr 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[31][32] 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[31][32] 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
Equivalent
NATO code
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
Egyptian National Police No equivalent
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 No equivalent
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

Finland[edit]

Police ranks of Finland [33]
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: [34]
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: [34]
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-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D)
Source: [34]
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: [34]
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: [34]

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
No equivalent 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-1a.svg France (Gendarmerie) OF-1b.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 No equivalent 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

Police Municipale[edit]

Police ranks of French Municipal Police
Category A: Police directors B: Police chiefs C: Police officers
Insignia PN commandant.gif PN captaine.gif PN lieutenant.gif PN lieutenant stagiaire.gif PN brigadier major.gif PM brigadier chef principal.gif PN brigadier chef.gif PN brigadier.gif PN gardien de la paix.gif PN gardien de la paix stagiaire.gif
Rank[35] Directeur principale de police municipale [36] Directeur de police municipal Chef de service principal de 1e classe Chef de service principal de 2e classe Chef de service Chef de police Brigadier-chef principal Brigadier-chef Brigadier Gardien Gardien stagiaire
English Principal police director
Chief of police in a department with at least two subordinate police directors[36]
Police director
Chief of police in a department with at least 20 sworn officers
Principal chief of police service 1st class Principal chief of police service 2nd class Chief of police service Police chief
Chief of a small police department
Police sergeant Senior police officer Police officer
with four years service
Police officer Probationary police officer

Germany[edit]

Higher Police Service
Germany Bundespolizei[37][38] 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 Headquarter Vice President at 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[37][38] 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[37][38] 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
Equivalent
NATO code
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
Hellenic Police[39] No equivalent
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
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Hellenic Police[39] GR-Police-WO1.svg GR-Police-OR9.svg GR-Police-OR8.svg GR-Police-OR7.svg No equivalent GR-Police-OR6.svg GR-Police-OR5.svg No equivalent 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[40] 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[40] 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
Equivalent
NATO code
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
Hungary Rendőrség[42] No equivalent
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
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Hungary Rendőrség[42] 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 No equivalent
Főtörzszászlós
Chief warrant officer
Törzszászlós
Master warrant officer
Zászlós
Warrant officer
Főtörzsőrmester
Sergeant first class
Törzsőrmester
Staff sergeant
Őrmester
Sergeant

Iceland[edit]

Insignia[43][44] 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:[45]

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 [46][47][48]
Insignia Director IB Insignia.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 of Intelligence Bureau (GOI)[note 7] Director General of Police[note 8] Additional Director General of Police[note 9] Inspector General of Police Deputy Inspector General of Police Senior Superintendent of Police (Selection Grade) Superintendent of Police Additional Superintendent of Police Assistant Superintendent of Police Assistant Superintendent of Police (Probationary Rank: 2 years of service) Assistant Superintendent of Police (Probationary Rank: 1 year of service)
Abbreviation DIB DGP ADGP IGP DIG SSP SP Addl. SP ASP ASP ASP


Non-gazetted officers
Indian Police Non-gazetted Officers Rank Insignia [49][50][51]
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 10] Sub-inspector Assistant Sub-inspector Head constable[note 11] Senior Police Constable
Police Naik[note 12]
Constable
Abbreviation INS API SI ASI HC SC PC
  • Note: Colour pattern and size of chevron may vary according to the different rules of several distinct Indian State Police Services.


Indonesia[edit]

Officers [52]
Equivalent
NATO code
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
General officers Field officers Subaltern officers
Indonesia Indonesia No equivalent 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 grand commissioner Police grand commissioner attendant Police commissioner Police commissioner attendant Police inspector
1st class
Police inspector
2nd class
Others [52]
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
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 sub-inspector
1st class
Police sub-inspector
2nd class
Police
chief brigadier
Police brigadier Police brigadier
1st class
Police brigadier
2nd class
Police adjutant brigadier Police adjutant brigadier
1st class
Police adjutant brigadier
2nd class
Senior patrolman Patrolman
1st class
Patrolman

Iran[edit]

Officers
Equivalent
NATO code
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
Iranian Police
No equivalent
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 of the army
ارتشبد
Lieutenant general
سپهبد
Major general
سرلشگر
Brigadier general
سرتیپ
2nd brigadier general
سرتیپ دوم
Colonel
سرهنگ
Lieutenant colonel
سرهنگ دوم
Major
سرگرد
Captain
سروان
1st lieutenant
ستوان یکم
2nd lieutenant
ستوان دوم
3rd lieutenant
ستوان سوم
Officer cadet
دانشجوی دانشگاه انتظامی امین
Others
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Iranian Police
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
Sergeant major
استوار یکم
Master sergeant
استوار دوم
Sergeant
first class

گروهبان یکم
Staff sergeant
گروهبان دوم
Sergeant
گروهبان سوم‎
Corporal
سرجوخه‎
Policeman
first class

سرباز یکم
Senior policeman
سرباز دوم
Policeman
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.[53]

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

Officers[edit]

Equivalent
NATO code
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
Iraq No equivalent
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[54] 1 3 12 1[note 13] 53 191 390 2,460 12,500
Insignia[56] 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
Equivalent
NATO code
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
Israel Police No equivalent
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
Rav Nitzav
(רב ניצב)
Nitzav
(ניצב)
Tat Nitzav
(תת ניצב)
Nitzav Mishneh
(ניצב משנה)
Sgan Nitzav
(סגן ניצב)
Rav Pakad
(רב פקד)
Pakad
(פקד)
Mefake'ah
(מפקח)
Mefake'ah Mishneh
(מפקח משנה)

(צוער)
English Commissioner Deputy commissioner Assistant commissioner Commander Chief superintendent Superintendent Chief inspector Inspector Sub-inspector Officer cadet
Others
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Israel Police 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 No equivalent Israel-Police-OR-2.svg No equivalent
Rav Nagad
(רב נגד)
Rav Samal Bakhir
(רב סמל בכיר)
Rav Samal Mitkadem
(רב סמל מתקדם)
Rav Samal Rishon
(רב סמל ראשון)
Rav Samal
(רב סמל)
Samal Rishon
(סמל ראשון)
Samal Sheni
(סמל שני)
Rav Shoter
(רב שוטר)
Shoter
(שוטר)
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
OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OR-9 OR-8
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
OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4

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
Carabinieri [57]
No equivalent Carabinieri-OF-9a.svg Carabinieri-OF-9b.svg Carabinieri-OF-8.svg Carabinieri-OF-7.svg Carabinieri-OF-6.svg Carabinieri-OF-5a.svg Carabinieri-OF-5.svg Carabinieri-OF-4a.svg Carabinieri-OF-4.svg Carabinieri-OF-3a.svg Carabinieri-OF-3.svg Rank insignia of primo capitano of the Arma dei Carabinieri.svg Carabinieri-OF-2.svg Carabinieri Tenente con incarichi al grado superiore.svg Carabinieri-OF-1a.svg Carabinieri-OF-1b.svg No equivalent 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
Commanding officer
Colonnello Tenente Colonnello
Commanding officer
Tenente Colonnello Maggiore
Commanding officer
Maggiore Primo capitano Capitano Tenente
Commanding officer
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
Carabinieri [58][59][60]
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 No equivalent
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 Appuntato scelto q.s. Appuntato scelto Appuntato Carabiniere scelto Carabiniere

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:[61]

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:[62]

South Korea[edit]

Ranks:[63]

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)

Latvia[edit]

Officers
Equivalent
NATO code
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
Latvian State Police[64][65] No equivalent
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
Ģenerālis Pulkvedis Pulkvež­leitnants Majors Kapteinis Virs­leitnants Leitnants Kadets
Enlisted
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Latvian State Police[64][65] Blank.svg No equivalent
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg No equivalent Blank.svg No equivalent
Virsnieka vietnieks Virsseržants Seržants Kaprālis Ierindnieks

Lesotho[edit]

Rank and Insignia
Insignia Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.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
Equivalent
NATO code
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
A class officers B class officers
Lithuanian Police Force[66][67] No equivalent
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[66][67] 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):

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

Source:[68]

Macau[edit]

The Public Security Police Force of Macau (CPSP) includes the following categories, ranks and respective main functions :[69]

  • 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

[70]
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
Equivalent
NATO code
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
Commissioners Superintendents Inspectors
Royal Malaysia Police No equivalent 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 No equivalent
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
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Non-commissioned officers Constables
Royal Malaysia Police Sub Inspector of Police PDRM.svg Sergeant Major of Police PDRM.svg No equivalent Sergeant of Police PDRM.svg
Corporal of Police PDRM .svg Lance Corporal of Police PDRM.svg No equivalent All ranks PDRM.svg
Sub-inspector Sergeant major Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Constable

Maldives[edit]

Commissioner Superintendent Inspector
Maldives Police Service[71] 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[71] Warrant Officer I (Cheif 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 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 2nd Class Sergeant Major Insignia.jpg Surġent Maġġur II Sergeant major II
Malta Police 1st Class Sergeant Major Insignia.jpg Surġent Maġġur I Sergeant major I
Malta Police Sergeant Insignia.jpg Surġent Police sergeant
Malta Police Constable Insignia.jpg Kuntisstabli Police constable
Source:[72]

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.[73][74]

Commissioned officers
Equivalent
NATO code
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
Commissaries Inspectors Officers
Mexican National Guard No equivalent
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
Commissary general
Comisario general
Chief commissary
Comisario jefe
Commissary
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
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Mexican National Guard No equivalent
Rango Agente Mayor GN.png No equivalent Rango Agente GN.png Rango Subagente GN.png No equivalent
Rango Guardia Nacional GN.png
Senior agent
Agente mayor
Agent
Agente
Deputy agent
Subagente
National guardsman
Guardia nacional

Federal police[edit]

Commissioned officers
Equivalent
NATO code
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
Commissaries Inspectors Officers
Mexican Federal Police[75] No equivalent Rango Comisionado General PF.png Rango Comisario General PF.png Rango Comisario Jefe PF.png Rango Comisario PF.png Rango Inspector General PF.png Rango Inspector Jefe PF.png Rango Inspector PF.png Mexico-Police-Subinspector.svg Mexico-Police-Oficial.svg Mexico-Police-Suboficial.svg
Commissioner general
Comisionado General
Commissary general
Comisario General
Chief commissary
Comisario Jefe
Commissary
Comisario
Inspector general
Inspector General
Chief inspector
Inspector Jefe
Inspector
Inspector
Subinspector
Subinspector
Officer
Oficial
Subofficer
Suboficial
Basic scale ladder
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Mexican Federal Police[75] No equivalent
Mexico-Police-Sargento Primero.svg No equivalent Mexico-Police-Sargento Segundo.svg Mexico-Police-Cabo.svg No equivalent
Mexico-Police-Policía.svg
Sergeant
Policía Primero
Senior Constable
Policía Segundo
Leading Constable
Policía Tercero
Constable
Policía

Yucatán State Police[edit]

High-command Inspectors Officers Basic ranks
Yucatán State Police[76] 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
Equivalent
NATO code
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
Myanmar Police Force
No equivalent 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
Police General
ရဲဗိုလ်ချုပ်ကြီး
Police Lieutenant General
ဒုရဲဗိုလ်ချုပ်ကြီး
Police Major General
ရဲဗိုလ်ချုပ်
Police Brigadier General
ရဲမှူးချုပ်
Police Colonel
ရဲမှူးကြီး
Police Lieutenant Colonel
ဒုရဲမှူးကြီး
Police Major
ရဲမှူး
Police Captain
ဒုရဲမှူး
Police Lieutenant
ရဲအုပ်
Police Sub-Lieutenant
ဒုရဲအုပ်
Police Cadet
ရဲအရာရှိလောင်း
Enlisted ranks
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Myanmar Police Force
No equivalent Myanmar-Army-OR-8.svg No equivalent Burma-army-OR-5.svg
Burma-army-OR-4.svg Burma-army-OR-3.svg No insignia
Police Warrant officer
ဒုအရာခံဗိုလ်
Police sergeant
တပ်ကြပ်ကြီး
Police corporal
တပ်ကြပ်
Police lance corporal
ဒုတပ်ကြပ်
Policeman

Netherlands[edit]

National police corps
Rank First chief commissioner
(Eerste Hoofdcommissaris)
Chief commissioner
(Hoofdcommissaris)
Chief superintendent
(Commissaris)
Superintendent
(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 Senior constable
(Hoofdagent)
Constable
(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
No equivalent
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 Nl-marechaussee-adjudant onderofficier.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
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[77] 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
Equivalent
NATO code
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
Oficiales generales Oficiales superiores Oficiales subalternos
Nicaragua National Police of Nicaragua[78] No equivalent
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[78] Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
Sub-inspector Sub-oficial mayor Sub-oficial Policía

Norway[edit]

Norwegian Police Service
Insignia[79] 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[79] 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]

Rank comparison between commissioned army officers and gazetted police officers in Pakistan.

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)
  • Superintendent of police (SP)
  • Senior superintendent of police (SSP)
  • Deputy inspector general of police (DIG)
  • Additional inspector general of police (Add.IG)
  • Inspector general of police (IGP)

Paraguay[edit]

Officers
Equivalent
NATO code
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
Superior officers Chief officers Junior officers
Paraguay Paraguay[80] No equivalent 010 Comisario general comandante.jpg 09 Comisario general director.jpg 08 Comisario general inspector.jpg No equivalent 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[80] 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]

Equivalent
NATO code
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
National Police of Peru
No equivalent General of Police Lieutenant General General No equivalent Colonel Commandant Major Captain Lieutenant Alferez
General de Policía Teniente General General Coronel Comandante Mayor Capitán Teniente Alférez Cadete EOPNP
Equivalent
NATO rank
WO-5 WO-4 WO-3 WO-2 WO-1
National Police of Peru
Peru Police WO-5.svg Peru Police WO-4.svg Peru Police WO-3.svg Peru Police WO-2.svg Peru Police WO-1.svg
Suboficial Técnico Superior Suboficial Técnico Brigadier Suboficial Técnico Primero Suboficial Técnico Segundo Suboficial Técnico Tercero
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
National Police of Peru
Peru Police OR-9.svg Peru Police OR-8.svg Peru Police OR-7.svg No equivalent
Sergeant major
Suboficial Primero
Master sergeant
Suboficial Segundo
Sergeant first class
Suboficial Tercero

Philippines[edit]

Officers
Equivalent
NATO code
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
Philippines Philippine National Police[81] No equivalent Philippines-Police-OF-9.svg Philippines-Police-OF-8.svg Philippines-Police-OF-7.svg Philippines-Police-OF-6.svg Philippines-Police-OF-5.svg Philippines-Police-OF-4.svg Philippines-Police-OF-3.svg Philippines-Police-OF-2.svg Philippines-Police-OF-1.svg
Police
general
Police
lieutenant general
Police
major general
Police
brigadier general
Police
colonel
Police
lieutenant colonel
Police
major
Police
captain
Police
lieutenant
Others
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Philippines Philippine National Police[81] PNP SPO4.png PNP SPO3.png PNP SPO2.png PNP SPO1.png No equivalent PNP PO3.png No equivalent PNP PO2.png No equivalent
PNP PO1.png
Police executive
master sergeant
Police
chief master sergeant
Police
senior master sergeant
Police
master sergeant
Police
staff sergeant
Police
corporal
Patrolman/
patrolwoman

Poland[edit]

Polish State Police[edit]

Officers
Equivalent
NATO code
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
Generals Senior officers Junior officers
Policja[82] No equivalent
POL policja generalny inspektor.svg POL policja nadinspektor.svg POL policja inspektor.svg POL policja młodszy inspektor.svg POL policja podinspektor.svg POL policja nadkomisarz.svg POL policja komisarz.svg POL policja podkomisarz.svg
Generalny inspektor Policji Nadinspektor Inspektor Młodszy
inspektor
Podinspektor Nadkomisarz Komisarz Podkomisarz
Inspector
general of police
Chief
inspector
Inspector Junior
inspector
Deputy
inspector
Chief
commissioner
Commissioner Deputy
commissioner
Other
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Aspirants Non-commissioned officers Constables
Policja[82] POL policja aspirant sztabowy.svg POL policja starszy aspirant.svg POL policja aspirant.svg POL policja młodszy aspirant.svg POL policja sierżant sztabowy.svg POL policja starszy sierżant.svg POL policja sierżant.svg No equivalent
POL policja starszy posterunkowy.svg POL policja posterunkowy.svg
Aspirant sztabowy Starszy aspirant Aspirant Młodszy aspirant Sierżant sztabowy Starszy sierżant Sierżant Starszy posterunkowy Posterunkowy
Staff
aspirant
Senior
aspirant
Aspirant Junior
aspirant
Staff
sergeant
Senior
sergeant
Sergeant Senior constable Constable

Portugal[edit]

The public security police (PSP) of Portugal includes the following categories, ranks, insignia and respective main functions:

  • Officers
    • Distintivo Director Nacional PSP.png Chief superintendent: national director of the PSP,
    • Distintivo Director Nacional Adujunto Inspector Nacional PSP.png Chief superintendent: deputy national director or inspector general of the PSP
    • Distintivo Superintendente-Chefe PSP.png Chief superintendent: commanding officer of a metropolitan or regional command
    • Distintivo Superintendente PSP.png Superintendent: commanding officer of a district command or second-in-command of a metropolitan or regional command
    • Distintivo Intendente PSP.png Intendent: division commander in a metropolitan or regional command or second-in-command of a district command
    • Distintivo Subintendente PSP.png Sub-intendent: division commander in a district command or second-in-command of a division commanded by an intendent
    • Distintivo Comissário PSP.png Commissioner: second-in-command of a division commanded by a sub-intendent
    • Distintivo Subcomissário PSP.png Sub-commissioner: commanding officer of a police squad (police station)
  • Chiefs
    • Distintivo Chefe Principal PSP.png Principal chief: auxiliary of a unit commanding officer
    • Distintivo Chefe PSP.png Chief: supervisor of staff and leader of police teams
  • Agents
    • Distintivo Agente Principal PSP.png Principal agent: a senior principal agent who may perform the same functions as a chief, others perform the same functions as an agent
    • Distintivo Agente PSP.png Agent: functions of police constable
  • ISCPSI students:
    • Distintivo Aspirante PSP.png Officer candidate: student of the fifth year of the training course for police officers (CFOP)
    • Distintivo Cadete 4ºano PSP.png Cadet: student of the fourth year of the CFOP
    • Distintivo Cadete 3ºano PSP.png Cadet: student of the third year of the CFOP
    • Distintivo Cadete 2ºano PSP.png Cadet: student of the second year of the CFOP
    • Distintivo Cadete 1ºano PSP.png Cadet: student of the first year of the CFOP

National Republican Guard[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
National Republican Guard
No equivalent
Portugal NRG OF8b.svg Portugal NRG OF8a.svg Portugal NRG OF7.svg No equivalent Portugal NRG OF-5.svg Portugal NRG OF-4.svg Portugal NRG OF-3.svg Portugal NRG OF-2.svg Portugal NRG OF-1b.svg Portugal NRG OF-1a.svg Portugal NRG OF-D.svg
Tenente-general
Comandante-general

Lieutenant-general
Commandant-general
Tenente-general
Lieutenant-general
Major-general
Major-general
Coronel
Colonel
Tenente-coronel
Lieutenant-colonel
Major
Major
Capitão
Captain
Tenente
First Lieutenant
Alferes
Second Lieutenant
Aspirante
Officer candidate
Others
NATO code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Portugal National Republican Guard
Portugal NRG OR-9.svg Portugal NRG OR-8.svg Portugal NRG OR-7.svg Portugal NRG OR-6.svg Portugal NRG OR-5b.svg Portugal NRG OR-5a.svg Portugal NRG OR-4b.svg Portugal NRG OR-4a.svg Portugal NRG OR-3b.svg Portugal NRG OR-3a.svg Portugal NRG OR-2b.svg Portugal NRG OR-2a.svg No Equivalent
Sargento-mor
Sergeant-major
Sargento-chefe
Master sergeant
Sargento-ajudante
First sergeant
Primeiro-sargento
Staff sergeant
Segundo-sargento
Sergeant
Furriel
Lance sergeant
Cabo-mor
Master corporal
Cabo-chefe
Corporal first class
Cabo-de-curso
Corporal
Cabo
Lance corporal
Guarda Principal
Guardsman first class
Guarda
Guardsman

Romania[edit]

Romanian Police[edit]

Police officers' corps (Corpul ofiţerilor de poliţie)
Equivalent
NATO code
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
Group Quaestors Commissioners Inspectors
Romania Romanian Police[83] No equivalent General-Quaestor Chief-Quaestor Principal Quaestor Quaestor Chief-Commissioner Commissioner Subcommissioner Principal Inspector Inspector Subinspector
Chestor-general
Quaestor-general
Chestor-șef
Chief-quaestor
Chestor-principal
Principal quaestor
Chestor
Quaestor
Comisar-șef
Chief-commissioner
Comisar
Commissioner
Subcomisar
Subcommissioner
Inspector-principal
Principal inspector
Inspector
Inspector
Subinspector
Subinspector
Police agents' corps (Corpul agenţilor de poliţie)
Equi