Official Ranks In The Nigerian Police Force: Police Rank Structure, Symbols and Salary Scale






Nigerian Police Ranks and Insignia

What are the ranks of Nigerian police? The Nigerian police force was established under the section 214 of the 1999 constitution which the first section states that “there shall be a police force for Nigeria, which shall be known as the Nigerian police force, and subject to the provisions of this section no other police force shall be established for the federation or any part thereof.

The Ranks in the Nigerian Police, their signs, their salaries and their functions:

Ranks in the Nigerian Police Force

List of Nigerian Police Ranks and Symbols

The Nigerian police force is made up of sixteen (16) ranks which are:

Inspector-General of Police (IGP):

These are the highest rank in the force, the inspector general of police is the one in charge of the tuning of the force, and it is an appointment by the president. Its insignia is the device of the federation, two stars and crossed tipstave surrounded by laurel wreaths.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG): 

This is the second in command of the Nigerian police force rank structure, and shall act for the inspector general in the inspector general’s absence from the force headquarters. This rank also given by appointment, a Deputy Inspector-General is in charge of a department in the force e.g. DIG Operations. Its insignia is the device of the federation, one star and crossed tipstave surrounded by a laurel wreath.

Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG):

This is a subordinate rank to the deputy inspector general but shall be senior to all commissioners.  The AIG acts for the inspector general in the absence of both the inspector general and the Deputy Inspector general. Its insignia is the deice of the federation, one bar and crossed tipstave surrounded by a laurel wreath.

Commissioner of Police (CP) (In-charge of contingents in a State):

The bearer of this rank subject to the inspector general of police shall be in charge of the command and administration of a command of a state command which he is appointed by the inspector-general of police, its insignia is the device of the federation, and crossed tipstave surrounded by a laurel wreath.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP): 

This is the second in command to the Commissioner of police in a state command; he can act in place of the commissioner of police in his absence in the state command. Its insignia is a star, and crossed tipstave surrounded by a laurel wreath.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP):

This is a subordinate rank to the Deputy Commissioner of police; he can also act in place of the Commissioner in his absence and absence of the Deputy Commissioner of Police. Its insignia is crossed tipstave surrounded by a laurel wreath.

Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP):

This is a rank given to an officer in charge of a department in the force command of a state. Its insignia is the device of the federation and a star.

Superintendent of Police (SP):

This is a direct assistant to the Chief Superintendent of police. Its insignia is the device of the federation.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP):

Its insignia is three stars arranged vertically.

a. Asst. Superintendent of Police (ASP): Its insignia is two stars arranged vertically.
b. Asst. Superintendent of Police (ASP) on probation: Its insignia is one stars arranged vertically.

a. Chief Inspector of Police (IP): Its insignia is four horizontal bars arranged vertically;
b. Inspector of Police (IP) (Substantive): Its insignia is three horizontal bars arranged vertically.
c. Inspector of Police (IP)(on probation): Its insignia is two horizontal bars arranged vertically.
d. Cadet Inspector of Police (IP) (Second) six months in training): Its insignia is one epaulette and two horizontal bars arranged vertically.
e. Cadet Inspector of Police (IP) (First six months in training): Its insignia is one epaulette.

Sergeant: its insignia is three chevrons, worn points down.
Corporal: its insignia is two chevrons, worn points down.
Constable: This is the leas rank in the Nigerian police, this rank is the rank at which recruit comes into the force, it has both special constables who serves as orderly to politicians. No insignia



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