Police rank

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]

Lists of the ranks of various police agencies and forces all around the world:


AlbaniaEdit

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

AndorraEdit

 
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

ArgentinaEdit

Argentine Federal PoliceEdit

Officers
Ranks Comisario general
Jefe de la policía federal
Comisario general Comisario mayor Comisario inspector Comisario Subcomisario Oficial principal Oficial inspector Oficial subinspector Oficial subayudante
Source:[14]
Others
Ranks Suboficial mayor Subofical auxiliar Suboficial escrebiente Sargento 1ro Sargento Cabo 1ro Cabo Agente
Source:[14]

Buenos Aires Provincial PoliceEdit

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

ArmeniaEdit

OfficersEdit

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

EnlistedEdit

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

AustraliaEdit

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

AustriaEdit

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

BangladeshEdit

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

BelarusEdit

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


BelgiumEdit

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

BoliviaEdit

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 HerzegovinaEdit

Republika SrpskaEdit

Source: [21]

BrazilEdit

Brazil has several different police forces, each with its own ranks. At a federal level, there are the Federal Police (Portuguese: Polícia Federal, the equivalent to the FBI), the Federal Highway Police (Polícia Rodoviária Federal) and the Federal Railway Police (Polícia Ferroviária Federal). At a state level, there are the Military Police (Polícia Militar, a gendarmerie type force 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.[22][dead link]

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

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
Brazil Brazilian Military Police
No equivalent
Comandante Geral PM.png
Chefe do Estado Maior PM - platina.PNG
Insignia PM O1.PNG
Insignia PM O2.PNG
Insignia PM O3.PNG
Insignia PM O4.PNG
Insignia PM O5.PNG
Insignia PM O6.PNG
Insignia PM O7.PNG
Alof pmerj.PNG
Comandante Geral Comandante Adjunto Coronel Tenente-coronel Major Capitão Primeiro tenente Segundo tenente Aspirante Cadete
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 G02-PM Cabo.svg No equivalent G01-PM Soldado.svg G00-PM Soldado segunda classe.svg
Subtenente
(Warrant Officer)
Primeiro-sargento Segundo-sargento Terceiro-sargento Cabo Soldado
primeira classe
Soldado
segunda classe

BruneiEdit

Gazetted officers
Inspector general Commissioner Superintendent Inspector
Royal Brunei Police Force[23] 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[23] 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

BulgariaEdit

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

CanadaEdit

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 PoliceEdit

Officers
Commissioner Superintendent Inspector
Royal Canadian Mounted Police[24]
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[24]
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 QuébecEdit

Ranks of Sûreté du Québec[25]
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

ChileEdit

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 ChileEdit

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

ChinaEdit

People's PoliceEdit

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.

Senior officers

Administrative positions do not exactly tally with ranks among inspector level and junior officers, admin positions (from PC to station commander or even deputy chief of a sub-Bureau), are various and flexible, it depends on each individual's qualifications and multiple skills, performance efficiency and effectiveness, years of service, personality and communication ability, potential leadership. Loyal and qualified officers with no misconduct record, are eligible to get rank promotion every four years (only applicable from Sgt 1st class to Insp 1st class). For example, a normal PC holding a non-commissioned position during his or her entire police career, with the increasing years of service, the highest rank he or she may attain is either Insp 3rd class (for high school and below qualification holders), or Insp 1st class (for university graduated certificate holders). Alternatively, young officers who are holding university degree (regardless of disciplines and majors), usually after three years of service, once his or her overall performance and ability meet operation needs, recommended by his or her team leader or a higher commanding officer, may have chance to get promoted (as sub-unit commander, detective supervisor, etc.).

Officers at this mid-rank level play very important roles as the "cornerstone" of the national police force. As most of them have already served quite long years, with accumulated work experiences, no matter standing at commanding or non-commanding position, they are either undertaking major responsibilities in public security or nurturing young officers with self model behaviours and proper instructions.

Junior officers

Loyal and qualified officers with no misconduct record, are eligible to attain rank promotion at every three-year of service (only applicable from PC 2nd class to Sgt 1st class). Rank does not have any connection with position, it can only shows how many years you have been work for police unit.

People's Armed PoliceEdit

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)

ColombiaEdit

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 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 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

CroatiaEdit

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)

CyprusEdit

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:[26]

Czech RepublicEdit

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[27] 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[27]
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

DenmarkEdit

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

EstoniaEdit

Estonian Police and Border Guard ServiceEdit

Estonian Police and Border Guard Board coat of arms
  • General of police (Politseikindral)
  • Inspector-general of police (Politseikindralinspektor)
  • Colonel (Politseikolonel)
  • Lieutenant colonel (Politseikolonelleitnant)
  • Major (Politseimajor)
  • Captain (Politseikapten)
  • Lieutenant (Politseileitnant)
  • Senior superintendent (Vanemkomissar)
  • Superintendent (Komissar)
  • Head constable, chief inspector (Ülemkonstaabel, üleminspektor)
  • Senior constable, senior inspector (Vanemkonstaabel, vaneminspektor)
  • Constable, inspector (Konstaabel, inspektor)
  • Basic constable, sub-inspector (Nooremkonstaabel, nooreminspektor)

Source:[28]

Estonian Internal Security ServiceEdit

Estonian Internal Security Service coat of arms.
  • General of police (Politseikindral)
  • Inspector-general of police (Politseikindralinspektor)
  • Colonel (Politseikolonel)
  • Lieutenant colonel (Politseikolonelleitnant)
  • Major (Politseimajor)
  • Captain (Politseikapten)
  • Lieutenant (Politseileitnant)
  • Senior superintendent (Vanemkomissar)
  • Superintendent (Komissar)
  • Head assistant (Ülemassistent)
  • Senior assistant (Vanemassistent)
  • Assistant (Assistent)
  • Basic assistant (Nooremassistent)

Source:[29]

EgyptEdit

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
Egypt 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
  • Master sergeant
  • Sergeant
  • Corporal
  • Private

FinlandEdit

Police ranks of Finland [30]
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

FranceEdit

Police NationaleEdit

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: [31]
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: [31]
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: [31]
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: [31]
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: [31]

GendarmerieEdit

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
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 MunicipaleEdit

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[32] Directeur principale de police municipale [33] 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[33]
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

GermanyEdit

Higher Police Service
Germany Bundespolizei[34] [35] 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[34] [35] 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[34] [35] 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

GreeceEdit

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[36] 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[36] 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

GuatemalaEdit

Poicía Nacional CivilEdit

Directors Senior Officers
Ranks Director general Director general adjunto Subdirector Comisario general Comisario Subcomisario
Source:[37]
Junior officers Basic policemen
Ranks Oficial I Oficial II Oficial III Inspector Subinspector Agente
Source:[37]

Hong KongEdit

GazettedEdit

InspectorateEdit

Junior police officers (JPOs)Edit

Non-commissioned officers (NCOs)

Rank and file

HungaryEdit

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[39] 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[39] 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

IcelandEdit

Insignia[40][41] 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:[42]

IndiaEdit

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 [43][44][45]
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 [46][47][48]
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.


IndonesiaEdit

Officers [49]
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 Chief Commissioner Police Senior Commissioner Police Commissioner Police Chief Inspector Police Inspector
1st class
Police Inspector
2nd class
Others [49]
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

IranEdit

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

IraqEdit

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.[50]

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

OfficersEdit

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)

EnlistedEdit

Republic of IrelandEdit

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[51] 1 3 12 1[note 13] 53 191 390 2,460 12,500
Insignia[53] 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


IsraelEdit

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

ItalyEdit

Polizia di StatoEdit

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

CarabinieriEdit

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
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
Luogotenente-qualifica-speciale.png 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] Error: {{Lang}}: text has italic markup (help) Carabiniere

JapanEdit

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:[54]

KenyaEdit

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:[55]

South KoreaEdit

Ranks:[56]

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)

LatviaEdit

Ranks of Latvian State Police (Latvian: Valsts policija)[57]

OfficersEdit

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
Latvia Latvia No equivalent
Ģenerālis Pulkvedis Pulkvež­leitnants Majors Kapteinis Virs­leitnants Leitnants Kadets

EnlistedEdit

Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Latvia Latvia No equivalent
No equivalent No equivalent
Virsnieka vietnieks Virsseržants Seržants Kaprālis Ierindnieks

LesothoEdit

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

LithuaniaEdit

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
Lithuania Lithuanian Police Force[58][59] 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
Lithuania Lithuanian Police Force[58][59] 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

LuxembourgEdit

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:[60]

MacauEdit

The Public Security Police Force of Macau (CPSP) includes the following categories, ranks and respective main functions :[61]

  • Senior ranks
    Superintendent general (Portuguese: superintendente-geral): commander of the CPSP
    Superintendent (superintendente): deputy commander of the CPSP
    Intendent (intendente): commanding officer of level I units
    Sub-Intendent (subintendente): commanding officer of level II units
    Commissioner (comissário): commanding officer of level III units
    Sub-commissioner (subcomissário): commanding officer of level IV units
    Chief (chefe): commanding officer of level V units
    Sub-chief (subchefe): coordinator of complex tasks
  • Basic ranks
    Principal constable (guarda principal): coordinator of simple tasks
    Constable first class (guarda de primeira): executor of operational, technical or administrative tasks
    Constable (guarda): executor of operational, technical or administrative tasks

North MacedoniaEdit

Categories Commissioners Inspectors Police officers
North Macedonian police patch.png
North Macedonia

[62]
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

MalaysiaEdit

Below shown are the rank structure of the Royal Malaysian Police.

Rank
Rank insignia
Collar badges
Senior officers
Gazetted officers Commissioners
Inspector-general of police (IGP) Inspector-General of Police PDRM.svg 1 Collar Badge Left PDRM.svg 1 Collar Badge Right PDRM.svg
Deputy inspector general of police (DIG) Deputy Inspector-General of Police PDRM.svg
Commissioner of police (CP) Commisioner of Police PDRM.svg
Deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Deputy Commissioner of Police PDRM.svg
Senior assistant commissioner of police (SAC) Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police PDRM.svg
Assistant commissioner of police (ACP) Assistant Commissioner of Police PDRM.svg
Superintendents Superintendent of police (SUPT) Superintendent of Police PDRM.svg
2 Collar Badge PDRM.svg
Deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Deputy Superintendent of Police PDRM.svg
Assistant superintendent of police (ASP) Assistant Superintendent of Police PDRM.svg
Inspector (Insp) Inspector of Police PDRM.svg
3 Collar Badge PDRM.svg
Probationary inspector (P/Insp) Probationary Inspector of Police PDRM.svg
Rank and file officers
Non-commissioned officers Sub-inspector (SI) Sub Inspector of Police PDRM.svg
3 Collar Badge PDRM.svg
Sergeant major (SM) All ranks PDRM.svg Sergeant Major of Police PDRM.svg
Sergeant (Sgt) Sergeant of Police PDRM.svg
Corporal (Cpl) Corporal of Police PDRM .svg
Constables Lance corporal (L/Cpl) Lance Corporal of Police PDRM.svg
Constable (PC)

MaltaEdit

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:[63]

MexicoEdit

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 guardEdit

The national guard was formed by absorbing units and officers from the federal police, military [police, and naval police.[64][65]

Commissioned officersEdit

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
Mexico Mexico 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 ladderEdit

Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Mexico Mexico 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 policeEdit

Commissioned officersEdit

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
Mexico Mexico 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
Comissioner general Commissary general Chief commissary Commissary Inspector general Chief inspector Inspector Subinspector Officer Subofficer

Basic scale ladderEdit

Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Mexico Mexico 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 Senior constable Leading constable Constable

Yucatán State PoliceEdit

High-command Inspectors Officers Basic ranks
Coat of arms of Yucatan.svg
State of Yucatan
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


Source:[66]

MontenegroEdit

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

MyanmarEdit

Commissioned officersEdit

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 ranksEdit

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

NetherlandsEdit

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 MarechausseeEdit

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

NicaraguaEdit

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[67] 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[67] Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
Sub-inspector Sub-oficial mayor Sub-oficial Policía

NorwayEdit

Norwegian Police Service
Insignia[68] 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[68] 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

PakistanEdit

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)

ParaguayEdit

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[69] 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[69] 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

PhilippinesEdit

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[70] 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[70] 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

PolandEdit

Polish State PoliceEdit

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[71] 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[71] 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

PortugalEdit

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 GuardEdit

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

Enlisted

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

RomaniaEdit

Romanian PoliceEdit

Corpul ofiţerilor de poliţie (Police officers' corps)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
Group Quaestors Commissioners Inspectors
Romania Romania[72] 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

Corpul agenţilor de poliţie (Police agents' corps)Edit

Equivalent NATO code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6
Group Agents
Romania Romania[72] AgentSefPrincipal.png AgentSef.png AgentSefAdjunct.png AgentPrincipal.png Agent.png
agent-şef principal
Principal chief agent
agent-şef
Chief agent
agent-şef adjunct
Deputy chief agent
agent principal
Principal agent
agent
Agent

Romanian GendarmerieEdit

Commissioned officersEdit

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
Romania Romania
RO-Gendarmerie-OF9.png RO-Gendarmerie-OF8.png RO-Gendarmerie-OF7.png RO-Gendarmerie-OF6.png RO-Gendarmerie-OF5.png RO-Gendarmerie-OF4.png RO-Gendarmerie-OF3.png RO-Gendarmerie-OF2.png RO-Gendarmerie-OF1a.png RO-Gendarmerie-OF1b.png No equivalent
Mareșal[73] General General-locotenent General-maior General de brigadă Colonel Locotenent-colonel Maior Căpitan Locotenent Sublocotenent

EnlistedEdit

NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Romania Romania
RO-Gendarmerie-OR9.png RO-Gendarmerie-OR8.png RO-Gendarmerie-OR7.png RO-Gendarmerie-OR6a.png RO-Gendarmerie-OR6b.png RO-Gendarmerie-OR5.png RO-Gendarmerie-OR4.png RO-Gendarmerie-OR3.png RO-Gendarmerie-OR1.png No equivalent
Plutonier adjutant
șef
Plutonier adjutant Plutonier-major Plutonier Sergent-major Sergent Caporal Fruntaş Jandarm

RussiaEdit

Police of RussiaEdit

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
Supreme command staff Senior command staff Medium command staff
Police of Russia No equivalent Colonel general 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-OF-1a-2013.svg Russia-Police-OR-(D)-2013.svg
General of the police
(Генерал полиции Российской Федерации)
Police
colonel general
(Генера́л-полко́вник)
Police
lieutenant general
(Генера́л-лейтена́нт)
Police
major general
(Генера́л-майо́р)
Police
colonel
(Полко́вник)
Police
lieutenant colonel
(Подполко́вник)
Police
major
(Майо́р)
Police
captain
(Капита́н)
Police
senior lieutenant
(Старший лейтенант)
Police
lieutenant
(Лейтенант)
Police
junior lieutenant
(Младший лейтенант)
Police
cadet
(Курсант полиции)
Enlisted
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Junior supervising staff Private staff
Police of Russia 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
Police
senior praporshchik
Police praporshchik Police starshina Police
senior sergeant
Police sergeant
(Сержант)
Police
junior sergeant
(Младший сержант)
Police private

Main Directorate for Criminal Investigation of the Ministry of the InteriorEdit

Ministry of Interior criminal investigators have jurisdiction over cases concerning harm to health, crimes against property, economic crimes, drug trafficking, banditry and other such cases.

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
Supreme command staff Senior command staff Medium command staff
Ministry of the Interior No equivalent No equivalent Russia-Police-OR-9b-2013юст.png Russia-Police-OF-7-2013юст.png Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Russia-Police-OF-3-2013юст.png Russia-Police-OF-2-2013юст.png Russia-Police-OF-1c-2013юст.png Russia-Police-OF-1b-2013юст.png Russia-Police-OF-1a-2013юст.png Курсант МВД следователь юстиция-2013.svg.png
Colonel general of justice
(Генера́л-полко́вник)
Lieutenant general of justice
(Генера́л-лейтена́нт)
Major general of justice
(Генера́л-майо́р)
Colonel of justice
(Полко́вник)
Lieutenant colonel of justice
(Подполко́вник)
Major of justice
(Майо́р)
Captain of justice
(Капита́н)
Senior lieutenant of justice
(Старший лейтенант)
Lieutenant of justice
(Лейтенант)
Junior lieutenant of justice
(Младший лейтенант)
Justice cadet
(Курсант юстиции)
Enlisted
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Junior supervising staff Private staff
Ministry of the Interior Russia-Police-OR-9b-2013юст.png Russia-Police-OR-9a-2013юст.png Russia-Police-OR-8-2013юст.png Russia-Police-OR-7-2013юст.png Russia-Police-OR-6-2013юст.png Russia-Police-OR-5-2013юст.png No equivalent Russia-Police-OR-2-2013юст.png
Senior praporshchik of justice Praporshchik of justice
(Прапорщик )
Starshina of justice
(Старшина)
Senior sergeant of justice Sergeant of justice
(Сержант)
Junior sergeant of justice
(Младший сержант)
Private of justice
(Рядовой)

Investigative Committee of RussiaEdit

The Investigative Committee of Russia has jurisdiction over cases concerning murder, rape, kidnapping, encroachment on the life of a law enforcement officer and other such cases.

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
Higher special grades Senior special grades Medium special grades
Investigative committee No equivalent Skr 11p.png Skr 10p.png Skr 9p.png Skr 8p.png Skr 7p.png Skr 6p.png Skr 5p.png Skr 4p.png Skr 3p.png Skr 2p.png Skr 1p.png
General of justice
(Генерал юстиции Российской Федерации)
Colonel general of justice
(Генера́л-полко́вник)
Lieutenant general of justice
(Генера́л-лейтена́нт)
Major general of justice
(Генера́л-майо́р)
Colonel of justice
(Полко́вник)
Lieutenant colonel of justice
(Подполко́вник)
Major of justice
(Майо́р)
Captain of justice
(Капита́н)
Senior lieutenant of justice
(Старший лейтенант)
Lieutenant of justice
(Лейтенант)
Junior lieutenant of justice
(Младший лейтенант)

Federal Security ServiceEdit

The Federal Security Service has jurisdiction over cases of treason, espionage, terrorism, hostage-taking and other crimes against national security.

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
Supreme command staff Senior command staff Medium command staff

Federal Security Service
No equivalent ГБ-генерал армии.svg ГБ-генерал-полковник.svg ГБ-генерал-лейтенант.svg ГБ-генерал-майор.svg ГБ-полковник.svg ГБ-полковник.svg ГБ-майор.svg No image available.svg ГБ-старший лейтенант.svg ГБ-лейтенант.svg ГБ-младший лейтенант.svg No image available.svg
Army General
(Генера́л а́рмии)
Colonel general
(Генера́л-полко́вник)
Lieutenant general
(Генера́л-лейтена́нт)
Major general
(Генера́л-майо́р)
Colonel
(Полко́вник)
Lieutenant colonel
(Подполко́вник)
Major
(Майо́р)
Captain
(Капита́н)
Senior lieutenant
(Старший лейтенант)
Lieutenant
(Лейтенант)
Junior lieutenant
(Младший лейтенант)
Cadet
(Курсант)
Enlisted
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Junior supervising staff Private staff

Federal Security Service
ГБ-старший прапорщик.svg No image available.svg ГБ-старшина.svg ГБ-старший сержант.svg ГБ-сержант.svg ГБ-младший сержант.svg ГБ-ефрейтор.svg No image available.svg
Senior praporshchik Praporshchik
(Прапорщик )
Starshina
(Старшина)
Senior sergeant Sergeant
(Сержант)
Junior sergeant
(Младший сержант)
Gefreiter
(Ефре́йтор)
Private (Рядовой)

San MarinoEdit

GendarmeriaEdit

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
Corps of Gendarmerie of San Marino
No equivalent
GeneraleBrigata.svg Colonnello.svg Tenente colonnello.svg Maggiore.svg Capitano.svg Tenente.svg Sottotenente.svg Unknown
Generale Brigata Colonnello Tenente Colonnello Maggiore Capitano Tenente Sottotenente
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Corps of Gendarmerie of San Marino
Maresciallo.svg No equivalent
Brigadiere.svg Vice brigadiere.svg No equivalent Appuntato.svg No equivalent Allievo-gendarme.svg
Maresciallo Brigadiere Vice-brigadiere Appuntato Gendarme

SerbiaEdit

  • General of the police (General policije)
  • Chief police adviser/counselor (Glavni policijski savetnik)
  • Police adviser/counselor (Policijski savetnik)
  • Chief police inspector (Glavni policijski inspektor)
  • Independent police inspector (Samostalni policijski inspektor)
  • Police inspector (Policijski inspektor)
  • Police sergeant ('Policijski narednik)
  • Junior police sergeant 1st Class (Mladji policijski narednik 1 klase)
  • Junior police sergeant (Mladji policijski narednik)
  • Independent policeman (Samostalni policajac)
  • Senior policeman (Viši policajac)
  • Policeman 1st class (Policajac 1 klase)
  • Policeman (Policajac)
  • Junior policeman 1st class (Mladji policajac 1 klase)
  • Junior policeman (Mladji policajac)

SingaporeEdit

Below shown are the rank structure of the Singapore Police Force. Latest changes made to the ranks of the SPF were made in 2016. Officers with ranks that were made obsolete would continue to carry their ranks until their next promotion.

Ranks of the Singapore Police Force
Senior officers
Rank Commissioner of police Deputy commissioner of police Senior assistant commissioner of police Assistant commissioner of police Deputy assistant commissioner of police Superintendent of police Deputy superintendent of police Assistant superintendent of police Inspector
Insignia SPF-SO-CP.svg SPF-SO-DCP.svg SPF-SO-SAC.svg SPF-SO-AC.svg SPF-SO-DAC.svg SPF-SO-SUPT.svg SPF-SO-DSP.svg SPF-SO-ASP.svg SPF-SO-INSP.svg
Junior officers
Date of obsolescence Obsolete from 2016 Obsolete from 2016 Obsolete from 2016 Given only to NSFs Only used by the Gurkha Contingent Given only to members before dishonorable discharge Given only to NSFs
Rank Senior station inspector (2) Senior station inspector Station inspector Senior staff sergeant Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Constable Special constable
Insignia SPF-PO-SSI2.svg SPF-PO-SSI.svg SPF-PO-SI.svg SPF-PO-SSSGT.svg SPF-PO-SSGT.svg SPF-PO-SGT.svg SPF-PO-CPL.svg SPF-PO-PC.svg SPF-PO-SC.svg

SloveniaEdit

Slovenian National Police Force[74] Police officer IV Police officer III Police officer II Police officer I Police inspector IV Police inspector III Police inspector II Police inspector I Police superintendent IV Police superintendent III Police superintendent II Police superintendent I Deputy director general of the police Director general of the police
Policist IV Policist III Policist II Policist I Policijski inšpektor IV Policijski inšpektor III Policijski inšpektor II Policijski inšpektor I Policijski svetnik IV Policijski svetnik III Policijski svetnik II Policijski svetnik I Namestnik generalnega direktorja policije Generalni direktor policije
Policist IV (štiri).png Policist III.png Policist II.png Policist I.png Policijski inšpektor IV.png Policijski inšpektor III.png Policijski inšpektor II.png Policijski inšpektor I.png Policijski svetnik IV.png Policijski svetnik III.png Policijski svetnik II.png Policijski svetnik I.png Nemestnik generalnega direktorja.png Generalni direktor.png

South AfricaEdit

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
Senior management Commissioned officers
South African Police Service[75] No equivalent SouthAfrica-Police-OF-9.svg SouthAfrica-Police-OF-8.svg SouthAfrica-Police-OF-7.svg SouthAfrica-Police-OF-6.svg SouthAfrica-Police-OF-5.svg SouthAfrica-Police-OF-4.svg No equivalent
[76]
SouthAfrica-Police-OF-2.svg No equivalent
[77]
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Captain
Other
Equivalent
NATO code[78]
OR-9 OR-7 OR-3
South African Police Service[75] SouthAfrice-Police-Warrant Officer.svg SouthAfrice-Police-Sergeant.svg SouthAfrice-Police-Constable.svg
Warrant officer Sergeant Constable

SpainEdit

Cuerpo Nacional de PolicíaEdit

Superior grades Superior Executive Deputy inspector Basic Student
Spanish National Police Corps Cnpdivisme15.png Cnpdivisme14.png Cnpdivisme13.png Cnpdivisme12.png Cnpdivisme11.png Cnpdivisme10.png Cnpdivisme9.png Cnpdivisme8.png Cnpdivisme7.png Cnpdivisme6.png Cnpdivisme5.png Cnpdivisme4.png Cnpdivisme3.png Cnpdivisme2.png Cnpdivisme1.png Cnpdivisn16.png
Director adjunto operativo Subdirector general Comisario general/ jefe de división Jefe superior Comisario principal Comisario Inspector jefe Inspector Subinspector Oficial de policía Policía Inspector alumno en prácticas Inspector alumno de 2º año Inspector alumno de 1º año Policía en prácticas Policía alumno

Guardia civil – Civil guardEdit

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
Spain Spainish Civil Guard
No equivalent
Guardia Civil Teniente general.gif Guardia Civil General división.gif Guardia Civil General brigada.gif Guardia Civil Coronel.gif Guardia Civil Teniente coronel.gif Guardia Civil Comandante.gif Guardia Civil capitan.gif Guardia Civil Teniente.gif Guardia Civil Alferez.gif Guardia Civil Alferez.gif 21cie.png 20cie.png 20ci.png
Teniente general General de división General de brigada Coronel Teniente coronel Comandante Capitán Teniente Alférez Caballero Alférez Cadete Alférez Alumno 3º Alférez Alumno 2º Alférez Alumno 1º
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Spain Spainish Civil Guard
Guardia Civil Suboficial mayor.gif Guardia Civil Subteniente.gif Guardia Civil Brigada.gif Guardia Civil Sargento 1º.gif Guardia Civil Sargento.gif Guardia Civil Cabo Mayor.gif Guardia Civil Cabo 1º.gif Guardia Civil Cabo.gif Guardia Civil Guardia 1º.gif Guardia Civil guardiacivil.gif
Suboficial mayor Subteniente Brigada Sargento primero Sargento Cabo mayor Cabo primero Cabo Guardia Civil de Primera
(Rank in abeyance)
Guardia Civil

ErtzaintzaEdit

Superior grade Executive grade Inspection grade Basic grade
Ertzaintza[79]
Intendenteburua / Superintendente
Intendentea / Intendente
Komisarioa / Comisario
Komisariondokoa / Subcomisario
Ofiziala / Oficial
Ofizialaondokoa / Suboficial
Lehenengoa agentea / Agente 1º
Agentea / Agente
Superintendent Intendent Commissioner Deputy commissioner Officer Deputy officer Superior agent Agent

Mossos d'EsquadraEdit

Ranks of the Mossos d'Esquadra
Insignia Catalonia-Police-Major.svg Catalonia-Police-Comissari.svg Catalonia-Police-Intendent.svg Catalonia-Police-Inspector.svg Catalonia-Police-Sotsinspector.svg Catalonia-Police-Sergent.svg Catalonia-Police-Caporal.svg No insignia
Title Major Comissari Intendent Inspector Sotsinspector Sergent Caporal Mosso
English translation Major Commissioner Intendent Inspector Lieutenant Sergeant Corporal Constable

Policía ForalEdit

Galones de la Policia Foral.svg

Cuerpo General de La Policía CanariaEdit

Polícia en prácticas (Police trainee) Polícia (Police officer) Oficial (Police sergeant) Subinspector (Police lieutenant) Inspector (Police captain) Subcomisario (Deputy police inspector) Comisario (Police inspector) Comisario principal (Assistant chief of police) Comisario principal jefe (Chief of police) Source:[80]

Sri LankaEdit

Gazetted officersEdit

Senior gazetted officers Junior gazetted officers
Sri Lanka Police[81]
Inspector general of police
(IGP)
Senior deputy inspector general of police
(SDIG)
Deputy inspector general of police
(DIG)
Senior superintendent of police
(SSP)
Superintendent of police
(SP)
Assistant superintendent of police
(ASP)
Chief inspector of police
(CIP)
Inspector of police
(IP)
Sub inspector of police
(SI)

Non-gazetted officersEdit

Non-gazetted officers
Sri Lanka Police[81]
Police sergeant major
(PSM)
Police sergeant class 1
(PS)
Police sergeant class 2
(PS)
Police constable class 1
(PC)
Police constable class 2
(PC)
Police constable class 3
(PC)
Police constable class 4
(PC)

SwedenEdit

Police ranks of Sweden
Insignia Swedish-police-rank-new-01.svg Swedish-police-rank-new-02-1b.svg.png Swedish-police-rank-new-02-1.svg Swedish-police-rank-new-02-2.svg Swedish-police-rank-03.svg Swedish-police-rank-04.svg Swedish-police-rank-05.svg Swedish-police-rank-06.svg
Rank Rikspolischef/
säkerhetspolischef
Biträdande säkerhetspolischef Polisdirektör Biträdande polisdirektör Polismästare Polismästare/
polisöverintendent
Polisintendent Polissekreterare
English National police commissioner/
Security police commissioner
Deputy security police commissioner Chief commissioner Deputy chief commissioner District police commissioner Deputy police commissioner Chief superintendent Assistant chief superintendent
Insignia Swedish-police-rank-07b.png Swedish-police-rank-07.svg Swedish-police-rank-08.svg Swedish-police-rank-09b.svg.png Swedish-police-rank-09.svg Swedish-police-rank-10.svg Swedish-police-rank-11.svg Swedish-police-rank-12.svg Swedish-police-rank-13.svg
Rank Polis-/
kriminalkommissarie
Polis-/
kriminalkommissarie
Polis-/
kriminalkommissarie
Polis-/
kriminalinspektör
Polis-/
kriminalinspektör
Polis-/
kriminalinspektör
Polisassistent Polisaspirant
English Superintendent Chief inspector Inspector Senior sergeant Sergeant Leading senior constable Senior constable Constable Probationary constable
Source:[82]

SwitzerlandEdit

Municipal police corps in the Canton of ZürichEdit

Officer ranks
Hauptmann Oberleutnant Leutnant
Source:[83]
Police ranks
Adjutant mit besonderen Aufgaben Adjutant Feldweibel mit besonderen Aufgaben Feldweibel Wachtmeister mit besonderen Aufgaben Wachmteister Korporal Gefreiter Polizist
Source:[83]

TaiwanEdit

Insignia Name English
TW-Police-Rank 01.svg 警監特級 Police supervisor general
TW-Police-Rank 02.svg 警監一級 Police supervisor rank 1
警監二級 Police supervisor rank 2
TW-Police-Rank 03.svg 警監三級 Police supervisor rank 3
TW-Police-Rank 04.svg 警監四級 Police supervisor rank 4
TW-Police-Rank 05.svg 警正一級 Police officer rank 1
TW-Police-Rank 06.svg 警正二級 Police officer rank 2
TW-Police-Rank 07.svg 警正三級 Police officer rank 3
警正四級 Police officer rank 4
TW-Police-Rank 08.svg 警佐一級 Police rank 1
TW-Police-Rank 09.svg 警佐二級 Police rank 2
TW-Police-Rank 10.svg 警佐三級 Police rank 3
警佐四級 Police rank 4

TanzaniaEdit

Source:[84]

ThailandEdit

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
Royal Thai Police No equivalent RTP OF-9 (Police General).svg RTP OF-8 (Police Lieutenant General).svg RTP OF-7 (Police Major General).svg RTP OF-6 (Police Brigadier).svg RTP OF-5 (Police Colonel).svg RTP OF-4 (Police Lieutenant Colonel).svg RTP OF-3 (Police Major).svg RTP OF-2 (Police Captain).svg RTP OF-1b (Police Lieutenant).svg RTP OF-1a (Police Sub Lieutenant).svg
พลตำรวจเอก พลตำรวจโท พลตำรวจตรี พลตำรวจจัตวา พันตำรวจเอก พันตำรวจโท พันตำรวจตรี ร้อยตำรวจเอก ร้อยตำรวจโท ร้อยตำรวจตรี นักเรียนนายร้อยตำรวจ
RTGS Phon Tam Ruad Ek Phon Tam Ruad Tho Phon Tam Ruad Tri Phon Tam Ruad Jattawa Phan Tam Ruad Ek Phan Tam Ruad Tho Phan Tam Ruad Tri Roi Tam Ruad Ek Roi Tam Ruad Tho Roi Tam Ruad Tri Nak Rian Nai Roi Tam Ruad
English Police general Police lieutenant general Police major general Police senior colonel Police colonel Police lieutenant colonel Police major Police captain Police lieutenant Police sub-lieutenant Police cadet officer
Other
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Royal Thai Police Police senior sergeant major No equivalent Police sergeant major Police sergeant No equivalent Police corporal Police lance corporal No equivalent No insignia
ดาบตำรวจ จ่าสิบตำรวจ สิบตำรวจเอก สิบตำรวจโท สิบตำรวจตรี พลตำรวจ
RTGS Dap Tamruat Cha Sip Tamruat Sip Tamruat Ek Sip Tamruat Tho Sip Tamruat Tri Phon Tamruat
English Police sergeant major Police staff sergeant Police sergeant Police corporal Police lance corporal Police constable

TurkeyEdit

 
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Director general
Emniyet Genel Muduru
Director 1st grade
1. Sinif Emniyet Muduru
Director 2nd grade
2. Sinif Emniyet Muduru
Director 3rd grade
3. Sinif Emniyet Muduru
Director 4th grade
'4. Sinif Emniyet Muduru
Superintendent
Emniyet Amiri
Chief inspector
Baskomiser
Inspector
Komiser
Sub-inspector
Komiser Yardimcisi
Sergeant
Kıdemli BaşPolis Memuru
Corporal
BaşPolis Memur
Police officer
Polis Memuru

Ukraine