Nigerian Police Ranks [Updated 2019]

Filed in About Nigeria by on September 4, 2019

Nigerian Police Ranks [Updated 2019]: The Nigeria Police Force is currently the principal law enforcement agency in Nigeria with over 371,800 staff strength. With the currently plans to increase the staff strength to 650,000, adding 280,000 new recruits to the existing 371,800.

Nigerian Police Force

Population: 174.2 million
Motto: Police is your friend
General nature: Local civilian police; Local civilian agency
Headquarters: Abuja, Nigeria
Agency executiveIGP Adamu Muhammed, Inspector-General of Police

Same as Nigerian army. there are different ranks for police officers in Nigeria. The Inspector General of Police as the higher rank and constable is the least rank found Nigerian police force. While the Inspector General of Police is the general overseer of the Nigerian police nationwide. the commissioner of police is in charge of states.

Nigerian Police Ranks [Updated 2019]


Below are Nigerian Police Ranks in the Nigerian

  1. The Inspector-General of Police
  2. The Deputy Inspector-General of Police
  3. The Asst. Inspector-General of Police
  4. The Commissioner of Police
  5. The Deputy Commissioner of Police
  6. The Asst. Commissioner of Police
  7. The Chief Superintendent of Police
  8. The Superintendent of Police
  9. The Deputy Superintendent of Police
  10. The Asst. Superintendent of Police
  11. The Inspector of Police
  12. Sergeant Major
  13. Sergeant
  14. Corporal
  15. Constable

The administrative structure in the Nigerian Police Force. The administrative structure is divided into Departments A-G.

The administrative departments of the Nigerian Police Force are;

  • A Department: Administration
  • B Department: Operations
  • C Department: Logistics and Supply
  • D Department: Investigation and Intelligence
  • E Department: Training and Command
  • F Department: Research and Planning
  • G Department: ICT


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