DPO salary in Nigeria Police

The salary of a DPO (Divisional Police Officer) in Nigeria police is ₦172,089.06 if the DPO’s rank is SP (Superintendent of Police) and many DPOs are SPs.

The position of DPO is an appointment but not a rank. Any police officer on Grade Level 8, 9, 10 or close to that can be made a DPO.


Below are ranks from which officers are usually appointed DPOs and the salaries for those ranks.

Chief Superintendent of Police₦199,723.96
Superintendent of Police₦172,089.06
Deputy Superintendent of Police₦170,399.70
Assistant Superintendent of Police₦156,318.39
Inspector of Police₦87,135.10

Besides salary, other legitimate financial allowances are provided. So DPOs get other lawful benefits.