Nigerian Police Ranks and Symbols

The ranks of Nigeria Police are:

·  Inspector General of Police

·  Deputy Inspector General of Police

·  Assistant Inspector General of Police

·  Commissioner of Police

·  Deputy Commissioner of Police

·  Assistant Commissioner of Police

·  Chief Superintendent of Police

·  Superintendent of Police

·  Deputy Superintendent of Police

·  Assistant Superintendent of Police

·  Inspector of Police

·  Sergeant Major

·  Sergeant

·  Corporal

·  Constable

Ranks and symbols of Nigeria Police from corporal up to IGP (Inspector General of Police)

·  Inspector General of Police

·  Deputy Inspector General of Police

·  Assistant Inspector General of Police

·  Commissioner of Police

·  Deputy Commissioner of Police

·  Assistant Commissioner of Police

·  Chief Superintendent of Police

·  Superintendent of Police

·  Deputy Superintendent of Police

·  Assistant Superintendent of Police

·  Inspector of Police

·  Sergeant Major

·  Sergeant

·  Corporal

·  Constable

Badge of the Nigeria Police officers

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NIGERIA POLICE FORCE

Section 214 of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution reads: There shall be a Police Force for Nigeria, which shall be known as the Nigeria Police Force, and subject to the provision of this section no other Police Force shall be established for the Federation or any part thereof.

DUTIES OF THE NIGERIA POLICE FORCE

Section 4 of the Police Acts and Regulations lists the duties of the police force to include:

·  The prevention and detection of crime.

·  The apprehension of offenders.

·  The preservation of law and order.

·  The protection of life and property.

·  The due enforcement of laws and regulations with which they are directly charged.

·  The performance of such military duties within and outside Nigeria as may be required of them by or under the authority of the police act or any other act.

Police headquarters, Abuja

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE OF THE NIGERIA POLICE FORCE

·  Department of Finance and Administration

·  Department of Operations

·  Department of Logistics and Supply

·  Department of Criminal Investigation

·  Department of Training

·  Department of Research and Planning

·  Department of Information and Communication Technology