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Nigeria Police Ranks And Symbols, Salary, Logo & Code

The NPF has officers in all 36 Nigerian states as well as the country’s FCT (Federal Capital Territory), all belonging to various ranks. In This Article, You Will Know Alot About The Nigeria Police Force, Such As; Nigeria Police Ranks and Symbols, Salary, Logo & Code Of Conduct.

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What Is Nigeria Police?

The Nigeria Police is the principal law enforcement and the lead security agency in Nigeria. Designated by the 1999 constitution as the national police of Nigeria with exclusive jurisdiction throughout the country, as of 2016 it has a staff strength of about 371,800. There are currently plans to increase the force to 650,000, adding 280,000 new recruits to the existing 370,000. The NPF is a very large organisation consisting of 36 State commands grouped into 17 zones and 8 administrative organs. The agency is currently headed by IGP (Inspector General) Alkali Baba Usman. In 2020, it underwent major overhauls.

What is Nigerian Police Colour?

The flag of the Nigeria Police Force comprises of three equal horizontal stripes of blue-yellow-green. The meaning of the colours is the following: * blue: love, loyalty and unity.

What Are the Top Ranks Of Nigerian Police?

The top ranks in the Nigeria Police (in descending order)

  • Inspector General.
  • 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.

Who Design Nigeria Police Flag

Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi Design Nigeria Police Flag. The flag is an adaptation of the winning entry from Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi in a competition held in 1959. Akinkunmi was a 23-year-old student at the time he designed the flag.

Nigeria Police Force carried out conventional police work and was responsible for internal security in general; and to support the prison, immigration, and customs services; and for performing military duties within or outside Nigeria as directed.

There are  ranks in the Nigeria Police Force. The Force is the principal law enforcement agency in Nigeria. Nigeria Police Ranks And Symbols represent the structure of operation in the police force. The force has staff deployment across the 36 states of the country and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Read Also: Nigeria Police Salary by Ranks (2022)

The fundamental duties of a police officer include safeguarding lives and properties, protecting the innocent, keeping peace and community service. In this article we attempted and  answered some frequently asked questions about the Nigeria Police force. Such as:

    • What is the ranking order of the Nigerian Police Force?
    • What are the code of conduct of the Nigerian police force? 
    • Nigeria police logo png
    • What are Nigerian police ranks and badges
    • How much is police salary in Nigeria
    • Is Nigeria police recruitment out
    • What is the newly approved police salary
    • What is Nigeria Police monthly salary

Below are the Nigeria Police Ranks And Symbols including their code of conduct and everything you need to know.

What is Nigeria Police Crest Stand For?

THE POLICE CREST. The eagle on the crest represents strength. The crossed staves stand for office and authority. The elephant represents steadfastness and reliability. The green lawn which the elephant stands is the rich vegetation of Nigeria.

Nigerian Police Logo

 

Nigeria Police Ranks And Symbols:

1. Inspector General of Police

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) is the head of Police force and most senior officer in the police service. The IGP controls the force through the chain of command of the Police Force.  Nigeria has had a total of 20 IGPs from 1964 to present day. Mohammed Abubakar Adamu is the current IGP of Nigeria Police Force.

2. Deputy Inspector General of Police

The Deputy Inspector General (DIG) is second in command in the Nigeria Police Force , and acts in the absence of the IGP. The seven (7) administrative departments of the force is headed by one Deputy Inspector General of Police. According to the Section 5 of the Police Act, the Nigeria Police Council determines the number of DIGs. 

3. Assistant Inspector General of Police

The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) ranks above the state commissioner of police, but is a subordinate to the Deputy Inspector General. The AIG can stand in the absence of the Inspector General and Deputy Inspector General. The AIG also head a zone of the Police force.

Image of Inspectors Category

Image of Inspectors Category

4. Commissioner of Police

A Commissioner of Police (CP) heads a state command. The rank of the CP is appointed by the Inspector-General of Police and approved by the Police Service Commission. The CP takes instructions directly from the Inspector General of police or anyone acting in the absence of the Inspector General.

Read Also: Emergency Phone Numbers Of Police Force In Nigeria

5. Deputy Commissioner of Police

A Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) heads an area command. He/she is the second highest ranking officer in a state police command, and can stand in the absence of the commissioner.

6. Assistant Commissioner of Police

The rank of the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) is junior to that of the Deputy Commissioner. ACP can also stand in as the Commissioner of Police in the absence of both the Commissioner of Police and Deputy Commissioner of Police.

7. Chief Superintendent of Police

The rank of the Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) is given to the police officer in charge of a department of the police force command of a state.

8. Superintendent of Police

 

Superintendent Of Police

The Superintendent of Police directly under the command of Chief Superintendent of Police and gives assistance to the CSP.

9. Deputy Superintendent of Police

Deputy-Superintendent Of Police

The Deputy superintendent of police (DSP) rank above Assistant Superintendent and below superintendent. DSP can stand in the absence of the Superintendent of Police.

10. Assistant Superintendent of Police

Assistant-Superintendent

 

The Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) is the 6th lowest rank in the force that is just above the inspector of police.

11. Inspector of Police

A police Inspector ranks below a commissioner and superintendent. An inspector manages teams of sergeants and constables.

Other Officers

12. Sergeant Major

Sergeant-Major

 

Sergeant Major (SM) is the twelfth rank and the first of the rank and file junior officers in the Nigeria police force (NPF). It is the highest rank of  non commissioned officer. A Sergeant Major assist administrative officer of a particular regiment.

13. Sergeant

Sergeant

 

Sergeant is the middle rank of a non commissioned officer. A Police Sergeant is below the rank of a sergeant major.

14.Corporal

 

Corporal

This is a lower rank in the police force, it comes after constable. It is abbreviated as Cpl.

15. Constable

A Police Constable is a newly employed police man. It is said to be the lowest rank in Nigeria Police. it also has two grades

16. Police Recruit

A Police recruit is a person who is undergoing training to become a member of the police force. Technically, it is not a rank in the police force, as an individual here is just a trainee.

Nigerian Police Salary Scale 

Now that you have known the Nigeria Police Ranks and Symbols, Lets look at their salary structure.

1.  Inspector General of Police Salary

He is the high-ranking police officer that would inspect, monitor and report any situation to the department. He is also the head of the police force in Nigeria. Being the highest rank; there is only one serving Inspector-General at a time in the nation.

IGPolice Salary per month:       N711,450

IGPolice Salary per year:          N8,537,980

2. Deputy Inspector-General of Police Salary

Deputy Inspector-General (DIG) of Police is next in rank to the IGP; there may be more than one Deputy Inspector-General at a time.

Salary per month:       N546,572.80

Salary per year:          N5,997,022.50

3. Assistant Inspector-General of Police

Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) of Police is next to the DIG and the third highest rank in the Nigeria police force (NPF).

Salary per month:       N499,751.90

Salary per year:          N5,997,022.50

4. Commissioner of Police Salary

Commissioner of Police (CP) is the fourth rank; a CP is the one in charge of contingents in a state. He is the number one police man in the state.

1. Commissioner Of Police on Grade 15 (step6)

Salary per month:       N302,970.50

Salary per year:          N3,635,645.70

2. Commissioner Of Police on Grade 15 (step1)

Salary per month:      N266,777.79

Salary per year:            N3,201,333.48

5. Deputy Commissioner of Police Salary

This rank is between the Assistant Commissioner and the Commissioner. The Deputy Commissioner takes over the command in the absent of the state commissioner. He supervises  the Assistance Commissioner of police in their day to day running.

1. Deputy Commissioner Of Police On Grade 14 (step7)

Salary per month:       N278,852.80

Salary per year:          N3,346,233.50

2. Deputy Commissioner Of Police On Grade 14 (step1)

Salary per month:     N242,715.65

Salary per year:          N2,912,587.80

6. Assistant Commissioner of Police Salary

Assistant Commissioner of Police is the sixth highest rank in the Nigeria police senior officers rank. It is above Chief Superintendent and below Deputy Commissioner.

1. Assistant Commissioner Of Police Grade 13 (step10)

Salary per month:       N212,938.20

Salary per year:          N2,555,257.90

2. Assistant Commissioner Of Police Grade 13 (step1)

Salary per month:     N183,185.73

Salary per year:         N2,198,228.76

7. Chief Superintendent of Police Salary

Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) is the seventh rank in the police and the first of the intermediate officers. This is a senior rank in police force and it is higher than the Superintendent.

1. Chief Of Superintendent Of Police On Grade 12 (step5)

Salary per month:      N199,723.96

Salary per year:          N2,396,687.52

2. Chief Of Superintendent Of Police on Grade 12 (step1)

Salary per month:      N172,089.06

Salary per year:          N2,065,068.72

8. Superintendent of Police Salary

The rank of a Nigeria Superintendent is between Chief Superintendent and Deputy superintendent of Police

1. Superintendent Of Police On Grade 11 (step 10)

Salary per month:       N172089.06

Salary per year:           N2,065,068.72

2. Superintendent Of Police On Grade 11 (step1)

Salary per month:       N161,478.29

Salary per year:           N1,937,739.48

9. Deputy Superintendent of Police Salary

A Deputy Superintendent is a senior officer rank ,it is higher than Assistant Superintendent

1. Deputy Superintendent Of Police on Grade 10 (step10)

Salary per month:       N170,399.70

Salary per year:          N2,044,796.30

2. Deputy Superintendent Of Police On Grade 10 (step1)

Salary per month:      N148,733.29

Salary per year:         N1,784,799.48

10. Assistant Superintendent of Police Salary

It is the second lowest senior officer rank. It is above inspector and below superintendent.

1. Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 09 (step10)

Salary per month:       N156,318.39

Salary per year:           N1,875,820.68

2. Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 08 (step10)

Salary per month:        N144,152.07

Salary per year:            N1,875,820.68

3. Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 09 (step1)

Salary per month:        N136, 616.06

Salary per year:            N1,639,392.72

4. Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 08 (step1)

Salary per month:       N127,604.68

Salary per year:           N1,531,256.16

11. Inspector of Police Salary

A cadet Inspector is the lowest rank held by  a police officer after undergoing a training of service as a commissioned officer. It is commonly known as Inspector of Police (IP).

1. Cadet Inspector On Grade 07 (step10)

Salary per month:       N87,135.10

Salary per year:           N1,045,628.10

2. Cadet Inspector On Grade Level 07 (step1)

Salary per month:       N73,231.51

Salary per year:           N878,778.12

12. Sergeant Major Salary

Sergeant Major (SM) is the twelfth rank and the first of the rank and file junior officers in the Nigeria police force (NPF). It is the highest rank of  non commissioned officer. A Sergeant Major assist administrative officer of a particular regiment.

1. Sergent Major On Grade 06 (step 10)

Salary per month:       N62,204.88

Salary per month:       N746,458.56

2. A Sergeant Major On Grade 06 (step 1)

Salary per month:        N55.144.81

Salary per year:            N661.737.72

13.  Sergeant Salary

Sergeant is the middle rank of a non commissioned officer. A Police Sergeant is below the rank of a sergeant major.

1. Police Sergent On Grade 05 (step 10)

Salary per month:       N55,973.90

Salary per year:          N671,686.10

2. Police Sergeant On Grade 05 (step1)

Salary per month:      N48.540.88

Salary per year:          N582,490.56

14. Corporal Salary

This is a lower rank in the police force, it comes after constable. It is abbreviated as Cpl.

1. Police Corporal On Grade Level 04 (10)

Salary per month:       N51,113.60

Salary per year:          N613,365.10

2. Police Corporal On Grade 04 (1)

Salary per month:      N44,715.53

Salary per year:          N536.586.36

15. Constable Salary

A Police Constable is a newly employed police man. It is said to be the lowest rank in Nigeria Police. it also has two grades;

1. Police Constable Grade Level 10

Salary per month:       N51,113.60

Salary per year:          N613,363.10

2. Police Constable Grade level 03

Salary per month:      N43. 293.80

Salary per year:          N519.525.6

16. Police Recruit Salary

A Police recruit is a person who is undergoing training to become a member of the police force. Technically, it is not a rank in the police force, as an individual here is just a trainee.

Salary per month:       N9,019.40

Salary per year:          N108,233.10

Read Also: About Nigeria Police Force: Recruitment And History

Nigeria Police Code Of Conduct

The purpose of having a code of conduct is to provide all members of the Nigeria Police Force with a set of guiding principles and standards of behaviour while on or off-duty.

This code of conduct will encompass the following:

1. Primary Responsibilities of a Police Officer

A police officer acts as an official representative of government who is required and trusted to work within the law.

The officer’s powers and duties are conferred by statute. The fundamental duties of a police officer include serving the community, safeguarding lives and property, protecting the innocent, keeping the peace and ensuring the rights of all to liberty, equality and justice.

2. Performance of duties as a police officer

A police officer shall perform all duties impartially; without favour of affection or ill-will. This should be without regard regard to status, sex, race, religion, political belief or aspiration.

3. Discretion 

A Police officer will use responsibly, the discretion vested in his position and exercise it within the law.

4. Use of Force 

A police officer will never employ unnecessary force or violence.

5. Confidentiality 

Whatever a police officer sees, hears or learns which is of a confidential nature.

6. Integrity 

A police officer will not engage in acts of corruption or bribery.

These are the Nigeria police code of conduct;

1. Code of Conduct One

Police officers shall conduct themselves, whether on or off duty, in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and all applicable laws, ordinances and rules enacted or established pursuant to legal authority.

2. Code of Conduct Two

Police officers shall refrain from any conduct in an official capacity that detracts from the public’s faith in the integrity of the criminal justice system.

3. Code of Conduct Three

Police officers shall perform their duties and apply the law impartially and without prejudice or discrimination.

4. Code of Conduct Four

Police officers shall not, whether on or off duty, exhibit any conduct which discredits themselves or the Force or otherwise impairs their ability or that of other officers or the Force to provide law enforcement services to the community.

5. Code of Conduct Five

Police officers shall treat all members of the public courteously and with respect.

6. Code of Conduct Six

Police officers shall not compromise their integrity nor that of the Force, by accepting, giving or soliciting any gratuity which could be reasonably interpreted as capable of influencing their official acts or judgments, or by using their status as a police officer for personal, commercial, or political gain.

7. Code of Conduct Seven

Police officers shall not compromise their integrity, nor that of their Force, by taking or attempting to influence actions when a conflict of interest exists.

8. Code of Conduct Eight

Police officers shall observe the confidentiality of information available to them due to their status as police officers.

Do you think the Nigerian police officers you’ve had an encounter with keep to these code of conducts? Let’s hear from you using the comment box.

 Nigerian Police Force Duties

The duties of police officers are more than to pull people over, they perform multiple duties, therefore their work is really tough because they must be on duty round the clock, though police force works in shifts.

Here are some duties of Police officers

  • They are assigned to the locality of cities, where there is fear of disorder and disruption.
  • They also help to maintain law, peace, and order.
  • Some police officers are also trained to control traffic and riots.
  • They help to settle disputes among people.
  • They fall back on firing in a worsen situation, but only with the approval of their superior.

Now that you already know that police officer do more than pull people over, our lives and properties are safe in their hands (at least to some extent).

See Also: Nigerian Road Signs And Their Meanings

Nigerian Police Force Application Requirement:

The following are the Nigerian Police Force Application Requirement:

  • Applicants must be a Nigerian either by birth or nationalization and possess National Identity card.
  • Applicants must not be less than 18 years of age or more than 25 years of age.
  • Before you can apply for Nigerian Police force you must not have any form of abnormalities or deformities such as Bent knees, flat feet, and amputation of any part of the body, deformed hands that cannot perform the full functions of the hand.
  • Minimum height for the applicant must not be less than 1.67 metres for males and 1.64 metres for females.
  • Must have an O’ Level certificate at least five credits passes in English Language and Mathematics in not more than two sittings in WASSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB.
  • Advanced Level (A level), Ordinary National Diploma (OND), National Certificate in Education (NCE) or their equivalents (for cadet Inspectors).
  • University degree or a Higher National Diploma (HND).
  • Applicants must download and fill the Guarantors’ form.
  • All applicants must be medically fit and meet the medical standards of the Nigerian Police Force.

See Also: Nigeria Police Academy, NPA Admission Application Form

You must also take note of the following if you want to apply for Nigeria Police recruitment.

  1. All applicants must have a functional Email Address and mobile phone number before you begin your application.
  2. Visit www.policerecruitment.ng
  3. Then, you are required to Fill and submit the online Form.
  4. After filling the necessary information on the Nigeria Police Force Portal, check your registered Email and print out the information sent automatically to your Email, and do not forget to copy and save your Registration number for future use.
Important Information:
  • You will be required to present a hard copy of the Email message sent to you if you are shortlisted and contacted, for the next stage of the recruitment process.
  • No Email and phone number can be used more than once in this application.
  • Applicants with multiple applications would be disqualified.
  • The Nigerian Police Force shall not enter into any correspondences with a candidate or on behalf of candidates in this exercise aside this portal or candidates Email or telephones.

Nigeria Police  Force Application  Portal

This is the official portal where you can always get the latest information about Nigeria Police Force, and this portal will help you understand more about how Nigeria police test applicant and how Nigeria Police shortlist and verify newly qualified candidates.

The Nigeria police recruitment portal was purposely designed by the Federal government to recruit new personnel. Feel free to visit the official website of the Nigerian police force via http://npf.gov.ng/ for every information you need.


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