Nigeria Police Ranks, Symbols & Salary Structure | All You Need To Know

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Look no further, here are all you need to know about the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) ranking, symbols, establishment and duties. NPF is the foremost law enforcement agency and the lead security personnel in Nigeria with the deployment of staff across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

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.

See Also: Nigeria Police Academy, NPA Admission Application Form

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
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • Assistant Superintendent of Police
  • Inspector of Police
  • Sergeant Major
  • Sergeant
  • Corporal
  • Lance Corporal
  • Constable

Nigeria Police Salary structure

Following the salary increase of 2010, the federal government under the leadership of Goodluck Jonathan extended the salary and allowance package to the military, para-military, police and intelligence community, who were not always covered by similar salary reviews in the past.

The extension of the jumbo increase to other public servants as opposed to the core civil servants, shot the entire wage bill to N267. 4 billion in year 2010.

Based on this salary structure below are the details of salary per rank or grade of Nigerian Police officers. The Federal Government of Nigeria under the leadership of President M. Buhari has on 26 November 2018 approved a new salary structure, however the details are yet to be made public hence it is not included or updated into the table below.

Salary structure

S/NO Ranks Monthly Salary Annual Salary
1 Police Recruit ₦9,019.42 ₦108,233.04
2a Police Constable Grade Level 03 ₦43,293.83 ₦519,525.60
b Police Constable Grade Level 10 ₦49,113.59 ₦613,363.08
3a Police Corporal on Grade Level 04 (1) ₦44,715.53 ₦536,586.36
b Police Corporal on Grade Level 04 (10) ₦51,113.59 ₦613,363.08
4a Police Sergeant on Grade Level 05 (1) ₦48,540.88 ₦582,490.56
b Police Sergeant on Grade Level 05 (10) ₦55,973.84 ₦671,686.08
5a Sergeant Major on Grade Level 06 (1) ₦55,144.81 ₦661,737.72
b Sergeant Major on Grade Level 06 (10) ₦62,204.88 ₦746,458.56
6a Cadet Inspector on Grade Level 07 (1) ₦73,231.51 ₦878,778.12
b Cadet Inspector on Grade Level 07 (10) ₦87,135.70 ₦1,045,628.40
7a Assistant Superintendent of Police on Grade Level 08 (1) ₦127,604.68 ₦1,531,256.16
b Assistant Superintendent of Police on Grade Level 08 (10) ₦144,152.07 ₦1,729,824.84
8a Assistant Superintendent of Police on Grade Level 09 (1) ₦136,616.06 ₦1,639,392.72
b Assistant Superintendent of Police on Grade Level 09 (10) ₦156,318.39 ₦1,875,820.68
9a Deputy Superintendent of Police on Grade Level 10 (1) ₦148,733.29 ₦1,784,799.48
b Deputy Superintendent of Police on Grade Level 10 (10) ₦170,399.69 ₦2,044,796.28
10a Superintendent of Police on Level 11 (1) ₦161,478.29 ₦1,937,739.49
b Superintendent of Police on Grade Level 11 (10) ₦187,616 ₦2,251,400.28
11a Chief Superintendent of Police on Grade Level 12 (1) ₦172,089.06 ₦2,065,068.72
b Chief Superintendent of Police on Grade Level 12 (08) ₦199,723.96 ₦2,396,687.52
12a Assistant Commissioner of Police on Grade Level 13 (1) ₦183,185.73 ₦2,198,228.76
b Assistant Commissioner of Police on Grade Level 13 (10) ₦212,938.96 ₦2,555,257.92
13a Deputy Commissioner of Police on Grade Level 14 (1) ₦242,715.65 ₦2,912,587.80
b Deputy Commissioner of Police on Grade Level 14 (07) ₦278,852.79 ₦3,346,233.48
14a Commissioner of Police on Grade Level 15 (1) ₦266,777.79 ₦3,201,333.48
b Commissioner for Police on Grade Level 15 (06) ₦302,970.47 ₦3,635,645.64
15 Assistant Inspector General of Police ₦499,751.87 ₦5,997,022.44
16 Deputy Inspector General of Police ₦546,572.73 ₦6,558,872.76
17 Inspector General of Police ₦711,498 ₦8,537,976

See Also: List Of Courses Offered by NPA, Nigeria Police Academy Wudil

Nigerian Police Ranks And Symbols

Let’s quickly take a look at the Nigerian Police Ranks And Symbols. 

1. Police Recruit

2. Police Constable

(a)Police Constable Grade Level 03

(b) Police Constable Grade Level 10

3. Police Corporal

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(a) Police Corporal On Grade 04 


(b) Police Corporal On Grade Level 04 (10)

4. Police Sergeant

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(a) Police Sergeant On Grade 05 (step1)

(b) Police Sergent On Grade 05 (step 10)

5. Sergeant Major

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(a) Sergeant Major On Grade 06 (step 1)

(b) Sergent Major On Grade 06 (step 10)

6. Cadet Inspector

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(a) Cadet Inspector On Grade Level 07 (step1)


(b) Cadet Inspector On Grade 07 (step10)

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7. Assistant Superintendent Of Police

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(a) Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 08 (step1)


(b) Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 08 (step10)

(c) Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 09 (step1)

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(d) Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 09 (step10)

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8. Deputy Superintendent Of Police

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(a) Deputy Superintendent Of Police On Grade 10 (step1)

(b) Deputy Superintendent Of Police on Grade 10 (step10)

(c) Superintendent Of Police On Grade 11 (step1)

9. Superintendent Of Police

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(a) Superintendent Of Police On Grade 11 (step 10)


10. Chief Of Superintendent Of Police

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(a) Chief Of Superintendent Of Police on Grade 12 (step1)



(b) Chief Of Superintendent Of Police On Grade 12 (step8)


11. Assistant Commissioner Of Police

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(a) Assistant Commissioner Of Police Grade 13 (step1)

(b) Assistant Commissioner Of Police Grade 13 (step10)


12. Deputy Commissioner Of Police

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(a) Deputy Commissioner Of Police On Grade 14  (step1)

(b) Deputy Commissioner Of Police On Grade 14 (step7)

13. Commissioner Of Police

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(a) Commissioner Of Police on Grade 15 (step1)

(b) Commissioner Of Police on Grade 15 (step6)

14. Assistant Inspector General Of Police

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15. Deputy Inspector General Of Police

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16. Inspector General Of Police, (IGP)

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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).

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  1. ERNEST U OWULETTE says:

    I am not a fan of the Nigerian Police because of their alleged corrupt practices, but if the salary structure posted above is true, who on earth will live with that amount in a month even in a village nor to think of living in the city?
    Please, pay our Nigerian police more than that, if not for the risk they take to protect the citizens, but for the services they have been involved for Nigeria. I have no relation in the Police force, you are feeding them with groundnut husk while you eat the groundnut.

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