Ghana Police Service Ranks Structure

The list of Ghana Police Service Ranks and Structure is something everyone seeking a job into the Ghana Police Service would want to know. If you are just looking for information on the ranks in the Ghana Police just for knowledge purposes, then it’s still fine, you are in the right place.

Ghana Police Service Ranks Structure

This article provides the complete Ranking Structure of the Ghana Police Service from the Junior Officers Cadre to the Senior Officer Levels. Information on Ghana Police Service ranks can be found on www.ghanapolice.info.

List of Ghana Police Service Ranks

The ranking structure of the Service is divided into two – the Senior Officers and Junior Officers. Below, you will find the ranks available and how many stars they have. You will also see more information on how to recognize these ranks from the stars they have.

Ghana Police Service Ranks: Senior Officers

The highest rank in the Service is the Inspector-General of Police (IGP)  and descends to an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) being the last rank within the Senior Officers schedule.

Badges Of Ranks

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) –The Star surrounded by laurel leaves surmounted by two eagles facing each other and one Star

Deputy Inspector-General of Police (D/IGP) – The Star surrounded by laurel leaves surmounted by two eagles facing each other

Commissioner of Police (COP) – The Star surrounded by laurel leaves surmounted by two Stars

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) – The Star surrounded by laurel leaves surmounted by one Star

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) – The Star surrounded by laurel leaves

Chief Superintendent of Police (C/Supt) – Two Eagles facing each other surmounted by one Star

Superintendent of Police (Supt) – Two eagles facing each other

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) – Three Stars

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) – Two Stars

Cadet Officer (CO) – One Star (personnel of this rank are not Senior Officers yet but are on Officer Corps training into becoming Senior Officers at the Police Academy.

Ghana Police Service Ranks: Junior Officers

Basically, ranking in the Police Service begins from Constable, after a satisfactory completion of a training programme in any of the police training schools across the country. The Constable rises through the ranks to a Chief Inspector of Police, being the highest rank in the Junior Officers’ Schedule.        

Chief Inspector (C/Inspr) – Four white metal bars each mounted with the Black Star in the centre

Inspector (Inpr) – Three white metal bars each mounted with the Star in the centre

Regiment Sergeant Major (RSM) – The Ghana Coat of Arms in the form of a metal badge worn on both sleeves

District Sergeant Major (DSM) – The Star surrounded by laurel leaves in a form of a metal badge worn on the left sleeve

Sergeant (Sgt) – Three chevrons worn on both sleeves

Corporal (Cpl)  – Two chevrons worn on both sleeves

Lance Corporal (L/Cpl) – One chevron worn on both sleeves

Constable  – Nil

If you have searched for information like this, you are must also be interested in getting information on Ghana Police Service Recruitment, requirements and how to apply. You should also see information National Police Academy & Training School and the details.


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