Ghana Police Service Ranks & Symbols

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See the complete Ranking Structure of the Ghana Police Service – List of Ghana Police Service ranks of officers and junior officers.

The Ghana Police Service (GPS) is the main law enforcement agency of Ghana. The service is under the control of the Ghanaian Ministry of the Interior and employs over 30,000 officers across its 651 stations.

It is important to have a knowledge of the Ghana Police Service Ranks just in case. Below is the list of all Ghana Police Service Ranks in their respective order. Ghana Police ranking consists or subdivided into two parts, the Senior Officers And Junior officers.

Inspector-General of Police

The current head of the Ghana Police Service is Inspector General of Police (IGP)

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Ghana Police Service Ranks

The ranking structure of the Service is divided into two – the Senior Officers and Junior Officers.

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 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 center

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

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

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