Ranks in the Nigeria Police Force

The Nigerian Police (NP) is the principal law enforcement agency in Nigeria. It currently has a staff strength of about 371,800. However, there are currently plans to increase the force to 650,000, by recruiting additional 280,000 new recruits to the existing 370,000.

The Nigeria police was first established in 1820.It began with officers from Imo State and the first person to have the highest rank in all the police is Commissioner General Colonel KK.

Below are the departments in the Nigeria Police Force
  • Department of Finance and Administration
  • Department of Operations
  • Department of Logistics and Supply
  • Department of Criminal Investigation
  • Department of Training and Development
  • Department of Research and Planning
  • Department of Information Technology
Below is the 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
  • Constable

See also below the Inspector General of the Nigerian Police Nigeria has had till date

  • IGP Louis Edet (1964–1966)
  • IGP Kam Salem (1966–1975)
  • IGP Muhammadu Dikko Yusufu (1975–1979)
  • IGP Adamu Suleiman (1979–1981)
  • IGP Sunday Adewusi (1981–1983)
  • IGP Etim Inyang (1985–1986)
  • IGP Muhammadu Gambo-Jimeta (1986–1990)
  • IGP Aliyu Atta (1990–1993)
  • IGP Ibrahim Coomassie (1993–1999)
  • IGP Musiliu Smith (1999–2002)
  • IGP Mustafa Adebayo Balogun (2002–2005)
  • IGP Sunday Ehindero (2005–2007)
  • IGP Mike Mbama Okiro (2007–2009)
  • IGP Ogbonna Okechukwu Onovo (2009-2010)
  • IGP Hafiz Ringim (2010-2012)
  • IGP Mohammed Dikko Abubakar (2012 - 2014)
  • IGP Suleiman Abba (2014 - 2015)
  • IGP Solomon Arase (2015 - 2016)
  • IGP Ibrahim Kpotun Idris (2016 - Till date)

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