The Police Service

The police service

Most of the ranks in the UK are standardised across the service, with slight variations in the most senior ranks of the Metropolitan Police Service and the City of London Police (at the rank of Commander and above).

There is no differentiation between male and female officers.

Ranks within the Metropolitan Police

- Commissioner
- Deputy Commissioner
- Assistant Commissioner
- Deputy Assistant Commissioner
- Commander
- Chief Superintendent
- Superintendent
- Chief Inspector
- Inspector
- Sergeant
- Constable

Ranks within the City of London Police

- Commissioner
- Assistant Commissioner
- Deputy Assistant Commissioner
- Commander
- Chief Superintendent
- Superintendent
- Chief Inspector
- Inspector
- Sergeant
- Constable

Police Service Ranks

- Chief Constable
- Deputy Chief Constable
- Assistant Chief Constable
- Chief Superintendent
- Superintendent
- Chief Inspector
- Inspector
- Sergeant
- Constable

CID

For Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers, male and female, add the prefix 'Detective' in the ranks from Constable to Chief Superintendent.

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