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Nigerian Police Ranks and Salaries Structures

The Nigerian police force is the principal law enforcement agency in Nigeria, first established in 1820 with Commissioner General Colonel KK being the first person to attain the highest rank in all the police but the Nigerian Police Force currently operating in the country was established in 1930.

The NPF has a staff strength of 371, 800 with plans to increase it to 650,000 by adding new recruits. It consist of 36 state commands which is grouped into 12 zones and 7 administrative organs. It is also currently headed by IGP Ibrahim Kpotun Idris.

The Nigerian Police Force has its headquarters at Louis Edet House, Abuja. So named because Louis Edet was the first Inspector General of Police within a period of 1964-1966.

Nigerian Police Ranks And Salaries Structures

Functions of the NPF

The NPF performed conventional police functions and was responsible for internal security. It offers support to the prison, immigration and customs services. They also offer protection to top organisations like banks and finance offices within organisations.

They also perform military duties within or outside Nigeria as directed.

In this article, you will see the ranks and salary structures of the officers and members of the Nigerian Police Force.

Command or Authority structure in Nigerian Police Force (Nigerian Police Ranks )

The following are the ranks in the Nigerian Police Force arranged in descending order of authority.

  1. The Inspector-General of Police
  2. The Deputy Inspector-General of Police
  3. The Assistant Inspector-General of Police
  4. The Commissioner of Police
  5. The Deputy Commissioner of Police
  6. The Assistant Commissioner of Police
  7. The Chief Superintendent of police
  8. The Superintendent of police
  9. The Deputy Superintendent of police
  10. The Assistant Superintendent of police
  11. The Inspector of Police
  12. Sergeant Major
  13. Sergeant
  14. Corporal
  15. Constable

Nigerian Police Ranks And Salaries Structures

The following ranks of officers in the Nigerian Police Force are arranged in ascending order with the last on the list being of highest rank as will be seen.

1. Police Recruit

Monthly Salary: N9,019.42

Annual Salary: N108,233

2. Police Constable -Grade Level 03

Monthly Salary: N43,293.80

Annual Salary: N519,525.6

Police Constable -Grade Level 10

Monthly Salary: N51,113.59

Annual Salary: N 613,363.08

3. Police Corporal –Grade Level 04 Step 1

Monthly Salary: N44,715.53

Annual Salary: N536,586.36

Police Corporal –Grade Level 04 Step10

Monthly Salary: N51,113.59

Annual Salary: N613,365.08

4. Police Sergeant –Grade 05 Step 1

Monthly Salary: N48,540.88

Annual Salary: N582,490.56

Police Sergeant –Grade 05 Step 10

Monthly Salary: N55,973.84

Annual Salary: N671,686.08

5. Sergeant Major –Grade 06 step 1

Monthly Salary: N55,144.81

Annual Salary: N661,737.72

Sergeant Major –Grade 06 Step 10

Monthly Salary: N62,204.88

Annual Salary: N786,458.56

6. Cadet Inspector –Grade Level 07 Step 1

Monthly Salary: N73,231.51

Annual Salary: N878,778.12

Cadet Inspector –Grade Level 07 Step 10

Monthly Salary: N87,135.70

Annual Salary: N1,045,628.4

7. Assistant Superintendent of Police –Grade 08 Step 1

Monthly Salary: N127,604.68

Annual Salary: N1,531,256.16

Assistant Superintendent of Police –Grade 08 Step 10

Monthly Salary: N144,152.07

Annual Salary: N1,729,824.84

8. Assistant Superintendent of Police –Grade 09 Step 1

Monthly Salary: N136,616.06

Annual Salary: N1,639,392.72

Assistant Superintendent of Police –Grade 09 Step 10

Monthly Salary: N156,318.39

Annual Salary: N1,875,820.68

9. Deputy Superintendent of Police –Grade 10 Step 1

Monthly Salary: N148,733.29

Annual Salary: N1,784,799.48

Deputy Superintendent of Police –Grade 10 Step 10

Monthly Salary: N170,399.69

Annual Salary: N2,044,796.28

10. Superintendent Of Police (SP) – Grade 11 step 1

Monthly Salary -N161,478.29

Annual Salary -N1,937,739.48

Superintendent Of Police (SP) –Grade 11 step 10

Monthly Salary- N187,616.69

Annual Salary-N2,251400.28

11. Chief Superintendent Of Police, CSP -Grade 12 step 1

Monthly Salary -N172,089.06

Annual Salary -N2,065,068.72

Chief Superintendent Of Police, CSP –Grade 12 step 8

Monthly Salary-N199,723.96

Annual Salary -N2,396,687.52

12. Assistant Commissioner Of Police, ACP -Grade 13 step

Monthly Salary-N183,185.73

Annual Salary -N2,198,228.76

Assistant Commissioner Of Police (ACP) -Grade 13 step 10

Monthly Salary -N212,938.16

Annual Salary-N2,555,257.92

13. Deputy Commissioner Of Police (DCP) –Grade 14 step1

Monthly Salary-N242,715.65

Annual Salary-N2,912,587.8

Deputy Commissioner Of Police (DCP) -Grade 14 step 7

Monthly Salary -N278,852.79

Annual Salary -N3,346,233.48

14. Commissioner Of Police (CP) -Grade 15 step 1

Monthly Salary -N266,777.79

Annual Salary -N3,201,333.48

Commissioner Of Police (CP) -Grade 15 step 6

Monthly Salary -N302,970.47

Annual Salary-N3,635,645.64

15. Assistant Inspector General Of Police (AIG) -Grade 16 step 1

Monthly Salary -N499,751.87

Annual Salary -N5,997,022.44

Assistant Inspector General Of Police (AIG) -Grade 16 step 5

Monthly Salary -N546,572.73

Annual Salary- N6,558,872.76

16. The Inspector General Of Police, IGP

The rank of the Inspector General is the highest rank in Nigeria Police Force. The Inspector General is the most senior Officer and as well the head of the police force in Nigeria.

Monthly Salary -N711,498

Annual Salary -N8,537,976

This brings us to the end of the list. Clear all curiosity by dropping your questions on the comment section.

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