Nigeria Police Ranks And New Salary Structure

The Nigerian police like any other police force in the world are the principal law enforcement agency in Nigeria. The force currently has a staff strength of about 371,800 men and women and more Nigerians are been recruited into the force yearly.

Nigerian Police Ranks & New Salary Structure

In our previous articles, we gave some insights into the ranks and amount officers and men of the Nigerian Navy, Airforce, Customs and Civil defence earn on a monthly and yearly basis and in this article, we shall be sharing the verified information on the ranks of the Nigerian police and the new salary structure that was approved by the country’s president in the past year.

The police force in Nigeria is the apex body which is responsible for law enforcement in the country. It is assisted by the NSCDC, National Security Organization (NSO), State Security Service (SSS), National Intelligence Agency (NIA), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Community Vigilantes alongside other law enforcement agencies in the country.

Nigeria Police Force was first established in 1820 and the highest rank in the in force is the Inspector General Of Police. The IG oversees the operational and administrative activities of the force and he is appointed by the president of the country.

Without wasting more time, below is a list of all ranks in the Nigerian Police Force and their respective salaries for 2020.

Nigeria Police Ranks & Updated Salary Structure (2020)

The Nigerian police also have a ranking system and as expected, higher-ranking officers in the force earn more money than other lower-ranking officers.

President Muhammadu Buhari recently announced the increment of the salaries of the officers and men of the Nigerian police force. This is inline the new minimum wage that was signed into law by the president in 2019.

Below is a list of the ranks in the Nigerian police force and their respective salaries in 2020.

1) Inspector General

  • Monthly SalaryUnavailable
  • Annual Salary Unavailable

The Inspector general of Police (IGP) is the highest-ranking in the Nigerian Police Force. This officer is usually appointed by the president alongside other service chiefs in the country and the IGP is responsible for the maintenance of law and order in the country.

The IGP oversees the activities of the Nigerian Police Force and he is supported at headquarters in Lagos by a Deputy Inspector General (DIG) and in each state by police commissioners.

As expected, the IGP as the highest-ranking officer in the force receives the highest salary. According to the recent document of the new salary of officers in the Nigerian Police, the IGP earns a total of 711,498 Naira monthly and when summed up, he earns 8,537,976 Naira yearly.

The current Inspector General of the Nigerian Police Force is Mohammed Adamu while the first IGP of the force was Louis Edet (1964 – 1966). Every other rank below the IG, takes orders of Command from him, in the performance of their lawful duties.

2) Deputy Inspector-General of Police

  • Monthly SalaryUnavailable
  • Annual Salary Unavailable

The Deputy Inspector General of Police is another high-ranking officer in the Nigeria Police Force. An officer with this rank is regarded as the second in command of the Force and shall so act for him in the Inspector-General’s absence.

A Deputy Inspector General of Police in Nigeria earns a total of 546,572.73 Naira monthly and 6,558,872.76 Naira when calculated annually.

3) Assistant Inspector-General of Police

  • Monthly SalaryUnavailable
  • Annual SalaryUnavailable

The Office of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police is provided for by section 5 and 8 of the Nigeria Police Act. Any officer with this rank shall act in place of the Inspector-General of Police in the event of the absence of the Inspector-General of Police and Deputy Inspector-General of Police.

There are about 23 officers with the rank of the Assistant Inspector General of Police and some of these officers are in charge of the Police Zonal Commands while some are in charge of Police special formations.

There is room for more than one AIGs and this rank is higher than the rank of the Commissioner of Police and lower than the rank of the Deputy Inspector-General of Police.

4) Commissioner of Police

  • Monthly SalaryN1.5 Million
  • Annual SalaryN18 Million

The Commissioner of Police often abbreviated as “CP” is a high ranking police who oversee the activities of the Nigerian police is a given state.

CPs in the Nigerian Police Force are appointed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and they can be transferred, promoted or removed at any time if the IGP deems it fit.

Commissioners of Police in Nigeria take their orders directly from the Inspector General and they can also act as the IGP in his absence.

5) Deputy Commissioner of Police

  • Monthly SalaryN531,000
  • Annual SalaryN6,372,000

The Deputy Commissioner Of Police is the second-highest-ranking officer in any given state and he/she is the fifth highest-ranking officer in the entire force.

Any Police officer in this rank can stand in for the state Commissioner of Police in his absence and he/she reports directly the CP.

6) Assistant Commissioner of Police

  • Monthly SalaryN483,000
  • Annual SalaryN5,796,000

The Assistant Commissioner of Police which is known as the ACP is junior to the Deputy Commissioner of Police and a senor to the Chief Superintendent of Police.

Officers in this rank can act on behalf of of the Commissioner of Police in a State in the absence of both the Commissioner of Police (CP) and the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP). The rank of an ACP is the third the highest rank of the Nigerian Police Force in any given state in Nigeria.

7) Chief Superintendent of Police

  • Monthly SalaryN419,000
  • Annual SalaryN5,028,000

An officer with the rank of the Chief Superintendent of Police which is also known “CSP” is one who is in charge of a department of the police force command of a state.

This rank is below the rank of the Assistant Commissioner of Police and above the rank of the Superintendent of Police. CSPs earn 419,000 Naira monthly as per the new salary structure of the Nigerian Police Force.

8) Superintendent of Police

  • Monthly SalaryN342,000
  • Annual SalaryN4,104,000

The rank of the Superintendent of Police (SP) is directly under the Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) and officers with this rank are charged with the responsibility of assisting the CSPs in discharging their duties.

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9) Deputy Superintendent of Police

  • Monthly SalaryN321,000
  • Annual SalaryN3,852,000

The rank of the Deputy Superintendent of Police (SP) is directly under the Superintendent of Police (CSP). The symbol or insignia for the rank of the Deputy Superintendent of Police is three vertical stars.

Officers in this rank earn a total of 321,000 Naira monthly.

10) Assistant Superintendent of Police

  • Monthly Salary N271,000 (ASP II) — N296,000 (ASP I)
  • Annual SalaryN3,252,000 (ASP II) — N3,552,000 (ASP I)

11) Inspector of Police

  • Monthly Salary N167,000 (IP II) — N254,000 (IP I)
  • Annual SalaryN2,004,000 (IP II) — N3,048,000 (IP I)

12) Sergeant Major

  • Monthly Salary N119,000
  • Annual SalaryN1,428,000

13) Sergeant Corporal

  • Monthly Salary N96,000
  • Annual SalaryN1,152,000

14) Police Constable

  • Monthly Salary N86,000 (PC II) — N84,000 (PC I)
  • Annual SalaryN1,032,000 (PC II) — N1,008,000 (PC I)

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