Ghana Police Ranks and Symbols

Ghana Police Ranks and Symbols

The Ghana Police Service Ranks are divided into two (2) main divisions namely the Senior Rank also referred to as the Officers Rank and the Junior Ranks. The Highest officers rank in the Ghana Police Service is the Inspector General of Police shortly referred to as the IGP.

The Highest rank in the Junior Rank is the Chief Inspector. All other officers within the Junior rank are required to report to the Chief Inspector. In this article, we will outline all Senior and Junior officers ranks from the highest to the lowest with their respective insignias.

About the Ghana Police Service

Ghana Police Service is the primary law enforcement agency in Ghana. It protects and preserves the internal security of Ghana, ensuring that citizens remain at peace. The Ghana Police Service (GPS) also focuses on crime prevention, detection, and even the prosecution of offenders.

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Ghana Police Service Officers Ranks

Below is a list of all the Ranks in the Ghana Police Force starting from the highest ranks to the lowest ranks.

Senior Ranks in Ghana Police Service

  1. Inspector General of Police
  2. Deputy Inspector General
  3. Commissioner
  4. Deputy Commissioner
  5. Assistant Commissioner
  6. Chief Superintendent
  7. Superintendent
  8. Deputy Superintendent
  9. Assistant Superintendent

Junior Ranks in Ghana Police Service

  1. Chief Inspector
  2. Inspector
  3. Sergeant
  4. Corporal
  5. Lance corporal
  6. Constable

Ghana Police Service Ranks

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Ghana Police Entry Requirements

Applicants interested in joining the Ghana Police Force must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible for recruitment;

  • Applicants must be Ghanaian by birth
  • Must be Ghanaian over 18 years and less than 25 years by the 1st of December, 2024
  • Height (173 centimetres or 5 feet 8 inches for males and 165 centimetres or 5 feet 4 inches for females)
  • Applicant must have clean records from the Criminal Records Department
  • Must meet the standards of Ghana police service medical examination;
  • Must be of good character

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