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Know The Ranks Of The Ghana Police Service

The most common title people use to refer to a Ghanaian police officer on the street or in the police station is Commander or Sergeant.

Either they don't want to undermine the position of the officer or they are not aware of the above, but whatever the case may be, calling an officer by a rank that they have not yet achieved is equally wrong.

Under the ministry of interior, the Ghana Police Service (GPS) is the leading law enforcement agency in Ghana.

The service employs over 30,000 officers across 651 stations.

Criminal prevention, detection, and prosecution are the primary features of the Ghana police service.

Below are the major ranks in the Ghana Police Service (GPS).

Chief Inspector

The Cheif Inspector is identified with four white metal bars each mounted with a black star in the middle


The Inspector is spotted with three white metal bars each mounted with the Star in the centre.

Regiment Sergeant Major

This person is spotted with the Ghana Coat of Arms on both sleeves in the form of a metal badge.

District Sergeant Major

District Sergeant Major is identified with a metal badge consisting of a Star surrounded by laurel leaves worn on the left sleeve


He/She is identified with 3 chevrons worn on both sleeves


The Corporal is identified with 2 chevrons worn on both sleeves

Lance Corporal

He or She is spotted with One chevron worn on both sleeves


This is the lowest rank in the police service.

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