british-police-rank-structure

British Police Ranks

The Police Rank Structure is standardised throughout the UK, with only a slight variation in the senior ranks, which can be found in the Metropolitan and City of London Police. The majority of the ranks that exist today are those that were created by Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel, who founded the Metropolitan Police in 1829. If you are new to the Police or interested in joining, then understanding the rank structure displayed on each officer’s shoulder is not only a good idea but could also save you future embarrassment,