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,



The Metropolitan Police have stated that Armed Officers will travel on the London Underground days after the bomb scare at North Greenwich Station. Senior Officers in the Met have stated that Firearms Patrols, which are often conducted on mainline trains, will now be seen on the Tube and will travel between jobs to provide extra counter terrorist cover and give confidence to commuters. After the bombing in London on 7/7 in 2005 Armed Police were deployed in a temporary capacity. However the announcement made today means that people using the