[3] Other specialist forces, and those outside of the United Kingdom (including the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and Gibraltar) use the same general system, but often have fewer senior ranks. [1][2] Most of the British police ranks that exist today were chosen by Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel, the founder of the Metropolitan Police, enacted under the Metropolitan Police Act 1829. See List of police forces in the United Kingdom for a fuller description of jurisdictions. Under section 107 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (England and Wales only), sergeants and chief inspectors may be designated (by an officer of at least the rank of superintendent) to exercise the powers of an inspector or a superintendent respectively. Cop, Coppa, or Copper – A police officer.. Dibble – The name of a fictional police officer in the cartoon Top Cat. The Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), founded in June 1922, was headed by an inspector-general and had a different rank structure until 1 June 1970, when it fully adopted the rank system used elsewhere in the United Kingdom. In Scotland, however, the mark is a silver band for inspectors and chief inspectors, a silver band and silver oakleaves on the outer and inner edges of the peak respectively for superintendents and chief superintendents, and silver oakleaves on the outer and inner edges of the peak for all chief officers. In most other forces, superintendent lay between inspector and assistant chief constable until well into the 20th century. Police Captain. If you are new to the Police or interested in joining, … In South Yorkshire they wear a bar above the words "Police Community Support Officer Supervisor" and the shoulder number. The United Kingdom England Wales Scotland Northern Ireland 1 Territorial Law Enforcement 2 National Law Enforcement 2.1 Government Agencies 2.2 Special Police Forces 3 Military Law Enforcement See also: Territorial Police Force In the United Kingdom there are a total of 45 territorial police forces (see: UK Police Force). Officers taking part in public order and public safety (POPS) events and incidents wear colour-coded rank slides to denote command and support roles. Police and Law Enforcement Wikia is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. This “rank” is the most well-known. The ranks below are used by all territorial forces in the United Kingdom, and the specialist national forces: the British Transport Police, Ministry of Defence Police, and Civil Nuclear Constabulary. Until the 2000s, officers wore a white shirt with a black tienote A clip-on tie, otherwise the officer can be grabbed by it.with women wearing either the tie or a black/white chequered cravat. The epaulettes for the constables and sergeants also have an addition of the Isle of Man Constabulary logo and motto above their collar numbers. A Station Inspector wore a single star on his epaulettes until 1936, when this changed to a star over two bars to accommodate the new rank of Junior Station Inspector(wearing a star over one bar). Metropolitan Police chief superintendents wore a crown over two stars until the abolition of the rank of superintendent grade I in 1974, after which they changed to the latter's rank badge, which was already worn by chief superintendents elsewhere in the country. A few other forces still use divisional codes. For example, in 1920 the deputy head of Shropshire Constabulary bore the official title of "chief superintendent and deputy chief constable" and in 1927, Lancashire Constabulary had two chief superintendents who were junior to the assistant chief constable. In many smaller forces, the senior superintendent was also the ACC. Some ranks within the Police will be subjected to higher security vetting. However, the rank had been used previously to this in some forces in certain circumstances. Each level will see the officer gain more responsibility and level of leadership. Most of the police forces of the United Kingdom use a standardised set of ranks, with a slight variation in the most senior ranks for the Metropolitan Police Service and City of London Police. In both the police forces, the rank is senior to Chief Superintendent. The Metropolitan Police uses different ranks above chief superintendent. Sergeant. They may assist Basic Command Unit (BCU) commanders, command smaller units, or fill various staff posts. South Yorkshire Police and Kent Police have PCSO supervisors. For example, rank insignia and collar numbers on epaulettes are gold, a… All officers have a unique identification number. The Chief Officer of the Special Constabulary is named Special Commander. Uniformed officers in many forces still wear them on the epaulettes, but other forces have badges or other ways of displaying their identification numbers. Acting inspectors were denoted by a crown in the place of their divisional letters, whilst keeping their collar number and chevrons. Insignia on hats and uniforms can vary between forces within the UK and the following tables below will not accurately represent all constabularies within the UK. Commissioner City of London Police insignia is gold where that of other forces is silver. Traffic wardens were administered by the police and exercised some police powers to control traffic or issue fixed penalty notices for traffic offences. [4] A detective chief inspector was added in each division later in 1954. This lasted until 1974, when superintendent once more became a single rank, wearing a crown on the epaulettes. Are, in the British Police, all constables and sergeants also an. 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