Police Constable Police Constable is the starting rank for most officers who join policing. Essentially, this entails the prevention
Sergeant Police Sergeants are the first supervisory rank in policing and generally remain operational. It’s a tough job, but the first in a rewarding career of formal police leadership ranks. The rank of sergeant is signified by three chevron stripes on the arms or epaulettes.
Inspector Inspectors remain mostly operational and take a more
Chief Inspector The role of a Chief Inspector is to oversee large teams and resources. The insignia of chief inspectors is three ‘pips’ on their uniform epaulettes.
Superintendent The Superintendent rank is the first of the senior manager levels within policing. They oversee large and/or complex departments and resources and often carry responsibility for a specific policy or policing area. They are also often the senior decision-maker during significant operational incidents. The insignia of Superintendents is a single crown worn on their uniform epaulettes.
strategic perspective on operational policing matters. Inspectors have two ‘pips’ on their epaulettes, formally called ‘Order of the Bath’ stars, or ‘Bath Stars’.
and detection of crime. Roles can include response, neighbourhood policing, firearms and many other specialist roles.
SPECIAL ConstableS Special Constables are volunteer police officers with the same powers as full-time officers.
Police community support officer PCSOs are members of police staff who patrol the railway alongside our police officers. Uniforms are clearly marked ‘PCSO’.
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