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AFP, PNP Ranks Insignia – Police Rank in the Philippines

Sometimes people ask what are the ranks of Philippine National Police or PNP Ranks and its obligations according to their rank. Well, here is a research regarding the AFP and PNP ranks insignia.

All government organizations from all over the country, schools or even in company is classify by its rank or position, every ranks serves with different purpose and obligations that needs supervision and controls in which he/she belongs. For those interested to know the Philippine National Police or PNP Ranks and Insignia also you can see down below the Armed Forces of the Philippines or AFP ranks.

PNP Ranks

Police Commissioned Officers

  • Director General
  • Deputy Director
  • Director
  • Chief Superintendent
  • Senior Superintendent
  • Superintendent
  • Chief Inspector
  • Senior Inspector
  • Inspector

pnp ranks and insignia Police Commissioned Officers

Police Non-Commissioned Officers

  • Senior Police Officer IV
  • Senior Police Officer III
  • Senior Police Officer II
  • Senior Police Officer I
  • Police Officer III
  • Police Officer II
  • Police Officer I

pnp ranks and insignia Police Non-Commissioned Officers

AFP Ranks

Commissioned Office

  • General
  • Lieutenant General
  • Major General
  • Brigadier General
  • Colonel
  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • Major
  • Captain
  • 1st and 2nd Lieutenant

Non-Commissioned Officers

  • Master Sergeant
  • Technical Sergeant
  • Staff Sergeant
  • Sergeant
  • Corporal
  • Private First Class
  • Private

Rank Equivalent in the Philippines


ARMY                        NAVY                                PNP                            

  1. Private   ————–       Apprentice Seaman———-  There’s no private rank equivalent in the PNP
  2. Private First Class–      Seaman Second Class ——-  Police Officer 1
  3. Corporal ————        Seaman First Class ———-   Police Officer 2
  4. Sergeant ————       Petty Officer Third Class —    Police Officer 3
  5. Staff Sergeant——-     Petty Officer Second Class –   Senior Police Officer 1
  6. Technical Sergeant —   Petty Officer First Class —-   Senior Police Officer 2
  7. Master Sergeant —–   Chief Petty Officer ———-      Senior Police Officer 3
  8.   ————————————————————————-  Senior Police Officer 4
  9. 2ndLieutenant   ——-    Ensign —————————–  There’s no 2nd Lt. rank equivalent in the PNP
  10. 1stLieutenant   ——–   Lieutenant Junior Grade—–  Police Inspector
  11. Captain —————-      Lieutenant Senior Grade—– Police Senior Inspector
  12. Major  ——————-     Lieutenant Commander —– Police Chief Inspector
  13. Lieutenant Colonel  —  Commander  —————–    Police Superintendent
  14. Colonel  —————–    Captain   ———————–    Police Senior Superintendent
  15. Brigadier General —–   Commodore  —————–     Police Chief Superintendent
  16. Major General  ———   Rear Admiral  —————     Police Director
  17. Lieutenant General —-  Vice Admiral  —————-    Police Deputy Dir. General
  18. General ——————-   Admiral   ———————      Police Director General

We hope this article will give benefits for those who are looking with this kind of information.

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