Nigerian Police Salary Structure

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2020 Nigerian Police Salary – The Nigerian Police (formally the Nigerian Police Force) is becoming cool employment-wise. The salary is considerably good for a young school leaver entering the labour market. Police recruitment N40,000+ monthly.

And you’re pretty confident you will get it at the end of every month. This is a post about the Nigerian police ranks and their salaries in 2020.

The Nigerian Police  Force (NPF), which was first established in 1820 is the principal law enforcement agency in Nigeria and is responsible for the internal security of lives and properties.

Its vision is to make Nigeria safer and more secure for economic development and growth; to create a safe and secure environment for everyone living in Nigeria.

It has a staff strength of about 371,800. There are currently plans by the present Government to increase the force to 650,000. The NPF is a vast organisation consisting of 36 State commands grouped into 12 zones and seven administrative organs.

The federal agency also has 14 different arms. The agency is currently headed by the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Abubakar Adamu, MPN, MNI.

Want to know the amount paid as salary to employees of the Nigerian Police?

The ranking of the Nigeria Police runs from “Recruit” all the way up to the Inspector General of Police (appointed by the President of the Federation). The salary increases along with that path too. Police Constables got N43,000 in the past, but with the newly approved salary increment structure, they get N84,000 monthly. How cool is that?

This post serves as a resource for the Nigerian police ranks too (Cuz the salary structure is arranged based on ranks). #Nigerian Police salary structure

Do you work for the Nigerian police? Please tell us your rank and what you are currently being paid.


Contents

1. A Police Recruit

A Police recruit is a person who is undergoing training to become a member of the police force. # NPF Salaries

Monthly Salary – N9,019.42
Annual Salary – N108,233

2i. A Police Constable Grade Level 03

A Police Constable is a newly employed policeman. It is the lowest rank in Nigeria Police.

Monthly Salary – N43, 293.80

Annual Salary -N519,525.6

ii. A Police Constable Grade Level 10

Monthly Salary – 51,113.59

Annual Salary – 613,363.08

3i. A Police Corporal On Grade 04 (1)

This is a lower rank in the police force, and it comes after constable. This rank is abbreviated as Cpl.

Monthly Salary-N44,715.53
Annual Salary-N536,586.36

ii. A Police Corporal On Grade Level 04 (10)

Monthly Salary-N51,113.59
Annual Salary -N613,365.08

4i. A Police Sergeant On Grade 05 (step1)

A sergeant is the middle rank of a non-commissioned officer. A Police Sergeant is below the rank of a sergeant major. Nigeria police new salary scale

Monthly Salary- N48,540.88
Annual Salary- N582,490.56

ii. A Police Sergent On Grade 05 (step 10)

Monthly Salary-N55,973.84
Annual Salary- N671,686.08

5i. A Sergeant Major On Grade 06 (step 1)

Sergeant Major is the highest rank of non-commissioned officer. A Sergeant Major assist the administrative officer of a particular regiment.

Monthly Salary- N55,144.81
Annual Salary – N661,737.72

ii. A Sergent Major On Grade 06 (step 10)

Monthly Salary-N62,204.88
Annual Salary -N746,458.56

6i. A Cadet Inspector On Grade Level 07 (step1)

A cadet Inspector is the lowest rank held by a police officer after undergoing training of service as a commissioned officer. It is commonly known as Inspector of Police (IP).

Monthly Salary – N73,231.51
Annual Salary – N878,778.12

ii. A Cadet Inspector On Grade 07 (step10)

Monthly Salary -N87,135.70
Annual Salary -N1,045,628.4

7i. Assistant Superintendent Of Police (ASP) On Grade 08 (step1)

It is the second-lowest senior officer rank. It is above inspector and below superintendent.

Monthly Salary-N127,604.68
Annual Salary – N1,531,256.16

ii. Assistant Superintendent Of Police (ASP) On Grade 08 (step10)

Monthly Salary- N144,152.07

Annual Salary- N1,729,824.84

8i. An Assistant Superintendent Of Police (ASP1) On Grade 09 (step1)

Monthly Salary- N136, 616.06
Annual Salary- N1,639,392.72

ii. An Assistant Superintendent Of Police (ASP2) On Grade 09 (step10)

Monthly Salary -N156,318.39
Annual Salary – N1,875,820.68

9i. A Deputy Superintendent Of Police(DSP) On Grade 10 (step1)

A Deputy Superintendent is a senior officer rank. It is higher than Assistant Superintendent.

Monthly Salary -N148,733.29
Annual Salary -N1,784,799.48

ii. A Deputy Superintendent Of Police (DSP) ON Grade 10 (step10)

Monthly Salary -N170,399.69

Annual Salary -N2,044,796.28

10i. A Superintendent Of Police (SP) On Grade 11 (step1)

The rank of a Nigeria Superintendent is between Chief Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent of Police.

Monthly Salary -N161,478.29
Annual Salary -N1,937,739.48

ii. A Superintendent Of Police (SP) On Grade 11 (step 10)

Monthly Salary- N187,616.69
Annual Salary-N2,251400.28

11i. A Chief Of Superintendent Of Police, CSP, On Grade 12 (step1)

This is a senior rank in the police force. It is higher than the Superintendent.

Monthly Salary -N172,089.06
Annual Salary -N2,065,068.72

ii. A Chief Of Superintendent Of Police, CSP, On Grade 12 (step8)

Monthly Salary-N199,723.96
Annual Salary -N2,396,687.52

12i . Assistant Commissioner Of Police, ACP, Grade 13 (step1)

Assistant Commissioner of Police is the sixth highest rank in the Nigeria police senior officers rank. It is above Chief Superintendent and below Deputy Commissioner.

Monthly Salary-N183,185.73
Annual Salary -N2,198,228.76

ii. Assistant Commissioner Of Police, ACP, Grade 13 (step10)

Monthly Salary -N212,938.16
Annual Salary-N2,555,257.92

13i. Deputy Commissioner Of Police, DCP, On Grade 14 (step1)

This rank is between the Assistant Commissioner and the Commissioner. The Deputy Commissioner takes over the command in the absence of the state commissioner. He supervises the Assistance Commissioner of police in their day to day running.

Monthly Salary-N242,715.65
Annual Salary-N2,912,587.8

ii. Deputy Commissioner Of Police, DCP, On Grade 14 (step7)

Monthly Salary -N278,852.79
Annual Salary -N3,346,233.48

14i. Commissioner Of Police, CP, on Grade 15 (step1)

The commissioner of police is in charge of contingencies in a state. He is the number one policeman in the state.

He is subject to the command of the Inspector General.
Monthly Salary -N266,777.79
Annual Salary -N3,201,333.48

ii. A Commissioner Of Police, CP, on Grade 15 (step6)

Monthly Salary -N302,970.47
Annual Salary-N3,635,645.64

15i. An Assistant Inspector General Of Police, AIG, On Grade 16 (step1)

The Assistant Inspector General is the Second in Command of the Police Force.

Monthly Salary -N499,751.87
Annual Salary -N5,997,022.44

ii. An Assistant Inspector General Of Police, AIG, On Grade 16 (step5)

Monthly Salary -N546,572.73

Annual Salary- N6,558,872.76

16. The Inspector General Of Police, IGP

The rank of the Inspector General is the highest in the Nigeria Police Force. The Inspector General is the most senior officer and as well the head of the police force in Nigeria.

Monthly Salary -N711,498
Annual Salary -N8,537,976


Arms of the Nigerian Police

The arms of the Nigerian police force are like the sections. You know how organisations are divided into various units for the effective running of the force. There are 14 arms at the moment;

  1. Administrative division
  2. Anti-Fraud Section
  3. The Central Criminal Registry
  4. Special Anti-Robbery Squad
  5. X-Squad, General Investigation
  6. Special Fraud Unit
  7. Legal Section
  8. Forensic Science Laboratory
  9. Interpol Liaison
  10. Homicide
  11. Police Mobile Force
  12. Anti-Human Trafficking Unit
  13. Force Intelligence Bureau
  14. DCI Kaduna Annex and Counter-Terrorism Unit.

Ranks in the Nigeria Police 

  1. Inspector General
  2. Deputy Inspector-General of Police
  3. Assistant Inspector-General of Police
  4. Commissioner of Police
  5. Deputy Commissioner of Police
  6. Assistant Commissioner of Police
  7. Chief Superintendent of Police
  8. Superintendent of Police
  9. Deputy Superintendent of Police
  10. Assistant Superintendent of Police
  11. Inspector of Police
  12. Sergeant Major
  13. Sergeant
  14. Corporal
  15. Constable

Nigeria Police Supervision

When it comes to the supervision and the control of the Nigeria police, there are three agencies responsible for that:

  1. The Police Service Commission (PSC)
  2. Nigerian Police Council
  3. Ministry of Interior.

Organisational Structure of the Nigeria Police Force

The corporate structure of the Nigeria Police Force is in line with the geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The structure aid the Nigeria police to function effectively within the internal territory of the country.

  1. Force Headquarters
  2. Zonal Headquarters
  3. State Commands Headquarters
  4. Divisional Police Headquarters
  5. Police Station
  6. Police Post
  7. Village Police Post.

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135 COMMENTS

  1. It is quite unfortunate that the pay of these officers are peanuts, not enough to even take care of themselves how much more of their families. I think it’s high time Nigerian youths take actions on politicians, by doing drastic and hard tins to them, for me, soon Nigeria leaders will hear from me, cos it will be my life or theirs.

  2. by the special grace of GODi will be among the nigeria police force this year. lord this is what i ask for by your power and your mercy

  3. Please let Nigeria do something over police and under force over they salary.salary is so poor . that why corruption can never finish in police force imagine family man receive 43thusand Nauru as salary.no no no let government do something better to Nigeria police

  4. The information is good but the taken home is not true.many command are paying so low.inspectors on level 7 step 1 are recieving #67,000 not even up to #73,000.i dont realy know where the deductions are coming from.

  5. All the salary enumerated here is a scam,nobody pay or received that money as salary,fighting corruption should start from those who are slicing people's salary for nothing, this ippis is the worst in the history of Nigeria police, for example my mate in Lagos is above me with #10,000,the same date of promotion,same increment. some newly promoted Asp were paid #120,000 in Lagos,while Ekiti pay same mate with #111,845:45,some command like Ogun state paid #116,000,IMO state paid #113,000.we all paid cooperative due of only #1000:00 compulsory. apart from that why should the salary differs,who is fooling who?Asp salary supposed to be #127,000.why #111,000?.may God Judge these evil men who are mutilating our salary to satisfy their family.

  6. We the Lagos Naighbourhood Safety Corp are suffering like the Nigeria Police. Salary is nothing to write home about. As a level 8 ACO 2(i.e Assistance Corp Officer 2) my salary is just #50,425.00 and they want me to patrol all my LG area with bicycle to settle daily problems without adequate protection and insurance.

  7. Sir it's well but let Nigeria government increase any Force as salary because how things are getting cost now that money can not substain them and that is the reason for their bribery and corruption, Niger get money they should make life for citizen thanks.

  8. last month salary for police is no been payed why please ooo find solution to it ooo their are children for them to take care please again find solution to it

  9. even this amount mention as a sergeant salary I have never seen it in my account, privet in Nigeria army is collecting 53,000 monthly which a sergeant in NPF is not,
    Pls let IGP do something about it thanks
    God bless Nigerian police force, all the way

  10. Senate can collect #15billion naira just to pass a bill into law,but to raise a motion to increase police salary is a big problem,what a pity.IGP salary is not even up to a million naira.mtchew.

  11. This is not even new salary,it has been existing for more than three years now,no MSS in any police command pay this,inspr of level 7 step 10 is taking 75,465 per month,it is a big shame.

  12. It is a pity even the Deputy commissioner of police salary is not up to #300,000 per month,I am an inspector of police with eight years as inspector,my take home salary is #75,465 per month,while some people in the same Nigeria is taking #13.5m per month and we buy in the same market what a wicked country.

  13. Good morning everyone, please when is the nigeria police Bsc,Hnd,Btch,BA,recruitment for 2018 come up?and please Nigeria government should increase police salary….. B4 I go vex bomb Nigeria!

  14. This is not truth!
    This maybe the real salary from Federal Government *but* this is not the actual amount police are collecting. Police are collected less than this.

    My people Police are suffering from federal government hands, these are the people we can't do without. They have no holidays, no off duty, no Time for their family, no weekends, no celebration.
    In fact, police deserve million as salary.

  15. It's unfortunately the salaries has to be increased. More so may those in charge look into their dwelling place (I mean their housing) the wholeg environment need total over hauling.

  16. well, i just want to say that the salaries are not encouraging and does not equate the risks they take.

  17. It will surprise you to know that the payment schedule as stipulated above is quite different from what is in reality because the grade level 10 are practically not true as no police man receives such but much below that. A sergeant of grade 5 Step 10 hardly receives #51.000 let alone a constable receiving it. The system has being bastardized and no one is saying anything about it. The police officers in Nigeria🇳🇬 are suffering from the hands of the government compared to bother sister agencies, even upon the fact that they work more than every other security agency in Nigeria🇳🇬 and their life put at risk against all odds. Its a shame!

  18. I was not paid salary February and March 2018, only saw April salary on 3/5/2018. When the two months salary will be paid to me? I am an inspector of police

  19. How do you give this stipends to a man whom the peace of the country is in his hand. Why will nigeria police not avert justice for money'? Why should they not take bribe. It is hopeless. How much are the legislators, governors and president's allowances per day. Nigerian government should have a rethink over these paymen. The is no salary but allowance.

  20. the salary of the Nigerian police force should be increase, because the work very hard in the society even more than any other security agencies ,
    l love police work

  21. Your arrangement is very correct and plain but it will interest you to know that my salary as woman corporal has not been paid since February. I would like you to give a lasting solution to it pls.

  22. the Nigerian police salary structure is really poor,how can they expect the police officers to carry out their various duties with this kind of salary structure pls the federal government should do something about thjs

  23. The salary structure of the NP is poor. Pls there is need for a review. But their personal are not doing well at all, they need to be more professional

    • That is just the problem. This salary is poor compare to equivalent rank in other security agencies like DSS, military etc. To whom less is given, less is expected. I know this several years back

  24. I just want to talk about the salary of the Nigeria army, because they are suffering and their salary is small. And if they recruit today all the General, the Commander would not let them enjoy before taken them to war I mean Sambisa Forrest and we all know that Nigeria is selling the soldiers to kill they are using them to make money with the man sheikau the Book Haram leader. All those leader are just tricking us and they making their money because there are some money that they're generating in between them, and if there's no war the war again that money stop. As we couldn't fought them on ground then why they couldn't call for Air force. American Army came to rescue us but they sent them back that they don't need of them that show's they don't want the war stop now. They knew that they're suffering them why they couldn't talk of Increasing Salary so if they still used like Three Months after recruiting before they got killed then God knows, there parents would still manage that. If not because of The foolish Country which there's no job, Man would be finding Job to that hot place Rubbish work or to just talk of not sitting down because you going to a family if you didn't have before. God as your steadfast love endures forever please save us from our leaders that's cheating on us and save our soldier's that they're wasting, selling to killed with no reward for their family. Save from this Sinful, bloody and Murderers country called itself Nigeria. Fuck Nigeria. Nigeria Fuck you.

  25. I am aspiring to be an inspector of police, my monthly salary is #51.347.00 , manay of my mate collect close to #54.685. Why is salary poor

  26. Very poor salary I see reason why there is bribery and corruption among the police. It not even enough to take care of themselves in Nigeria now talk less of a family man..federal govt need to increase that

  27. the salaries is okey,bt i will be happy if federal gov increase it expecially constable,coporal CPL and seagent SGN

  28. Nigerian police force you are really trying your best, but I wish I will be one of you to bring my contributions for our nation.

  29. Hmmmmmm,with this salary structure,why are the policemen and policewomen not contempted with their salaries?. This salary structure is enough for to shun ALL these their corrupt practices and stop all thier check points #50/#100 bribe

    • TRUE TO GOD THIS SALARY IS TO SMALL IT WILL NOT EVEN ENOUGH TO A SINGLE PERSON THAT HAVE NO FAMILY.JUST TO BUY A SHIRT AND TROUSER.

  30. The Nigerian Police Salary Structure is quite encouraging compared with other civil service members. I believe this is the basic salary as other allowances would follow.

  31. Nigeria National Assembly member salary 29million
    a sleepless day and night police constable 43,000naira. his total salary after 35years of service is not even up to 20million naira.
    Nigeria leaders, you people don't have conscience. you better start looking for you guys conscience

  32. I need 2become a police man to investigate their criminal person in their various location i need 2pray fr u my respective brothrs

  33. Nigerian police force off course are an institution or an instrumentality and a custodian of law;They sacrifaced their live to ensured authentic peaceful co-existance in an autarchy like Nigeria,which is a multi-cultural,multi-ethnic as well as multi-religious society.But the obstacle here is "corruption"which have been defined by uneze "as a cankerworm which eat up the fabric of Nigerian society",why if you have been caught by police they will wrote it boldly "BAIL IS FREE"when you want to get your family then you must pay?.Though,even the legislature are they threats.For Nigerian to persist accordingly we must leave up all our personal interest,we must stop worshing money and obey both the rule of law and the supreme being (God) laws.

  34. We’re coming very soon by the grace of almighty allah s.w.a.no going back may allah guide us and protect us wherever we are ameen

  35. Hmmm we will like to joined in other to ensure no more corruption in my father land, but when nigerian police form will be commence

  36. You that do underground 4 christian not 2 recruit in 2 npf,is just dat our GOD is not GOD dat answerd by fire,if he is u ll be punish

  37. Comment Text* Glory Be God Alleluyah 4 Dis Kind Opt Dat Mr President Gave To All Nigeria Citzen, May Allah Grant Mr President Gud Health 2 Drive Nigeria 2 D Graeter Higth

  38. Comment Text*All thank to God almighty who give me the priviledge to apply for this job,Lord hear my cry and move Nigeria to a better place

  39. I thank Almighty Allah for giving us a good leader that has the privilege of promoting our country may ALLAH help Mr president and

  40. I thank Almighty Allah for giving us a good leader that has the privilege of promoting our country may ALLAH help Mr president and Npf

  41. I Mohammed Isah,
    here to give endless thanks to God Almigity, the chief IGP and all entire member of NPF and Nigerian.
    I pray to be among of 2016NPF selection candidate because?
    1:I ready to serve the nation,
    2: I ready mataine peace and order in Nigdria.
    3: To against any teriorist facing Nigeria.
    GOD SHOULD HELP ME, AMIN

  42. God av make a way,where ppls tink dia wl b no way or hopes 4 nigeria again,may god elp president to succeed in dix anatomy,am member of d applicants,am usin dix oppourtunity 2 seek d mercy of god 2 kant me among d lucky.

  43. JESUS Is d only way to every kind of work,Put your trust only in him.Who is IGP,PRESIDENT? WHO IS SANATOR?WHO IS GOVERNOR? JESUS NAME,Is above all other names cry out JESUS CHRIST for help,not for a man.Comit the recruitment to him(proverb 16:3) pray over it victory is your in JESUS NAME.

  44. GOOD EVENING MY PEOPLE OF NIGERIA MEN & WOMEN I WAT 2 USE DIS OPPOTUNITIES 2 PRAY 2 ALLMIGHTY ALLAH 2 LET DEM SHORTLISTED MY NAME AMONG THE 1OOOO POLICE OFFICE IN DIS yrs

  45. I have seen and understood that the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has wore a new face. May we see God complete His work in the structure. In Jesus name we all prayed, AMEN.

  46. We thank mr president 4 his ability 2 fulfil part of his champion promis.we pray dat the Good LORD should help him 2 actualise all his promises.we als prayed dat GOD should giv him knowledge,wisdom,strenght n understanding 2 led d nation 2 d promised land.Amen.

  47. I really needs to thank Mr. President and the NPF for the available vacancies for Nigeria citizens who are truly interested on the security and growth of our great country NIGERIA. I’m an applicat.

  48. Goodevening sir! I don’t have much to say but thanks for everything. And remember to shortlist my name name please and please. Thanks sir!

  49. I want to use this opportunity to
    thanks Nigerian Police Force , for empower
    youth in providing
    employment ,this will
    reduces crime in this situation

  50. I SALUTE THE PRESIDENT AND THE NIGERIAN POLICE FORCE FOR THEIR OWN EFFORT TOWARDS MAKING NIGERIA A BETTER COUNTRY. AS FOR THE RECRUITMENT, I’M NOT AN APPLICANT, BUT AS A BORNAFIDE NIGERIAN CITIZEN I PRAY THAT IN THIS RACE OF GETTING RID OF CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA, THE ANTI CORRUPTION WAR BE EXTENDED TO THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS AND THE NEW OFFICERS BE ALSO MADE TO HAVE “INTEGRITY” AS AN ADDED QUALIFICATION TO THEIR ACADEMIC AND PHYSICAL. THIS WE MUST CONFESS IF POSSESSED BY OUR OFFICERS WILL GO A LONG WAY TO HELP MATTERS. ALL THE SAME KUDOS TO OUR POLICE FORCE FOR THEIR GOOD WORKS. I WISH ALL APPLICANTS A SUCCESS IN JESUS NAME, AMEN.
    LONG LIVE NIGERIAN POLICE FORCE!
    LONG LIVE ARMS FORCES OF THE FRN!!
    LONG LIVE THE GCFRN!!!
    LONG LIVE THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA!!!!

  51. I’ll like to show my happiness to the NPf and God bless them. And I hope my name become one of the 10,000 officers ameen.because since the time I was young my aim is police, I need help, may Allah protect us.

  52. great npf I appreciated ur effort on the going recruitment processes but I’ll like npf or Mr President to increase the numbers of applicants to be recruited. bcos so far we ve got over 550000 applicants on line. tnkx

  53. I am very happy with Nigerian police for their
    understanding and awareness they created in Nigeria,if not for our able president so thank you all god bless you amen. I’m among the 10000 officer this year amen

  54. GLORY BE TO GOD AND A BIG THANKS TO NPF FOR UNGOING RECRUITMENT INTO VARIOUS RANK MAY THE NAME OF OUR LORD BE PRAISE BOTH NOW AND FOREVER AMEN. PLS NPF SHOULD INCREASE THE NUMBER OF RECRUIT FOR A SUCCESSFUL REPLACEMENT AND TO ELIMINATE UNEMPLOYMENT IN NIGERIAN THANKS. PLS MY NAME SHOULS INCLUDED AMONG THE SHORT LISTING OFFICER THAKS AND GOD BLEESS NPF, GOD BLESS D GOOD PLEOPLE OF OUR GREAT NATION NIGERIAN.

  55. I want to use this medium to thanks NPF , for empower youth in providing employment ,this will reduces crime in this state, a big elbow for u, u r great,,

  56. I wil like d recruitment body to be very independent nd impartial when short listing d names based on qualification. Nd also i wnt 2 tank d N PF for their genuein effort to eliminat unemployment nd to encourage d spirit of ptriotism.

    • I applied for the nigeria constable police form online but my state of origin and local government is not indicated. please hope am free to go?

  57. i want to use dis medium to tank d 9ja police for their efort in combatin crime in d nation at large,more powa to una elbow.also let me advis d body dt is responsible for d ongoing recruitment to carry out d assigmnt baz on merit nd best candidate so dt d rite peck wil fit in d rite hole considerin d security challenge our nation is facin today.let show luv nd sincerity to our country nigeria.God bless nigeria!!

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