Police Federation

FOI 00300 - Rank and Insignia Information


Received: 5 December 2022

I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction.

I’m looking for a list, or more preferably a diagram, of the UK police hierarchy together with the badges, stripes, and other insignia that denotes rank. Also information about how each rank should be addressed officially. And who salutes whom, and an idea of when this is used appropriately, plus any information about what an official police solute looks like.

I’m going to fancy all this information already exists in a pdf somewhere, but I don’t know exactly what term to use to search for it. Any clues to help me would be greatly appreciated.


Responded: 7 December 2022

PFEW can confirm that it holds no information in relation to this request.  

For convenience, you may be able to find the information you are looking for at these sites howevebecause they do not contain our data, we cannot verify that the information is secure, true and/or accurate.




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