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Police ranks of Spain

The Police ranks of Spanish police officers denote the position of a given officer in the police hierarchy in Spanish police forces.

National

Guardia civil

NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
Spain Spanish Civil Guard
Teniente general General de división General de brigada Coronel Teniente coronel Comandante Capitán Teniente Alférez Caballero Alférez Cadete Alférez Alumno 3º Alférez Alumno 2º Alférez Alumno 1º
NATO code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Spain Spanish Civil Guard
Suboficial mayor Subteniente Brigada Sargento primero Sargento Cabo mayor Cabo primero Cabo Guardia Civil de Primera
(Rank in abeyance)
Guardia Civil

Cuerpo Nacional de Policía

Superior grades Superior Executive Deputy inspector Basic Student
National Police Corps
2014–Present
Director adjunto operativo Subdirector general Comisario general/ jefe de división Jefe superior Comisario principal Comisario Inspector jefe Inspector Subinspector Oficial de policía Policía Inspector alumno en prácticas Inspector alumno de 2º año Inspector alumno de 1º año Policía en prácticas Policía alumno
Superior Executive Deputy Inspector Basic
Categories Superior Grades Superior Executive Deputy Inspector Basic Student
National Police Corps
1986-2014
DAO/Subdirector General Comisario General/Jefe de División Jefe Superior Comisario Principal Comisario Inspector Jefe Inspector Subinspector Oficial de Policía Policía Inspector Alumno de 2º año Inspector Alumno de 1º año Policía en Prácticas
National Police Corps
(1978-1986)
General de División
(Commissioner)
General de Brigada
(Assistant Commissioner)
Coronel
(Chief Superintendent)
Teniente Coronel
(Superintendent)
Comandante Capitán Teniente Alférez
(Station Inspector)
National Police Corps
(1978-1986)
Subteniente
(Sub-inspector)
Brigada
(Head Constable)
Sargento Primero
(Staff Sergeant)
Sargento
(Sergeant)
Cabo Primero
(Corporal)
Cabo
(Lance Corporal)
Policía de Primera
(Senior Constable)
Policía
(Policeman,
Constable)
General officers Senior officers Officers and NCOs Enlisted
(General de división) (Coronel) (Sargento) (Cabo)

Customs Surveillance Service

Policía Portuaria

Agentes forestales

Autonomous Communities

Ertzaintza

Police Ranks[1] Superior Grade Executive Grade Inspection Grade Basic Grade
Ertzaintza Cap Emblem
Escala Superior
Escala Superior
Escala Básica, Inspección y Ejecutiva
Escala Básica, Inspección y Ejecutiva
Rigid Shoulder Plate
Intendenteburua / Superintendente
Intendenteburua / Superintendente
Intendentea / Intendente
Intendentea / Intendente
Komisarioa / Comisario
Komisarioa / Comisario
Komisariondokoa / Subcomisario
Komisariondokoa / Subcomisario
Ofiziala / Oficial
Ofiziala / Oficial
Ofizialaondokoa / Suboficial
Ofizialaondokoa / Suboficial
Lehenengoa agentea / Agente 1º
Lehenengoa agentea / Agente 1º
Agentea / Agente
Agentea / Agente
Flexible Shoulder Plate
Intendenteburua / Superintendente
Intendenteburua / Superintendente
Intendentea / Intendente
Intendentea / Intendente
Komisarioa / Comisario
Komisarioa / Comisario
Komisariondokoa / Subcomisario
Komisariondokoa / Subcomisario
Ofiziala / Oficial
Ofiziala / Oficial
Ofizialaondokoa / Suboficial
Ofizialaondokoa / Suboficial
Lehenengoa agentea / Agente 1º
Lehenengoa agentea / Agente 1º
Agentea / Agente
Agentea / Agente
Rank Insignia
Intendenteburua / Superintendente
Intendenteburua / Superintendente
Intendentea / Intendente
Intendentea / Intendente
Komisarioa / Comisario
Komisarioa / Comisario
Komisariondokoa / Subcomisario
Komisariondokoa / Subcomisario
Ofiziala / Oficial
Ofiziala / Oficial
Ofizialaondokoa / Suboficial
Ofizialaondokoa / Suboficial
Lehenengoa agentea / Agente 1º
Lehenengoa agentea / Agente 1º
Agentea / Agente
Agentea / Agente
Basque Intendenteburua Intendentea Komisarioa Komisariondokoa Ofiziala Ofizialondokoa Agente lehena Agentea
Spanish Superintendente Intendente Comisario Subcomisario Oficial Suboficial Agente primero Agente
English Superintendent Intendent Commissioner Deputy Commissioner Officer Deputy Officer Superior Agent Agent
Police Ranks[1] Facultatives and Technicians Grade
Ertzaintza Cap Emblem
Escala Superior
Escala Superior
Rigid Shoulder Plate
Grupo A1
Grupo A1
Grupo A2
Grupo A2
Grupo C1
Grupo C1
Grupo C2
Grupo C2
Flexible Shoulder Plate
Grupo A1
Grupo A1
Grupo A2
Grupo A2
Grupo C1
Grupo C1
Grupo C2
Grupo C2
Rank Insignia
Grupo A1
Grupo A1
Grupo A2
Grupo A2
Grupo C1
Grupo C1
Grupo C2
Grupo C2
Group Group A1 Group A2 Group C1 Group C2

Mossos d'Esquadra

Ranks of the Mossos d'Esquadra
Insignia No insignia
Title Major Comissari Intendent Inspector Sotsinspector Sergent Caporal Mosso
English translation Major Commissioner Intendent Inspector Lieutenant Sergeant Corporal Constable

Policía Foral

Ranks of the Policía Foral
Insignia No insignia
Spanish title Jefe policía Foral Comisario principal Comisario Inspector Subinspector Cabo Agente Foral
Basque title Foruzaingo Nagusia Komisario Nagusia Komisario Inspektorea Inspektoreordea Kaporala Foruzaina
English translation Foral police chief Chief commissioner Commissioner Inspector Sub-inspector Corporal Foral constable

BESCAM

Cuerpo General de La Policía Canaria

Polícia en prácticas (Police trainee) Polícia (Police officer) Oficial (Police sergeant) Subinspector (Police lieutenant) Inspector (Police captain) Subcomisario (Deputy police inspector) Comisario (Police inspector) Comisario principal (Assistant chief of police) Comisario principal jefe (Chief of police) Source:[2]

Local

Policía Municipal

Guàrdia Urbana de Barcelona

Policía Municipal de Madrid

Categories and ranks Managements Operations

Policía Municipal de Madrid
Comisario General Comisario Principal Comisario Intendente Inspector Subinspector Oficial Policía Alumno

Defunct agencies

Guardia de Asalto

Officers


Second Spanish Republic

(1931–1936)

Coronel Teniente Coronel Comandante Capitán Teniente Alférez

Second Spanish Republic

(1936–1939)

Coronel Teniente Coronel Comandante Capitán Teniente Alférez

Non-commissioned ranks


Second Spanish Republic

(1931–1936)

Subteniente Subayudante Brigada Sargento Primero Sargento Cabo Guardia Primero Guardia

Second Spanish Republic

(1936–1939)

Brigada Sargento Cabo Guardia

Armed Police Corps


Francoist Spain

(1939–1977)

General de División
(Commissioner)
General de Brigada
(Assistant Commissioner)
Coronel
(Chief Superintendent)
Teniente Coronel
(Superintendent)
Comandante Capitán Teniente Alférez
(Station Inspector)

Francoist Spain

(1939–1977)

Subteniente
(Sub-inspector)
Brigada
(Head Constable)
Sargento Primero
(Staff Sergeant)
Sargento
(Sergeant)
Cabo Primero
(Corporal)
Cabo
(Lance Corporal)
Policía de Primera
(Senior Constable)
Policía
(Policeman,
Constable)
General officers Senior officers Officers and NCOs Enlisted
(General de Brigada) (Comandante) (Brigada) (Policía de Primera)

General Police Corps

Categories Command Ranks

Francoist Spain
Principal Commissioner Commissioner General 1st rank Commissioner 2nd rank Commissioner 3rd rank Commissioner/

Chief Inspector

Categories Executive Ranks Basic Ranks

Francoist Spain
1st rank Inspector 2nd rank Inspector 3rd rank Inspector Subinspector/

1st rank Agent

Subinspector/

2nd rank Agent

Subinspector/

3rd rank Agent

Categories Basic Ranks (as of 1972)

Francoist Spain
Subinspector/

1st rank Agent

Subinspector/

2nd rank Agent

Subinspector/

3rd rank Agent

References

  1. ^ a b "Según la ORDEN de 31 de octubre de 2012, de la Consejera de Interior, Justicia y Administración Pública, sobre uniformidad general y distintivos de la Ertzaintza" [According to the ORDER of October 31, 2012, of the Minister of the Interior, Justice and Public Administration, on general uniformity and badges of the Ertzaintza] (in Spanish).
  2. ^ "El Gobierno de Canarias presenta la uniformidad del Cuerpo General de la Policía Canaria" [The Government of the Canary Islands presents the uniformity of the General Corps of the Canarian Police] (PDF). Seguridad y Emergencias Canarias (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Badges - Guardia Urbana". Barcelona City Council website]. Archived from the original on 29 September 2008.
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