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Kenya National Police Service Badges of Ranks 2019

by Victor Matara

Below are the Kenya National Police Service Badges of Ranks as of 2019; Inspector-General, Deputy Inspector-General, Senior Assistant Inspector-General, Assistant Inspector-General, Senior Superintendent, Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Chief Inspector, Inspector, Senior Sergeant, Sergeant, and corporal.

1. Inspector General

Description

Shoulder Badge: Crossed scimitar sword and swagger cane surrounded by a laurel wreath, surmounted by two lion badges.

Gorget Patches: Red velvet, 4 cm wide and 9.5 cm long pointed at the top with one vertical row of three gold embroidered oak leaves (without acorn), small golden Service button 2 cm from point of the patch.

Cap Peak: Two rows of twisted oak leaf gold lace.

Lanyard: National Police Service colors.

Aiguillettes: Gold colored aiguillettes when wearing a ceremonial dress.

The name ‘National Police Service’ is inscribed at the base of the cloth badge.

2. Deputy Inspector General

Description 

Shoulder Badge: Crossed scimitar sword and swagger cane surrounded by a laurel wreath, surmounted by a military pattern star and a lion badge.

Gorget Patches: Black/maroon velvet, 4 cm wide and 9.5 cm long pointed at the top with one vertical row of three silver embroidered oak leaves (without acorn). A small silver/gold Service button 2 cm. from point of the patch.

Cap Peak: Two rows of twisted oak leaf silver/golden lace.

Lanyard: Respective Service colors.

Aiguillettes: Silver/gold colored aiguillettes when wearing a ceremonial dress.

The name of the respective service is inscribed at the base of the cloth badge.

3. Senior Assistant Inspector General

Description 

Shoulder Badge: A crossed scimitar sword and a swagger cane surrounded by a laurel wreath surmounted by a lion badge.

Gorget Patches: Black/maroon velvet, 4cm wide and 9.5 cm long pointed at the top with one vertical row of three silver/golden embroiled oak leaves (without acorn). A small silver/golden service button 2cm from point of the patch.

Cap peak: Two rows of twisted oak leaf silver/golden lace

Lanyard: Respective service colors.

Aiguillettes: Silver/gold colored aiguillettes when wearing a ceremonial dress.

The name of the respective service is inscribed at the base of the cloth badge.

4. Assistant Inspector General

Description

Shoulder Badge: A crossed scimitar sword and a swagger cane surrounded by a laurel wreath surmounted by two military pattern stars.

Gorget Patches: Black/maroon velvet, 4cm wide and 9.5 cm long pointed at the top with one vertical row of three silver/golden ornament of twisted 2cm silver/golden braid with a small silver/gold service button 2cm from point of the patch.

Cap peak: One row of twisted oak leaf silver/golden lace.

Lanyard: Respective service colors.

The name of the respective service is inscribed at the base of the cloth badge.

5. Commissioner

Description 

Shoulder Badges: Two crossed spears surrounded by a laurel wreath surmounted by one military pattern star.

Gorged Patches: Black/maroon Velvet, 4cm wide and 7.5 cm long pointed at the top with one vertical strip of silver/golden cord, with a small silver/gold service button 2cm from the point of the patch.

Cap Peak: One row of twisted oak leaf silver/golden lace.

Lanyard: Respective Service colors.

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The name of the respective service is inscribed at the base of the cloth badge.

6. Senior Superintendent

Shoulder Badge: Two military pattern stars surmounted by a lion badge.

Gorged Patches: Black/maroon velvet 4cm wide and 7.5 cm long, pointed at the top with one vertical strip of silver/gold cord, with a small service button 2cm from the point of the patch.

Cap Peak: 1.5 cm silver embroidery edged with silver/gold cord.

Lanyard: Respective Service colors.

The name of the respective service is inscribed at the base of the cloth badge.

7. Superintendent of Police

Description

Shoulder Badge: One military pattern star surmounted by a lion badge.

Cap peak: 1.5 cm silver embroidery edged with silver/gold cord.

Lanyard: Respective Service colors.

The name of the respective service is inscribed at the base of the cloth badge.

8. Assistant Superintendent

Description 

Shoulder badge: A lion badge surrounded by a laurel wreath.

Cap Peak – Plain.

Lanyard: Respective Service colors.

The name of the respective service is inscribed at the base of the cloth badge.

When wearing a ceremonial dress, a silver/gold collar badge (collar dog) which is a lion with a scroll below inscribed the respective Service names (Administration Police/Kenya Police) worn on a black/maroon background.

9. Chief Inspector

Description 

Shoulder badge: Three military pattern stars.

Cap Peak – Plain.

Lanyard: Corded navy blue/maroon/khaki.

The name of the respective service is inscribed at the base of the cloth badge.

When wearing a ceremonial dress, a silver/gold collar badge (collar dog) which is a lion with a scroll below inscribed the respective Service names (Administration Police/Kenya Police) worn on a black/maroon background.

10. Inspector

Description 

Shoulder Badge: Two military pattern stars.

Cap Peak – Plain.

Lanyard: Corded navy blue/maroon/khaki.

The name of the respective service is inscribed at the base of the cloth badge.

When wearing a ceremonial dress, a silver/gold collar badge (collar dog) which is a lion with a scroll below inscribed the respective Service names (Administration Police/Kenya Police) worn on a black/maroon background.

11.Senior Sergeant

Description 

Badge: Three bars worsted red chevrons with the Kenya Coat of Arms in National colors embroidered on a dark blue cloth above the chevrons mounted on a dark blue/maroon Melton cloth extending 1 cm larger than the badge..

Cap Peak – Plain.

Lanyard: Navy blue/maroon/khaki plain.

There shall be no inscription of the respective Service names on the badges.

NOTE: For an NCO in possession of ‘Operation Area’ kit, when wearing Khaki Angola shirts, will wear chevrons made of white material.

12. Sergeant

Description 

Badge: Three bars worsted red chevrons mounted on a dark blue/maroon Melton cloth extending 1 cm larger than the badge.

Cap Peak – Plain.

Lanyard: Navy blue/maroon/khaki plain.

There shall be no inscription of the respective Service names on the badges.

13. CORPORAL

Description 

Badge: Two bars worsted red chevrons mounted on a dark blue/maroon Melton cloth extending 1 cm larger than the badge.

Cap Peak – Plain.

Lanyard: Navy blue/maroon/khaki plain.

There shall be no inscription of the respective Service names on the badges.

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