Appendix 1 – RCMP ranks
Commissioned officers are RCMP regular members who have been appointed to their rank by the Governor-in-Council. The three badges of the RCMP that indicate the commissioned ranks are: a crown, a star, and a crossed sword and baton. Depending on the dress, badges are worn on the shoulder as slip-ons, on shoulder boards, or directly on the epaulettes. The commissioned ranks of the RCMP are as follows:
- Commissioner (Commr);
- Deputy Commissioner (D/Commr);
- Assistant Commissioner (A/Commr);
- Chief Superintendent (C/Supt);
- Superintendent (Supt); and
- Inspector (Insp).
Non-Commissioned officers are regular members who have not been appointed to their position by the Governor-in-Council. Since 1990, the non-commissioned officers' rank insignia has been embroidered on the epaulette slip-ons and continues to be based on British army patterns.
Non-Commissioned rank badges are worn on the right sleeve of the scarlet/blue tunic and blue jacket. The non-commissioned ranks of the RCMP are as follows:
- Corps Sergeant Major (C/S/M);
- Sergeant Major (S/M);
- Staff Sergeant Major (S/S/M);
- Staff Sergeant (S/Sgt);
- Sergeant (Sgt); and
- Corporal (Cpl).
Constables do not wear any insignia to indicate their rank (Cst).