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Famous Male Police Officers

List of famous male police officers, featuring bios and photos when available. This male police officers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being police officers. The male police officers of note are listed by their level of prominence, and you can be sorted by various bits of information like date of birth or birthplace. There are thousand of males working as police officers in the world, but this list highlights only the notable ones.

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While this isn't a list of all male police officers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male police officers in the world?" and "Who are the best male police officers?"

The most notable male police officers in history and today are shown below. Enjoy this list of well-known, leading male police officers. If you want to share these historic male police officers you can use one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (327 items)


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    Eddie Money, is an American rock guitarist, saxophonist and singer-songwriter, who found success in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of Top 40 hits and platinum albums. Rock impresario Bill Graham said of Money, "Eddie Money has it all.... Not only can he sing, write, and play, but he is a natural ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Guitarist, Police officer, Saxophonist, Musician, Singer-songwriter + 1 more
    • Credits: Joe Dirt
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    Daniel James "Dan" White was a San Francisco supervisor who assassinated San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, on Monday, November 27, 1978, at City Hall. In a controversial verdict that led to the coining of the legal slang "Twinkie defense," White was convicted of manslaughter ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 39 (1946-1985)
    • Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Firefighter, Politician, Police officer
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    Gilbert Charles Harding was an English journalist and radio and television personality. His many careers included schoolmaster, journalist, policeman, disc-jockey, actor, interviewer and television presenter. He also appeared in several films, sometimes in character parts but usually as himself. Harding ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 53 (1907-1960)
    • Birthplace: Hereford, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist, Police officer, Disc jockey
    • Credits: What's My Line?
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    Benjamin Obadiah Iqbal Zephaniah is an English writer, dub poet and Rastafari. He was included in The Times list of Britain's top 50 post-war writers in 2008. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Handsworth, West Midlands, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Poet, Police officer, Author, Actor, Writer + 1 more
    • Credits: Ps Your Mystery Sender, Farendj, Bob Marley & Other Reggae Stars: Reggae's Got Soul
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    Dennis Farina was an American actor of film and television and former Chicago police officer. He was a character actor, often typecast as a mobster or police officer. His most known film roles are those of mobster Jimmy Serrano in the comedy Midnight Run and Ray "Bones" Barboni in Get Shorty. He starred ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 69 (1944-2013)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Police officer, Actor
    • Credits: Saving Private Ryan, Law & Order, Snatch, Manhunter, Out of Sight + 48 more
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    Daryl Gates was the Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department from 1978 to 1992. His length of tenure was second only to that of William H. Parker. As chief of police, he took a hardline, aggressive, paramilitary approach to law enforcement. Gates is co-credited with the creation of SWAT teams with ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 84 (1926-2010)
    • Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Police officer, Sailor
    • Credits: Street Kings, Bastards of the Party
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    Brian Leonard Paddick, Baron Paddick is a British politician, and was the Liberal Democrat candidate for the London mayoral election, 2008 and the London mayoral election, 2012. He was, until his retirement in May 2007, Deputy Assistant Commissioner in London's Metropolitan Police Service and the United ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Balham, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Politician, Police officer
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    Forrest Griffin is an American retired mixed martial artist and a UFC Hall of Famer. Since 2005, he has been signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship where he is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Griffin, a former Georgia police officer, first rose to prominence after winning the first season ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Mixed Martial Artist, Police officer, Coach, Actor
    • Credits: 13, Locked Down, Unrivaled, UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort, UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz 2 + 7 more
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    James E. Davis was a New York City police officer, corrections officer and council member. He was killed by a fellow politician in New York City Hall, in a bizarre instance of political rivalry turned violent. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 41 (1962-2003)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Police officer
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    Gerard John Schaefer, Jr. was an American murderer and suspected serial killer from Florida. He was imprisoned in 1973 for murders he committed as a Martin County, Florida Sheriff's deputy. While he was convicted of two murders, he was suspected of many others. Schaefer frequently appealed against his ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 49 (1946-1995)
    • Birthplace: Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: Police officer
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    Kenneth S. Washington was a professional football player who was the first African-American to sign a contract with a National Football League team in the modern era. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 53 (1918-1971)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Police officer, Actor, American football player
    • Credits: The Jackie Robinson Story, Pinky, Tarzan's Deadly Silence
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    Valerio Aspromonte

    Valerio Aspromonte is an Italian fencer. At the 2012 Summer Olympics he competed in the Men's foil, but was defeated in the quarterfinals. However he was a member of the Italian team in the men's foil team event which won the gold medal. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Italy
    • Profession: Police officer, Athlete
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    Richard Cain, also known as Richard Scalzetti, was a notoriously corrupt Chicago police officer, made man in the Chicago Outfit, and a close associate of Mafia boss Sam Giancana. Several conspiracy theorists have claimed that Cain was directly involved in the 1963 assassination of U.S. President John F. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 42 (1931-1973)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Police officer, Mafioso
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    Diego Ruiz Asín is a Spanish cross-country skier who has competed in the World Cup since 1998. Ruiz competed at three Winter Olympics and in four FIS Nordic World Ski Championships from 2003 to 2009. His best Olympic result is a 23rd place in the 50 km event in 2006. His best World Championships result ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Jaca, Spain
    • Profession: Cross-country skier, Police officer, Athlete
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    Norbert Poehlke, Der Hammermörder, was a German police officer who was found, after his suicide in 1985, to have committed several bank robberies and murders. He was tagged 'Hammer-Killer' for his modus operandi of killing car owners and using a sledgehammer in subsequent bank robberies in which he ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 34 (1951-1985)
    • Birthplace: Germany
    • Profession: Police officer
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    Anthony Richard "Tony" Perkins is president of the Family Research Council, a conservative policy and lobbying organization based in Washington, D.C. Perkins was previously a police officer and television reporter, served two terms as a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States of America
    • Profession: Activist, Politician, Journalist, Police officer
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    Clemente Russo is an Italian amateur boxer best known for winning Gold at the 2007 and 2013 World Amateur Boxing Championships at heavyweight. He currently boxes for the Italia Thunder team in the World Series of Boxing league. He has also signed up for the new AIBA professional league, the APB, which ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Caserta, Italy
    • Profession: Police officer, Athlete
    • Credits: Tatanka
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    Jacob Joseph Chestnut, one of the two United States Capitol Police officers killed in the line of duty on July 24, 1998, was the first African American to lie in honor in the United States Capitol. Chestnut is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. His funeral included a speech by President Bill Clinton ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 58 (1940-1998)
    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Police officer
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    Ken Stafford is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Thailand. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Police officer
    • Credits: Survivor
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    Romeu Tuma

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    Romeu TumaPTBSPLegislatura inicial:52 Legislatura final:53Ano inicial: 2003 Ano final: 2011romeu.tuma@senador.gov.brhttp://www.senado.gov.br/sf/senadores/senadores_institucional.asp?leg=aamp;codparl=74http://www.senado.gov.br/web/senador/rtuma/default.asp more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 79 (1931-2010)
    • Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
    • Profession: Politician, Police officer
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