The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

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List Criteria: Most memorable policeman characters in comedy shows

List of the best police TV characters. These sitcom sheriffs, TV deputies, and television police officers have been around since the beginning of the TV box itself. From cartoon cops to black-and-white era television superstars, this page contains the greatest list of cops in sitcoms that you'll find in the whole wide world (wide web). The funny cop names on this list span all eras of TV history, including classic TV cops and cops cartoon characters.

Plus, with new shows like Mike and Molly and Brooklyn Nine-Nine with Andy Samberg, the best cops on TV sitcoms are yet to come. Who can forget Louis CK's recurring bumbling cop character drooling over Amy Poehler's character on Parks and Rec? The funniest cops on television might have begun on Car 54, Where Are You? but they're not ending anytime soon (at least according to NBC's upcoming lineup). The greatest sitcom cops range from classic appearances - like in Seinfeld's library - to unforgettable famous policeman characters - like the entire cast of Comedy Central's Reno 911! In fact, so many of these police sitcoms end with an exclamation point that they'd better be engrained in our collective memories.

Funny shows about cops don't have to take place in the police station itself (remember Carl Winslow from Family Matters?) but, as we see with the classic TV sitcom Sledge Hammer! and Police Squad! - well, it ain't a bad idea. Enjoy the rankings of these high-ranking law enforcement officials with the funniest cops on television and be sure to upvote your favorite TV policemen.
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    Barney Fife is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

    Barney Fife The Andy Griffith Show

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    Lt. Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

    Lt. Frank Drebin Police Squad

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    Get Smart

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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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    Chief Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

    Chief Wiggum The Simpsons, The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons

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    The Andy Griffith Show

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    Barney Miller

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    Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

    Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane The Dukes of Hazzard

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    Barney Miller

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    Bull Shannon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

    Bull Shannon Night Court

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    Adrian Monk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

    Adrian Monk Monk, Monk Universe

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    Everybody Loves Raymond

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    Agent 99 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

    Agent 99 Get Smart

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    Lt. Jim Dangle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

    Lt. Jim Dangle Reno 911

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    Carl Winslow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

    Carl Winslow Family Matters

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    Joe Swanson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

    Joe Swanson Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

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    Castle

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    Frank Poncherello is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

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    Frank Poncherello

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    Shawn Spencer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

    Shawn Spencer Psych, Psych

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    Officer Francis Muldoon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

    Officer Francis Muldoon Car 54, Where Are You?

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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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    The Wire The Wire 

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    Trudy Wiegel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

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    Trudy Wiegel

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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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    Officer Mike Biggs is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

    Officer Mike Biggs Mike & Molly

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    Johnathan Baker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

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    Johnathan Baker

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    Officer Gunther Toody is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

    Officer Gunther Toody Car 54, Where Are You?

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    Clementine Johnson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

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    Clementine Johnson

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    Monk, Monk Universe

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    David Rossi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

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    David Rossi Criminal Minds

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    Parks and Recreation

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    Brisco County Jr. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

    Brisco County Jr. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.

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    Sledge Hammer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

    Sledge Hammer Sledge Hammer!

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    Happy Days

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    Sgt. Charles Enright McMillan & Wife

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    Sgt. Hildy Jones

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    Lt. Randall Disher

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    Sergeant Price Pascall The Last Precinct

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    Url is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

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    Url Futurama

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    Inspector Raymond Fowler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

    Inspector Raymond Fowler The Thin Blue Line

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    3rd Rock from the Sun

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    B.J. and the Bear, The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo

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    The Mentalist

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    Carl McMillan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

    Carl McMillan Mike & Molly

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    Michael Kelso is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

    Michael Kelso That 70s Show

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    Sherrif Lobo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

    Sherrif Lobo The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo

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