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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). With new shows like "Mike and Molly" and the upcoming "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 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. The funniest 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.

List Criteria: Most memorable policeman characters in comedy shows

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    The Andy Griffith Show More
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    Police Squad More
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    Get Smart More
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    Barney Miller More
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    Barney Miller More
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    Castle More
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    Monk, Monk Universe More
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    Everybody Loves Raymond More
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    The Dukes of Hazzard More
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    Bull Shannon

    Night Court More
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    The Simpsons, The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons More
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    South Park More
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    Family Matters More
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    Family Guy, Family Guy Universe More
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    Get Smart More
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    Frank Poncherello

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    Lt. Jim Dangle

    Reno 911 More
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    Psych, Psych More
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    Officer Francis Muldoon

    Car 54, Where Are You? More
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    The Wire More
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    Johnathan Baker

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    Reno 911 More
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    Jake Peralta

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine More
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    Sledge Hammer

    Sledge Hammer! More
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    Monk, Monk Universe More
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    3rd Rock from the Sun More
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    Parks and Recreation More
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    Bookman the Library Cop

    Seinfeld More
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    Reno 911 More
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    Officer Mike Biggs

    Mike & Molly More
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    Sherrif Lobo

    The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo More
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    Carl Kanisky

    Gimme a Break! More
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    Inspector Raymond Fowler

    The Thin Blue Line More
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    Officer Gunther Toody

    Car 54, Where Are You? More
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    Futurama More
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    Happy Days More
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    Brisco County Jr.

    The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. More
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    She's the Sheriff More
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    Carl McMillan

    Mike & Molly More
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    Criminal Minds More
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    Twin Peaks More
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    Sheriff Blubs

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    Bakersfield P.D. More
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    Sgt. Curtis Baker

    Carter Country More
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    That 70s Show More
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    Roy Mobey

    Carter Country More
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