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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    The Andy Griffith Show

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    Police Squad

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    The Andy Griffith Show

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    Get Smart

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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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    Barney Miller

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    Barney Miller

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    Lt. Jim Dangle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms


    Lt. Jim Dangle Reno 911

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    Bull Shannon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms


    Bull Shannon Night Court

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    Psych, Psych

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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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    Frank Poncherello is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

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    Frank Poncherello CHiPs

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    Get Smart

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    Family Matters

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    The Dukes of Hazzard

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    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

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    Criminal Minds

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    James Crocket is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

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    James Crocket Miami Vice

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    New Girl

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    Officer Mike Biggs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms


    Officer Mike Biggs Mike & Molly

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    Trudy Wiegel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

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    Trudy Wiegel

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    Officer Francis Muldoon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms


    Officer Francis Muldoon Car 54, Where Are You?

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    Reno 911

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    Reno 911

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    Johnathan Baker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

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    Johnathan Baker

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    Lt. Randall Disher is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

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    Lt. Randall Disher Monk

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    Parks and Recreation

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    Clementine Johnson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

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    Clementine Johnson

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    Brisco County Jr. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms


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

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    Monk, Monk Universe

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    Url is listed (or ranked) 41 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) 42 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms


    Inspector Raymond Fowler The Thin Blue Line

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    The Mentalist

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    Happy Days

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    Officer Gunther Toody is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms


    Officer Gunther Toody Car 54, Where Are You?

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    Sherrif Lobo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms


    Sherrif Lobo The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo

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    Sgt. Hildy Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

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    Sgt. Hildy Jones The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo

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    Sgt. Charles Enright is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

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    Sgt. Charles Enright McMillan & Wife

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    The Wire The Wire 

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    Carl Kanisky is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms


    Carl Kanisky Gimme a Break!

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