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List of famous police officers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top police officers in the world? This includes the most prominent police officers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. You might also find these popular police officers on our lists of ex-cops who ended in prison and cops who were caught with drugs. This list of notable police officers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic police officers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned police officers.

This list of famous cops and police officers include Theodore Roosevelt, Shaquille O'Neal, Chuck Norris, and more. Throughout history, many movie stars have also worn a badge during their lives, such as Steven Seagal and Dan Aykroyd. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known police officers to the lesser known police officers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the police officer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous police officers ever?" and "What are the names of famous police officers?" then you're in the right place. 

Be sure to also check out what police uniforms look like around the world and a list of police officer codes.  

Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Theodore "T.R." Roosevelt Jr. was an American politician, author, naturalist, soldier, explorer, and historian who served as the 26th President of the United States. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the Progressive Party insurgency of 1912. He is known for his exuberant ...more

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Age: Died at 61 (1858-1919)

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, Area code 917, Contiguous United States New York, + more

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Police officer, Historian Polymath, + more

Credits: Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation, President McKinley Inauguration

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#9 on The Most Important Military Leaders In US History

#48 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#6 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#7 on The Most Beloved US Veterans

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Geraldo Rivera is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Gerald Michael Riviera, better known as Geraldo Rivera, is an American attorney, news spinner, author, and talk show host. Rivera hosts the newsmagazine program Geraldo at Large and appears regularly on Fox News Channel. He is also well known from his history as a reporter and TV personality, and as ...more

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Age: 72

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Talk show host, Journalist, Police officer, Sailor Cinematographer, + more

Credits: Geraldo at Large, The O'Reilly Factor, Grumpier Old Men, Unforgotten: Twenty-Five Years After Willowbrook

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#74 on The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews

#2 on The Most Trustworthy Newscasters on TV Today

#2 on Favorite Good Morning America Hosts

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Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed Shaq, is an American retired professional basketball player, former rapper, actor and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Standing 7 ft 1 in tall and weighing 325 pounds, he was one of the heaviest players ever to play in the NBA. O'Neal ...more

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Age: 43

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Basketball player, Rapper, Television producer, Real estate entrepreneur Film Producer, + more

Credits: After the Sunset, The House Bunny, Good Burger, He Got Game

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#3 on The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time

#8 on The Top NBA Players Of All Time

#13 on The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

#1 on Athletes Who Should Get a Reality Show

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Chuck Norris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris is an American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter. After serving in the United States Air Force, he began his rise to fame as a martial artist, and has since founded his own school, Chun Kuk Do. Norris appeared in a number of action films, such as Way of ...more

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Age: 75

Birthplace: Ryan, Oklahoma, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author Actor, + more

Credits: The Way of the Dragon, Missing in Action, The Delta Force, The Expendables 2

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#51 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#48 on The Most Beloved US Veterans

#11 on Celebrities Whose Lives You Want

#7 on Celebrities Who Should Run for President

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J. Edgar Hoover is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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John Edgar Hoover was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States. Appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation—predecessor to the FBI—in 1924, he was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director until his death in 1972 at age 77. ...more

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Age: Died at 77 (1895-1972)

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Profession: Police officer, Writer

Credits: The Next of Kin, Parole Fixer, Queen of the Mob, Walk East On Beacon Undercover Doctor, + more

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#86 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#72 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

#42 on The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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Ted Nugent is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Theodore Anthony "Ted" Nugent is an American musician, hunter, and political activist from Detroit, Michigan. Nugent initially gained fame as the lead guitarist of The Amboy Dukes before embarking on a solo career. His hits, mostly coming in the 1970s, such as "Stranglehold", "Cat Scratch Fever", ...more

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Age: 67

Birthplace: Redford, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Big-game hunter, Guitarist, Songwriter, Entrepreneur Musician, + more

Credits: Dazed and Confused, Superbad, The Heat, Pain & Gain

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#49 on Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

#36 on The Best Metal Guitarists and Guitar Teams

#28 on The Best One-Hit Wonders of the 1970s

#61 on The Best Political Musicians

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Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Daniel Edward "Dan" Aykroyd, CM is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter and singer. He was an original "Not Ready For Prime Time Player" on Saturday Night Live, an originator of The Blues Brothers and Ghostbusters, and has had a long career as a film actor and screenwriter. In 1990, he was ...more

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Age: 63

Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Actor, + more

Credits: Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters II, Trading Places

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#23 on The Funniest People of All Time

#8 on The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time

#25 on Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell

#3 on The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time

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Gene Roddenberry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry was an American television screenwriter, producer, populistic philosopher, satirist, and futurist. He is best remembered for having created the original Star Trek television series and thus the Star Trek science-fiction franchise. Born in El Paso, Texas, Roddenberry ...more

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Age: Died at 70 (1921-1991)

Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Pilot, Futurist, Police officer, Television producer Film Producer, + more

Credits: Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek: The Next Generation Star Trek: The Original Series, + more

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#72 on The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models

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