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List of Famous Police Officers

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. 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.

Items include everything from Kiran Bedi to Brian Paddick.

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. (871 items)


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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 61 (1858-1919)
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Statesman, Politician, Police officer, Historian, Conservationist + 2 more
    • Credits: Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation, President McKinley Inauguration
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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 the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 72
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Talk show host, Journalist, Police officer, Sailor, Cinematographer + 3 more
    • Credits: Cop Land, Primary Colors, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Grumpier Old Men, All About Steve + 13 more
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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. Hoover is ... more on Wikipedia
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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 + 2 more
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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 grew ... more on Wikipedia
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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 + 3 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 + 26 more
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    Henry Enrique "Erik" Estrada is an American actor and police officer, known for his co-starring lead role in the 1977–1983 television series CHiPs. He later became known for his work in Spanish language telenovelas, and in more recent years, his appearances in reality television shows and infomercials ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: East Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Police officer, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: National Lampoon's Van Wilder, Midway, CHiPs, Sealab 2021, Airport 1975 + 42 more
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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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    Jaime Edmondson is scheduled to appear on the fourteenth season of reality show The Amazing Race. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Bartow, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Police officer, Cheerleader
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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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    Carol J. Shaya-Castro is a former New York City police officer and actress whose employment was terminated after she appeared in the August 1994 issue of Playboy magazine. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Jaffa, Israel
    • Profession: Nude Glamour Model, Police officer, Actor
    • Credits: Silent Prey
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    David Zayas is a Puerto Rican-American actor. He is most known for his roles as Angel Batista on Showtime's series Dexter, the cop at the poker game in the movie Rounders, Enrique Morales on the HBO prison drama series Oz, and as Sal Maroni on Gotham. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Puerto Rico
    • Profession: Police officer, Actor
    • Credits: Dexter, The Expendables, Oz, Michael Clayton, Bringing Out the Dead + 26 more
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    James Anthony Traficant, Jr. was a Democratic, and later independent, politician and member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio. He represented the 17th Congressional District, which centered on his hometown of Youngstown and included parts of three counties in northeast Ohio's ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 73 (1941-2014)
    • Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Police officer
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    Kiran Bedi is an Indian politician, social activist, former tennis player and a retired police officer. Bedi joined the Indian Police Service in 1972, becoming its first woman officer. As a teenager, Bedi became the national junior tennis champion in 1966. Between 1965 and 1978, she won several titles ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: Amritsar, India
    • Profession: Civil rights activist, Police officer, Film Producer, Social activist
    • Credits: Aap Ki Kachehri
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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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    Bernard Bailey "Bernie" Kerik is an American former police officer, convicted felon, and consultant who served as New York City Police Commissioner from 2000 to 2001. Kerik was born in Newark, New Jersey. He served in the United States Army from 1974 to 1977 before working various law enforcement jobs ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Police officer
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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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