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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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#34 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#4 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: 73

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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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#76 on The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews

#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: 45

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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#23 on The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball

#13 on The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names

#9 on The Top NBA Players Of All Time

#40 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

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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: 77

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

#100 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#48 on The Most Beloved US Veterans

#10 on Celebrities Who Should Run for President

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