List of Famous Police Officers People

List of Famous Police Officers

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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. 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 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: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
    • Profession: Statesman, Politician, Police officer, Historian, Conservationist, + 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

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    • Age: 72
    • 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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    J. Edgar Hoover is listed (or ranked) 3 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. Hoover is ...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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    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

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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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    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

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    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: East Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Police officer, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: CHiPs, Sealab 2021, Van Wilder: Party Liaison, Guns
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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

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    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Guitarist, Police officer, Saxophonist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: Sideways, Grown Ups, Jennifer's Body, Paul Blart: Mall Cop
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    Jaime Faith Edmondson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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    Jaime Edmondson is scheduled to appear on the fourteenth season of reality show The Amazing Race. more

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    • 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

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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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