Criminals should beware of these great fictional cops, as they almost always get the perp in the end. From movies, TV shows, and more, these are the best fictional cops to have ever worn a badge. No matter what media they first appeared in however, they have proven themselves to be excellent at fighting crime. But when it comes to greatness, which one of these make-believe cops stands at the top? To find out, fans of law enforcement have voted on their favorites.
Some of these fictional cops are normal people from historical dramas while others are futuristic crime-fighting robots from another planet. So to compare them, you’re simply going to have to do it the way old gumshoes solved crimes… gut feeling. Still not sure? Then think of the fictional cops you’d most want help from or to be patrolling your neighborhood.
Some popular choices include science fiction movie icons such as Robocop and small-town deputies like Barney Fife from The Andy Griffith Show. While they’re not on equaling footing physically, you’re more likely to ask Deputy Fife for help against some hooligans. If you don’t see your favorite fictional police officer below, then add him or her so that others may vote on them. Otherwise, vote up who you think are the best fictional cops across any media.
- 1Dirty Harry Franchise
- 2Die Hard
- 3Lethal Weapon Franchise
- 4Law & Order
- 5Magnum, P.I.
- 6NCIS, NCIS
- 8Brooklyn Nine-Nine
- 9Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
- 10The Dukes of Hazzard, The Dukes of Hazzard
- 11Batman: The Animated Series, Batman
RoboCopRoboCop, RoboCop 2
- 13Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Homicide: Life on the Street
- 14NYPD Blue
- 15Lethal Weapon Franchise
- 16The Andy Griffith Show, Return to Mayberry
- 17Blue Bloods
- 18Smokey and the Bandit II, Smokey and the Bandit
Lt. Frank Bullitt
- 20Beverly Hills Cop Franchise
- 21Heat of the Night
- 22Kojak: The Price of Justice
- 23Hot Fuzz
- 24The Wire
- 25The Untouchables