Famous Police Officers from the United States

List of notable or famous police officers from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top police officers born in the United States and even some popular police officers who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American police officers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These police officers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known police officer from the United States is included when available.

People include everything from Eddie Money to Forrest Griffin.

This historic police officers from the United States list can help answer the questions "Who are some American police officers of note?" and "Who are the most famous police officers from the United States?" These prominent police officers of the United States may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected American police officers.

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  • Amy O'Hara
    Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Revere, Massachusetts, USA
    Amy O'Hara is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Guatemala.
  • Anthony Barksdale

    Anthony Barksdale

  • Benjamin Ward
    Dec. at 75 (1926-2002)
    • Birthplace: Weeksville, New York City, New York
    Benjamin Ward (August 10, 1926 – June 10, 2002) was the first African American New York City Police Commissioner.
    • Birthplace: Beaumont, Texas, USA
    Bernard C. Parks (born December 7, 1943) is an American politician and a member of the Democratic Party. He was a member of the Los Angeles City Council, representing the 8th District in South Los Angeles. He also served as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department from August 1997 to May 2002.
  • Bishop Robinson
    Dec. at 86 (1927-2014)
    Bishop Lee Robinson (January 16, 1927 – January 6, 2014), was the first African American police commissioner of Baltimore, Maryland. He was the police commissioner from 1984 until 1987.
  • Brian S. Bentley

    Brian S. Bentley

    Brian S. Bentley is an author and a former Los Angeles Police Department officer. His first book, One Time: The Story of a South Central Los Angeles Police Officer, graphically depicts his involvement in the cover-up of suspect beatings. "One Time" is an urban slang term for "the Police." In 1997, Bentley was the subject of an extensive Internal Affairs investigation that included over three hundred allegations of misconduct and seven months of surveillance, all stemming from his book. To this date, he still holds the record for the most allegations of misconduct in LAPD history.