Comedy The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms  

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List Rules Most memorable policeman characters in comedy shows

List of the best police TV characters. These sitcom sheriffs, TV deputies, and television police officers have been around since the beginning of the TV box itself. From cartoon cops to black-and-white era television superstars, this page contains the greatest list of cops in sitcoms that you'll find in the whole wide world (wide web). The funny cop names on this list span all eras of TV history, including classic TV cops and cops cartoon characters.

Plus, with new shows like Mike and Molly and Brooklyn Nine-Nine with Andy Samberg, the best cops on TV sitcoms are yet to come. Who can forget Louis CK's recurring bumbling cop character drooling over Amy Poehler's character on Parks and Rec? The funniest cops on television might have begun on Car 54, Where Are You? but they're not ending anytime soon (at least according to NBC's upcoming lineup). The greatest sitcom cops range from classic appearances - like in Seinfeld's library - to unforgettable famous policeman characters - like the entire cast of Comedy Central's Reno 911! In fact, so many of these police sitcoms end with an exclamation point that they'd better be engrained in our collective memories.

Funny shows about cops don't have to take place in the police station itself (remember Carl Winslow from Family Matters?) but, as we see with the classic TV sitcom Sledge Hammer! and Police Squad! - well, it ain't a bad idea. Enjoy the rankings of these high-ranking law enforcement officials with the funniest cops on television and be sure to upvote your favorite TV policemen.
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1
265 149
Barney Fife is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
The Andy Griffith Show

2
196 112
Sheriff Andy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
The Andy Griffith Show

3
240 137
Adrian Monk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Monk, Monk Universe

4
239 148
Detective Jake Peralta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

5
189 102
Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
LanaYoshii added Brooklyn Nine-Nine

6
209 136
Carl Winslow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Family Matters

7
169 159
Lt. Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Police Squad

8
194 128
Shawn Spencer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Psych, Psych

9
159 147
Robert Barone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Everybody Loves Raymond

10
129 92
Detective Rosa Diaz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
VeryCloseTalking added Brooklyn Nine-Nine

11
129 93
Detective Amy Santiago is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
VeryCloseTalking added Brooklyn Nine-Nine

12
138 143
Maxwell Smart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Get Smart

13
171 153
Chief Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
The Simpsons, The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons

14
114 120
Officer Mike Biggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Officer Mike Biggs Mike & Molly

15
104 141
Barney Miller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Barney Miller

16
109 120
Phil Fish is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Barney Miller

17
131 125
Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
The Dukes of Hazzard

18
167 136
Joe Swanson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

19
129 128
Bull Shannon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Bull Shannon Night Court

20
94 104
Detective Charles Boyle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
LanaYoshii added Brooklyn Nine-Nine

21
57 94
Lt. Randall Disher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
FranciscodeSouza added Lt. Randall Disher Monk

22
92 129
Frank Poncherello is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
wiabux added Frank Poncherello CHiPs

23
86 103
Leland Stottlemeyer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
liriodendron added Monk, Monk Universe

24
85 108
Agent 99 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Get Smart

25
72 105
Winston Bishop is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
VeryCloseTalking added New Girl

26
84 139
Lieutenant Jim Dangle is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Reno 911

27
19 9
Bull Shannon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Bull Shannon Night Court

28
13 14
Detective Jane Rizzoli is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Rizzoli & Isles

29
103 138
Officer Barbrady is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
South Park

30
50 125
Deputy Raineesha Williams is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

31
43 111
Inspector Raymond Fowler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Inspector Raymond Fowler The Thin Blue Line

32
56 109
Carl McMillan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Carl McMillan Mike & Molly

33
44 111
Jonathan Baker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
wiabux added

34
58 113
Url is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
PeteBoyle added Url Futurama

35
55 115
Officer Francis Muldoon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Car 54, Where Are You?

36
43 122
Deputy Travis Junior is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

37
38 122
Dave Sanderson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Parks and Recreation

38
34 114
Officer Kirk is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Happy Days

39
33 108
Clementine Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
emlyt added Clementine Johnson

40
39 102
Officer Gunther Toody is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Car 54, Where Are You?

41
45 115
Sledge Hammer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Sledge Hammer Sledge Hammer!

42
29 111
Sherrif Lobo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Sherrif Lobo The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo

43
31 113
Trudy Wiegel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
emlyt added Trudy Wiegel

44
7 7
Phil Esterhaus is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Roger Ward added Hill Street Blues

45
40 114
Don Orville is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
3rd Rock from the Sun

46
28 113
Carl Kanisky is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Carl Kanisky Gimme a Break!

47
2 4
Sgt TJ Hooker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Harry T Harlin added T. J. Hooker

48
19 97
Sgt. Hildy Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
FranciscodeSouza added Sgt. Hildy Jones The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo

49
1 7
Gene Hunt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Roger Ward added Ashes to Ashes

50
23 111
Sheriff Blubs is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
PeteBoyle added Gravity Falls