Sitcoms 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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Barney Fife is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Barney Fife The Andy Griffith Show

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188 107
Sheriff Andy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Andy Taylor The Andy Griffith Show

3
230 129
Adrian Monk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Adrian Monk Monk, Monk Universe

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205 129
Carl Winslow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Carl Winslow Family Matters

5
218 143
Detective Jake Peralta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Jake Peralta Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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167 98
Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
LanaYoshii added Captain Ray Holt Brooklyn Nine-Nine

7
166 152
Lt. Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Lt. Frank Drebin Police Squad

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185 124
Shawn Spencer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Shawn Spencer Psych, Psych

9
152 142
Robert Barone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Robert Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

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Maxwell Smart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Maxwell Smart Get Smart

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113 89
Detective Rosa Diaz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
VeryCloseTalking added Detective Rosa Diaz Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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113 90
Detective Amy Santiago is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
VeryCloseTalking added Detective Amy Santiago Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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166 149
Chief Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Chief Wiggum The Simpsons, The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons

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Phil Fish is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Phil Fish Barney Miller

The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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Officer Mike Biggs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Officer Mike Biggs Mike & Molly

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Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane The Dukes of Hazzard

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166 129
Joe Swanson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Joe Swanson Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

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101 136
Barney Miller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Barney Miller Barney Miller

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127 122
Bull Shannon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Bull Shannon Night Court

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

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89 123
Frank Poncherello is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
wiabux added Frank Poncherello CHiPs

The Very Best Movie Franchises

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51 90
Lt. Randall Disher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
FranciscodeSouza added Lt. Randall Disher Monk

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82 104
Agent 99 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Agent 99 Get Smart

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69 100
Winston Bishop is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
VeryCloseTalking added Winston Bishop New Girl

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82 133
Lieutenant Jim Dangle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Lt. Jim Dangle Reno 911

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79 99
Leland Stottlemeyer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
liriodendron added Leland Stottlemeyer Monk, Monk Universe

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15 3
Bull Shannon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Bull Shannon Night Court

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8 10
Detective Jane Rizzoli is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Detective Jane Rizzoli Rizzoli & Isles

The Funniest Jewish TV Characters

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

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

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57 107
Url is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
PeteBoyle added Url Futurama

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55 111
Officer Francis Muldoon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Officer Francis Muldoon Car 54, Where Are You?

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54 106
Carl McMillan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Carl McMillan Mike & Molly

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41 107
Inspector Raymond Fowler is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Inspector Raymond Fowler The Thin Blue Line

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43 107
Jonathan Baker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
wiabux added Johnathan Baker

16 Movie "In Jokes" You Probably Didn't Notice

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

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34 110
Officer Kirk is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Officer Kirk Happy Days

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32 103
Clementine Johnson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
emlyt added Clementine Johnson

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38 97
Officer Gunther Toody is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Officer Gunther Toody Car 54, Where Are You?

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45 110
Sledge Hammer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Sledge Hammer Sledge Hammer!

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36 118
Dave Sanderson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Dave Sanderson Parks and Recreation

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Phil Esterhaus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Roger Ward added Phil Esterhaus Hill Street Blues

The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

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Sherrif Lobo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Sherrif Lobo The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo

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30 108
Trudy Wiegel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
emlyt added Trudy Wiegel

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38 110
Don Orville is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Don Orville 3rd Rock from the Sun

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28 109
Carl Kanisky is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Carl Kanisky Gimme a Break!

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

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19 93
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

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

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Sheriff Hildy Granger is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Sheriff Hildy Granger She's the Sheriff