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
272 154
Barney Fife is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
The Andy Griffith Show

2
201 117
Sheriff Andy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
The Andy Griffith Show

3
256 149
Detective Jake Peralta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

4
249 144
Adrian Monk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Monk, Monk Universe

5
200 104
Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
LanaYoshii added Brooklyn Nine-Nine

6
212 138
Carl Winslow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Family Matters

7
201 132
Shawn Spencer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Psych, Psych

8
172 162
Lt. Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Police Squad

9
163 149
Robert Barone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Everybody Loves Raymond

10
140 94
Detective Rosa Diaz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
VeryCloseTalking added Brooklyn Nine-Nine

11
140 94
Detective Amy Santiago is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
VeryCloseTalking added Brooklyn Nine-Nine

12
141 145
Maxwell Smart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Get Smart

13
175 155
Chief Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
The Simpsons, The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons

14
116 123
Officer Mike Biggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Officer Mike Biggs Mike & Molly

15
108 145
Barney Miller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Barney Miller

16
136 128
Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
The Dukes of Hazzard

17
112 124
Phil Fish is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Barney Miller

18
98 105
Detective Charles Boyle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
LanaYoshii added Brooklyn Nine-Nine

19
170 139
Joe Swanson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

20
130 132
Bull Shannon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Bull Shannon Night Court

21
59 97
Lt. Randall Disher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
FranciscodeSouza added Lt. Randall Disher Monk

22
93 134
Frank Poncherello is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
wiabux added Frank Poncherello CHiPs

23
89 106
Leland Stottlemeyer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
liriodendron added Monk, Monk Universe

24
86 110
Agent 99 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
Get Smart

25
73 109
Winston Bishop is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms
VeryCloseTalking added New Girl