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List of famous chief of polices, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top chief of polices in the world? This includes the most prominent chief of polices, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable chief of polices is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic chief of polices were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned chief of polices.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known chief of polices to the lesser known chief of polices of today, these are some of the best professionals in the chief of police field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous chief of polices ever?" and "What are the names of famous chief of polices?" then you're in the right place. (80 items)
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Tunney Hunsaker is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Tunney Hunsaker Tunney Morgan Hunsaker was a retired professional boxer and also served as the police chief of Fayetteville, West Virginia.

Tom Potter is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Tom Potter Thomas Jay "Tom" Potter is a former American politician and law enforcement officer in the U.S. state of Oregon. He served as Mayor of Portland from 2005 to 2009, and previously was ...more

Thomas J. Cahill is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Thomas J. Cahill Thomas J. Cahill was the chief of police of San Francisco, California from 1958 to 1970 and still has the distinction of having the longest tenure as chief of police in the history of San ...more

Clarence Harmon is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Clarence Harmon Clarence Harmon was the forty-fourth mayor of St. Louis, and the city's second African-American mayor. Prior to serving as Mayor, Harmon had served as St. Louis Police Department police chief. ...more

Thomas Reddin is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Thomas Reddin Thomas Reddin was a Los Angeles Police Department chief from 1967 to 1969. He left May 6, 1969, to become a news commentator. He also owned a private security company in Los Angeles; Tom Reddin ...more

Richard P. Rosenthal is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Richard P. Rosenthal Richard P. Rosenthal is an American author and law enforcement officer. In 2011, he retired as the chief of police of Wellfleet, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, where he served for over 20 years. ...more

William Obanhein is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
William Obanhein William J. Obanhein, sometimes better known as Officer Obie, was the chief of police for the town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He was a member of the police force there for 34 years, 1951 to ...more

Frederick Kohler is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Frederick Kohler Frederick Kohler was an American politician of the Republican Party who served as the 40th mayor of Cleveland, Ohio from 1922 to 1923. He was born in Cleveland to Christian and Fredericka ...more

Jesse B. Cook is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Jesse B. Cook Jesse B. Cook San Francisco Police officer, Chief, Police Commissioner Jesse Brown Cook began his career in the San Francisco Police Department as a beat officer, and later served as a sergeant ...more

Thomas Lafayette Houchins Jr. is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Thomas Lafayette Houchins Jr. Thomas Lafayette Houchins Jr. was sheriff for the Alameda County Sheriff's Office of Alameda County, California from 1975 to 1979. He gained some notoriety as a tough sheriff in his dealings ...more

Jesse Curry is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Jesse Curry Jesse Edward Curry was an American police officer who was the chief of the Dallas Police Department from 1960 to 1966. Curry was chief at the time of the assassination of President John F. ...more

Frances J. Ahern is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Frances J. Ahern Francis J. Ahern was the San Francisco Police Chief from January 1956 to September 1958. Appointed by mayor George Christopher's police commission, Ahern, with the rank of patrolman, was ...more

Roger E. Murdock is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Roger E. Murdock Roger Eugene Murdock served as interim LAPD police chief in 1969 after Thomas Reddin had left to pursue a job in the media industry. He graduated from Los Angeles High School and USC, where he ...more

Karl Clark is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Karl Clark Osby Karl Clark, or Karl Clark is an American police officer from North Carolina, and a former police chief, best known for his service on international assignments with the International ...more

Fred H. Lau is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Fred H. Lau Fred Lau is a former chief of police for San Francisco from 1996–2002. He was the first Asian American to ever hold the position of police chief. He is the current TSA Federal Security Director ...more

Lee Donohue is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Lee Donohue

Thomas Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Thomas Gibbons Thomas J. Gibbons, was the Philadelphia Police Department Commissioner appointed by Mayor Joseph S. Clark Jr. in 1952 and retired in 1960. He was described as "incorruptible" and a ...more

Charles W. Dullea is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Charles W. Dullea Charles W. Dullea was the Chief of Police in the San Francisco Police Department from 1940 to 1947.

George Wittman is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
George Wittman George W. Wittman San Francisco Police officer, chief of police. Wittman is the only San Francisco police chief ever fired outright. During the period before the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, ...more

Emmett Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Emmett Goodwin Emmett Goodwin was the Chief of Police of Chickasha, Oklahoma killed while on duty the night of February 1, 1909, in front of People's Store on Chickasha Avenue by Chickasha night police chief ...more

George Pabey is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
George Pabey George Pabey is a former mayor of East Chicago, Indiana, United States. He was elected into office in an October 2004 special election, and assumed office in January 2005. On September 24, 2010 ...more

Daniel J. O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Daniel J. O'Brien Daniel J. O'Brien was the Chief of Police for the City of San Francisco.

Richard Perkins is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Richard Perkins Richard W. Perkins is a former scientist at the Hanford Site and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory at Richland, Washington State. His research included study of nuclear reactors and ...more

Jim Purcell is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Jim Purcell “Diamond” Jim Purcell was the Chief of Police in Portland, Oregon during the 1950s. Purcell was an associate of Jim Elkins, a Portland mob boss, and helped protect Portland's pinball racket and ...more

Teresa Chambers is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Teresa Chambers Teresa Chambers is an American law enforcement officer and the current chief of the United States Park Police. She took office as the U.S. Park Police chief on January 31, 2011, but previously ...more

Jim Wetherington is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Jim Wetherington William J. "Jim" Wetherington is a former mayor of Columbus, Georgia. He was elected 67th mayor of that city in 2006, after defeating incumbent mayor Bob Poydasheff. Wetherington's ...more

Louis Smith is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Louis Smith

Nick Pastore is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Nick Pastore Nick Pastore served as chief of the New Haven, Connecticut police department from 1990 through 1997. He was noted for using community policing. His policies were featured on an episode of the ...more

Bill Lee Jr. is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Bill Lee Jr.

Carl Pusser is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Carl Pusser