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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.

A factual list, featuring people like Theodore Roosevelt and James Traficant.

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)

Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Theodore "T.R." Roosevelt Jr. was an American politician, author, naturalist, soldier, explorer, and historian who served as the 26th President of the United States. He was a leader of ...more

J. Edgar Hoover is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
John Edgar Hoover was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States. Appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation—predecessor to the FBI—in 1924, he was ...more

James Traficant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
James Anthony Traficant, Jr. was a Democratic, and later independent, politician and member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio. He represented the 17th Congressional ...more

Bernard Kerik is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Bernard Bailey "Bernie" Kerik is an American former police officer, convicted felon, and consultant who served as New York City Police Commissioner from 2000 to 2001. Kerik was born in ...more

David Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
David C. Hennessy was a police chief of New Orleans, Louisiana. His assassination in 1890 led to a sensational trial. A group of not guilty verdicts shocked the nation, and an enormous mob ...more

Andrew J. Rogers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Andrew Jackson Rogers was an American lawyer, teacher, clerk, police commissioner and Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 4th congressional district in the United States ...more

Raymond Kelly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Raymond Walter "Ray" Kelly was the longest serving Commissioner of the New York City Police Department in its history and the first person to hold the post for two non-consecutive ...more

Frederick Dent Grant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Frederick Dent Grant was a soldier and United States minister to Austria-Hungary. Grant was the first son of General of the Army and President of the United States Ulysses S. Grant and Julia ...more

Benjamin Ward is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Benjamin Ward was the first African American New York City Police Commissioner.

Charles Moose is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Charles Alexander Moose is an American author and former police officer. He is best known for his role as being the primary official in charge of the efforts to apprehend the D.C. snipers in ...more

Cathy L. Lanier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Cathy Lynn Lanier is the chief of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia. Lanier was appointed by Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty in January 2007, replacing outgoing ...more

Harry Gilmor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Harry W. Gilmor served as the Baltimore City Police Commissioner, head of the Baltimore City Police Department in the 1870's, but he was most noted as a daring and dashing Confederate cavalry ...more

Bull Connor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Theophilus Eugene Connor, known as Bull Connor, was the Commissioner of Public Safety for the city of Birmingham, Alabama, during the American Civil Rights Movement. His office, under the city ...more

John Harrington is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
John Mark Harrington is Chief of Metro Transit Police in Minneapolis–Saint Paul and a former member of the Minnesota Senate who represented District 67, which includes portions of the city of ...more

Richard Pennington is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Richard Pennington served as Chief of the Atlanta Police Department in Atlanta, Georgia from 2002 to 2009. From 1994 to 2002 he served as Superintentendent of the New Orleans Police Department ...more

Charles H. Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Charles H. Ramsey, is the Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department. Prior to assuming that post in January 2008, he had served as Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department of the ...more

Jerry Sanders is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Gerald Robert "Jerry" Sanders is an American politician from San Diego, California. He is the former Mayor of San Diego and former Chief of Police. As of December 2012, he is the ...more

Ella Bully-Cummings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Ella M. Bully-Cummings was the chief of police of the City of Detroit from 2003 to 2008.

Robert Duffy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Robert John "Bob" Duffy is a Democratic politician who served as Lieutenant Governor of New York from 2011 to 2014 and also served as mayor of Rochester, New York from 2006 to 2010. ...more

John Ferdinand Bockman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs

Bishop Robinson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Bishop Lee Robinson, was the first African American police commissioner of Baltimore, Maryland. He was the police commissioner from 1984 until 1987.

Willie L. Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Willie L. Williams was chief of the Los Angeles Police Department from 1992 to 1997, taking over after chief Daryl Gates' resignation following the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Williams was the first ...more

Heather Fong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Heather Jeanne Fong is the former chief of police for San Francisco, California, United States. Her ancestral roots are in Ho Chung village, Chung Shan County, Guangdong Province, China. She is ...more

Reuben Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Reuben Morris Greenberg, was the first Black police chief of Charleston, South Carolina, and known for being an innovative criminologist. He was police chief there from 1982 until his retirement ...more

Fred Heineman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Police Chiefs
Frederick K. "Fred" Heineman was a Republican U.S. Congressman from North Carolina, serving between 1995 and 1997. Born in New York City, New York, Heineman attended Mt. St. Michael ...more