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List of famous police officers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top police officers in the world? This includes the most prominent police officers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. You might also find these popular police officers on our lists of ex-cops who ended in prison and cops who were caught with drugs. This list of notable police officers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic police officers 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 police officers.

This list of famous cops and police officers include Theodore Roosevelt, Shaquille O'Neal, Chuck Norris, and more. Throughout history, many movie stars have also worn a badge during their lives, such as Steven Seagal and Dan Aykroyd. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known police officers to the lesser known police officers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the police officer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous police officers ever?" and "What are the names of famous police officers?" then you're in the right place. 

Be sure to also check out what police uniforms look like around the world and a list of police officer codes.  

Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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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 the Republican Party and founder of the Progressive Party insurgency of 1912. He is known for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity. Growing up, Roosevelt was a sickly child who suffered from asthma. To overcome his physical weakness, he embraced a strenuous life. He was home-schooled and became an eager student of nature. He attended Harvard College, where he studied biology, boxed, ...more

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Geraldo Rivera is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Gerald Michael Riviera, better known as Geraldo Rivera, is an American attorney, news spinner, author, and talk show host. Rivera hosts the newsmagazine program Geraldo at Large and appears regularly on Fox News Channel. He is also well known from his history as a reporter and TV personality, and as the host of the talk show Geraldo from 1987 to 1998. ...more

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Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed Shaq, is an American retired professional basketball player, former rapper, actor and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Standing 7 ft 1 in tall and weighing 325 pounds, he was one of the heaviest players ever to play in the NBA. O'Neal played for six teams throughout his 19-year NBA career. Following his career at Louisiana State University, O'Neal was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the first overall pick in the 1992 NBA draft. He quickly became one of the best centers in the league, winning Rookie of the Year in 1992–93 and later leading his team to the 1995 NBA Finals. After four years with the Magic, O'Neal signed as a free ...more

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Chuck Norris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris is an American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter. After serving in the United States Air Force, he began his rise to fame as a martial artist, and has since founded his own school, Chun Kuk Do. Norris appeared in a number of action films, such as Way of the Dragon, in which he starred alongside Bruce Lee, and was The Cannon Group's leading star in the 1980s. He played the starring role in the television series Walker, Texas Ranger from 1993 until 2001. Norris is a devout Christian and politically conservative. He has written several books on Christianity and donated to a number of Republican candidates and causes. In 2007 and 2008, he campaigned ...more

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