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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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Geraldo Rivera is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Chuck Norris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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J. Edgar Hoover is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Ted Nugent is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Gene Roddenberry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Erik Estrada is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Lou Ferrigno is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Steven Seagal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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James Woods is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Eddie Money is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Dan James White is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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David Zayas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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James Traficant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Kiran Bedi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Gilbert Harding is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Bernard Kerik is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Benjamin Zephaniah is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Dennis Farina is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Brian Paddick, Baron Pad... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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Forrest Griffin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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James E. Davis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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