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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
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
Geraldo Rivera is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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 ...more
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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 ...more
Chuck Norris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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 ...more
J. Edgar Hoover is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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
Ted Nugent is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Theodore Anthony "Ted" Nugent is an American musician, hunter, and political activist from Detroit, Michigan. Nugent initially gained fame as the lead guitarist of The Amboy Dukes ...more
Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Daniel Edward "Dan" Aykroyd, CM is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter and singer. He was an original "Not Ready For Prime Time Player" on Saturday Night Live, an ...more
Gene Roddenberry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry was an American television screenwriter, producer, populistic philosopher, satirist, and futurist. He is best remembered for having created the ...more
Erik Estrada is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Henry Enrique "Erik" Estrada is an American actor and police officer, known for his co-starring lead role in the 1977–1983 television series CHiPs. He later became known for his work ...more
Lou Ferrigno is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Louis Jude "Lou" Ferrigno is an American actor, fitness trainer/consultant, and retired professional bodybuilder. As a bodybuilder, Ferrigno won an IFBB Mr. America title and two ...more
Steven Seagal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Steven Frederic Seagal is an American actor, film producer, screenwriter, film director, martial artist, musician, reserve deputy sheriff and entrepreneur. A 7th-dan black belt in Aikido, Seagal ...more
James Woods is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
James Howard Woods is an American actor, producer and voice artist. After his first Golden Globe nomination for a breakthrough role in The Onion Field, Woods starred in Once Upon a Time in ...more
Eddie Money is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Eddie Money (March 21, 1949 – September 13, 2019) was an American rock guitarist, saxophonist and singer-songwriter, who found success in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of Top 40 hits and ...more
Jaime Faith Edmondson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Jaime Faith Edmondson
Jaime Edmondson is scheduled to appear on the fourteenth season of reality show The Amazing Race.
Dan James White is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Daniel James "Dan" White was a San Francisco supervisor who assassinated San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, on Monday, November 27, 1978, at City Hall. In a ...more
David Zayas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
David Zayas is a Puerto Rican-American actor. He is most known for his roles as Angel Batista on Showtime's series Dexter, the cop at the poker game in the movie Rounders, Enrique Morales on the ...more
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and ...more
James Traficant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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
Kiran Bedi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Kiran Bedi is an Indian politician, social activist, former tennis player and a retired police officer. Bedi joined the Indian Police Service in 1972, becoming its first woman officer. As a ...more
Gilbert Harding is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Gilbert Charles Harding was an English journalist and radio and television personality. His many careers included schoolmaster, journalist, policeman, disc-jockey, actor, interviewer and ...more
Bernard Kerik is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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
Benjamin Zephaniah is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Benjamin Obadiah Iqbal Zephaniah is an English writer, dub poet and Rastafari. He was included in The Times list of Britain's top 50 post-war writers in 2008.
Dennis Farina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Dennis Farina was an American actor of film and television and former Chicago police officer. He was a character actor. His most known film roles are those of Jimmy Serrano in the comedy ...more
Brian Paddick, Baron Paddick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Brian Leonard Paddick, Baron Paddick is a British politician, and was the Liberal Democrat candidate for the London mayoral election, 2008 and the London mayoral election, 2012. He was, until ...more
Forrest Griffin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Forrest Griffin is an American retired mixed martial artist and a UFC Hall of Famer. Since 2005, he has been signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship where he is a former UFC Light ...more