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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, is an American rock guitarist, saxophonist and singer-songwriter, who found success in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of Top 40 hits and platinum albums. Rock impresario Bill ...more

Jaime Faith Edmondson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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, often typecast as a mobster or police officer. His most known film roles ...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

James E. Davis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
James E. Davis was a New York City police officer, corrections officer and council member. He was killed by a fellow politician in New York City Hall, in a bizarre instance of political rivalry ...more

Yip Man is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Yip Man, also spelled as Ip Man, and also Yip Kai-man, was a Chinese martial artist. He had several students who later became martial arts teachers in their own right, including Bruce Lee.

Gerard John Schaefer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Gerard John Schaefer, Jr. was an American murderer and suspected serial killer from Florida. He was imprisoned in 1973 for murders he committed as a Martin County, Florida Sheriff's deputy. ...more

Jennifer Oeser is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Jennifer Oeser is a German heptathlete. She is currently pregnant and taking a break for, competing.

David Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
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

Valentina Truppa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Valentina Truppa is an Italian dressage rider. She is representing Italy at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the individual dressage.

Barney Martin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Barney Martin was an American actor, comedy writer and New York City Police Department detective. He is best known for playing Morty Seinfeld, father of Jerry, on the sitcom Seinfeld.

Kenny Washington is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Kenneth S. Washington was a professional football player who was the first African-American to sign a contract with a National Football League team in the modern era.

Bibiana Steinhaus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Bibiana Steinhaus is a German football referee. She was the first female referee in German professional football. She became a professional referee in 1999 by officiating matches in the Women's ...more

Valerio Aspromonte is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Valerio Aspromonte Valerio Aspromonte is an Italian fencer. At the 2012 Summer Olympics he competed in the Men's foil, but was defeated in the quarterfinals. However he was a member of the Italian team in the ...more

Aldo Ray is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Aldo Ray was an American actor.

Richard Cain is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Richard Cain, also known as Richard Scalzetti, was a notoriously corrupt Chicago police officer, made man in the Chicago Outfit, and a close associate of Mafia boss Sam Giancana. Several ...more

Diego Ruiz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Diego Ruiz Asín is a Spanish cross-country skier who has competed in the World Cup since 1998. Ruiz competed at three Winter Olympics and in four FIS Nordic World Ski Championships from ...more

Carol Shaya Castro is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Carol J. Shaya-Castro is a former New York City police officer and actress whose employment was terminated after she appeared in the August 1994 issue of Playboy magazine.

Daryl Gates is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Daryl Gates was the Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department from 1978 to 1992. His length of tenure was second only to that of William H. Parker. As chief of police, he took a hardline, ...more

Norbert Poehlke is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Norbert Poehlke, Der Hammermörder, was a German police officer who was found, after his suicide in 1985, to have committed several bank robberies and murders. He was tagged 'Hammer-Killer' ...more

Kent McCord is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Kent McCord is an American actor and writer best known for his role as Officer Jim Reed on the television series Adam-12.

Tony Perkins is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Anthony Richard "Tony" Perkins is president of the Family Research Council, a conservative policy and lobbying organization based in Washington, D.C. Perkins was previously a police ...more

Clemente Russo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Clemente Russo is an Italian amateur boxer best known for winning Gold at the 2007 and 2013 World Amateur Boxing Championships at heavyweight. He currently boxes for the Italia Thunder team in ...more

Jacob Chestnut is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Jacob Joseph Chestnut, one of the two United States Capitol Police officers killed in the line of duty on July 24, 1998, was the first African American to lie in honor in the United States ...more

Ken Stafford is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Ken Stafford is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Thailand.

James Dougherty is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
James Edward "Jim" Dougherty was an American policeman, best known for being the first husband of Marilyn Monroe.

Romeu Tuma is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Romeu Tuma Romeu TumaPTBSPLegislatura inicial:52 Legislatura final:53Ano inicial: 2003 Ano final: ...more

Valentina Vezzali is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
Valentina Vezzali is an Italian fencer and politician. As fencer she has won six Olympic gold medals in foil competitions. Together with the German shooter Ralf Schumann, the Slovak slalom ...more

René Enders is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Police Officers
René Enders René Enders is a German track cyclist. He won two bronze Olympic medals with the German team in the team sprint: in 2008 and in 2012.