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List of television characters who work as a Police detective on their TV show, listed alphabetically with photos of the characters when available. Throughout the history of television there have been many fictional characters who are Police detectives. Does your favorite show have someone who works as a Police detective?" The answer is most likely yes, as they seem to be very common in sitcoms, cartoons and dramas.

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Al Giardello is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
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Alphonse Michael 'Gee' Giardello, Sr. is a fictional character from the television drama Homicide: Life on the Street. The character was played by Yaphet Kotto. He is based on Baltimore Police Department Shift Lieutenant Gary D'Addario, a member of the BPD homicide unit described in David Simon's book Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets which served as the inspiration for the series as a whole. The character also appeared in the Law & Order episode "Baby, It's You". ...more

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Alan McKenna


Alan McKenna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
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Alex St. Clare


Alex St. Clare was a fictional character from the Australian police series Water Rats. She appeared on the show from 2000 to when it was cancelled in 2001. She was portrayed by actress Dee Smart. Even if the series continued after 2001, Alex wouldn't have appeared in it as Dee Smart was leaving because she was pregnant. ...more

Amy Fox is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
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Amy Fox


Amy Fox is a fictional character in the long-running television show Blue Heelers. She first appeared in 2004 and remained until the show was cancelled in 2006. Fox was portrayed by Rachel Gordon. Amy entered the show in season 11 after the bombing of the Mount Thomas Police Station. She is partnered with Detective P.J Hasham. At first, there is tension between the two but eventually they form a close friendship. As revealed in one of her main storylines, her parents died in a car accident when she was eight years old, and afterward she lived with her aunt and uncle. She happily lived with them for four years until her uncle started molesting and raping her when she was 12 years old. The ...more