Fictional Characters TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)

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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.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different items, like Columbo and Vic Mackey.

This list answers the question, "Who are fictional Police detectives on TV?"

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Al Giardello is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
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 ...more

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

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Alex St. Clare is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
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 ...more

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

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Andy Sipowicz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
Andy Sipowicz is a fictional character and protagonist on the popular ABC television series NYPD Blue. Dennis Franz portrayed the character for its entire run.

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Antonio Vega is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
Antonio Vega Antonio Vega is a fictional character on the long-running American soap opera One Life to Live. The role was originated on July 10, 1995 by Kamar de los Reyes, who left in August 1997 and made ...more

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Arthur Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
Arthur Dietrich Detective Arthur P. Dietrich is a fictional character on the TV series Barney Miller. He is a police officer assigned to the New York City Police Department's 12th Detective Squad, and was ...more

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Arthur Fancy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
Arthur Fancy Capt. Arthur Fancy was a fictional character and protagonist in the television series NYPD Blue. He was played by James McDaniel from season one through eight.

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Baldwin Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
Baldwin Jones

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Barbara Havers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
Barbara Havers Barbara Havers is a fictional detective in The Inspector Lynley series created by American mystery author Elizabeth George. The character of Detective Sergeant Havers serves as a sidekick and ...more

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Bernice Waverley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
Bernice Waverley Bernice Waverley is a fictional character from the Australian drama series City Homicide, played by Noni Hazlehurst. She made her first screen appearance in the pilot episode "In The Hands ...more

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Bunk Moreland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
William "The Bunk" Moreland is a fictional character on the HBO drama The Wire, played by actor Wendell Pierce. Bunk's character is based on a retired Baltimore City Police Detective ...more

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Calleigh Duquesne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
Detective Calleigh Duquesne is a fictional character on the CBS crime drama CSI: Miami, portrayed by Emily Procter.

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Carlton Lassiter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
Detective Carlton Jebediah Lassiter MCJ is a fictitious character in the American dramedy Psych played by Timothy Omundson.

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Carolyn Barek is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
Det. Carolyn Barek is a fictional character on the NBC-USA Network series, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, played by Annabella Sciorra. Barek is partnered with Detective Mike Logan throughout ...more

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Catherine Willows is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
Catherine Willows is a fictional character from the CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, portrayed by Marg Helgenberger. She made her first screen appearance in the show's pilot, ...more

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Chester Lake is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
Detective Chester Lake is a fictional character played by Adam Beach in the American crime drama television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on NBC. Lake is the first detective of ...more

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Claudette Wyms is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
Captain Claudette Wyms is a fictional Los Angeles Police Department captain in the television drama series The Shield. Claudette is played by CCH Pounder.

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Columbo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
Columbo is an American television series starring Peter Falk as a homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. The character and show, created by William Link and Richard Levinson, ...more

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Curtis Lemansky is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
Curtis Lemansky Curtis Lemansky, more commonly known as "Lem" or "Lemonhead", is a fictional police detective on the FX original drama The Shield, played by actor Kenny Johnson.

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Cyrus Lupo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
Det. Cyrus "Lupes" Lupo is a fictional character on the long-running NBC series Law & Order, played by Jeremy Sisto. He replaced Nina Cassady, who was written out of the show due ...more

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Danny Messer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
Danny Messer is a fictional character on the CBS crime drama CSI: NY, portrayed by actor Carmine Giovinazzo.

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DC Jo Masters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
DC Jo Masters

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DC Ken Drummond is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
DC Ken Drummond

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DC Mickey Webb is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
DC Mickey Webb

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DC Suzie Sim is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
DC Suzie Sim

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DC Terry Perkins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
DC Terry Perkins

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DC Zain Nadir is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
DC Zain Nadir

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DCI Jack Meadows is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)

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DCI Kim Reid is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)

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Johnny Basil is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
Johnny Basil Johnny Basil aka Desmond "Zil" Mobay, played by Lance Reddick, is a character on the HBO drama Oz.

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Sergeant Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
James Hathaway is the CID Detective Inspector working with Inspector Lewis in the ITV detective series Lewis. He is played by Laurence Fox. Hathaway portrays a Detective Sergeant until the final ...more

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DI Chris Deakin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
DI Chris Deakin

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DI Claire Stanton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
DI Claire Stanton

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DI Neil Manson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
DI Neil Manson

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DI Sally Johnson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
DI Sally Johnson

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Diane Russell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
Diane Marie Russell is an American politician who serves in the Maine House of Representatives. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

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DS Alistair Greig is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
DS Alistair Greig

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DS Danny Pearce is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
DS Danny Pearce

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DS Debbie McAllister is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
DS Debbie McAllister

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DS Don Beech is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
DS Don Beech

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DS John Boulton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)

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DS Phil Hunter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
DS Phil Hunter

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DS Ramani DeCosta is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
DS Ramani DeCosta

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DS Roy Quick is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
DS Roy Quick

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DS Vik Singh is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
DS Vik Singh

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Duncan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
Duncan Freeman is a fictional character from the Australian crime drama City Homicide, played by Aaron Pedersen. He made his first screen appearance in the pilot episode "In The Hands Of ...more

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Ed Green is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
Edward "Ed" Green is a fictional character on the NBC crime drama Law & Order, created by René Balcer and portrayed by Jesse L. Martin. He appeared in 202 episodes.

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Elisa Maza is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
Elisa Maza is a fictional character and the human protagonist of the Disney animated television series Gargoyles, voiced by American actress Salli Richardson. In the series, she is an NYPD ...more

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Elliot Stabler is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Characters Working as Police Detective(s)
Elliot Stabler is a fictional character portrayed by Christopher Meloni and one of the lead characters on the NBC police procedural series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit during the first ...more