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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.

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This list answers the question, "Who are fictional Police detectives on TV?"
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    Al Giardello
    Alphonse Michael 'Gee' Giardello, Sr. is a fictional character from the television drama... more on Wikipedia
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    Alan McKenna

    Alan McKenna

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    Alex St. Clare

    Alex St. Clare was a fictional character from the Australian police series Water Rats. She... more on Wikipedia
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    Amy Fox

    Amy Fox

    Amy Fox is a fictional character in the long-running television show Blue Heelers. She first... more on Wikipedia
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    Andy Sipowicz
    Andy Sipowicz is a fictional character and protagonist on the popular ABC television series... more on Wikipedia
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    Antonio Vega

    Antonio Vega is a fictional character on the long-running American soap opera One Life to... more on Wikipedia
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    Arthur Dietrich

    Detective Arthur P. Dietrich is a fictional character on the TV series Barney Miller. He is a... more on Wikipedia
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    Arthur Fancy

    Arthur Fancy

    Capt. Arthur Fancy was a fictional character and protagonist in the television series NYPD... more on Wikipedia
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    Baldwin Jones

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    Barbara Havers

    Barbara Havers is a fictional detective in The Inspector Lynley series created by American... more on Wikipedia
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    Bernice Waverley

    Bernice Waverley is a fictional character from the Australian drama series City Homicide,... more on Wikipedia
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    Bunk Moreland
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    Calleigh Duquesne
    Detective Calleigh Duquesne is a fictional character on the CBS crime drama CSI: Miami,... more on Wikipedia
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    Carlton Lassiter
    Detective Carlton Jebediah Lassiter MCJ is a fictitious character in the American dramedy... more on Wikipedia
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    Carolyn Barek
    Det. Carolyn Barek is a fictional character on the NBC-USA Network series, Law & Order:... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Catherine Willows
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    Chester Lake
    Detective Chester Lake is a fictional character played by Adam Beach in the American crime... more on Wikipedia
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    Claudette Wyms
    Captain Claudette Wyms is a fictional Los Angeles Police Department captain in the television... more on Wikipedia
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    Columbo
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    Curtis Lemansky

    Curtis Lemansky

    Curtis Lemansky, more commonly known as "Lem" or "Lemonhead", is a fictional police detective... more on Wikipedia
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    Cyrus Lupo
    Det. Cyrus "Lupes" Lupo is a fictional character on the long-running NBC series Law & Order,... more on Wikipedia
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    Danny Messer
    Danny Messer is a fictional character on the CBS crime drama CSI: NY, portrayed by actor... more on Wikipedia
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    DC Jo Masters

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    DC Ken Drummond

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    DC Mickey Webb

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