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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?"
  • Al Giardello1
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  • Alan McKenna2

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  • 3

    Alex St. Clare

    Alex St. Clare was a fictional character from the Australian police series Water Rats. She...  more
  • Amy Fox4

    Amy Fox

    Amy Fox is a fictional character in the long-running television show Blue Heelers. She first...  more
  • Andy Sipowicz5
    Andy Sipowicz is a fictional character and protagonist on the popular ABC television series...  more
  • 6

    Antonio Vega

    Antonio Vega is a fictional character on the long-running American soap opera One Life to...  more
  • 7

    Arthur Dietrich

    Detective Arthur P. Dietrich is a fictional character on the TV series Barney Miller. He is a...  more
  • Arthur Fancy8

    Arthur Fancy

    Capt. Arthur Fancy was a fictional character and protagonist in the television series NYPD...  more
  • 9

    Baldwin Jones

  • 10

    Barbara Havers

    Barbara Havers is a fictional detective in The Inspector Lynley series created by American...  more
  • 11

    Bernice Waverley

    Bernice Waverley is a fictional character from the Australian drama series City Homicide,...  more
  • Bunk Moreland12
    William "The Bunk" Moreland is a fictional character on the HBO drama The Wire, played by...  more
  • Calleigh Duquesne13
    Detective Calleigh Duquesne is a fictional character on the CBS crime drama CSI: Miami,...  more
  • Carlton Lassiter14
    Detective Carlton Jebediah Lassiter MCJ is a fictitious character in the American dramedy...  more
  • Carolyn Barek15
    Det. Carolyn Barek is a fictional character on the NBC-USA Network series, Law & Order:...  more
  • Catherine Willows16
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  • Chester Lake17
    Detective Chester Lake is a fictional character played by Adam Beach in the American crime...  more

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  • Claudette Wyms18
    Captain Claudette Wyms is a fictional Los Angeles Police Department captain in the television...  more
  • Columbo19
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  • Curtis Lemansky20

    Curtis Lemansky

    Curtis Lemansky, more commonly known as "Lem" or "Lemonhead", is a fictional police detective...  more
  • Cyrus Lupo21
    Det. Cyrus "Lupes" Lupo is a fictional character on the long-running NBC series Law & Order,...  more
  • Danny Messer22
    Danny Messer is a fictional character on the CBS crime drama CSI: NY, portrayed by actor...  more
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    DC Jo Masters

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