best police or cop TV Series Shows

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1. Dragnet 1967 (1967–1970)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Police Detective Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

Stars: Jack Webb, Harry Morgan, Don Ross, Marco Lopez

Votes: 2,450

2. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.

Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Votes: 7,926

3. NYPD Blue (1993–2005)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Detectives from NYPD's 15th Precinct investigate homicides within their precinct.

Stars: Dennis Franz, Jimmy Smits, Gordon Clapp, James McDaniel

Votes: 12,384

4. 21 Jump Street (1987–1991)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The cases of an undercover police unit composed of young-looking officers specializing in youth crime.

Stars: Johnny Depp, Dustin Nguyen, Peter DeLuise, Holly Robinson Peete

Votes: 11,445

5. Mod Squad (1968–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A trio of reformed juvenile delinquents work as undercover cops.

Stars: Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton, Tige Andrews

Votes: 1,850

6. Adam-12 (1968–1975)

TV-PG | 30 min | Crime, Drama

Two regular police officers patrol Los Angeles.

Stars: Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Shaaron Claridge, William Boyett

Votes: 3,385

7. Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Gran Torino, with the help of police snitch, Huggy Bear (Antonio Fargas).

Stars: David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas, Bernie Hamilton

Votes: 8,354

8. The Unusuals (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Darkly comedic drama focusing on the dysfunctional cops and staff of an infamous NYPD precinct.

Stars: Amber Tamblyn, Jeremy Renner, Harold Perrineau, Joshua Close

Votes: 5,127

9. Sledge Hammer! (1986–1988)

30 min | Action, Comedy

The adventures of a deranged and dumb police detective who always looks for the most violent solution to any problem.

Stars: David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris

Votes: 6,226

10. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013–2022)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Crime

Comedy series following the exploits of Det. Jake Peralta and his diverse, lovable colleagues as they police the NYPD's 99th Precinct.

Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero

Votes: 248,771

11. Law & Order (1990–2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Follows a crime (usually a murder), usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 33,066

12. Miami Vice (1984–1989)

TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Resplendent with authentic 1980s music, fashion, and vibe, "Miami Vice" follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami, Florida.

Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Olivia Brown

Votes: 24,285

13. Crime Story (1986–1988)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The saga of a Chicago police detective's efforts to stop a young hood's ruthless rise in the ranks of organized crime.

Stars: Dennis Farina, Bill Smitrovich, Steve Ryan, Billy Campbell

Votes: 2,660

14. Justified (2010–2015)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal mining towns of eastern Kentucky.

Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts

Votes: 90,076

15. The Glades (2010–2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A former Chicago cop moves to a small Florida town and joins the state police.

Stars: Matt Passmore, Kiele Sanchez, Carlos Gómez, Jordan Wall

Votes: 12,288

16. Baretta (1975–1978)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The cases of maverick undercover New York City detective Tony Baretta (Robert Blake).

Stars: Robert Blake, Tom Ewell, Michael D. Roberts, Edward Grover

Votes: 2,257

17. Southland (2009–2013)

TV-MA | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The lives of Police Officers working for the Los Angeles Police Department.

Stars: Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy, Regina King, Ben McKenzie

Votes: 25,153

18. Columbo (1971–2003)

TV-PG | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 30,301

19. The Shield (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Follows the lives and cases of a dirty Los Angeles Police Department cop and the unit under his command.

Stars: Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins, Michael Jace

Votes: 74,792

20. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Life on the Street is an American police procedural television series chronicling the work of a fictional version of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit.

Stars: Richard Belzer, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto, Kyle Secor

Votes: 11,978

21. Third Watch (1999–2005)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The exploits of a group of men and women who serve New York City as police officers, firemen, and paramedics in the fictional 55th Precinct.

Stars: Coby Bell, Skipp Sudduth, Jason Wiles, Molly Price

Votes: 9,281

22. Cannon (1971–1976)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Frank Cannon is an overweight, balding ex-cop with a deep voice and expensive tastes in culinary pleasures; he becomes a high-priced private investigator.

Stars: William Conrad, Patrick Culliton, Tom Pittman, Charles Bateman

Votes: 2,841

23. The Commish (1991–1996)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Slightly offbeat television police comedy-drama. Tony Scali is the Police Commissioner in a small town, where solutions to difficult situations often require considerable creativity. Tony's... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Chiklis, Theresa Saldana, Kaj-Erik Eriksen, Geoffrey Nauffts

Votes: 1,981

24. Picket Fences (1992–1996)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Family

An aging Sheriff tries to keep the peace in Rome, Wisconsin, a small town plagued by bizarre and violent crimes.

Stars: Kathy Baker, Tom Skerritt, Lauren Holly, Costas Mandylor

Votes: 3,964

25. CHiPs (1977–1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers.

Stars: Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine, Paul Linke

Votes: 8,724

26. Police Woman (1974–1978)

120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Follows Sergeant "Pepper" Anderson, LAPD's top undercover cop. A member of the Criminal Conspiracy Unit, Pepper works the wild side of the street, where she poses as everything from a gangster's moll to a streetwalker to a prison inmate.

Stars: Angie Dickinson, Earl Holliman, Charles Dierkop, Ed Bernard

Votes: 1,739

27. Castle (2009–2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 144,027

28. Barney Miller (1975–1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

The Captain of the NYPD 12th Precinct and his staff handle the various local troubles and characters that come into the squad room.

Stars: Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Max Gail, Steve Landesberg

Votes: 5,149

29. T.J. Hooker (1982–1986)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The weekly adventures of tough-as-nails veteran police officer Sgt. T.J. Hooker, who rides the beat with his rookie partner Vince Romano.

Stars: William Shatner, Heather Locklear, Adrian Zmed, James Darren

Votes: 3,999

30. The Equalizer (1985–1989)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A retired Intelligence Agent turned private detective helps various threatened clients to equalize the odds.

Stars: Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing, Mark Margolis

Votes: 4,749

31. Deputy (2020)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Deputy Bill Hollister, a career lawman who is very comfortable kicking down doors, but is utterly lost in a staff meeting, becomes acting sheriff of Los Angeles County when the sheriff drops dead.

Stars: Stephen Dorff, Yara Martinez, Brian Van Holt, Bex Taylor-Klaus

Votes: 4,664

32. Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The investigations of Hawaii Five-0, an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police answerable only to the governor and headed by stalwart Steve McGarrett.

Stars: Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong, Herman Wedemeyer

Votes: 6,028

33. Hawaii Five-0 (2010–2020)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu in order to find his father's killer; The Governor offers him the chance to run his own task force - Five-0.

Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Taylor Wily, Daniel Dae Kim

Votes: 68,651

34. Highway Patrol (1955–1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Powerful patrol cars, fast motorcycles, and superheterodyne two-way radios combine to fight crime on the rural highways of America's wide open spaces.

Stars: Broderick Crawford, Art Gilmore, William Boyett, Vance Skarstedt

Votes: 1,029

35. Hill Street Blues (1991 Video Game)

Crime

Based on the 1980s TV-series of the same name the game puts you in the role of Captain Furillo of the Hill Street Police Department. Your task is to keep crime away from the streets of your... See full summary »

Votes: 17

36. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The cases and adventures of the police forces in and around Sparta, Mississippi.

Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Alan Autry, David Hart, Hugh O'Connor

Votes: 4,341

37. Kojak (1973–1978)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A bald, lollipop sucking police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 7,029

38. Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993–1997)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Kwai Chang Caine was a priest at a Shaolin temple, where his son Peter also lived and studied. The temple was destroyed and father and son each thought the other had perished in the fire. ... See full summary »

Stars: David Carradine, Chris Potter, Richard Anderson, William Dunlop

Votes: 2,229

39. The Rookies (1972–1976)

60 min | Crime, Drama

The trials and adventures of three young police officers.

Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Kate Jackson

Votes: 915

40. Boomtown (2002–2003)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Each episode of this series, set in present day Los Angeles, examines one crime from many different viewpoints - uniformed cops, detectives, witnesses, the media, the fire department and ... See full summary »

Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Neal McDonough, Mykelti Williamson, Gary Basaraba

Votes: 2,044

41. The Unusuals (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Darkly comedic drama focusing on the dysfunctional cops and staff of an infamous NYPD precinct.

Stars: Amber Tamblyn, Jeremy Renner, Harold Perrineau, Joshua Close

Votes: 5,127

42. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The cases of the N.Y.P.D.'s 65th Precinct.

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Nancy Malone

Votes: 1,088

43. Happy Valley (2014– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama

Yorkshire based crime drama centering on the personal and professional life of Police Sergeant Catherine Cawood.

Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Siobhan Finneran, Rhys Connah, Shane Zaza

Votes: 35,298

44. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A veteran cop with more than twenty years of experience is teamed with a young Inspector to solve crimes in San Francisco, California.

Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Reuben Collins, Richard Hatch

Votes: 5,418

45. Monk (2002–2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

The series follows Adrian Monk, a brilliant former San Francisco detective, who now consults the police as a private consultant who battles with an obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine, Traylor Howard

Votes: 68,365

46. Wallander (2008–2016)

TV-PG | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A television show centered on a soul-searching Swedish cop.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Richard McCabe, Jeany Spark, Sarah Smart

Votes: 13,424

47. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2