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14th May '16 1:33:05 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The ''entire cast'' of ''{{Reno 911}}''. (Except Dangle, who's a lieutenant.)

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* The ''entire cast'' of ''{{Reno ''Series/{{Reno 911}}''. (Except Dangle, who's a lieutenant.)
22nd Apr '16 11:56:47 AM KingoHrts
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* In order to make sure the audience knows that Deputy Fife is one these type of officers, the very first show has a kid scrawl this limerick on a wall to taunt Barney.
"There once was a Deputy named Fife,
who carried a gun and a knife.
The gun was all dusty, the knife was all rusty,
'Cause he never caught a crook in his life."
1st Apr '16 11:59:02 AM ObsidianFire
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* Jake in the western spoof ''Film/SupportYourLocalSheriff'', although he manages his GenreSavvy moments as well. (It's more a lack of enthusiasm than his being genuinely clueless.)

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* Jake in the western spoof ''Film/SupportYourLocalSheriff'', although he manages his GenreSavvy smart moments as well. (It's more a lack of enthusiasm than his being genuinely clueless.)
15th Mar '16 3:09:42 AM GrammarNavi
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* Officer Lou, Marge Gunderson's assistant in ''{{Fargo}}''.

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* Officer Lou, Marge Gunderson's assistant in ''{{Fargo}}''.''Film/{{Fargo}}''.
9th Mar '16 9:00:04 AM Hossmeister
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19th Jan '16 3:10:24 PM FF32
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* Brett Mobley from ''Series/{{Eagleheart}}'' ccan't read and is more often used as a club than a police officer by Marshal Chris Monsanto. [[spoiler: It's all ObfuscatingStupidity designed to torment Chris, of course: Brett is actually ''{{Satan}}''.]]

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* Brett Mobley from ''Series/{{Eagleheart}}'' ccan't can't read and is more often used as a club than a police officer by Marshal Chris Monsanto. [[spoiler: It's all ObfuscatingStupidity designed to torment Chris, of course: Brett is actually ''{{Satan}}''.]]
19th Jan '16 3:09:46 PM FF32
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* Brett Mobley from ''Series/{{Eagleheart}}'' ccan't read and is more often used as a club than a police officer by Marshal Chris Monsanto. [[spoiler: It's all ObfuscatingStupidity designed to torment Chris, of course: Brett is actually ''{{Satan}}''.]]
4th Dec '15 9:23:24 AM jamespolk
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* Inverted in the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes shorts ''Drip-Along Daffy'' and ''My Little Duckaroo'', in which the sheriff (Daffy Duck) is [[LordErrorProne far more clueless]] than [[TheRadar his deputy]] (Porky Pig).
2nd Aug '15 6:43:27 AM Arucard
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* Deputy Andy Brennan of ''Series/TwinPeaks'' is soft-spoken, sensitive and squeemish at violent crime scenes. He's also accident prone, simple, and often timid in confrontation. On the other hand, he's loyal as a hound, has a heart of gold and a strong sense of justice.
20th Jul '15 2:39:34 PM Prfnoff
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[[quoteright:351:[[TheAndyGriffithShow http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Fife_Security.jpg]]]]

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* Barney Fife, of ''TheAndyGriffithShow'', is perhaps the paradigmatic example of this trope.

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* Barney Fife, of ''TheAndyGriffithShow'', ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'', is perhaps the paradigmatic example of this trope.



* Enos in ''TheDukesOfHazzard''; his SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute, Cletus, is even more of one.

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* Enos in ''TheDukesOfHazzard''; ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard''; his SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute, Cletus, is even more of one.



* Randy Disher from ''{{Monk}}''. A few episodes show that while he's a good cop he simply isn't prepared to deal with the sort of cases that Monk gets.
** Other episodes...[[CloudCuckoolander not so much]].
* Lassie (Det. Lassiter) from ''{{Psych}}'' is a borderline case: not nearly as outrageously stupid as most of the characters listed here, he's still distinctly, and by a fair margin, the dumbest of the major characters, mostly used to provide a very easy mark for Shawn's antics.

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* Randy Disher from ''{{Monk}}''. ''Series/{{Monk}}''. A few episodes show that while he's a good cop he simply isn't prepared to deal with the sort of cases that Monk gets.
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gets. Other episodes...[[CloudCuckoolander not so much]].
* Lassie (Det. Lassiter) from ''{{Psych}}'' ''Series/{{Psych}}'' is a borderline case: not nearly as outrageously stupid as most of the characters listed here, he's still distinctly, and by a fair margin, the dumbest of the major characters, mostly used to provide a very easy mark for Shawn's antics.



* Sgt. Nails of ''EagleEyeMysteries'' falls most unfortunately into this category, although he's actually quite competent as an arresting officer; it's his skills as a detective that are pretty poor, as he tends to overlook certain critical clues when carrying out investigations.

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* Sgt. Nails of ''EagleEyeMysteries'' ''VideoGame/EagleEyeMysteries'' falls most unfortunately into this category, although he's actually quite competent as an arresting officer; it's his skills as a detective that are pretty poor, as he tends to overlook certain critical clues when carrying out investigations.
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