->'''Fraser:''' [slams jail cell door on fugitive] That's the last time ''he'll'' [[ItMakesSenseInContext fish over the limit.]]
-->--''Series/DueSouth''

This is a cop's cop. He is incorruptible, competent, and feared by evildoers. If he is not DaChief it is likely because either he is too young, or his path is blocked by {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s who fear him for obvious reasons.

He is often a ByTheBookCop, though some versions have a bit of CowboyCop in them. May be a SympatheticInspectorAntagonist. If he is an InspectorJavert, he will be portrayed sympathetically as a WorthyOpponent and he is only on the opposite side by an unfortunate error in the system or else because the protagonist is a VillainProtagonist. Often, because ElitesAreMoreGlamorous, this kind of Cop belongs to a famous law enforcement organization: effectively the constabulary equivalent of a BadassArmy.

Very often, he's a {{Determinator}} who is LawfulGood-- with a strong accent on ''lawful''. Generally a fair cop, though if the protagonist is operating outside the law, he'll pursue him as relentlessly as anyone else. You very much do not want to do something to make him follow you.

The TropeNamer is the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, one of those "constabulary BadassArmy" type organizations, thanks to the famous motto: "[[BadassCreed The Mountie always gets his man!]]". (It's not ''really'' their motto--that's "Maintain The Right"--but it's [[BeamMeUpScotty gotten established in pop culture that way.]])

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* Molson (IIRC) Lager commercials: "Malcolm the Mountie Always Gets his Can".
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Inspector Zenigata]] from ''Characters/LupinIII'' thinks of himself this way (To be fair, he's successfully caught everyone he's gone after who ''isn't'' part of Lupin's gang. He's even caught them a couple times - getting them to ''stay'' caught, however...).
* [[InspectorJavert Inspector Lunge]] from ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' loses his family and eventually takes an unpaid vacation of several months to try and catch Tenma. He's so determined that, while dying of blood loss he handcuffs himself to Tenma to try and stop him from escaping.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Gordon & O'Hara from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''.
* Colonel Samuel Benfield Steele, in Creator/DonRosa's ''Hearts of Yukon''. The trope title is even played with:
-->"We always get our ''duck''"! [[note]] Steele is later forced to change it to "We always get our ''man''" since, as Scrooge himself pointed out, he ''didn't'' get his duck.[[/note]]
* ''[[Comicbook/GreenLantern "No man escapes the Manhunters!"]]''
* Inspector Ishida in ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo''.
* ''ComicStrip/DickTracy.''
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[[folder:Film]]
* Inspector Clouseau from ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' believes he is this.
* Samuel Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones) in ''Film/TheFugitive'' and ''Film/USMarshals''.
* Jack Valentine in ''Film/LordOfWar''.
* From ''Film/{{Clue}}'':
-->'''Wadsworth:''' Like the mounties, we always get our man!\\
'''Green:''' ''Mrs. Peacock was a man?!'' (Mustard and Wadsworth slap him)
* ''Film/HorseFeathers''' Professor Wagstaff ([[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]]) is no lawman, but at one point he invokes the trope in song anyway:
-->''My son is right, I'm quick to fight, I'm from a fighting clan\\
When I'm abused or badly used, I always get my man\\
No matter if he's in Peru, Paducah, or Japan\\
I go ahead, alive or dead, I always get my man''
* The ''Film/DickTracy'' movie. [[FemmeFatale Breathless Mahoney]] also has a song called "I Always Get My Man" but it's about... [[IntercourseWithYou something else.]]
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Leroy Jethro Gibbs in ''Series/{{NCIS}}''. Ditto Fornell.
* Don Eppes in ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}''.
* Cordell Walker (ChuckNorris) in ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger''.
* Odo of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', a mix of ByTheBookCop (when it's his own rules) and CowboyCop (when it's other people's rules). He was modeled after the sheriff archetype in Westerns.
* Tuvok in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', as the ship's security officer, occasionally conducts or assists in investigations those times that someone commits a crime aboard ship or one of his crewmates gets [[ClearMyName falsely accused of a crime]] by aliens.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Officer Garibaldi.
* Josh Randall from ''Series/WantedDeadOrAlive''.
* Fraser in ''Series/DueSouth'', although he protests whenever someone claims that the Mounties' slogan is "We Always Get Our Man."
** In the pilot Fraser's father evens says "You shoot a Mountie, they'll hunt you to the ends of the Earth".
* Sheriff Carter in ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' is a more mild version of this.
* Horatio of ''Series/CSIMiami'' is a suspected AffectionateParody of this trope.
* Olivia Benson of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' is a female version.
* Joe Friday in ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}''.
* Tuvok in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''
* Columbo in ''Series/{{Columbo}}''.
* Peter Burke in ''Series/WhiteCollar''
* In ''Series/{{Bones}}'', Booth mentions this trope when Brennan comments that he could never catch her if she were to commit a murder:
-->'''Booth''': That's right. See? Because I always get my man.
-->'''Bones''': [[NoManOfWomanBorn I am a woman.]]
* [[MagnificentBastard Sterling]] on ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' is a rare morally ambiguous version of this role that is only out for himself. While he is against the [[JustLikeRobinHood heroic thief]] main characters they are clearly [[WeHelpTheHelpless doing it to help people]], whereas he works for [[CorruptCorporateExecutive an insurance company.]] He is made somewhat more heroic when he joins [[InterpolSpecialAgent Interpol]] but he still serves himself over others. The conflict between him and Nate comes down to ToBeLawfulOrGood with Sterling choosing lawful with Nate choosing good.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The Rhodian Navy collectively in ''Literature/OverTheWineDarkSea''. They keep the peace in the Aegean and they are feared by pirates.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': Sam Vimes, Carrot as his right-hand man.
* Literature/SolomonKane, who once pursued a bandit from France into the middle of Darkest Africa.
* Zinc Chandler, a Mountie from Michael Slade's RCMP novels, recited the Mounties' "Get Your Man" slogan repeatedly in his head when he shook off the effects of being rendered nearly unconscious. Nearly all of Slade's Mountie heroes fit this trope, singly or collectively.
* In the ''Literature/CommonwealthSaga'', Paula Myo fits this trope to a T. Genetically engineered to be an incorruptible super-cop, she has been working for the Serious Crimes Directorate for centuries, and in all that time has only failed to solve ''one'' case. Which she is still pursuing, after a century and a half. [[spoiler: When circumstances force her to decide between arresting the WellIntentionedExtremist perpetrator and saving the human race from extinction, she suffers a near-fatal nervous breakdown.]]
* Harry Bosch, the hero of many a MichaelConnelly mystery novel, is this with CowboyCop mixed in.
* Lt. Eve Dallas in J.D. Robb's ''Literature/InDeath'' series.
* [[Franchise/StarWars Corellian]] [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Jedi]] are characterized as utterly devoted and incorruptible [[SuperCop lawmen]] who are feared by evildoers in the Corellian sector. The Corellian Security Force ([=CorSec=]) has this reputation as well, and Jedi Master Corran Horn is both a Corellian Jedi and an ex-cop.
* Beka Cooper, the protagonist of the ''Literature/ProvostsDog'' trilogy by Creator/TamoraPierce. She relentlessly pursues criminals who seem invisible or impossible to nab because of their position. She's a little ByTheBookCop and a little CowboyCop (as most Dogs are, since it's a proto-police force), but on one occassion she actually arrested her partner for taking a bribe to ignore murder.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Jacques Rougeau, during his portrayal of [[ForeignWrestlingHeel The Mountie]] in [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} World Wrestling Federation]] during 1991-1992, always boasted "I always get my man!" His entrance theme, "I'm the Mountie!" a heel-type marching tune performed by Rougeau spelled this out perfectly.
-->"I'm The Mountie... I'm handsome, I'm brave, I'm strong.\\
I'm The Mountie... and I enforce the law.\\
You can try to run but you can never hide.\\
I'm the Mountie... I always get my man."
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}' ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' ''Sword Worlds'' the Confederation Patrol provides a lot of these kinds of SpacePolice for the Sword Worlds Confederation.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/AModestDestiny'' parodies the [[http://www.squidi.net/comic/amd/view.php?series=amd&ep=1&id=8 fugitive speech]].
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight. He is a Mountie, after all (see below).
* Klondike Kat always gets his mouse!
* Joe Swanson in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' ''has always gotten his man.'' Always. One episode actually centered around him losing his first criminal ever, but of course [[StatusQuoIsGod he catches him by the end of the episode]].
* In an episode of ''EvilConCarne'', when Hector is told that he is being targeted by the Mounted Police, he shouts "The Mounties!? They ''always'' get their man!".
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Though they may or may not qualify under the trope, [[CanadaEh the Royal Canadian Mounted Police]], one of those "constabulary BadassArmy" type organizations that have a lot of these kind both in fiction and presumably in RealLife, are the TropeNamers here, thanks to the famous motto: "[[BadassCreed The Mountie always gets his man!]]". (It's not ''really'' their motto--that's "Maintain The Right"--but it's [[BeamMeUpScotty gotten established in pop culture that way.]])
** Even referenced in ''Peabody's Improbable History'' segment of ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' when Peabody and Sherman went back in time to Canada to meet a Mountie who ''always gets his man''. He couldn't arrest a wanted Native American because she's a woman which turns out to be a man in disguise at the end.
* Robert Carrey, an Elizabethan adventurer who served as Warden of the Northern Marches and patrolled the Anglo-Scottish border keeping evildoers at bay. A decent and honest man and too seldom remembered.
* Eliot Ness: He and his men were not called "the Untouchables" for nothing. He was an US Treasury agent who kept [[{{Mafia}} organized crime]] at bay in Chicago in the days of Al Capone.
* In a town in Arizona a highwayman lies buried at the graveyard. Marked on his tombstone is "Wells Fargo Never Forgets".
** Though that sounds rather like a combination of VigilanteMan and BestServedCold . Still it is a BadassBoast.
* UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt apparently acted like this back in his days as a New York Police Chief. He'd go patrolling in the streets and if he saw a cop acting corrupt (taking bribes, hassling people for no good reason), he slapped them and then fired them on the spot.
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