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[[caption-width-right:300:[[GirlsLove They're in love]], and TheyFightCrime!]]

->'''Rebecca Morris:''' A bunch of your "skier" in-laws threatened to kill my partner Sarah!\\
'''Emily Dupont:''' Hold on... Your partner? Or your... '''[[LampshadedDoubleEntendre "partner"]]'''?\\
'''Morris:''' Yes, yes, lesbian cops. [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore Noone has ever heard that joke before]].\\
'''Dupont:''' It's the haircut, dear.
-->-- ''Webcomic/SamAndFuzzy''

[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A female police officer who is a homosexual.]]

This trope, of course, can be open to UnfortunateImplications; namely, the idea that certain activities and occupations are 'reserved' for men and that any women who choose to partake in them are automatically more 'masculine' (and [[ButchLesbian thus in turn inclined to homosexuality]]) than those who don't. There is an element of TruthInTelevision, as naturally some of the women in these occupations (now that they allow women) are lesbians; but this doesn't equal that ''all'' lesbians are in traditionally 'male' occupations or that no straight women are.

See also LesbianJock, a trope that exists for similar reasons and has similar pitfalls. The Lesbian Cop may be a FairCop.
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!!Examples:
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Depending on your interpretation of her character, Suifeng may qualify as this; given her position as head of the Keigun (punishment squad) and her HoYay obsession with Yoruichi. Mind you, this is more apparent in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAnJzdINUDY the anime]] than it is in the manga, [[http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/140/yoruichisoifonengvm1.png/ but still...]]
* The sheriff in the second volume of ''Manga/DogbyWalksAlone''.
* ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'': The Judgement doesn't have ''de jure'' police authority, but Shirai Kuroko is an ESP-powered example of this trope. And she's actually a competent cop too, when she's not being (PlayedForLaughs) PsychoLesbian.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Captain Maggie Sawyer of the Metropolis Special Crimes Unit in ''{{Superman}}'' comics. Introduced in 1987, her sexual orientation was established less than a year later.
* Detective Renee Montoya of the Gotham City Police Department was a Franchise/{{Batman}} supporting character for many years before being outed in ''ComicBook/GothamCentral''.
* A PsychoLesbian cop appears in ''ComicBook/ThePunisher''. She first appeared in the Creator/GarthEnnis run as Soap's new partner, and later returned (her PsychoLesbian side was mostly explored in the arc with Elite's son).
* Sgt. Jackie "Jack Phantom" Kowalski from ''ComicBook/TopTen''. In the later ''Beyond the Farthest Precinct'' mini-series, she is in a relationship with her partner Panthalassa.
* Lucille, Marv's probation officer from ''ComicBook/SinCity''.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Megane Alpine in ''Fanfic/GameTheory'', as an Investigator for the TSAB. (In this story, her daughter Lutecia was conceived through artificial insemination.)
* Just about ''every'' fanfic for ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles''.
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[[folder:Film]]
* Margaret from ''Film/{{Slither}}''.
* Amy Wallace (Laurie Metcalf) in ''Internal Affairs''
* Commissaire Laurence in the belgian film ''Dikkenek''. There is also another female cop who tries to hit on her, but fails.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Detective Sergeant Stephanopoulis in the ''RiversOfLondon'' books, described in text as looking like "a woman who fought [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rottweiler rottweilers]]" and "a terrifying lesbian." She's actually a very nice person, and an utter professional in the OldFashionedCopper mould.
* Kate "[[TomboyishName Casey]]" Martinelli, the protagonist of a series of mystery novels by Laurie King.
* Kate Delafield, hero of a series of detective novels by Katherine V Forrest beginning with ''Amateur City''.
* Detective Calliope Skouros in ''Literature/{{Otherland}}''. This becomes slightly important when [[spoiler: Dread decides she wouldn't be much fun to rape]].
* Eve Dallas from the ''Literature/InDeath'' series gets called this occasionally. She's not; it's pretty much shorthand for showing what an asshole someone is. She is ''very'' married, and all LesYay comments between her and Peabody are strictly for RuleOfFunny.
* Detective Monica Jansson in ''Literature/TheLongEarth'' is mentioned to be lesbian several times, usually by her superior officer. It is treated in a very offhanded manner and does not relate to the plot much otherwise.
* Sergeant Sue Smith in ''Literature/HaltingState'' by Creator/CharlesStross.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* On ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', when Olivia asks a female cop if she'd been having an affair with her (male) partner, the cop looks Olivia up and down and replies,
-->'''Kristin''': Let me make this very clear, Detective: I'd be much more inclined to have an affair with ''you''.
** Olivia herself is constantly subject to LesYay speculation by fans (lesbian fans, anyway), usually with a relationship with Alex in mind and much pining for the shorter, butcher haircut and leather jacket of the early seasons. It was probably partly in response to this impression that the show made obvious attempts to make her more feminine as the series went on -- longer hair, more makeup, nicer clothes, a more "motherly" attitude toward victims and more references to/depictions of her having a boyfriend.
** She is also MistakenForGay by a lesbian activist who cites Liv's job and attitude as indicative of being a lesbian. Later, HilarityEnsues (and [[LampshadeHanging lampshades are hung]] when Liv asks Elliott if he gets a gay vibe from her and he points out that she doesn't have much luck with guys.
-->'''Olivia:''' Do you ever get a gay vibe from me?
-->'''Elliot:'''...Would it matter if I did?
-->'''Olivia:''' You're not answering the question.
* Agent Carrie Rivai in the 2008 ''Series/KnightRider'' remake.
* Agent Burke's probie in the first episode of ''Series/WhiteCollar'' is implied to be one. It's confirmed when she returns in season 2, she has a girlfriend that she met while working in DC and who moved with her back to New York.
-->'''Neal Caffrey:''' ''[pouting after finding out]'' Doesn't the FBI have a policy about that?\\
'''Peter Burke:''' That's the military. We don't ask. We don't care.
* Kima Greggs of ''Series/TheWire''.
* ''Series/ThirdWatch'' raced ahead of this trope in its first episode. Boscorelli, masculine and Irish was accused of being gay as part of a prank. While driving around after who he thought was the prankster, he complained to his partner and asked what she'd think if people thought she was a lesbian. She answered "I'm a female cop, people assume I'm a lesbian."
* On ''NYPDBlue'' Medevoy donated sperm to a lesbian cop and her girlfriend so they could have a baby.
* DC Jo Masters from ''Series/TheBill''.
* ''{{Roseanne}}'': Roseanne's sister Jackie was a police officer, but while she wasn't a lesbian in the show, [[spoiler:Roseanne reveals in the final episode that the series was a book she was writing based on her family and that her sister actually is a lesbian]].
* On ''Series/LipService'', essentially BBC's answer to ''Series/TheLWord'', Sam is a soft butch example of this trope.
* Mo Connell from ''Series/BetweenTheLines'' is introduced as a lesbian, although it later turns out, in reverse of the normal pattern, that she's BiTheWay.
* Detective Grayson, a RecurringCharacter on ''Series/{{Leverage}}''.
* Downplayed with Charlie Buckton from ''Series/HomeAndAway'', who had ''one'' brief lesbian affair. There's also a more unfortunate example in an earlier storyline, when it was revealed that PsychoLesbian Zoe [=McAllister=] had a lover on the force.
* Nadine Lemercier in the French series ''P.J.'' (''Police Judiciaire'').
* Stef in ''Series/TheFosters''.
* Tara Chalmers in ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' although technically not a cop, she was only in the academy when the ZA hit.
* Parodied in a 2014 episode of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', where a BuddyCopShow from TheSeventies apparently starred a character named [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Dyke]] and was played by [[TheDanza Les Dykawitz]]. [[IncompatibleOrientation Her female partner wasn't gay, however.]]
* ''Series/GoodnessGraciousMe'''s "Back Where They Came From" special featured several sketches about a duo of female traffic cops. The last sketch at the end of the show reveals that they are in a relationship.
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[[folder: VideoGames]]
* Officer Jo Slade from ''VideoGame/DeadRising'', for a PsychoLesbian.
* Can be created in ''VideoGame/TheSims2'' and ''VideoGame/TheSims3''. Make a female sim, put her in the Law Enforcement career path (or in The Sims Three, the private investigator profession), and have her interact romantically exclusively with other women.
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[[folder:WebComics]]
* Detective Rebecca Morris in ''WebComic/SamAndFuzzy'' was initially implied and later confirmed to be lesbian, as was her partner Sarah Cooper. Morris confirms later they didn't date because of UnequalPairing, [[spoiler:which was 'fixed' when Cooper got LaserGuidedAmnesia and had to quit the force.]]
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* On ''3Way'', the show within a show "''Ladycops''" plays with this trope.
* ''Lesbian Cops'' takes this UpToEleven: They're ''both'' lesbians, and they're so in love with each other that they'll boink on the job.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Maggie Sawyer in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' has the same sexual orientation as her comicbook counterpart, according to WordOfGod, [[HideYourLesbians although the closest they could get to referencing Maggie being gay on-screen]] was to have her girlfriend be at her bedside when she was in hospital during the first ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} story. She goes unnamed, and their relationship isn't elaborated on, but she's there. She's also present, comforting Maggie, after [[spoiler:Dan Turpin dies]].
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