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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... "partner"?\\
'''Morris:''' Yes, yes, lesbian cops. No one has ever heard that joke before.\\
'''Dupont:''' It's the haircut, dear.
-->-- ''Webcomic/SamAndFuzzy''

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

See also LesbianJock, a trope that exists for similar reasons and has similar pitfalls. The Lesbian Cop may be a FairCop.

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''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.
* Amano Lu of ''Manga/MiamiGuns'' who is secretly in love with her partner, the AlphaBitch, {{Jerkass}}, Sakurakoji Yao. A running gag, is that every time Lu is about to confess her feelings, Yao does something that pisses her off and she yells at her partner instead.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Captain Maggie Sawyer of the Metropolis Special Crimes Unit in ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics (later "transferred" to [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Gotham City]]). 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''.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Megane Alpine in ''Fanfic/GameTheoryFanFic'', as an Investigator for the TSAB. (In this story, her daughter Lutecia was conceived through artificial insemination.)
%%* ''Every'' fanfic for ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles''.

%%* Margaret from ''Film/{{Slither}}''.
%%* Amy Wallace (Laurie Metcalf) in ''Film/InternalAffairs''
* Commissaire Laurence in the belgian film ''Dikkenek''. There is also another female cop who tries to hit on her, but fails.
* Laurel Hester is an Ocean County, New Jersey police officer in ''Freeheld'', which is [[TruthInTelevision true to life.]]

* Detective Sergeant Stephanopoulos in the ''Literature/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 (as long as you don't make jokes about her sexuality), 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. And DI Liz Kavannagh in the SpiritualSuccessor ''Rule 34''.
* In ''Literature/{{Backstrom}}'', several coppers in the Stockholm force are lesbian or, like Annika Carlson, BiTheWay. A certain humorous misunderstanding is generated by Felicia Petersson's fan-girl infatuation with Annika, who sighs and keeps it strictly professional.

[[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. [[spoiler:She later plays up this trope while interrogating a homophobic suspect to get him to confess.]] At one point, 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 ''Series/NYPDBlue'' Medevoy donated sperm to a lesbian cop and her girlfriend so they could have a baby.
%%* DC Jo Masters from ''Series/TheBill''.
* ''Series/{{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.]]
* ''Radio/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.
* ''Series/WynonnaEarp'' has Nicole Haught, who started putting the moves on Wynonna's little sister Waverly in her very first scene.
%%* Tammy Gregorio from ''Series/NCISNewOrleans''
* ''Series/StrongMedicine'': Lu gets fed up with her bickering neighbors and storms upstairs to confront them, only to find one of them dead. It turns out that the two female roommates where actually girlfriends and both were police officers who'd kept their relationship secret, fearing ill treatment from their colleagues. Sure enough, the detectives are a couple of sexist homophobes who immediately arrest her partner and practically refuse to do any further investigation. It is of course up to Lu to find out that while the relationship was troubled, it wasn't abusive, and that the woman had actually killed herself because she feared it was over.
* ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' has cop Maggie Sawyer and DEO Agent/Supergirl's adoptive sister Alex Danvers as a couple. Danvers is an original character, while Sawyer appeared in the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics, in which she was also gay.
* Shakima 'Kima' Greggs in ''Series/TheWire''.

[[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.
* In ''VideoGame/ReadOnlyMemories'' (which has a CastFullOfGay), Lexi, a detective, used to date the player character's sister. [[spoiler:In the ending, it's implied that they may be getting back together again.]]

* Detective Erica Richards from ''WebComic/SwordCatPrincess'' initially "subtly" expressed [[http://swordcatprincess.thecomicseries.com/comics/71/ lesbian feelings]] for Kathryn "Artemis" Kennedy; after helping to rescue Kathryn from an [[http://swordcatprincess.thecomicseries.com/comics/105/ illegal police interrogation]], they engaged in [[http://swordcatprincess.thecomicseries.com/comics/117/ lesbian sex]].
* 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.]]

[[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.

[[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 [[note]]but is identified as Toby Raynes in the credits[[/note]], and their relationship isn't elaborated on, but she's there. She's also present, comforting Maggie, after [[spoiler:Dan Turpin dies]].