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''This page is about the trope. For the Creator/JackieChan film, [[Film/SuperCop go here]].''

->''Meet the cop who can't be stopped.''
-->-- ''Film/SuperCop''

Superpowered law enforcement.

One step up from the CowboyCop who enters HotPursuit with no regard for their own safety or anyone else's, here you have the police who have the [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys equipment]], [[StockSuperpowers the powers]], or whatever else that puts them above and beyond the capabilities of the average police officer. This is common to the point where one of the StockSuperheroDayJobs is police work, though they don't always do both at once.

Often takes the form of a {{Superhero}} who works for the police, a {{Cyborg}}, or a HumongousMecha. A particularly BadassNormal can qualify if the criminals they chase are superpowered and they are not.

Overlaps with the [[VampireDetectiveSeries Vampire Detective]].

Not to be confused with AlwaysGetsHisMan, which is a freakishly perfect cop (though the tropes can obviously overlap).



[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Used in many works by Creator/ShirowMasamune:
** ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'''s ESWAT units (mecha).
** Section 9 Public Security in ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' and ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex''. Cyborg bodies, advanced weapons, Tachikomas, super hacker skillz, etc. It helps that most of their field operatives are former soldiers.
** Averted with ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}''. They ''could'' be Supercops, but regulations have them stuck in the station until a crook brings out his own HumongousMecha. For regular criminals they have to go on foot just like all other cops, and face the same obstacles.
** ''Manga/DominionTankPolice'' probably counts, since the heroes are cops... with TANKS. [[TankGoodness Really BIG tanks]], at that. And unlike the ''Patlabor'' dudes, these fellows DO move against any and all crime, with superior firepower through and through. Unfortunately for the city, they're also all [[CowboyCop Cowboy Cops]]... can you say 'Collateral Damage'?
* In ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', most named members of [[TheFederation the Time-Space Administration Bureau's]] Enforcer division would fall under this. However, special mention goes to [[spoiler:Fate Testarossa-Harlaown]], who also happens to be [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke a genetically-engineered]] [[SuperSoldier Artificial Mage]].
* ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'' and its better known spin off ''Manga/SailorMoon'' have a strange example in Minako Aino, alias Sailor V and Sailor Venus: Minako has a rather vocal dislike for police officers, yet both the manga and anime continuities show her befriending some officers and acting like a Japanese cop when superheroing (and getting mistaken for a Super Cop by a youma during her early days as Sailor V), with the [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]] even having her as a Super Cop in UsefulNotes/{{London}} for a while as part of her background [[spoiler: and the ''Codename: Sailor V'' manga ending with Minako accepting to work for the UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}} Metropolitan Police, meaning she was a Super Cop for the whole run of ''Sailor Moon'' without it ever coming up]]. [[YouAreWhatYouHate She]] ''[[YouAreWhatYouHate still]]'' [[YouAreWhatYouHate dislikes your average Japanese cop.]] In fact, she initially took on the role, not for justice, but to stick it to Tokyo's cops by making fools out of them.
* The title character of ''Anime/BirdyTheMighty''. She [[LightningBruiser has superhuman strength, speed, agility, and durability]] [[spoiler: She's also a [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke bioengineered]] SuperSoldier]].
* As of ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' (and by extension, ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''), Krillin has joined the police force. Bear in mind that he is arguably the strongest Earthling, with enough ki to slice the planet in two, if not [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroy it outright]]. However, as he takes his job very seriously, he will only use the vehicles and equipment issued to him for their intended purposes, using his absurd power only as a last resort.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* ''ComicBook/MarshalLaw'': "I'm a hero hunter. I hunt heroes. Haven't found any yet."
* Creator/AlanMoore's ''ComicBook/TopTen'' series (and its spinoffs) is set in a city where all the cops are superheroes, because '''everyone''' is.
* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'':
** Supes frequently has to remind people that he's ''not'' one of these, but because since he has such a good relationship with the Metropolis PD and the citizens of Metropolis, they often treat him like one. Though at one point in the comics he did actually [[LawfulGood register in the police department so he could legally arrest supervillains]].
** The Metropolis Special Crimes Unit (later the Metropolis Science Police) has PoweredArmor and other gear to fight supervillains when Superman isn't available. Thy even briefly during the late '90s has superhuman members.
* Orion Pax in ''ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW'' comics is a Point One Percenter and a genius investigator who routinely arrests dozens of criminals. This turns out to be good practice for when he becomes [[BigGood Optimus Prime]].
* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'':
** While Dredd himself is not an example, being merely a very well-trained BadassNormal, the Justice Department have their own division of Psi-Judges, the most notable of which is Judge Anderson.
** There's a WhatIf story where Joe Dredd himself was never cured of his lycantrophy after his encounter with a pack of werewolves. His HeroicWillpower allows him to regain control over his wolf form and he becomes a crimefighter in the Undercity.
* Meet the ''ComicBook/SavageDragon''. The UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} Police's best weapon against super-human crime. Taken even further because there have been many times when he's been able to handle superhuman rampages by talking down the suspect instead of applying violence, like cops are trained to do.
* ''ComicBook/RisingStars'': One of the supers hides his powers and works as a cop. When his secret is out and he's banned from working in uniform, his coworkers (who very much like having a superpowered ally) make him a custom one.


[[folder: Film ]]

* One word: ''Franchise/RoboCop.'' An officer dies and is rebuilt by the [[MegaCorp corporation that owns Detroit's PD]] as a cybernetic anti-crime ImmuneToBullets OneManArmy.
* ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' borders on this when the RagtagBunchOfMisfits turn into [[BunnyEarsLawyer Bunny Ears Lawyers]]. [[WesternAnimation/PoliceAcademyTheAnimatedSeries The animated series]], ''definitely''.
* Of course there's the movie ''Film/ShortTime'' (a.k.a. ''Super Cop,'' [[CompletelyDifferentTitle on some markets]]) in which the cop was trying to get killed in the line of duty before he retired in a few days because of a pretty bad case of MistakenForDying (and thus invoked {{Retirony}}) meeting SpringtimeForHitler (and thus coming off as a CowboyCop).
* And Creator/JackieChan's ''Police Story'' series, where he (mostly) became this by necessity.
* The ''Film/SuperFuzz'' movie, pictured above, with Terence Hill in the lead role.
* ''Film/ScannerCop'' and ''Film/ScannerCopII'' are a set of {{B Movie}}s about a cop with PsychicPowers.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* The Night Watch from ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' may fit in this trope. Living in a fantasy world, they've got [[AllTrollsAreDifferent trolls]], [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarves]], [[{{Golem}} golems]], [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombies]], [[FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampires vampires]] and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]] in their ranks; and [[TheCape Carrot Ironfoundersson]]. Of course, criminals can also belong to any of those supernatural species, which makes The Watch even more impressive because their superpowered members don't necessarily have an edge because of their superpowers.
* In the Literature/XWingSeries, Corran Horn discovers that his father, who was part of the [[SpacePolice Corellian Security Force]] all his life and got Corran into it too, was the son and the student of a Jedi Knight. Both of them did rely a bit on their Force-Sensitivity. ''[[Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy I, Jedi]]'' also notes that Corellian Jedi, including Corran's grandfather, tended to work closely with the Corellian Security Force on the tougher cases.
* The Aurors (and also the poor forgotten Hit Wizards) of ''Literature/HarryPotter'' [[spoiler: including Aurors Harry Potter and Ron Weasley.]]. Mad-Eye Moody was a legend amongst them.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* In his first episode of ''Series/{{Heroes}},'' cop Matt Parkman is able to telepathically hear a little girl calling for help. In later episodes and seasons his uses his powers to also try to help people, even when he is no longer a cop.
* The robot Yoyo from the TV series ''Series/HolmesAndYoyo''.
* Three ''Franchise/KamenRider'' shows have featured superpowered cops tasked with dealing with the show's villains:
** ''Series/KamenRiderAgito'' had the Kamen Rider G3 suit and its variants, which were worn by several different operators throughout the show, although Makoto Hikawa was the primary wearer.
** ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' had police superintendent Ryu Terui, who would become Kamen Rider Accel to deal with Dopant-related crime waves.
** ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' puts its super cop front and center as the title character.
* Most Franchise/MetalHeroes take on this role. In fact the first three, [[Series/SpaceSheriffGavan Gavan]], [[Series/SpaceSheriffSharivan Sharivan]] and [[Series/SpaceSheriffShaider Shaider]], all share the title Uchuu Keiji, which literally translates to Space Sheriff.
* Has occured a few times in ''SuperSentai'' (and by extension, ''Franchise/PowerRangers''):
** Signalman from ''Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger'' (and the Blue Senturion from ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'') is a Super '''Traffic''' Cop.
** ''Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger'' [=/=] ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' is about a team of TimePolice from the year 3000, chasing a villain who travelled a millennium back in time with an entire prison of criminals in tow.
** The [[FunWithAcronyms S.P.D.]] from ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'' (where it stands for Special Police Dekaranger) and ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' (where it's Space Patrol Delta) plays the police theme much heavier, down to having {{Finishing Move}}s that can only be used when the team's superpowered badges judge an enemy guilty. The team even have a "[=SWAT=] Mode" as their SuperMode.
** ''Series/KaitouSentaiLupinrangerVsKeisatsuSentaiPatranger'' features a team of SuperCop heroes competing with a team of PhantomThief ones to get their hands on the lost fortune of Literature/ArseneLupin.
* ''Series/{{Witchblade}}'': Sara Pezzini is a detective in the NYPD homicide department who gains the power of a magic artifact known as the Witchblade.


[[folder: Radio]]

''Creator/TheBrewingNetwork'': In Lunch Meet when an article mentions a police officer by the name of J R Mc Knight, they immediately make jokes about him being this tough, no nonsense cop who can take care of anything (as well as using a fake voice to give him lines). From then on, when they talk about situations that need a tough hand to fix it, they mention that J R Mc Knight is on the case.


[[folder: Tabletop Games]]

* "Officer Prometheus" from ''TabletopGame/SilverAgeSentinels''. A combination between the powers of [[ComicBook/FantasticFour the Human Torch]], the mentality of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, and an allegiance to the NYPD (well, [[NoCommunitiesWereHarmed Empire City PD]], actually). He prefers not to think of himself as a (super-) hero (even actively declining membership with the local super-teams), but rather as just one more cop--one that can be an equalizer when his brother cops have to deal with a super-criminal.
* The Adeptus Arbites of ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', due to their paramilitary like nature and being ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd''' s {{expy}}.
* The policing forces of the various human factions in ''TabletopGame/{{Infinity}}''.

[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/{{ESWAT}}''. Once your character achieves chief rank he gets a cyber suit with turbothrusters and armor.
* ''VideoGame/FutureCopLAPD'', where you play a heavily armed TransformingMecha fighting all kinds of criminals.
* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' features Blue Steel, MemeticBadass and the only major superhero who works directly for the police force. There are also cops in PowerArmour, cops with PsychicPowers and the Awakened division of alien symbiote-infused cops. There's also nothing stopping player character concepts from being cops.
* You play one in ''VideoGame/{{Crackdown}}''. [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential Morality optional]].
* Konoko from ''VideoGame/{{Oni}}''. [[spoiler: Helps that she was secretly bred to be a [[OneManArmy One Woman Army]] capable of handling anything the Syndicate could field.]]
* A rare glitch in [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity GTA: Vice City]] would sometimes render a single random Police Officer invincible, there were also rumors that he could arrest you anywhere, including magically teleporting from the ground onto your helicopter and playing the arrest animation.
* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' has Kurtis Stryker. Just a regular guy but packs some ordnance to make up for it. Fights otherworldly monsters so he's going a bit above the line of duty.
* Chun-Li of ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' is an Interpol agent, always hot on the trail of M. Bison.
* Lei Wulong of ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'', which makes sense since he is an {{Expy}} of Creator/JackieChan.
* ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' puts Chun-Li together with Rikiya Busujima from VideoGame/ZombieRevenge and Bruno Delinger from ''VideoGame/DynamiteCop''/''Die Hard Arcade''.


[[folder: Web Animation ]]

* The titular ''WebAnimation/InfernoCop'' pursues criminals and other miscreates using the powers of Hell. His police car's siren lights are actually flames.


[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* Webcomic/AxeCop
* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' space cops wear "strength rings" which give them SuperStrength and {{Flight}}. Officer Krelch has additional powers by virtue of being a [[HollywoodCyborg cyborg.]]
* In ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'' ARCHON is organized under the DOD, making them technically {{Military Superhero}}es, but most of their work is based on policing supers.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* The animated series ''WesternAnimation/{{COPS}}'' was about a team of these.
* ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget''. In the revival series, he gets promoted to a secret agent (and becomes Lieutenant Gadget).
* From ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'', [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Mandora the Evil Chaser.]]