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

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 the JackieChan movie ''Film/SuperCop'' (whose tagline provides the page quote).

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!!Examples:

[[AC:{{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 ''{{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. I mean, these 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 London for a while as part of her background [[spoiler: and the ''Codename: Sailor V'' manga ending with Minako accepting to work for the 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 a bioengineered]] SuperSoldier]].

[[AC:ComicBooks]]
* ''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 all about this trope.
* ''TheSavageDragon''
* Franchise/{{Superman}} 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.
** At one point in the comics he actually [[LawfulGood registered 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]].

[[AC:{{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]]. [[RecycledTheSeries The animated series]], ''definitely''.
* Of course there's the movie ''Super Cop,'' in which the cop was trying to get killed in the line of duty before he retired in a few days.
** ...that brings a whole new meaning to {{Retirony}}.
* And 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.
* Nick Angel from ''Film/HotFuzz'' is all but called this at certain points of the movie. The idea is deconstructed: Nick is a SuperCop, but he's also a somewhat dour rule-obsessed nosey loner.

[[AC:{{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 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. ''[[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.

[[AC:LiveActionTV]]
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers [[Series/PowerRangersSPD SPD]]'' and the Franchise/SuperSentai original, ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger''. Cops... with Zords! And their headquarters is a Zord too.
** There's also the Blue Senturion in ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' and his Franchise/SuperSentai counterpart, Signalman, from ''Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger'', which are Super '''Traffic''' Cops.
** While SPD/the Dekarangers are SpacePolice, the idea of toku [=SuperCops=] is older than that - earlier, there was Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger / Series/PowerRangersTimeForce, which were TimePolice with Zords.
* Similar to the Sentai above, most MetalHeroes take on this role, as well. In fact the first three, Gavan, Sharivan and Shaider, all share the title Uchuu Keiji, which literally translates to Space Sheriff.
* 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 ''HolmesAndYoyo''.

[[AC:{{Webcomics}}]]
* Webcomic/AxeCop

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

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* ''VideoGame/{{ESWAT}}''. Once your character achieves chief rank he gets a cyber suit with turbothrusters and armor.
* An underappreciated PS1 classic is ''Future Cop: LAPD'', 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 ''{{Crackdown}}''. [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential Morality optional]].
* [[{{Oni}} Konoko.]] [[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.
* ''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 ''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 JackieChan.
* ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' puts Chun-Li together with Rikiya Busujima from VideoGame/ZombieRevenge and Bruno Delinger from Die Hard Arcade/Dynamite Cop.

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