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Our city's finest. Alternatively, no, that's not a costume. Yes, you're under arrest.

"Hello, Officer Pretty."
Detective Berkeley, greeting Detective Calleigh Duquesne in the CSI: Miami Season 6 opener

In any given Crime and Punishment Series or film, the chances of encountering a Fair Cop are high.

A Fair Cop is any police officer who is ridiculously attractive, ridiculously young, or both. This should not, however, carry with it assumptions that they are dumb. Call it the police version of Hot Scientist or, even closer, Good-Looking Privates. TV cops almost never have a mustache.

The title is a play on the British and Australian expression "It's a fair cop", said when one admits having been caught fair and square. See also Firemen Are Hot and Good-Looking Privates. Cousin to Hot Men at Work.

You are not particularly likely to see a Fair Cop in a stripper's police outfit — although you may see him or her as a Dirty Harriet, which gives a whole new meaning to the motto "To protect and to serve".


If you're looking for a fair-minded cop, you're probably looking for Reasonable Authority Figure or maybe a By-the-Book Cop (who usually fits). If you're looking for someone who's attracted to cops, that falls under policing as an Inherently Attractive Profession.


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  • The hot lady sheriff in this Schick razors commercial.note 

    Anime and Manga 
  • Clarabelle "Bell" Kawamoto from Jagaaaaaan is a police officer and is very sexy. Jagasaki sure is lucky to work with her.
  • Sheriff Hopps from the parallel chapters of +Anima—he's handsome enough that Nana seems taken by him, though he's also not very first.
  • Chono from 20th Century Boys. He could be considered a deconstruction — his youth and attractive face could be seen as serving to highlight the fact that he's inexperienced and idealistic, rather than simply giving the viewer some eye candy. Not that he's "ridiculously" young or good-looking anyway.
  • Birdy Cephon Altera, the title character of Birdy the Mighty is a beautiful Space Police officer. In the OVA series, she once accosted someone who followed her, only to find out that the guy was really a talent scout who thought she could be a model and actually has an alter ego that's a model in Decode.
  • City Hunter:
    • Saeko is both this and a Femme Fatale. She is a gorgeous police inspector who tends to give Ryo very ungrateful jobs.
    • Hideyuki used to be one before resigning in disgrace over failing to save their Reverse Mole in a slave ring and to apprehend the slavers.
  • Kirihara Misaki from Darker Than Black in season 1 and part of season 2 until she quits the police force.
  • In Detective Conan, Miwako Sato isn't only a strong Action Girl but she's also very beautiful and very popular with men. Aside of her: Inspector Shiratori is very Tall, Dark, and Handsome (despite his really weird bangs), Wataru Takagi is said to be good-looking in a dorky way, the pretty traffic cop Yumi Miyamoto has no shortage of admirers, and Yumi's partner Naeko Miike is also noted to be super moe.
    • Good-looking cops in the Conan-verse aren't restricted to the Tokyo Police Department. Other good-looking law enforcement officials include Nagano detective Yui Uehara, FBI agents Jodie Starling and Shuichi Akai, CIA agent Hidemi Hondou, currently in disguise as reporter Rena Mizunashi and Black Organization member Kir , and budding detective Tooru Amuro who is actually Japanese Security Bureau agent Rei Furuya, also disguised as Black Organization member Bourbon . Let's just say that good looks are a prerequisite to be a law-enforcement officer in Conan-verse (unless your last name is Camel or Yamamura)
    • Teenage detectives Shinichi Kudo, Heiji Hattori, and Masumi Sera, while not officially law enforcement, are no slouches in the looks department as well.
  • Officer Kuhou from Franken Fran. Until she is transformed into a Cute Monster Girl, at least.
  • Ghost in the Shell
    • Togusa is the youngest and most naive member of Section 9, and the only one who is not a cyborg. He's also easily most handsome of them. Unlike the rest of the team, he's not an ex-special forces member but used to be a regular police officer. He's also the only one who has not yet become completely cynical, but the job is steadily pushing him into that direction as well.
    • The Major. Her attractiveness is of course completely artificial; the exterior of her prosthetic body is made of standard components, meaning that there isn't a speck of individuality in her sexy frame, and people can easily recognise her as a cyborg, but also mistake her for a cheap model. This, however, is true only to certain continuities in the franchise's multiverse, in others she use custom-built bodies with plenty of individuality.
  • Gintama:
  • It's only natural that the Shinsengumi in Hakuouki are this, especially Hijikata, Saito and Okita.
  • Kochikame.
    • Reiko Katherine Akimoto. She work as Patrol Officer in the Police Box and is a tall and beauty woman with long blonde hair and large breast.
    • The anime add Komachi and Naoko, two cute policewoman.
  • The Enforcers of Lyrical Nanoha, whose ranks include Chrono, Fate, and Teana. It helps that the law enforcement branch of the Time-Space Administration Bureau gets those spiffy black uniforms.
  • In a Something Completely Different episode of Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch in which they're policewomen, the Black Beauty Sisters hit every note of this.
  • Patlabor: Each of the women of the SVU are attractive; particularly Kanuka and Shinobu.
    • Shinobu is noted for her beauty, despite being in her mid-late 20's and it's well known around the barracks that her fellow captain, Gotoh, is love with her. However, she strictly enforces a professional relationship between them.
    • In her debut episode, Kanauka had practically all the guys in the division (including Asuma) falling over themselves asking her out, or simply asking for her phone number, or if she had a sister as beautiful as she is. It actually took Gotoh to get them to settle down long enough just so she could finish introducing herself.
    • Noa's no slouch in the looks department either. In chapter 5 of the manga version, she got hit on by a couple of guys, while she was waiting for Asuma to show up for their "date". While in the anime version, during Hana's brief stint with the SVU2, she actually developed a canonical crush on her. Though after seeing the chemistry between Noa and Asuma, Hana relented so they could be together. Naturally, they had no idea what she was talking about.
  • Pokémon
    • In the anime, it's Officer Jenny, of course. All of them.
    • For those who prefer male officers, the Pokémon Adventures arcs set in Johto have Falkner, who works as a cop in addition to his Gym Leader duties.
  • Squid Girl has Keiko Furukawa, a beautiful and absolutely adorable young policewoman. She once traded her uniform for a bikini to stand out less, but ended up standing out more because nearby customers were now attracted to how cute she is.
  • Tenchi Muyo! has Mihoshi Kuramitsu and Kiyone Mabiki, Galaxy Police officers.
  • Tokyo Ghoul has several Ghoul Investigators that earn comments about their good looks. Arima and Akira have both been described as beautiful, while Amon is repeatedly called handsome by admiring women.
  • You're Under Arrest!:
    • This mainly applies to Natsumi and Miyuki, who're noted for their looks at various points throughout the series. Both have been hit on several times, though each has a love interest of their own. So they choose to either ignore other advances, or for the crude, pushy types, they "gently" persuade them to reconsider.
    • Yoriko and Aoi are also fairly attractive and have had suitors of their own. The only reason Yoriko isn't dating, is because she hasn't found anyone she'd be interested in, who'd be interested in her, except for a foreign prince who's young enough to be her kid brother. Which, naturally, didn't sit well with her. As for Aoi's potential boyfriends... you can imagine how well any of those work out.
    • The guys are fairly easy on the eyes too, including their chief, Kachou, who barely looks a day older than his mid 30's, even though he's pushing 50! There are a couple of average looking guys in Ken's bunch, but we don't see them often.
  • Soichi Kazama in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's (Called Kaz in the dub version). Also one of the few cops on the show who was never hostile to the heroes.

    Comic Books 
  • Judge Dredd:
    • Psi-Judge Anderson. Made even more blatant by the fact that she's technically in her 50's but often looks like she's in her 20's.
    • Psi-Judge Karyn. At least, until she becomes possessed. Seems to be a trend among Psi Judges.
    • Judge (now ex-Judge) Galen DeMarco. A Judge so hot, not only was there someone at her Watch House willing to violate the rule about Judge-Judge relationships, but even Joe Dredd was implied to have been tempted.
    • Joe Dredd himself has enough of a Heroic Build and Lantern Jaw of Justice to attract at least one stalker, even if we've never seen his face.
    • Of course, by extension, Dredd's "father" Eustace Fargo, the person he was cloned from, is a Fair Cop himself. He was a rather striking-looking Hunk and a former attorney.
  • Batman:
  • Spider-Man: Flash Thompson's dad was one; Flash's mom often remarked how handsome he looked in-uniform. Sadly, it was clearly "only skin deep" as he was also an alcoholic who abused both his wife and son.
  • Witchblade:
    • Sara Pezzini. The writers noted that as she was not just an officer but a detective her attractiveness would actually be something of a detriment in many parts of the job. Sara stops being a Fair Cop when she quits the police force in issue 150.
    • In the new universe Dani is also a police officer for the NYPD.
  • Jennifer Mays from The Maze Agency (actually a PI, but let's not quibble)
  • Noa of Last Man Standing is one of these.
  • Liza Warner, the title character from the Lady Cop comic (see the Other Wiki).
  • In the Sin City story Family Values, Dwight is hit on by a rather comely female officer. Since Dwight is at that moment on a mission for Old Town with the nearby and concealed Miho, who will kill the cop if anything goes wrong, he pretends to be a Depraved Bisexual to scare her away.
  • Tract Ais of White Sand is quite pretty, especially compared to other women in the comic.
  • Vicky Lenore in Raptors is a very gorgeous redhead whose partner Benito Spiaggi has a crush on her, and vampire bombshell Camilla decides to claim her for herself as her "plaything".
  • Raptors: Lieutenant Vicky Lenore is a gorgeous redhead whose partner Spiaggi nurtures an unrequited attraction to her, and Camilla tries to claim her for herself.

    Film — Animated 

    Film — Live-Action 
  • Foxxy Cleopatra from Austin Powers. She shows her badge to Austin and goes, "You have the right to remain sexy, sugar," to which he replies, "Ooh, I hope there's a search involved." Granted that they weren't being serious at the time.
  • Officer Kaz Nicol in Beyond the Lights spends a lot of time without a shirt and is certainly not hard on the eyes.
  • Officer Lenina Huxley, and her usual partner, from Demolition Man. Justified, because in Demolition Man, the police force had become little more than ornamental, so more attractive officers are probably given preference.
  • Officer Brian O'Conner from The Fast and the Furious series.
    • Fast Five introduced Rio police officer Elena Neves, played by Elsa Pataky (aka Mrs. Chris Hemsworth). Lampshaded by Luke Hobbs, who, when asked why he picked her as his "translator", sarcastically replies, "I like her smile".note 
  • "Hottie Police Officer" from A Night at the Roxbury. She's played by Jennifer Coolidge, who one year after Roxbury, would forever be immortalized as the MILF in American Pie.
  • In the German film Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997) the protagonists get the jump on two police officers. First they order them to hand over their guns. Then they tell them to strip. Cue the male police officer putting on a big grin as he looks over at his partner, who's a hot blonde female (when we later see them tied to a chair, she's wearing sexy lingerie).
  • In The Cannonball Run, upon being pulled over by highway patrol for speeding, Adrienne Barbeau's character attempts to re-use a previous tactic of pulling her driver's license out of her cleavage in order to be let off. In this instance however, it turns out the patrol officer is a female, with a rack just as big as hers.
  • Gracie Hart from Miss Congeniality. Although she starts as a mess of a woman, her looks are a plot point, since she's the best candidate to go undercover at a beauty pageant despite her unladylike demeanor.
  • Jessica Alba from Machete as Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Sartana Rivera.
  • Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans: The Dirty Cop protagonist hooks up with a hot highway patrol cop he's aquainted with. She even keeps the boots on.
  • Eight Legged Freaks: The sheriff is played by Kari Wuhrer, known for many Ms. Fanservice roles. Lampshaded by the horndog teenagers when they call her "the sexiest sheriff in the country".
  • Officer Lindsey Taylor and Officer Ava Perez in CHIPs fill this trope (and their uniform) by the book (though Captain Lindel also gets a honorable mention here).
  • Final Destination 2 has Thomas Burke, a good-looking state trooper.
  • Deputy Rita Marrick in Army of One, although given her wardrobe, she is also filling the Ms. Fanservice trope. She starts the movie wearing a Little Black Dress, spends the majority of the film in tight jeans and a crop top, and appears in a form-fitting uniform at the end of the movie in the original ending (though not in the revised one).
  • Guard Sally Bishop in Con Air technically fills this trope, even though she is a prison guard and not a police officer. In-universe this proves to be a problem for her once the inmates take over the plane, as there is a convicted rapist on board as well.
  • Scream and Scream Again has WPC Helen Bradford who is selected to undercover in the nightclub to go act as bait for the Vampire Killer.

  • Captain Holly Short of the LEP from the Artemis Fowl series. She's also pretty badass, and an elf.
  • Isaac Asimov and Janet Asimov's The Norby Chronicles: Albany Jones is introduced in the first book, acting on a report of a public disturbance. While Fargo Wells is known to attract women, Albany is the first one he decides to try settling down with. She is also the only member of the cast shown to fight, having learned karate and taught some of it to Jeff off-screen.
  • In Michael Connelly novels, FBI agents Rachael Walling and Eleanor Wish (briefly) are both considered this.
  • Deborah from Dexter. Deconstructed, as it just means she gets to dress up like a hooker for stings.
  • Angua, Salacia 'Sally' von Humpeding, and Carrot Ironfoundersson from the Discworld novels. Carrot's photogenic qualities were once exploited by Vimes in Thud!, and Angua initially gets Head-Turning Beauty reactions when she joins up, with half-joking remarks that people would be queuing up to be arrested, which changes - while she doesn't become any less attractive, she tends to scare people via a number of things, such as a habit of intensely staring at peoples' jugulars.
    • There's also Constable Reg Shoe, who looks quite young for a cop, although the fact he's been a zombie for years makes his appearance a poor indication of how long he's been ali- er, around. (And it's hard to describe him as conventionally attractive, unless undead pallor, visible stitching, and the occasional infestation of carrion eaters are your thing.)
  • The Dresden Files: Lt. Karrin Murphy, as well as Connie Murphy, her TV counterpart. In the books, she's petite, being about 5 feet tall, striking a significant contrast with Harry Dresden, whose height is given at between 6'8 and 6'10 (he isn't totally consistent, but he can "look down on some people in the NBA"), blonde, blue-eyed, and described as cute. She also once took down an ogre with a chainsaw, while nursing a nasty knee injury. It's noted on more than one occasion that she seems to have become a badass cop to spite her appearance. Unusually for literary examples, the fact that she ages (the series having covered about 12 years so far, and put her through a number of stressful events) is not skimmed over, and it doesn't leave Dresden any less attracted to her.
  • Detective-Sergeant Rinus de Gier, of Janwillem van de Wetering's Grijpstra and de Gier mysteries, is a male example.
  • The In Death series:
    • Eve Dallas is described as one of those people who is very attractive, but puts no effort into it. She has Boyish Short Hair, hates make-up and makeovers with a passion and has incredibly poor fashion sense (her husband fondly remembers the ugly grey suit she wore when they first met like one would remember a spectacular train wreck)... and she's still considered hot, so much that there are a few cases of Even the Girls Want Her. She does get a better wardrobe after marrying a member of the Fiction 500, though.
    • Troy Trueheart is also very much this. Eve has commented on his hunkiness, and she usually does not seem to notice or care about such things.
  • Rivers of London:
    • PC Lesley May, Peter's friend and World's Most Beautiful Womanuntil she gets possessed by the Big Bad, leading to her face falling off near the end of book one, consequently morphing her into a Walking Spoiler.
    • For a male example, there's minor character PC Omer Kubat, who's so good looking other police never believe he's police even when he's in uniform. He's regularly poached for undercover work.
  • In the Stephanie Plum books, even cop-phobic Lula (a former hooker) thinks Morelli is seriously hot. Most women in the series agree with her — especially, of course, Stephanie (who is in an on-off relationship with him).
  • Arbitor Shira Calpurnia, protagonist of the Warhammer 40,000: Enforcer trilogy.

    Live-Action TV 
  • All of the undercover cops on 21 Jump Street. See?
  • DC Anna Travis from Above Suspicion, who is played by a 32 year old actress, but looks 19!
  • Detective Angie Tribeca is a female badass police officer and a Parody of the Dirty Harriet archetype.
  • Detective MacKenna Hall from Arrow.
    • On Arrow's spin-off, The Flash, we have Detective Eddie Thawne, who in-universe has gotten the nickname "Detective Pretty Boy".
    • Also from The Flash, we have Detective Joe West, played by Jesse L. Martin.
    • Other DCEU/Arrowverse examples:
      • DEO Officer (later Director) Alex Danvers and Detective Maggie Sawyer from Supergirl, both beautiful.
      • Crows agent Sophie Moore from Batwoman is very attractive.
  • Big Sky: Private detectives, in this case. Cody, Jenny and Cassie are all very good-looking.
  • The Bill:
    • Quite a number of characters, such as Phil Hunter, Zain Nadir, Sam Nixon and Emma Keane.
    • Especially (age wise) PC Beth Green. On her first appearance, PC Valentine remarked that he "didn't know the station was running a creche". Her actress, Louisa Lytton, was too young to join the real police when she started filming. Lytton won Sexiest Female in the 2005 British Soap Awards- aged 16. She looks that age now...
    • One former Inspector was played by a former lads' mag model.
    • This is ironic given that when The Bill first came out one reviewer praised its realistic look, especially referring to the lack of excessively attractive actors on the show.
  • Blue Bloods has Det. Jackie Curatola in homicide, as well as Det. Melissa Baker as Frank's personal assistant. On the Y side of things, Jamie Reagan looks good in a uniform, and Frank is played by Tom ' 'nuff said' Selleck. Danny Reagan no doubt has some fangirls too.
  • Some rural areas in Australia have a shortage of women. The Victorian town of Mt. Thomas in Blue Heelers just has a shortage of unattractive women if its police force is anything to go by. Besides Sgt. Tom Croydon, the same is generally true of the men.
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine:
    • Detective Amy Santiago is a very attractive young woman who does get a fair share of attention from men.
    • Detective Rosa Diaz is easy on the eyes, but in-universe at least her permanently pissed-off attitude means that most of the guys seem to regard her with more fear than desire. Though, that fact doesn't necessarily preclude people from finding her attractive:
      Diaz: Fear is a powerful aphrodisiac.
    • Detective Jake Peralta is rather attractive and gets a good amount of attention from women. Jake refers to his good looks several times, though it's clear that he's more or less joking.
      Kevin: Because he's gay, Raymond has been put through hell by his colleagues, many of whom, quite frankly, look exactly like you.
      Jake: Devastatingly handsome?
    • Sergeant Terry Jeffords is very handsome and muscular, and serves as the show's Mr. Fanservice, since a lot of attention is drawn to his biceps in the show. Gina openly lusts after him.
    • Those Two Guys Hitchcock and Scully are old, lazy and incompetent, but episode "Hitchcock & Scully" reveals they were hunky and handsome enough to make Jake and Charles drool over them, and even had cool nicknames and dropped snappy one-liners after making an arrest.
  • Californication: In season 4, Hollywood actress Sasha Bingham is seen starring in a Show Within a Show where she plays a very sexualized cop. Hank Moody appreciates her outfit.
  • Castle:
    • Detective Kate Beckett, played by ex-model Stana Katic. The first episode hangs a lampshade when Castle remarks that an attractive woman like her would under many circumstances opt to become a lawyer rather than a cop if entering law-enforcement, before going on to deduce that the reason Beckett did become a cop is due to something which happened in her past.
    • The other members of her team, Detectives Esposito and Ryan, are nothing to sneeze at, either. Once, when interviewing the owner of a talent agency for male strippers, he thought they were there for the tryouts. He encouraged Ryan, but said he had enough guys who look like Esposito, who got offended, mentioning he was previously in an NYPD calendar.
  • Virtually every cop, male and female, from CHiPs, Heather Locklear on T.J. Hooker, and Charlie's Angels where the three original Angels were all ex-cops.
  • Pretty much the entire Intelligence Unit on Chicago P.D., with special mention going to Erin Lindsay, Hailey Upton, Kim Burgess, and Vanessa Rojas.
  • Cold Case:
    • Detective Rush. Notably, her actor gets top billing even though she's not the leader of the team, story-wise.
    • Detectives Valens and Miller count too.
  • Chuck has Sarah Walker, who is played by the beautiful Yvonne Strahovski. Chuck himself isn't that bad looking either.
  • Crossing over with Real Life, COPS has a list of criteria for who appears on the show, including their service record, camera presence, and yes, looks. Most featured are at least at or slightly above average, but there is the occasional stunner thrown in for good measure.
  • Criminal Minds: Pretty much most of the BAU probably qualifies. In particular Jennifer Jareau and Spencer Reid in a Nerds Are Sexy kind of way.
  • A fair number of characters in the CSI Verse, especially Stella Bonasera from CSI: NY, who got hit on by male suspects fairly often. (Lindsay Monroe Messer is more of a Hot Scientist.)
    • Vegas offers a bit of justification with Catherine Willows; she used to be a stripper (although bet on the under on the number of strippers-turned-investigators in real life).
    • If that's not enough fanservice, Bonasera's Kevlar vest has a v-neck to show off her cleavage...and she was once hit on by a female suspect.
    • Jessica Angell during her run.
    • On the male side, her Spear Counterpart, Detective Flack.
    • On CSI: Miami, we have Calleigh Duquesne.
  • Galina Sergeevna (Liza Arzamasova) in Daddy's Daughters was briefly one, and looked good in the Nice Hat and uniform.
  • Daredevil (2015): Ray Nadeem, whose hair many have likened to being that of a Disney prince.
  • Casey Jones from Decoy. One character even calls her "the finest of New York's finest."
  • Dexter:
    • Deb is introduced posing as a prostitute with a Male Gaze panning shot up her body. Almost her first line is complaining about how objectified she feels. She dresses in a very casual and unsexualised way for the entire rest of the show. She's however very pretty and hot, and many a man fancies her.
    • Dexter is not a cop, but works for Miami Metro PD as a blood spatter expert. He's very handsome.
    • Sergeant Doakes is a fit and attractive man. Quite scary though.
    • Quinn is handsome, with his chiselled jaw, and well-built.
    • Maria LaGuerta is a voluptuous middle-aged woman.
  • Doctor Who
    • Subverted in "The Eleventh Hour", where the attractive Amy Pond initially appears wearing an improbably short-skirted police uniform. This is shortly revealed to be because she's a kissogram, a mostly defunct profession now supplanted by actual strippers.
      Amy: It was either this or a French Maid.
    • Thirteenth Doctor companion Yasmin Khan, on the other hand, actually is a police constable.
  • Benton Fraser, in Due South. On the American side, both Rays have their admirers in the fanbase.
  • WPC Truelove in Endeavour — young, blonde, brainy and resourceful.
  • The Family (2016): Detective Nina Meyer is quite stunning.
  • Heading down New York State, there's Forever's Jo Martinez.
  • Both Nick and Renard on Grimm qualify, and Hank has his admirers. Even Wu can be pretty appealing.
  • Almost every single main character on ABC's High Incident. Notable examples include this guy(whose character actually had a moustache. And this one. And this one. Played with in the form of officer Tops, who is a fat, balding guy, and his younger, good-looking partner. Guess which one's the family man? Not Tops.
  • Many of the officers in the Spanish cop show Los Hombres De Paco, including one ironic/hilarious episode where three of the female officers go undercover at a strip club, two of whom actually wear stripper cop outfits.
  • The later seasons of Homicide: Life on the Street suffered from some unpopular characters like this, especially so since they replaced members of the original realistically-homely cast.
    • Det. Rene Sheppard, (portrayed by Michael Michele) in season 7, had a beautiful face.
    • Even with this shameful display at trying to get more viewers, the original (or at least older) cast was nothing to sneeze at. Bayliss, Felton, Lewis, Kellerman for starters. Hell, even Andre Braugher (Pembleton) was once voted one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautful People!
  • Haven features FBI agent and police officer Audrey Parker, an absurdly attractive blonde woman who gains the attention of several men throughout the series.
    • On the male side of things, there's Nathan Wuornos. He works as an officer alongside Audrey and is quite handsome.
  • In Hunter, Det. Sgt. DeeDee McCall is very good-looking and usually well-dressed as well. Her good looks make her a good candidate for Dirty Harriet missions. It also attracts attention from some less than desirable quarters.
  • The Indian Detective: Christina Cole and Gia Sandhu, two very beautiful actresses, play Toronto Police Service and Canadian Border Services Agency officers. Scott Cavalheiro, playing a TPS detective, is a male example too.
  • Most Law & Order detectives, as well as some of the captains.
    • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit's Det. Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), who is frequently seen wearing low-cut shirts and Painted-On Pants, and who provides the image for this page.
    • Benson seems to be getting a run for her money with Amanda Rollins, whose actress (Kelli Giddish) is so pretty that Stephanie March joked she was 'trying to get her fired'.
    • Given that he's played by the epitome of Mr. Fanservice, Jamie Bamber, this was a given for DS Matt Devlin of Law & Order: UK.
    • Det. Ed Green (played by Jesse L. Martin), earns a fair number of points for supplying the sexy voice, tall stature and (albeit rarely seen) beautiful smile.
    • Det. Nina Cassady (portrayed by Milena Govich), who got her press nickname "Detective Beauty Queen" after her role in a shootout at a beauty parlor.
    • Who can forget the Law & Order prime example of fairness AND fanservice, Elliott Stabler?
  • Liar: DI Vanessa is quite attractive. Her colleague, undercover detective Charlotte, is as well (it's weaponized in her case to lure in a suspect).
  • Crews and Reese, the main characters of Life, are both ridiculously good-looking.
  • Life on Mars… where do we start? Well, DC Chris Skelton is definitely in the running, as is WPC Annie Cartwright. Then there's Sam Tyler, who seems to wear a lot of skin-tight shirts with very at least three buttons undone (his neck has a lot of fans). And then there's DCI Gene Hunt. Search 'Gene Hunt is sexy' and see how many hits you get. Spin-off Ashes to Ashes (2008) adds DI Alex Drake, who gets a hell of a lot of Ms. Fanservice moments right from the beginning, as well as WPC Shaz Granger.
  • Manifest:
    • Jared Vasquez is definitely this, courtesy of the handsome J.R. Ramirez.
    • And for those who like women, Michaela isn't hard to watch either.
  • Miami Vice: Crockett and Tubbs, Trudy and Gina.
  • Murdoch Mysteries:
    • Detective Murdoch. He's a man of dark and mysterious beauty and wears a sharp suit. Quite a few women in-universe fancy him, much to his embarrassment.
    • Constable George Crabtree is something of a Plucky Comic Relief character, but he's good-looking in his uniform. There are some Ship Teases for him with several characters, and as of season 6, he dates the gorgeous Dr. Emily Grace.
    • Constable Higgins is a minor character and appears mainly paired with George, but he is decidedly handsome and has a sweet smile.
  • Several members of the cast of NCIS, notably Tony, Ziva and Kate.
  • New York Undercover to varying degrees and more realistic than the model-types frequently seen on other police shows, but overall, a very good-looking collection of officers.
  • NTSF:SD:SUV::: Agent Piper Ferguson primarily spoofs the "tough-as-nails but hot female cop" that frequently show up in procedural crime dramas. She always wears Painted-On Pants and tight-fittting clothing on the job that enhances her figure while kicking ass.
  • NYPD Blue:
    • A prime male example is Det. Baldwin Jones, who is not only good-looking but very tall, athletic and well-toned. He has many Shirtless Scenes to show off his body. His good looks are useful when interviewing women, who tend to open up more to him than his more average-looking colleagues, though it sometimes backfires when female witnesses get so Distracted by the Sexy that they can't concentrate on their statements.
    • Det. Bobby Simone deserves a mention as well, being played by the very handsome Jimmy Smits.
    • More or less all the female cops on the show are very good-looking. Some notable examples are detectives Russell (who has several nude scenes), Kirkendall and Ortiz.
  • Once Upon a Time has Emma Swan herself as Storybrooke's sheriff after Sheriff Graham was killed by Regina's magic. Not that Graham was a slouch in the looks department to begin with. Then after she leaves town temporarily, she passes the position of sheriff to her father. Who is the original Prince Charming, and thanks to certain magical shenanigans, is only a couple of years older than Emma.
  • Patriot: Agetha is an attractive, blond homicide detective in Luxembourg. The entire homicide department is female, because Luxembourg usually has zero murders per year, and they've all been Kicked Upstairs by their chauvinist male comrades, who derisively refer to Homicide as the Department of Skirts and Stockings.
  • Picket Fences has Deputies Max (Lauren Holly) and Kenny (Costas Mandylor) who are both young and extremely attractive. They also appear to be the most senior officers under Sheriff Jimmy Brock, despite there clearly being older and considerably more average looking deputies in the background of the Rome Sheriff's Department. They're also each other's primary love interest.
  • The 1970s series Police Woman had Pepper Anderson (played by Angie Dickinson). Many of her missions made use of her good looks to get close to male crime bosses.
  • Psych:
    • Detective Juliet "Jules" O'Hara.
    • Averted with her partner, Detective Lassiter whom is frequently said to resemble Mr. Bean.
    • There's also Buzz McNab, who was moonlighting as a stripper for extra cash.
  • Leslie in Republic of Doyle.
  • Rizzoli & Isles: Jane Rizzoli, played by the smokin' hot Angie Harmon, and her brother Frankie Jr.
  • The Rookie: Lucy, Jackson, Nyla and Tim are all very good-looking. It's lampshaded in "Brave Heart" when someone comments that Tim and Nyla look more like models than police officers.
  • Though their uniforms are unisex and quite authentic, the main cast of Rookie Blue is shaping up to be the definition of this trope. For now.
  • The Major Crime Unit of Cascade, WA's police department in The Sentinel. Especially Det. Rafe.
  • Disney Channel's Shake it Up has Georgia Jones, who happens to earn a living walking the beat.
  • Sherlock has one of each gender. For those who like men, there's Silver Fox DI Lestrade, who, like most of the male cast, wears well-tailored suits. For those who like women, there's DS Sally Donovan, who's got legs and the gun to back them up.
  • The late '80s brought us Sheriff Hildy Granger, played by the sexy, sassy Suzanne Somers, in the syndicated sitcom She's the Sheriff.
  • Ofc. Tina Hanlon on The Shield, which becomes an issue when Dutch Wagenbach falls hard for her.
  • Six Feet Under: Keith.
    Keith: Most of the men I meet - well, they kinda only want me to be one thing.
    Claire: What, big black sex cop? "Sorry I was speeding, officer, I guess you have to punish me now?"
    Keith: Yeah, and I don't wanna be that. Rent a video!
  • Lt. Abbie Mills from Sleepy Hollow is in no way, shape or form a pain to watch.
  • Deputy Chief Hale and ATF Agent Stahl are male and female examples respectively on Sons of Anarchy.
  • The audience (and the camera) certainly appreciated Starsky & Hutch's tight, tight jeans — among other fanservice such as Shower Scene or Sexy Soaked Shirt.
  • In the Supernatural episode "Devil May Care" (S09, Ep02), Sam and Dean, who are posing as FBI agents, are described as "pretty-boy agents".
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles:
    • Though Cameron isn't a cop, in one episode she dons a motorcycle cop's uniform. Thus, we have Summer Glau, in a cop's uniform...
    • Trevor, Kacey's baby-daddy, is this to Kacey, who met him while working in a fancy donut shop in LA. Once she gets pregnant, though, her attraction to him cools.
  • In That '70s Show, Kelso became a police officer specifically to invoke this.
  • Heather Locklear got her first regular TV role as a uniformed LAPD officer on T.J. Hooker.
    • See also Adrian Zmed as Officer Vince Romano. They both (separately) went undercover as strippers (her UC made the opening credits; his did not).
  • Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger:
    • The whole main team are, or look, rather ridiculously young for an elite group, and are all extremely pretty.
    • Not just the main five. Tetsu, one-shots Mari and Lisa, and older-but-still-hot Wrench Wench Swan aren't half bad, either. The chief, a Muppet-looking jackal from the planet Anubis, on the other hand... gets way more Rule 34 than everyone else put together.
    • Their American counterparts are pretty easy on the eye themselves.
  • Torchwood has Gwen Cooper and PC Andy.
  • Twin Peaks:
    • Special Agent Dale Cooper is very easy on the eyes. It's easy to see why Audrey Horne is so taken with him.
    • Season 3 introduces Agent Tammy Preston, who is young, attractive, and subject to scenes of Eating the Eye Candy. FBI Chief of Staff Denise Bryson suspects that this is the reason why Deputy Director Gordon Cole put her on his team.
  • Amber Tamblyn was undercover as a prostitute at the start of the pilot episode of The Unusuals. The undercover part ended after about two minutes of showtime, but she didn't get a chance to change her clothes until later in the episode. She looked fine either way.
  • Stella Goodman and Mel Silver in Waking the Dead.
  • While most of the cast of Whitechapel are pretty normal looking (though not unattractive), the show also has tall, blond and handsome DI Joe Chandler, and the adorable youngest team member DC Emerson Kent (nicknamed DC Bambi by some fans).
  • The Wire:
    • Lt. Cedric Daniels, a lean and statuesque officer.
    • Jimmy McNulty is something of a manwhore. He's a very handsome manly man.
    • Kima Greggs is a female example. She has a pretty face and is very slim. She is somewhat unusual for the trope since she is a butch lesbian who doesn't seem to care much for traditional male ideas of female beauty.
  • Undercover fed Vincent Terranova of Wiseguy was remarkably good-looking, so much so that it ought to have tipped somebody off that he's not the hardened criminal he pretends to be. A real lifelong gangster would most likely have gotten his face smacked around at some point — especially as the character is a Golden Gloves boxer.
  • Pretty much all of the FBI agents on Without a Trace, but Martin Fitzgerald and Samantha Spade arguably take the cake
  • Wonder Woman (1975): Carolyn Hamilton (played by Jayne Kennedy) in "Knockout" is a beatuiful former cop who kidnaps Steve Trevor rather than letting him be killed because of a debt she owes him in her former profession.
  • The X-Files:
    • Mulder. Tall, dark, handsome, troubled, frequently shirtless or working out...
    • Scully. She started as a cute young woman, and ended a complete knock-out. Somewhere around season 4, they stopped dressing her down and she started to wear tighter clothes.
    • In the fanfic world, there's also a sizable block thinking Skinner is hot. There is a segment of one of the gag reels that features him stripping down to his skivvies to "I'm Too Sexy". He had quite a few Mr. Fanservice moments.
      • In Real Life, several behind-the-scenes articles about the series discuss the fact that Mitch Pileggi, the actor who played Skinner, got a great deal of attention from female cast and crew during filming.

  • The Red Hot Chili Peppers song "Sir Psycho Sexy" depicts an incident with one of these, as well as various other conquests.
  • Lil Wayne's "Mrs. Officer".
  • "I Want to Be Raided by You" by Cole Porter: When he shakes his stick, I get the kind of kick I thought was obsolete.
  • Although the song itself isn't about this, Beyoncé wearing a policewoman's uniform in the video for "If I Were a Boy" qualifies.
  • Lovely Rita, the meter maid of The Beatles' song.
  • "Women in Uniform" by Australian band The Skyhooks:
    Beehive hairdo, 45 on the hip
    Patrolwoman Saunders don't you give her no lip
    Took me to the station for a breath test
    Then back to her bedroom for some house arrest

    Video Games 
  • Street Fighter II: Chun Li is an agent of Interpol's Chinese branch, who according to Word of God, is the most beautiful woman in Street Fighter's canon. Some of her quotes in later games reflect this. (For example, demanding Yoshimitsu's ID and fighting him to confiscate the sword, and arresting her defeated opponent for "interfering with official Interpol business and destruction of public property".
  • Persona 2 gives us Tatsuya's older brother, Katsuya, who is stated to be the target of all the women on the force's affection. It's stated in a TV program on 3 that Tatsuya himself became a cop.
  • Urban Rivals has plenty of these, mostly in Sentinel. Chloe and Aurelia stand out, and Miranda is a fetish version.
  • Half-Life 2: Barney Calhoun as a Metro Cop in City 17 has more than his fair share of fan girls.
  • Lt. Christine Malone from the TimeSplitters series. According to the game, her impeccable arrest record is enough to make her chest swell with pride.
  • The Resident Evil series loves this trope and features numerous extremely attractive officers over the course of the franchise. Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Albert Wesker, and Rebecca Chambers are all very easy on the eyes, with the second game introducing fan-favorite Pretty Boy Leon S. Kennedy.
  • Emily in Deadly Premonition is quite a looker.
  • Lucia Morgan from Final Fight 3.
  • League of Legends:
    • Caitlyn, the Sherrif of Piltover. Her "Officer Caitlyn" skin ramps up the sexy, making her look more like a stripper wearing a "sexy policewoman" costume than a real lawbringer.
    • Her partner Vi, the Piltover Enforcer eventually received a matching skin. She at least gets pants rather than a miniskirt thanks to being a bruiser rather than a marksman, but if anything her Boobs of Steel are even BIGGER.
  • Silent Hill: Downpour:
    • Anne Cunningham.
    • The Silent Hill series also has Cybil Bennett, who appears in several of the games. The trope was played to its hilt in the film's portrayal of her.
  • Julie Kidman in The Evil Within:
    • Also Sebastian Castellanos and Joseph Oda
  • Officer Patricia Wagon of the Mighty Switch Force! is not uncomely.
  • In PC-98 exclusive Touhou: Phantasmagoria of Dim. Dream, the maniacal princess Kotohime fancies herself a police officer, though the other characters' reactions suggest it's just one of her delusions. Win the game as her, and in a post-game cutscene she'll even wear a uniform.
  • Ginga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire has a cast of pretty young policewomen in form-fitting suits.
  • Kurtis Stryker in Mortal Kombat. Also, his partner Kabal was pretty handsome too, before his Emergency Transformation, as Mortal Kombat 9 shows.
  • You encounter a few asari police in Mass Effect, especially when you visit Illium in 2. Detective Anaya gets special mention on the grounds that she gets the most screentime.
  • Ghost Trick has Lynne, a pretty teenage redhead who has just been named detective. She seems to attract the eyes and occupy the thoughts of some male officers. One of them even falls in Love at First Sight with her.
  • Aya Brea from Parasite Eve has quite a few admirers over the course of the game series, including her nameless date at the beginning of the series, Maeda, Pierce, and Kyle.
  • Far Cry 5 is also not short on characters fitting this trope, given the fact that the player character and its closest allies are members of the local sheriff department. While the elder Sheriff Whitehorse is more closer to a Reasonable Authority Figure, the customizable player character and his/her fellow deputies fit this trope by the book (Deputy Pratt as the male version, Deputy Hudson as the female, and the Cowboy Cop protagonist as either of these, depending on their sex chosen at the beginning of the campaign). Marshall Burke is a bit of a mixed bag: while he's also rather handsome, the narrative goes great lengths to emphasize his Lawful Stupid and Dirty Coward personality instead.

    Visual Novels 
  • Ace Attorney: Maggey Byrde is a Meganekko who is considered very pretty by several characters, though this trope only applies in her first appearance since she's fired from the force at the end of the game, and in later games she's no longer a cop.
  • Metro PD: Close to You is a Romance Game set in the Special Investigations 2nd Unit. As all of the detectives in the unit (as well as several others from other units) are all prospective love interests, it should come to no one's surprise that all of them are smoking hot.
  • While Ooe from Spirit Hunter: NG isn't a Ms. Fanservice, her half-lidded eyes, buttoned-down shirt, and husky voice make her seem sultry. Once she joins up with the group, she makes a couple jokes about Akira being attracted to her, much to his annoyance.

  • In SwordCat Princess, Detective Erica Richards is attractive enough that she has previously posed nude for Pleb Boi (the in-universe analogue of Playboy magazine); she keep a framed copy of the magazine cover on her desk.
  • The Webcomic Girly has a very lampshaded version in the form of Officer Hipbone (note her name, and note her most noticeable physical trait), and Policeguy is considered one of this - The Casanova had mistaken him for a pretty woman before his haircut.
  • Justin of Wapsi Square is a male example. While he's more cute in a dorky way than straight-up attractive, the comic's female characters certainly think he fits. One is dating him, and another has a crush on him.
  • In Unsounded, Captain Toma's heroic exploits won him recognition, but his good looks caught the interest of a noblewoman who later married him. This proves to be a poor foundation for a successful marriage.
  • Lackadaisy: Tracy's rendering of FBI agent Dom as a human squarely points to him being Tall, Dark, and Handsome.
  • I'm the Grim Reaper: Chase is a detective (one on leave) and is very pretty. He even gets a (sort of) shirtless scene.

    Web Original 
  • Whateley Academy security officer Samantha Everheart. Not only is she a hot blonde, but she looks like she seventeen, despite the fact that technically she is old enough to be retired from the U.S. Navy. As an admiral.
  • Detectives Winters and Martinez of Where the Bears Are.

    Western Animation 

    Real Life 
  • NYPD officer Carol Shaya was fired after she posed for nude photos in Playboy. She sued the department for wrongful dismissal but lost the case, as described here on The Other Wiki.
    • On a similar vein, Brazilian officer Anamara Barreira, after her stay in the local Big Brother, got on Playboy (where her pictorial even had a police theme) and also left the force because she knew it would be hard to be taken seriously as an enforcer afterwards.
  • An episode of COPS followed Desiree Gaudet, a stunningly attractive New Orleans police officer during Mardi Gras. At least twice she was approached by cops from other states (there as tourists) telling her she was the most beautiful policewoman they'd ever seen.
  • North Korea, of all places, employs attractive young women as traffic cops to direct the (very sparse) traffic, putting them in skirted uniforms.
  • In Belarus, there is a beauty pageant called "Miss Belarus Detective" featuring female police officers. A web search brings up photos of uniformed contestants from the last five years (they do not look like dressed-up models so the pageant seems to be the real thing).
  • A Chinese news article described how an unnamed female police officer saved a girl who was about to jump to her death. The article gushes at length not only about the officer's good deed, but also about her good looks, calling her a "most beautiful police flower".
  • Jaime Faith Edmondson, Miss January 2010, holds a degree in Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University and served on Boca Raton's police force for two years, after which she became a cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins.
  • Alaska State Troopers - Reality TV show, real Trooper. One of the male Troopers in season one said on camera that the hardest thing about moving to Alaska and becoming a Trooper for him, was lack of a family life. The Nat Geo webpage explains that he got many hundreds of emails from female viewers from this, apparently some of the offers were... interesting.
  • Natalia Poklonskaya, Attorney-General of Crimea (formerly a Ukrainian prosecutor, bumped up after the 2014 secession) would have probably remained merely locally famous (for jailing crime bosses, getting hired by crime bosses, jailing said crime bosses anyway, and being the target of a few assassination attempts), if her first press conference in Russian service had not gone viral in Japan - aided by her Moe-ish looks, blonde hair, blue eyes and a few rather spicy photos from her since-nonexistent VKontakte page - resulting in even more publicity about that in Russia. And yes, that blue uniform is standard-issue.
  • Stunning and incredibly fit Stockholm police officer Mikaela Kellner can kick serious ass while "out of uniform" and look great doing it, taking down a pickpocket while wearing a bikini.
  • San Francisco's "Hot Cop of the Castro" Christopher Kohrs. Although his luster rather faded after he was sentenced to nine months in prison for felony hit-and-run in 2015.

Alternative Title(s): Hot Cop


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