What are the best police TV shows?

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    #1The Wire

    The Wire

    The Wire is an American crime drama television series created by former police reporter David Simon. It takes place in Baltimore, Maryland, and follows the drug scene in the city from the eyes of the drug dealers and law enforcement.

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    Ethan Perry
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "This HBO series The Wire is like the epitome of cop dramas due to the fact that is not just about cops but it also showed the inner workings of a police department. This is like a show that is near to reality that you will ever see. And it will be a long time before another one does it or surpass what a great show it was. "
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    #2Hill Street Blues

    Hill Street Blues

    Hill Street Blues is the TV cop show that gave television viewers a realistic glimpse into the daily lives of the officers and detectives at an urban police station. It has 26 Emmy wins and 98 Emmy nominations.

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    Teresa Douglas
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "Hill Street Blues is the show that combined the grittiness of ’70s crime thrillers with the loose and natural feel of an Altman production. I also think it became the deining example of how TV shows could be the same with the scope and depth of a cinema. "
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    #3Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is a legal drama created by Dick Wold, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer. This ongoing TV series premiered on NBC in 1999, making it the fourth longest-running US TV series.

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    Benny Xia
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "This is a spin-off of Law & Order so i have high expectations with it and yes i was impressed from the get go. Yeah it actually followed the basic premise of the original show but it was more loose in terms of format and execution. The entire cast is magnificent in portraying their roles. Now I know many people will disagree with me that this show is in no way better than the original but for me it is!!!! So deal with it!!!!"
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    #4NYPD Blue

    NYPD Blue

    NYPD Blue is an American dramatic crime and mystery television series released by American Broadcasting Company (ABC). It was created by Steven Bochco and David Milch, and stars Dennis Franz, Jimmy Smits, and Gordon Clapp.

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    Vishal Sen
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "The only show that i find to be good from the beginning to the end. I salute the writers on how they were able to seamlessly interwove the characters’ personal lives with the cases they were investigating. Plus this show will bring you to a certain maturity about life. *sigh*"
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    #5CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a television series that followed a team of forensic investigators in Las Vegas as they analyzed every piece of evidence found in a crime scene, and figured out what might have happened to uncover new grizzly crimes, episode by episode.

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    Harold McDonald
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "Am always been fascinated by forensic science, so this was tailor-made for me!!! The show was intelligent and literate, with intriguing stories and also cool crime-fighting toys. Too bad though that it has already ended. But the good thing though I can rewatch it whenever as i have a dvd copy of this. "
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    #6Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a police TV sitcom which premiered on FOX in September 2017. Created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur, the show centers on NYPD detective Jake Peralta, his co-detectives, and their stoical captain.

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    Sandra Stephens
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "I'm such a big fan of Brooklyn Nine-Nine so when I heard that this year was its last season after Fox canceled it i was devastated but then in just less than two days NBC announced it will renew the show. Thank God!!!! This is the new age police procedural comedy show with an excellent cast and spectacular production. Okay so i might have been biased because ya know i super love the show. :))))"
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    Quantico is a drama and crime TV series starring Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin, and Johanna Braddy. This series started airing on 2015 and now has over 57 episodes. Quantico is created by Joshua Safran.

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    Katherine Ramirez
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "Uhhmmmm the first few episodes are very engaging and intriguing so i got hooker but then later the series lost its originality. Such a pity. "
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    #8True Detective

    True Detective

    True Detective is a seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law. It stars Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, and more.

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    Rodrigo Montiel
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "First of all let me just say that the second season of True Detective sucked. But then that's not a big deal since i believe that the first season was incredible although it does remind me of other detective/procedural tv series it is so much more subtle and its acting is much better. "


Best What are the best police TV shows
1The WireTV Shows 19 Paid
2Hill Street BluesTV Shows 15 Paid
3Law & Order: Special Victims UnitTV Shows 13 Paid
4NYPD BlueTV Shows 9 Paid
5CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationTV Shows 8 Paid
6Brooklyn Nine-NineTV Shows 5 Paid
7QuanticoTV Shows 3 Paid
8True DetectiveTV Shows 1 Paid

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