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  • Andy Sipowicz (NYPD Blue)

    14 45.16%
  • Oliva Bensen (Law and Order: SVU)

    1 3.23%
  • Sonny Crockett (Miami Vice)

    0 0%
  • Barney Fife (Andy Griffith Show)

    1 3.23%
  • Mick Belker (Hill Street Blues)

    3 9.68%
  • Vic Mackey (The Shield)

    3 9.68%
  • Joe Friday (Dragnet)

    3 9.68%
  • Lennie Briscoe (Law and Order)

    2 6.45%
  • Det. Sgt. Phil Fish (Barney Miller)

    4 12.90%
  • Frank Poncharello (CHiPs)

    0 0%
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    TV Cops - Poll

    Which of the following TV cops do you feel you could most relate to (as a law enforcement officer)? Why?

    Andy Sipowicz (NYPD Blue)

    Oliva Bensen (Law and Order: SVU)

    Sonny Crockett (Miami Vice)

    Barney Fife (Andy Griffith Show)

    Mick Belker (Hill Street Blues)

    Vic Mackey (The Shield)

    Joe Friday (Dragnet)

    Lennie Briscoe (Law and Order)

    Det. Sgt. Phil Fish (Barney Miller)

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    Belker. The first season of Hill Street Blues was the most authentic police show I ever saw. After that, it became a silly soap opera. I quit watching when I saw the defense lawyer/ captain's girl friend rip a report out of a detective's typewriter. One, they'd never be allowed to walk around our floor unescorted and two, she would have been french kissing the linoleum if she'd done that to me. But I could relate just about everyone on that show the first season to somebody I worked around, especially Lt. Hunter. We had a Lt just as goofy as he was..... Renko was probably more like the everyday cops I knew. And I knew a lot of vice cops like J.D. LaRue.

    I never saw a suspect interview on Law and Order or NYPD Blue that would hold up in court. Anyone else ever see an interview where the defendant's lawyer actually let them talk to the cops?

    I've known some old guys like Sgt Fish. Know a hell of a lot, but now are into "economy of action"....

    Unfortunately, I've known some Barney Fife's too.
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    Don't knock Fife. That is just who I project to get into cars.


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    Sipowicz - as an LEO - but only because I relate to someone like him every day, not because he is like me.

    Personally, I liked Crockett.
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    Sipowicz always seemed closer to a real cop than most to me.
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    I always liked Lennie Briscoe's wit and sarcasm.
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    Gotta be Andy Sipowicz in a lot more ways than one.

    Here's classic Andy:

    Katie Sipowicz: He could use God's help now.

    Andy Sipowicz: Short term he oughtta settle for getting his head out of his ass

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    Columbo and Sipowicz would be my choices
    To be a good Law Enforcement Officer you MUST know the law!

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    ok......I picked Vic, but not because I'm a bad cop who is on the take and kills his coworkers......We have the same hairstyle, and we dress alike. Plus, when he was doing police work, he did it with gusto and didn't take any crap. Honest guys, I'm not really like him. We just look alike. I swear!
    The six o'clock rule
    I tell them to act according to the six o'clock rule, a phrase that causes most of them to say, "Huh?"
    I tell them to use this little test before they decide to do something. If they were to do what they're thinking about, and it became the lead story on the six o'clock news, would they be proud? Would their department be proud, and would their family be proud? It's a simple way to live your life both personally and professionally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    Columbo and Sipowicz would be my choices
    Columbo was good. Sometimes it's a good idea to let your enemy underestimate you.
    When I used to be somebody (I'm center top)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSO85360 View Post
    ok......I picked Vic, but not because I'm a bad cop who is on the take and kills his coworkers......We have the same hairstyle
    How can a baldy have a hairstyle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXCharlie View Post
    How can a baldy have a hairstyle?
    It takes time to shave and make everything so smooth.......no bald guy wants to have peachfuzz on his dome!!!!
    The six o'clock rule
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    I tell them to use this little test before they decide to do something. If they were to do what they're thinking about, and it became the lead story on the six o'clock news, would they be proud? Would their department be proud, and would their family be proud? It's a simple way to live your life both personally and professionally.

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    Where is the "Reed and Malloy" choice??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    Where is the "Reed and Malloy" choice??
    And if there was that choice, which one would Captain America say he was more like, since they were his FTO's.


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    Remember the FTO on the series "10-8: Officers on Duty"? He gave that little guy hell


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    I liked Sully on 3rd Watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TXCharlie View Post
    Remember the FTO on the series "10-8: Officers on Duty"? He gave that little guy hell

    That sure was a short lived show. Why did it get canceled so soon?


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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    I liked Sully on 3rd Watch.
    Yup. Sully would be my choice.
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