Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson runs the Priority Homicide Division of the LAPD with an unorthodox style. Her innate ability to read people and obtain confessions helps her and her team solve the city's toughest, most sensitive cases.
The list of police procedurals out there can seem endless, but if you're feeling overwhelmed just think of all the police officers who not only have to solve these crimes, but fill out the paperwork as well.
These crime and police procedurals mix genuine thrills with just the right amount of lighthearted banter, reeling you in without leaving you too depressed to finish your dinner. The USA network is well represented.
If you're less interested in seeing baddies tagged and bagged, and more interested in seeing how police departments run, then this list of cop dramas may be for you. Hey, it's just like any other office, but with more mustaches, guns, and pending internal investigations.
Since the Sorpranos ushered in the Golden Age of television in 1999, networks and streaming services have launched thousands of English language drama series--this list rounds up the crème of the crop that stand out in terms of audience ratings, popularity, and critical acclaim.
Many cop shows feature a scene or two inside the interrogation room, but these dramas make them the center of the action--these shows are more psychological thrillers than typical police procedurals--and Line of Duty is the best of the lot.
We're not saying these police procedurals are formulaic, but they do have pretty similar titles and all feature an ensemble cast of suspiciously good looking police officers, a strong emphasis on the process of catching bad guys, and a sense of place.