Ultimate Law-Enforcement Crushes Bracket Tournament: Who Deserves an Invite?

If you’ve ever gotten weak in the knees watching a TV character in a Kevlar vest and gun holster, you won’t want to stray far from TVLine.com during the month of September. As summer winds down, we’ll be launching the Ultimate Law-Enforcement Crushes Bracket Tournament, a 64-player battle to determine who is TV’s most desirable crime-fighter. But before we kick things off, we need your help: Our tournament will include cops, detectives, crime-scene investigators, military police, FBI and CIA agents of the male and female variety — and we’ll be including series both past and present (so fans of The X Files, Alias, and NYPD Blue will have just as much reason to get excited as Bones, NCIS, and Rizzoli & Isles aficionados).

So head on down to the comments and tell us which law-enforcement hotties deserve a spot in our lineup. We’ll peruse all your nominations, then narrow it down to the 32 men and 32 women who serve up justice with a heaping side order of sexy. And for up-to-the-minute alerts on each of our single-elimination showdowns, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!

Now, ready, set, brainstorm!

Comments (1,254)

  • My very first Police Crush was Barry Van Dyke as homicide detective Steve Sloan on Diagnosis Murder… but let’s also give props to some foreign police types! From England – Jamie Bamber as Junior Detective Sergeant Matt Devlin on Law & Order UK, and from our neighbors to the north, Paul Gross as Constable Benton Fraser on Due South.

    Just my two cents! Get on Board with me though!!

    Comment by Cody – September 13, 2011 08:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Women:
    Michelle Dessler (24) – so underrated, it’s painful.
    Renee Walker (24)
    Sydney Bristow (Alias)
    Dr. Temperance Brennan (Bones)
    Dr. Camille Saroyan (Bones)
    Mary-Beth Lacey (Cagney & Lacey)
    Christine Cagney (Cagney & Lacey)
    Sarah Walker (Chuck)
    Kate Beckett (Castle)
    Sarah ‘Mac’ MacKenzie (JAG)
    Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh (Crossing Jordan)
    Ziva David (NCIS)
    Stella Bonasera (CSI: NY) – by far the best female CSI detective.
    Yelina Salas (CSI: Miami)
    [not sure if she counts] Fiona Glenanne (Burn Notice)

    Tony Almeida (24) – waaay more interesting than Jack Bauer!
    Chuck Bartowski (Chuck)
    John Casey (Chuck)
    Seeley Booth (Bones)
    Don Flack (CSI: NY)
    Michael Westen (Burn Notice)
    Woody Hoyt (Crossing Jordan)
    Sonny Crockett (Miami Vice)

    Comment by Jim – September 13, 2011 08:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

    Comment by Eriona – September 13, 2011 08:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Michelle Dessler (24)
    Tony Almeida (24)
    Lindsay Monroe (CSI:NY)
    Danny Messer(CSI:NY)
    Kensi Blye (NCIS:LA)
    Gina Toscano(The West Wing)
    Mac Taylor (CSI:NY)
    Sara Sidle(CSI)
    Gil Grissom (CSI)
    Nick Stokes (CSI)
    Greg Sanders (CSI)
    Warrick Brown(CSI)
    Jim Brass (CSI)

    Comment by baz_blackadder – September 13, 2011 09:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • im suprised how few nominations there are for Gil Grissom and Sara Sidle – csi i think they deserve to be included

    Comment by sharon – September 13, 2011 10:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sara Sidle (csi) – No question! She’s perfect!

    Comment by Jem – September 13, 2011 12:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Seeley Booth and Temperance Brennan
    Gibbs, Tony, Ziva, McGee, Abby Scuito
    Jack Carter, Jo Lupo
    Sam Hanna, G. Callen, Marty Deeks, Kensi
    McGarrett and Dano
    Nathan Wournos
    Sam Swarek
    Andy McNally
    Jane Rizzoli
    Warrick Brown
    Kimball Cho
    Raylen Givens
    Dr. Spencer Reid
    Dexter Morgan
    Derek Morgan
    Debra Morgan

    Comment by Morgori – September 13, 2011 01:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Benton Fraser – Due South
    Veronica Mars (if that counts) – Veronica Mars
    Fox Mulder – The X-Files
    Dana Scully – The X-Files
    Stella Bonasera – CSI:NY
    Elliot Stabler – Law & Order:SVU
    Olivia Benson – Law & Order:SVU

    Comment by Amanda – September 14, 2011 07:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz!

    Comment by Lex – September 14, 2011 07:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sydney Bristow and Olivia Dunham. Pure and simple.

    Comment by Fish – September 15, 2011 05:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kate Beckett from Castle, and even though he is only “Assistant Volunteer Homicide Detective” (as he calls himself) Rick Castle. Esposito and Ryan from Castle as well. Bones and Booth wouldn’t go amiss either.

    Comment by H – September 15, 2011 05:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sorry I’m late to the party:

    Jack Bauer (24)
    Vic Mackey (The Shield)
    Ronnie Gardocki (The Shield)
    Horatio Caine (CSI: Miami) – if only to see the sunglasses
    Chief Clancy Wiggum (The Simpsons)
    Hank Dolworth (Terriers)
    Britt Pollack (Terriers)
    John Cooper (Southland)
    Dave Sanderson (30 Rock)
    Sam Swarek – Rookie Blue
    Carter Shaw – Dark Blue
    Batman … because he’s awesome

    Comment by Dr. Matt – September 15, 2011 07:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kate backett (Castle)
    Aaron Hotchner (Criminal minds)
    Emily Prentiss (Criminal minds)
    Special Agent Jethro Gibbs (NCIS)
    Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo (NCIS)
    Ziva David (NCIS)
    Abby Sciuto (NCIS)
    Kate Todd (NCIS)
    Special Agent Timothy McGee (NCIS)
    Harmon ‘Harm’ Rabb (JAG)
    Sarah ‘Mac’ MacKenzie (JAG)
    NCIS Special Agent G. Callen (NCIS : LA)
    NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye (NCIS :LA)
    NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna (NCIS : LA)
    Mary Shannon (In plain sight)
    Marshall Mann (In plain sight)
    Detective Jane Rizzoli (Rizzoli & Isles)
    Dr. Maura Isles (Rizzoli & Isles)

    Comment by Tjasa – September 15, 2011 10:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh hell yeah! Maura Isles vs Abby Scuito and Kate Todd vs Ziva David!

      Comment by Randall – September 20, 2011 04:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Booth, Brennan, Castle, Beckett, Neil Caffery, Peter Burke, Steve McGarrett, Danny Williams

    Comment by Amy – September 20, 2011 06:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t have time to read all the comments but I hope someone mentioned Rene Walker!!!! She made me want to become and FBI agent!

    Comment by English – September 20, 2011 07:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I reccomend:
    Caitlin “Kate” Todd (NCIS)
    Ziva David (NCIS)
    Jenny Shepard (NCIS)
    Jane Rizzoli (Rizzoli and Isles)
    Frankie Rizzoli Jr. (Rizzoli and Isles)
    Vince Korsak (Rizzoli and Isles)
    Abby Scuito (NCIS)
    Donald “Ducky” Mallard (NCIS)
    Maurs Isles (Rizzoli and Isles)

    I only nominated Ziva becasue i want Kate to have a chance to beat her ass! And wouldnt it be interesitng to See Maura go against Ducky or Abby? Battle of Smarts or Battle of Forensics!

    Comment by Randall – September 20, 2011 04:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh my god, TVline. Have I mentioned how much I love you lately?

    Okay, I nominate:

    Ed Green (Jesse L. Martin) (Law and Order)
    Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) (Law and Order)
    Elliot Stabler (SVU)
    Olivia Benson (SVU)
    Bobby Goren (CI)
    Jane Rizzoli (Rizzoli and Isles)
    Steve McGarret (Alex O’Loughlin version) (Hawaii 5-0)
    Danno Williams(Scott Caan version) (Hawaii 5-0)
    Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim version) (Hawaii 5-0)
    Olivia Dunham (Fringe)
    Phillip Broyles (Fringe)
    Don Eppes (Numb3rs)
    Charlie Eppes (Numb3rs)
    Colby Granger (Numb3rs)
    Liz Warner (Numb3rs)
    Seeley Booth (Bones)
    Scotty Valens (Cold Case)

    And um… yeah. That’s all I can think of right now.

    Comment by Zoe – September 20, 2011 05:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CSI
    Gil Grissom
    Catherine Willows
    Warrick Brown
    Nick Stokes
    Jim Brass
    Greg Sanders

    Mac Taylor
    Don Flack
    Jess Angell
    Stella Bonasera
    Adam Ross
    Dr.Sid Hammerback
    Dr.Sheldon Hawkes

    Goren and Eames- L&O:CI

    Diane Russell
    Bobby Simone
    Andy Sipowicz

    L&O SVU
    Fin& Munch

    Comment by Caz – September 20, 2011 05:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My last post wasn’t based on crushes, but the character’s likeability.

      Comment by Caz – September 20, 2011 05:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Debra Morgan (dexter)

    Comment by Cat – September 22, 2011 02:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • this!!! deb is badass.

      Comment by Kristy – October 4, 2011 02:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Aaron Hotchner, David Rossi, Derek Morgan, Spencer Reid, Emily Prentiss, Jennifer Jareau, Penelope Garcia – Criminal Minds.
    Jethro Gibbs, Anthony DiNozzo, Ziva David, Timothy McGee, Kate Todd, Ducky Mallard, Abby Scuito – NCIS
    Richard Castle, Kate Beckett, Javier Esposito, Kevin Ryan, Lanie Parrish, Roy Montgomery – Castle
    Harmon Rabb, A.J Chegwidden – JAG
    Gil Grissom, Greg Saunders, Nick Stokes, Jim Brass – CSI
    Mac Taylor, Don Flack, Danny Messer – CSI:NY
    Tim Speedle, Eric Delko, Frank Tripp, Alexx Woods, Ryan Woods – CSI:Miami
    That’ll do for now.

    Comment by Kathi – September 24, 2011 04:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Olivia Benson (Law and Order: SVU)
    Elliot Stabler (Law and Order: SVU)
    Don Flack (CSI:NY)

    Comment by Sara – September 25, 2011 07:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NCIS – Mark Harmon
    NCIS – Anthony DiNozzo
    NCIS – Ziva David
    Bones – Seeley Booth
    Castle – Richard Castle
    Chuck – Chuck Bartowsk

    Comment by Shayna – September 25, 2011 09:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nick Stokes (CSI)…there is no one hotter!!

    Comment by stimpy – September 28, 2011 06:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Olivia Benson- Mariska Hargitay
    Elliot Stabler- Chris Meloni
    Spencer Reid- Matthew Gray Gubler
    Derek Morgan- Shemar Moore
    Aaron Hotchner- Thomas Gibson
    Seeley Booth- David Boreanaz
    Temperence Brennan- Emily Deschanel
    Veronica Mars- Kristen Bell
    Don Lamb- Michael Muhney
    Leo D’Amato- Max Greenfield
    Detective Frank Smith- Ethan Embry
    Jamie Reagan- Will Estes
    Danny Reagan- Donny Wahlberg
    Sydney Bristow- Jennifer Garner
    Michael Vaughn- Michael Vartan
    Marcus Dixon- Carl Lumbly
    Eric Weiss- Greg Grunberg
    Don Flack- Eddie Cahill
    Mac Taylor- Gary Sinise
    Danny Messer- Carmine Giovinazzo
    Stella Bonasera- Melina Kanakaredes
    Sheldon Hawkes- Hill Harper
    Jane Rizzoli- Angie Harmon
    Barry Frost- Lee Thompson Young
    Pete Pryor- Matthew John Armstrong

    Comment by Jessica – September 30, 2011 08:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • - Jimmy McNulty (Dominic West) from “The Wire” (and I always loved Sgt. Carver/Seth Gillam from “The Wire” too, but he’s a little to obscure)
    - Tim Bayliss (Kyle Secor) from “Homicide: LOTS”

    Comment by laylagalise – October 1, 2011 05:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Debra Morgan and Veronica Mars for the girls.

    Comment by kristen – October 4, 2011 02:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jo Lupo (Eureka)

    Comment by Valerie Bowman – October 9, 2011 06:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Whatever happened to this???

    Comment by Sami – October 18, 2011 07:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • In no particular order, just a stream of consciousness (*Favorites):

    Clark Kent (Lois & Clark’s Dean Cain)
    Rey Curtis (Benjamin Bratt of Law & Order)
    *Mike Logan (Chris Noth of Law & Order)
    *Bobby Simone (Jimmy Smits of NYPD Blue)
    Warrick Brown (Gary Dourdan of CSI)
    **Dave Starsky (Paul Michael Glaser of Starsky & Hutch)
    ***Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck of Magnum PI)
    Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore, Criminal Minds – don’t watch, but wow!)
    *Tony DiNozzo (big D little i big N little ozzo – funny is sexy!)
    Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon, NCIS)
    Martin Fitzgerald (Eric Close, Without a Trace)
    Pete Cochran (Michael Code, The Mod Squad)
    David Addison (Bruce Willis, Moonlightling)
    Grant Collier (Phil Morris, Mission Impossible – short lived reboot)
    Conrad McMaster/James Trivette (Clarence Gilyard – either show)
    *Vinnie Terranova (Ken Wahl, Wiseguy)

    A nod to the ladies (who I wanted to be when I was a little girl):
    Julie Barnes (Peggy Lipton, The Mod Squad)
    Jill Monroe (Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Charlie’s Angels)
    Kelly Garrett (Jaclyn Smith, Charlie’s Angels)

    (who I respect and would want to be ‘like’ now that I’m older:
    Megan Hunt (Dana Delaney, Body of Proof)
    Jamie Ross (Carey Lowell, Law & Order)
    Catherine Willows (Marg Helgenberger, CSI)
    Christine Cagney (Sharon Gless, Cagney & Lacey)
    Brenda Lee Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer)
    Joyce Davenport (Veronica Hamil, Hill St. Blues)

    Finally, a nod to the Brits:

    *Luther (Idris Elba, Luther)
    Tommy Murphy (James Nesbitt, Murphy’s Law)

    Comment by Jennifer – October 19, 2011 09:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Forgot one… Amy Gray (Amy Brenneman, Judging Amy)

      Comment by Jennifer – October 19, 2011 12:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Haven’t seen
    Det. Marty Deeks(Eric Christian Olsen)
    Special Agent Kensi Blye(Daniela Ruah)
    Lt. Col. John Sheppard(Joe Flanigan)
    And law enforcement shows wouldn’t be around if not for the best original…
    Marshall Matt Dillon(James Arness)

    Comment by Claire – October 26, 2011 04:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Law enforcement crushes, I have a lot of previous decades in here because it’s too easy for people to think of current shows and ignore some great choices from the past…

    Reno Raines/Lorenzo Lamas – bounty hunter
    Walker Texas Ranger/Chuck Norris – Texas Ranger
    Richard Castle/Nathan Fillion – sorta lol – cop’s sidekick
    Seeley Booth/David Boreanaz – FBI agent
    Officer Tom Hanson/Come On Folks…Johnny Depp (hands down hottest)
    Annie Walker/Piper Perabo – Covert Affairs
    Magnum P.I./Tom Selleck
    Charlie’s Angels/Jacqueline Smith
    Sonny Crockett/Don Johnson – Miami Vice
    Stana Katic/Kate Beckett – Cop
    Byron Sully/Joe Lando – Indian Agent on Dr Quinn Medicine Woman – HOT
    Mariska Hargitay – Law and Order svu
    Roselyn Sanchez – without a trace
    Chris Noth – Law and Order
    Andy Griffith – Sherriff
    Lucas Wolenczek/Jonathon Brandis – Ensign on Seaquest
    Mary Shannon/Mary McCormack U.S. Marshall in plain sight
    Auggie Anderson/Chris Gorham Covert Affairs
    Detective Brett Hopper/Taye Diggs – Day Break
    Rockford/James Garner – Detective
    I could probably think of more but I’m going to sleep now :P

    Comment by talia – November 13, 2011 12:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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