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Poll: Who are your favourite Canadian TV cops?

Have you heard the news, Rookie Blue fans? Season 6 of Global’s homegrown cop drama returns on Thursday, May 21, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Andy, Swarek, Oliver, Dov and the rest make up the latest crop of cops created for Canadian TV shows. How do the Rookie Blue folks stack up against Det. Murdoch and the Toronto Constabulary? Where do Haven‘s east coast coppers rate against B.C. boys and girls in blue?

We’ve put together an exhaustive list of current and past Canadian TV cops for you to choose your three favourites from. If we missed any, type them up in the comments section. Let the voting begin!

Who are your favourite Canadian TV cops?

  • Ed Lane, Flashpoint (43%, 5,737 Votes)
  • Sam Swarek, Rookie Blue (27%, 3,636 Votes)
  • Davis Quinton, Corner Gas (11%, 1,542 Votes)
  • Mike Sweeney, Durham County (11%, 1,465 Votes)
  • Karen Pelly, Corner Gas (7%, 995 Votes)
  • Gail Peck, Rookie Blue (7%, 898 Votes)
  • Andy McNally, Rookie Blue (6%, 757 Votes)
  • William Murdoch, Murdoch Mysteries (3%, 375 Votes)
  • Nathan Wuornos, Haven (2%, 334 Votes)
  • Oliver Shaw, Rookie Blue (2%, 333 Votes)
  • Benton Fraser, Due South (2%, 332 Votes)
  • George Crabtree, Murdoch Mysteries (2%, 216 Votes)
  • Jules Callaghan, Flashpoint (1%, 175 Votes)
  • Tamsin, Lost Girl (1%, 161 Votes)
  • Dyson, Lost Girl (1%, 153 Votes)
  • Traci Nash, Rookie Blue (1%, 127 Votes)
  • Nick Collins, Rookie Blue (1%, 126 Votes)
  • Greg Parker, Flashpoint (1%, 119 Votes)
  • John Constable, The Beachcombers (1%, 117 Votes)
  • Thomas Brackenreid, Murdoch Mysteries (1%, 95 Votes)
  • Ray Kowalski, Due South (1%, 91 Votes)
  • Mike Scarlatti, Flashpoint (1%, 89 Votes)
  • Sam Braddock, Flashpoint (1%, 82 Votes)
  • Michelle Kenidi, North of 60 (1%, 77 Votes)
  • Ray Vecchio, Due South (1%, 73 Votes)
  • Kevin Wordsworth, Flashpoint (1%, 71 Votes)
  • Chloe Price, Rookie Blue (0%, 66 Votes)
  • Kiera Cameron, Continuum (0%, 60 Votes)
  • Dwight Hendrickson, Haven (0%, 60 Votes)
  • Angie Flynn, Motive (0%, 54 Votes)
  • Leslie Bennett, Republic of Doyle (0%, 51 Votes)
  • Kerri, Sunnyside (0%, 50 Votes)
  • Dov Epstein, Rookie Blue (0%, 48 Votes)
  • Donna, Sunnyside (0%, 47 Votes)
  • Art, Orphan Black (0%, 39 Votes)
  • Ben Chartier, 19-2 (0%, 36 Votes)
  • Ben Sullivan, Shattered (0%, 29 Votes)
  • Oscar Vega, Motive (0%, 27 Votes)
  • Chris Diaz, Rookie Blue (0%, 26 Votes)
  • Eric Olsen, North of 60 (0%, 25 Votes)
  • Tinny Doyle, Republic of Doyle (0%, 22 Votes)
  • Carlos Fonnegra, Continuum (0%, 22 Votes)
  • Henry Higgins, Murdoch Mysteries (0%, 21 Votes)
  • Mick Leary, Da Vinci's Inquest (0%, 20 Votes)
  • Slugger Jackson, Murdoch Mysteries (0%, 18 Votes)
  • Aidan Black, Cracked (0%, 17 Votes)
  • Nick Barron, 19-2 (0%, 15 Votes)
  • Harding Welsh, Due South (0%, 14 Votes)
  • Ali McCormick, Cold Squad (0%, 14 Votes)
  • Joshua Nolan, Defiance (0%, 12 Votes)
  • Leo Shannon, Da Vinci's Inquest (0%, 12 Votes)
  • Brian Fletcher, North of 60 (0%, 11 Votes)
  • James Harper, North of 60 (0%, 8 Votes)
  • Jessica King, King (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Kat Loving, Strange Empire (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Angela Kosmo, Da Vinci's Inquest (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Mary Spalding, Intelligence (0%, 7 Votes)
  • J.M. Brouillard, 19-2 (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Mark Cross, Motive (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Brian Lucas, Motive (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Inspector Dillon, Continuum (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Liz Carver, The Border (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Audrey Pouliot, 19-2 (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Diane Caligra, Cracked (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Ted Altman, Intelligence (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Gray Jackson, The Border (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Poppy Wisnefski, Cracked (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Tyler Joseph, 19-2 (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Ed Oosterhuis, Blue Murder (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Isabelle Latendresse, 19-2 (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Mickey Kollander, Cold Squad (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Frank Leo, The Bridge (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Jack Pogue, Blue Murder (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Amy Lynch, Shattered (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Beatrice Hamelin, 19-2 (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 13,495

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38 thoughts on “Poll: Who are your favourite Canadian TV cops?”

  1. Just an FYI….. They left out The North of 60 RCMP…. Eric Olssen, Michelle Kenidi, Brian Fletcher, James Harper.

      1. Hey Greg

        What about Mike Sweeney ( HUGH DILLON) from DURHAM COUNTY? Too late to be added to the list?

  2. I vote for Stan Bannerman AKA “Stan the Cop” from Haven as Canada’s Favorite TV Cop

  3. I think this list successfully proves what you guys have tried to impress on your readers all along — it’s IMPOSSIBLE to ever do a complete list! (Especially if you’re including multiple characters from a single show and supporting cops from a show with a non-cop lead character).
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    As truly exhaustive as this is, I think you’re missing Nick Knight (Geraint Wyn Davies from Forever Knight) not to mention the almost unforgiveable omission of probably my top — or second-to-top choice — Kevin O’Brien (Scott Hylands from Night Heat). Jessica King might be my top choice (who you have listed already).
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    Actually the list seems to pretty much drop off around the early 1990s. Is that a hint that I’m getting old? :)

  4. And just to prove my point about it being impossible to remember everyone — how could I forget Alistair Cameron (Douglas Campbell from The Great Detective)? At least…I think his first name was Alistair (I can hear Sandy Webster, as his sidekick, rolling his “R”s saying “Alistair”).

  5. Haven Nathan wuornos by far is the best cop and good looking to.Hopfuly his girlfriend and cop partner Audrey Parker will be on the next poll.

  6. There’s quite a few missing from Due South
    Det Jack Huey (Tony Craig )
    Det Louis Gardino (Daniel Kash)
    Det Thomas .E. Dewey (Tom Melissis)
    Insp Margaret Thatcher (Camilla Scott)
    Constable Turnbull (Dean McDermott)
    and of course a Canadian Legend
    Sgt Buck Frobisher (Leslie Nielsen)

  7. Voted for my favorite Canadian tv cop Nathan Wuornos from Haven, no one in this list can even compare in my opinion. But where is the amazing Detective Audrey Parker? why isn’t she nominated (and Dwight is)? please fix this!

  8. My 3 favorites are Davis Quinton, Karen Pelly and Jackson Davies
    They really outdid themselves on their series. Wish I could see more of them in their roles from Corner Gas and the Beachcombers.
    cheers to all

  9. Nathan Wuornos is the best and handsome to boot! Audrey should have made the list too though. Although I like Stan, he’s not a main character folks! This is about leads!

  10. gordon pinsent in forest rangers and due south
    leslie nielson in due south
    scott hylands in night heat
    donnelly rhodes in da vinci

    oh and can’t miss to include

    dudley do-right

  11. Polls like this are, first and foremost, just for fun. But I’m often curious — as an overview (and insight) into Canadian TV viewing — whether many of those voting have actually seen the various shows in question (and so are choosing their “favourite” character)…or whether they are simply voting for whichever show they happen to watch and they’ve never seen (or even heard of) the other series on the list.

    1. Well clearly I’m not going to vote for someone from a show I’ve never watched. Especially when between my 2 favourite shows there’s about 7-8 cops on this list 😉. But that’s just me

  12. I voted for Michelle on North of 60. 2nd place would have to be Eric, also from North of 60, and 3rd would be Officer Katts from the show, Katts and Dog.

  13. It is true that there are a whole bunch of shows listed that I have not watched. And Intelligence is my all-time favorite show. But Mary Spaulding was a amazing cop, conflicted but effective and powerful.

  14. i have certainly not watched a lot of the shows on the list; but loved Due South, and love HAVEN. Appreciate being able to vote for Nathan and Dwight, but why is Audrey Parker not there??!!

  15. Cst Benton Fraser, RCMP. The real RCMP could benefit from a refresher depot training camp from him.

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